Alarm Lock Trilogy T3 Easter Egg - Polite Electronic Lock

1) Enter program mode on the T3 by pressing the "A" button and the master access code.
2) Make a user access change or set the time (anything trivial).
3) Hold on the "A" button for 3 seconds to exit the program mode.
4) Listen to the beeps after exit:

In morse code, the lock will respond:
. . . . . --... ...--
E E E E E 73

The five E's in Morse code mean "error - forget it" and 73, loosely translated, means "have a nice day".

Another interesting thing: searching through Google, Napco acquired Alarm lock and started manufacturing the guts of this lock. Many hams use NAPCO gear. Coincidence?

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Contributed By: Ian on 11-21-2004
Reviewed By: MrHappyHamster, ConCor
Special Requirements: Master access code
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Hack Ace writes:
This is like the "secret" Morse code in Nokia cell phones. If you put the phone into outdoor mode and get an e-mail or text message, even one letting you know you have voice mail waiting, you will get three short beeps, two long beeps, and three short beeps. This is SMS or Short(Small) Message System.
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Josh Santos writes:
Oh, how microcontroller programmers like to have fun; it's not too uncommon to have easter eggs in them, even if they are in the BIOS on the controller itself. Take a look at the Easter Egg Archive entry for the Basic Stamp.
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