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Electrical Question From Rick About Alarm System Wiring

Question: My wife and I moved into a house about a year and a half ago and there was already an alarm system installed, but not monitored. We never got the service, but the unit was on at the control panel and would occasionally beep. I thought it was a low battery, and I actually got it to quit for about a month.


Electrical Question From Rick About Alarm System Wiring

Received from Rick in Collinsville, Ok

Question: My wife and I moved into a house about a year and a half ago and there was already an alarm system installed, but not monitored. We never got the service, but the unit was on at the control panel and would occasionally beep. I thought it was a low battery, and I actually got it to quit for about a month, but it recently started beeping and wouldn’t stop, so I cut the three wires leading to the control panel to shut it up. I went to turn on the living room light and it blinked off and on and wouldn’t stay on. I imagine it is related to the alarm since it never did it before that day. I reinstalled the panel, hooked up the wires, but I ripped out the speaker so we didn’t have to hear it. But the light continues to blink. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.

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