If something makes a sound that it should not, it is a clear indication that something is wrong. It is a warning sign that something needs to be fix or else it will break even further. It would be wise to listen and catch the problem before a person ends up with more problems down the road and have to spend huge amounts of money to fix or replace the security alarm panel altogether. So why is the panel beeping so much? Protect America has taken the steps to break down each step on what to do and how to fix it. (For more info: https://www.protectamerica.com/equipment).
Common Causes of Beeping
- Batteries are dying
- Loss of AC Power
- It’s time to replace the security panel
The first thing to do is to make sure there are no immediate threats in the house. If there is no smoke, carbon monoxide leak, or someone breaking in, then there is something wrong with the security panel. The next thing to do is to disable the alarm to fix the problem. Working on live electronics can lead to deadly results. Make sure that the panel is turned off and disconnected. Once everything is turned off, start checking for the following problems.
Batteries are Dying
This is a common mistake in most electronic things is that batteries are dying. Electronic devices will give the signal that they need new batteries in them. If the batteries are left to die, people could find themselves in trouble and potentially dead in a dire situation. Check the batteries and change them as soon as possible. Batteries can be purchased from the nearest store. But how can one tell if the problem is the batteries and not something else? Vector Security suggests,
“Go through your home, and test all batteries associated with your security system using a battery tester.”
A battery tester can be purchased at Amazon.
Loss of AC Power
If it is not the batteries, the AC power might be dying. What does that mean? A lack of AC power means that the panel is not getting enough power from the low voltage transformer. How does one find the source? How does one fix this problem? Home Security System Answers says there is a small cube that plugs into an outlet. That can usually be found near the main panel. Home Security System Answers also suggests for the solution:
- Transformer is unplugged (Plug it in)
- Transformer has a blown internal fuse (Replace transformer)
- Outlet has no power (Check for a tripped circuit breaker)
Once those parts are fixed, everything should be fine on that angle.
It is Time to Replace the Security Panel
When the batteries and the AC power are not the problem, it is time to replace the whole security panel. Those can be found on Amazon, EBay, or even the local stores. Those who do not know how to install the security panel, the smartest thing to do is to get a professional to do the work.
What about silencing the alarm? That could work, but that is not a permanent solution. Home Security System Answers says,
“Remember that silencing the keypad will not disable beeping permanently. After a while, the noise will come back. As long as the initial cause of trouble remains, the alarm keeps beeping until it’s fixed.”
It is smarter to look for problems and fix them right away than to leave the alarm silent and ended up in deeper trouble later on down the road.
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