I bought a house recently with a Brinks system installed. We do not have a Brinks contract, so the system technically is "inactive" and out of contract. Just today the alarm keypads started beeping due to a low-battery warning. Not knowing what to do I pushed a couple of buttons on the panel, and much to my surprise when I pressed the On button the system went active (on)!
I immediately disabled the motion sensors (pressed the Motion Off button) and called Brinks. They explained how to power down the panel. I disconnected the backup battery first and then disconnected line power. Brinks assured me that after doing this, if I hooked the panel up again it would be inactive. Well, I did power up the panel and it immediately went into the active (on) state again! I tested that it was really on by openning an entry door. The key pad started beeping, indicating that the disarm code needed to be entered. I immediately RAN to the panel and disconnected power again -- I didn't feel like listenning to the siren go off.
Soooo, what do I do? I don't have the master code from the previous owners. Anyone know how to turn this system off again without the master code? Per some suggestions from other posts I have disconnected the panel phone line.
The panel is a BHS-1200 (Sentrol, Inc. P/N 60821564 A). The key pads are Scantronic DCU-602 series, P/N 101-000121.
Since I'm not too concerned about monitoring (the alarm horn should be good enough for now), anyone have a good suggestion for a replacement panel? This is a wired system, and all wires are pretty clearly marked. I just need to know what to buy. As long as the wiring is compatible I know I can replace this all myself.
So, any suggestions?