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  • #8666

    dannom
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    Hi There,I'm another sap who just moved into a house and I do not have the master code for my system. My system is - DSC 832, and I have a 5501Z keypad. So if I understand right, I should cross my fingers a pray that the installer did not change the installer code?I should enter *8 5010, and hope to hear several quick beeps. If I do .. then what? How do I change the master code?Otherwise, if I enter *8 5010 and hear a single, long tone, then I don't know the installer code, and I'm raelly screwed. :( Except to reset the entire system, in which case I probably have to reprogram everything? And I'm only guessing that I'm probably too stupid to figure that out. :( Any other options? Thanks.

    #41026

    Fishlips25
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    If you know the company that installed it they may come out and change it for you. You may have to pay a one time service fee. Or maybe you can find out there installer code from searching on the web. You may have to default the panel to get the master.

    #41027

    dannom
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    Thanks for the info. So if I could find the installer code (either from the web, company, etc), then how do I reset the master code? I push *5 xxxx (installer code)… then what?

    #41028

    Fishlips25
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    If you have the installer code you can change the master code through the installer programming. Follow these steps *8, installer code, 007 ,new master code,#. Remember all codes are 4 digits long. Good luck ;)

    #41022

    dannom
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    Great, thanks for your help!

    Now uh, suppose that some moron (okay, it was me) accidentally armed the system using the quick-arm (without knowing the code). I suppose that the *8 command does not work when the system is armed? So basically the only way to disarm it is to either find the master code, or else default the entire system?

    #41053

    You cannot enter Installer Programming (*8 ) while the system is armed. Your chances of stumbling upon the correct access code are, shall we say, rather slim. ;D   If you choose instead to default the system, you may want to look at the FAQ entitled "How To Program A DSC System".

                                                     –Ken

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