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Simon 2 wont call a phone

Trying to program my Simon 2 to call a cell, It will call a pager but not a phone, has anyone had any luck with this. I have a Simon 3 that works with a phone but cant seem to get the old one to do it.

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I found this answer on the web. Should to work, I didn't test it. You need an RJ31X jack, that is where it is trying to dial out. The device shorts out the house line, and resets the line and automatically dials out on a clear line through the RJ31X (your six prong plug line. You can not use a CAT 5 plug or pass through, your need the shorting bar. There are screw terminals on the RJ31X, pins 4 & 5, is what you use with red and green wire of the phone wire. Plug in your six wire plug into the RJ31X and your panel. You should discover your phone dials out to your cell number.

There you have it, and now you know why it is not dialing you.

That smaller jack is for your house phones, not Ma Bell.

Now if you look at my Bio, you will discover I am a Power Quality Engineer specializing in surge suppression and lightning protection for burglar alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV, and Gate Access. You may think I am trying to sell something, and yes I am, but very little profit if at all. I normally sell to dealers in volume. I make the RJ31XDSL Pacifier (or three stage surge suppression). $55.00 each and I will discount it to $35.00 if you choose to buy one. I also recommend that you use a PMM117 Power monitor/surge suppression plug device for your power. This will protect your burg panel from being damaged from under/over voltage plus impulses and surges. This device will cost $77.00, but I can discount it to $39.00 each. Both units are a good investment with your new tiny computer you installed called a burglar alarm. I understand not much respect by most end users for devices like this, but the first lightning strike will wish you had.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

  • Gene Kirk Nov 30, 2010

    Amen, my friend. As a security consultant selling burglar alarm systems for the past five years, I can verify the accuracy of this statement. I have seen lightning take out control panels keypads and even smoke detectors at the other end of the house.



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