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  1. Alan Carter

    Alan Carter Young grasshopper

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    My mom has an old Vista 15P - two of the sensors are broken so the whole system has ground to a halt.

    Do you think she should just replace the sensors, or is now time for her to replace the whole system?

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    weigle2 Pulling my weight

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    Even with 2 sensors not working, you should still be able to use the rest of it. I would just bypass those sensors when arming, until replacements have been put in place. A whole new system (from Honewell) will deifinitely cost a lot more. And if it's a Honeywell, will probably use the same sensors you already have. Just replace the non-functional ones. By the way, is this hardwired, or wireless?
     
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    Alan Carter Young grasshopper

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    Hi

    Thakns for your comments; it's wired.

    By bypassing I just have to reprogram it for her? Because right now it keeps saying not armed because not all the sensors are functional.
     
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    weigle2 Pulling my weight

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    You can remove the sensors from what is monitored by the control panel. Or, you should be able to just bypass those sensors when trying to arm the system, at the keypad.
     
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    Thanks @weigle2 I might have to read her manual - I have no idea how to and neither does she. Cheers.
     
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    tangent IPCT Contributor

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    Is the alarm system currently monitored, meaning is she paying a monthly or annual fee to an alarm company?
    If she is, let them fix it.

    If not post some pictures of the sensors that are acting up and the inside of the control panel (metal box).
     
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    Your basic reed switches last a long time. Plunger and roller ball switches are much less reliable.
    A connection problem or problem in the wire somewhere is possible too.
     
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