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    Smallest alarm bell box available

    Hello, Just wondering if there is such thing as a small size bell box for alarm? Not much info comes up on Google and they all seem pretty much the same size. I suppose size isn't critical on a house and they look like a deterrent. Asking as I want to install one on a boat and not a huge...
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    do alarm sounders go bad?

    At some point the sounder on my home security system stopped working (everything else is still working fine). I know how to troubleshoot it, but it's in a crawlspace and I want to have as much information as possible before I go back down there. Is it possible/likely that the sounder just...
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    Accenta alarm pir cable colours

    My pir cables are red+ Black - Yellow blue alarm or relay Yellow green tamper However one has different colours Blue Blue white Orange Orange white Brown Brown white Can anyone tell me what these should be
  4. pirate

    Just a wee take on wiring power circuits and alarm circuits in a garage

    I thought I would take a few minutes to give my recent experience in wiring a large garage for power and an alarm circuit. This relates to clipped direct for all cables, using Linian clips. A laser round the garage, drilling the 6mm holes. clipping the 2.5mm to the brickwork all went very well...
  5. Pretty Mouth

    Heat alarm needed in kitchen?

    Bungalow, existing property, owner occupied. Front door opens into hallway. Kitchen is separated from the hallway by a door. Kitchen also has a external door leading to garden. If installing to minimum building regs requirements (Grade D2 Category LD3), does the kitchen need a heat alarm...
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    Alarm System Risco Group Wisdom

    Hello! I ve been moved into a new house in which my previous owner doesnt remember his code The alarm system is from wisdom group Risco I would like to know if i could bypass the previous code and type a new one or if its possible to reset to default If none of these can happen please let me...
  7. Manny1

    Optima XM alarm panel

    I have an old Optima XM alarm system in my house in which has worked fine for over 20 years. Recently when I was trying to set the alarm to go out, the buttons on the keypad were bleeping as I was trying to set the alarm, but the alarm wasn't setting. A little later I would try again and...
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    Honeywell Alarm Accenta G4 alternative

    Hi, Im an electrician but have been installing the odd alarms for some of my customers too. Used to use the Honeywell Accenta G4 with the dialler facility etc with no problems. However it seems Honeywell have discontinued this easy to install system. Could anyone recommended a replacement...
  9. banny07

    UK Heat Alarm in the Kitchen

    Hi guys. I am wiring a kitchen extension and planning to install seprate CU for this. I have two questions if you guys help me finding answers. 1) do I need to install spd for this cu . existing cu doesn't have any. 2)There is no smoke alarm in the property and the owner is not interested to...
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    Texecom Veritas 8 - Zone open when setting alarm

    Hi, Our alarm always has a zone open whenever we set it. The zone consists of two door sensors and three shockguards. Is there a way to work out where the problem is? Also we dont have an engineers code. Thanks!
  11. HappyHippyDad

    Pressing Sky Q button sets off smoke alarm!

    I installed some aico smoke detectors about a year ago. They are interlinked with radio bases. The customer has just discovered that when she presses one of the buttons on the sky Q box the smoke detector goes off for 5-10 seconds. Before I change the smoke detector I wondered if there was...
  12. Sparkylock

    Linking 2 x Conventional Fire alarm Panels

    Hi all, I`m hoping someone can give advice how the following will work: I have 1 x C-Tec CFP 4 zone conventional panel i need to link to the existing Surveyor Excel-K 4 zone conventional panel which is in the opposite building. There already is an FP 4-core which is fed from the existing FAP to...
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    Burglar Alarm Problem

    I know this is a forum for electrical problems but I can't find a forum for burglar alams (is there one?) Bye the by one of you may have an answer . . . . My alarm system (Accenta G3 mini) was installed a long time ago (maybe 20 years). The system was working fine until I changed the battery...
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    Smoke Alarm Positioning

    Hi, My first post. I am installing Nest Protect (battery) units, and have a problem as to where to fit them in the bedrooms. Bedrooms all have flat ceilings, one door and one window each. So far so good. The problem I have is each bedroom has a large ceiling fan and an Aircon unit. Two...
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    Smoke alarm placement

    Hi all, I'm helping my friend do up an old house he bought a couple months ago and obviously we need to have mains powered smoke detectors installed. I'd just like to ask a couple of questions about the type we need and their placement. Firstly the upstairs landing is literally about 1m^2 and...
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    Veritas alarm question.

    Hello. Wondering if someone could give me some advice on my Veritas alarm. I recently had an extended power cut, when the power was restored, the alarm still worked. A week later, I had another power cut lasting about two hours. When power was restored, the alarm came on, though I...
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    Fire alarm certification

    Good evening all, I have added an extra smoke alarm to an extension that I have just finished. I have been asked to provide a fire alarm certficate. I am a assuming it is the modification certificate. However when I look at the NIC certs it states that this is for grade A Systems. Mine is a...
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    Fire alarm certfication

    Evening all, If you are adding extra smoke alarms to a property, due to an extension do you need to provide additional certification apart from the test certficate.
  19. togglenation

    New Mains Powered smoke alarm beta testers needed.

    Hi all, I'm working in a company that makes battery smoke alarms, we're now one of the biggest intrusion alarm manufacturers in the EU region. We're developing our own Mains Powered Smoke / Heat / Co detectors and I would like to talk to proffesionl electricians who installs AICO / FireAngel /...
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    Boiler Vs Burglar Alarm

    Hi All, I wondered if someone might advise me on an issue I am having. I turned off my power to replace a plug socket in my house and when I turned the power back on, the burglar alarm started going off. Unfortunately I have just bought and moved into the house and I do not know the codes...
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