Teardown – How to Disable Alarms

Teardown - How to Disable Alarm

If you’ve started playing Teardown and are wondering how to disable those pesky timed alarms, here’s a guide explaining how. And if you’re looking for some general tips and tricks to help you out, we have a bunch here.

Disabling the Alarm in Teardown

Teardown technically has two different types of alarms in the game’s code made by the developer. First, there’s the 60-second alarm that triggers whenever you do something like disconnecting a wire from a mission objective. Second, there’s a fire alarm that triggers once a mission has enough fire spread throughout it. It’s important to mention that Teardown is currently on Steam Early Access and may have new features down the road.

However, right now, the only way to disable an alarm in Teardown is by using a bug or editing the game’s code. Fortunately, editing a file isn’t too difficult and we can walk you through the steps to do so. Otherwise, there was a bug previously where you could use the Blow Torch to burn alarms off cars. And certain alarms have a flashing red light that can sometimes be burned off.

How to Disable the Alarm Code

Disabling the Timed Alarm

  • Find the folder where Teardown is stored on your computer by following this file path, “Steam\steamapps\common\Teardown“. You can also get here by going to your Steam library, right-clicking Teardown in the game list, clicking properties, Local Files, and then “Browse Local Files…”
  • Find the “heist.lua” file by going to the Data folder, then Script folder.
  • Edit the “heist.lua” file by opening it with Notepad.
  • Use Ctrl+F to search the file for this line of code, “if GetBool(“level.alarm”) then
  • Replace the above code with, “if false then
  • Save the file and alarms will now be disabled, but still play a sound when triggered.

If you’d prefer to change the amount of time on the 60-second alarm, that’s also an option. You can do this by editing the “SetFloat(“level.alarmtimer”, 60)” code in the same file with however long you want. Just change the 60 to however many seconds you’d like the alarm to be instead and then save it.

Disabling the Fire Alarm

Teardown - Disabling the Fire Alarm

  • Find the folder where Teardown is stored on your computer by following this file path, “Steam\steamapps\common\Teardown“. You can also get here by going to your Steam library, right-clicking Teardown in the game list, clicking properties, Local Files, and then “Browse Local Files…”
  • Find the “heist.lua” file by going to the Data folder, then Script folder.
  • Edit the “heist.lua” file by opening it with Notepad.
  • Use Ctrl+F to search the file for this line of code, “if pFireAlarm and GetFireCount() >= 100 then
  • Replace the above code with, “if false and GetFireCount() >= 100 then
  • Save the file and fire alarms will now be disabled.

I hope this guide helps you understand how to disable or change the alarm system in Teardown. If you’re still struggling with something or need help with anything else in Teardown, feel free to ask in the comments below the article. Or if you’re just looking for some helpful tips and tricks, check out our other article here.

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