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Monday, September 20th, 2021 3:04 AM

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My Base Unit is not within earshot of some of my sensors.  This means I cannot hear the base unit when I test a sensor (and am alone).  
Does anyone have an idea or trick so that I can test and verify operation by myself?

Captain

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5.8K Messages

3 years ago

@shirleylox this is easy. First, I have my base unit to no sound, no lights.  This makes the hidden base harder for an intruder to find. To test your sensors, configure  your system to provide "push alerts" to your phone app. Next, put your system into test. Then feel free to push the test button on each sensor and get the alert on your phone.  You may want to consider keeping your base in silent config all of the time!

Advocate

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725 Messages

3 years ago

@shirleylox

The simplest solution (without physical effort) is Captain's. Or you can unplug the Base Station and take it with you. Since it has a battery backup, it will still work as if you plugged it in, and you will be able to hear everything.

Captain

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5.8K Messages

3 years ago

@Shiherlis you sound a lot like my wife.describing my goal in life..:-)

244 Messages

3 years ago

Several solutions, in addition to Shiherlis' suggestion:

1. Do you have two cellphones?  Or land line and cellphone?  Call one from the other, put it next to the base station. (I have a VoIP landline and a cell phone.)

2. Multi-handset cordless phones? Most have "intercom"; activate it and put one handset by the base.

3. FRS radios?  Rubberband one of the push-to-talk buttons on and put it near (not too close) the base.  Note that FRS operates on 462 MHz while SS operates on 432 MHz.  There is some possibility of interference, or at least desensitizing the base station so it won't "hear" the sensors as well.

4. Baby monitor?  See #3

31 Messages

3 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions and comments.
I think the easiest for me is the cordless phone intercom feature. The phones are just sitting there waiting to be used  :-)
Captain11 - I king of got accustomed to that pleasant voice and would miss it (and it's warnings). Unit not in an accessible place anyway.  Also, ------ I'm not my wife :-)  just had to use her ID at times.
My most often used entry sensors are starting to need a battery change.  It's been at least a couple of years.
Great gang here.
Good health to all.
R (shirleylox)
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