To test the signal level on an AlarmNet radio, our technicians use the alpha-numeric keypad (programmer) to access the radio data as follows:
Go into *29
Pres 1* (to indicate you have a GSM)
Press 2* (for diagnostics)
Press “D” 5 to read the signal strength (in db)
Press “D” “A” to exit back to normal programming
We can ONLY test it this way on a programming keypad. This ensures everything is working properly.
These tech tips are intended to provide insights to small nuances to help with many different products we offer. It is the small attention to detail that separates an outstanding job from an OK one. Although these apply primarily to technicians, they will help others gain insight to what the technicians do – in small doses.