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    Fire alarm loop test

    How to perform this test and it's resulted meaning
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    Alarm system Arictech CD34 - mobile (SIM) alarm transmission

    Hello, I have an ARITECH alarm system CD 34 with currently an alarm transmission using fixed telephone line (RD6201) and voice extension (4 audio messages broadcast when the connection is established). Question: I would like to delete the fixed line (terrestrial) and use a SIM card transmission...
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    Domestic Smoke Alarm Help

    I have interconnected smoke alarms. One started beeping. So I replaced batteries in all alarms. Still beeping. So I bought new alarms, replaced hardwired harnesses that came with alarms and all new batteries. Still beeping. All are showing green lights. I have hit test/reset buttons and still...
  4. J

    Universal car alarm help

    Hello guys I'm having a little trouble wiring up a siren to my universal central locking system I installed. It has an option for a siren for the alarm however it also activates the siren when locking and unlocking the car and it is extremely loud. Is there any way to get a lower tone when...
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    Alarm box decal

    Wanted bell box decal for my box any help guys please
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    Alarm code lost, reset required

    Hi, I have been asked by a landlord to reset an alarm system as the occupant has moved out and does not know the code. Ive never had to do this before so any help appreciated? Unsure what the alarm brand is yet wont know until I visit
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    Does anyone know what wires these are

    So I was installing something and accidentally cut the alarm wire going to the door sensor. It was two braided wires. Please see pics below. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Smoke Alarm

    Hi everyone, I apologise if this is a stupid question but I need help. Ok so yesterday I burnt the toast lol and the smoke alarm went on as it should do, my neighbour was here and said to just tap the Hush button and it will go off, so i did, and it did, for 30 seconds or so, and since then it...
  9. happyhippydad

    Is this a smoke alarm or sprinkler or both?

    As in the title, which is it? I'm carrying out an EICR and there is a circuit labelled 'smokes' but I am not used to seeing these in a domestic house. This is in a block of flats. Cheers all.
  10. albi

    engineers alarm manuals

    does any one have a link for engineers manuals regards in advance
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    L1 Smoke alarm / Fire alarm system

    Can anyone tell me - is there a difference between an L1 fire alarm system and an L1 smoke alarm system?
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    Alarm systems types

    Hi all, My boss has told me to set the system type of 2 smokes and a heat alarm as LD3+. Can anyone send me a link or reply with a description of what each grade of fire alarm system is? I always thought LD2 was smoke hall, smoke landing and heat alarm in kitchen, and LD3 was as above without...
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    Fire alarm installation

    Thinking of branching out into fire alarm systems as Iv been doing a lot of HMOs and Iv been having a contractor in to undertake this. What qualifications do I need to add this to my portfolio
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    New Texecom alarm box wiring help

    Hi, first time poster here, been on the plumbers forum for years but have a question about an alarm box that I need a pro to help with :) Got home yesterday and the alarm was going off, I hadn't armed it, got in and the tamper light was flashing, so reset the alarm, and the panel stopped...
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    Optima alarm system problem

    I have an Optima alarm which went off yesterday without any known reason when I have tried to reset it nothing at all is working. The internal battery hasn’t been replaced for a number of years, could it be that this needs replacing and if so, is that all? Thanks
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    smoke alarm wiring.

    went to change three smoke alarms today and found they were wired in 1.5 t&e useing the cpc as the interconect link wire. would you class this as a c1 / c2 i was thinking c1, any thoughts
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    Fire alarm fault zone advice

    Hi guys, I haven't done much in the past with fire alarms but am starting to get more work leads with them so it is something I want to get into. Does anybody have a fire alarm zone fault checklist they wouldn't mind sharing please and what are the most common FA panel keys? By the looks of...
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    Gluing alarm cables to UPVC Window frames & Door architraves

    Hello All, I am hoping to find a recommendation from members for a small tube of adhesive that is suitable for gluing Burglar Alarm detector cables to UPVC Window frames and Door architraves. I don`t want to buy a Hot Glue gun and glue sticks as I only have 4 cables to run down quite detailed...
  19. DT1991

    Can anyone help with a fire alarm query.

    Can anyone assist me in finding out if all cables involved with a fire alarm system must be FP or similar. By fire alarm I mean sounders, call points, door holders etc. Thanks.
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    Removed alarm, confused by wires!!

    Hi all, I’ve removed the antiquated burglar alarm from the wall in my understates toilet. It’s on the circuit marked as ‘downstairs lights’. I had expected to be able to simply joint the corresponding wires that went in and out, but they’re not the same colours! Any advice on how I should...
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    Smoke alarm or fire alarm?

    Regs seem a bit confusing on this, but landlord is converting a house to HMO. 10 en suites, plus ground floor kitchen, all on just 2 floors (just ground and first floor). I know fire alarms if there are 3 floors. But with this many rooms, even though it's only 2 floors, is he breaking any...
  22. gazdkw82

    Fire detector options

    The fire alarm in the hallway is to sensitive when cooking. It's old and needs changing anyway. It's a mains voltage smoke alarm. I plan to replace it
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    Wiring a carbon monoxide alarm.

    Hi friends, Whilst doing my 2nd fix for a builder, he wants me to fit in this carbon monoxide alarm as per his clients instructions. I've never come across one, neither has the builder. The client wants it installed inside a cupboard where the boiler is also present. He wants it wired off the...
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    New here for study electronic technology knowledge

    Hi everyone! I am sales of security alarm systems and need to study electronic technology knowledge. So great to find this forum and much useful information.
  25. gazdkw82

    Fire alarm detectors-lighting

    I'm getting rid of the 2 fire alarm detectors and putting some new mains powered ones. I'm going to take it off the light fitting in the living room and landing. How's best to do this on a plastered ceiling? Work around the joists and get a t+e through? Might seem an easy question but I've...
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    Burglar Alarm Recommendations Please =]

    looking for a burglar alarm, haven't done much research yet, im looking for something simple to install. I would like door and window sensors if possible and also a siren. not sure if all that is possible in one package? I am open to both wired and wireless options. thanks for you time.
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    SOS/ fire alarm help

    Could anyone help me wire this, have 17v to 60v sos light and beacon so have power supply feed this and I need to wire this micro switch so when the door opens the light and beacon come on? Thanks
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    Fire alarm Sounder wiring

    Hi got fire alarm sounder beacon, call point and micro switch for when the door opens to wire, Wire 2 core straight to call point this will be connection 1 for perm and connection 3 for load with neutrals in a wago then to beacon this has 4 terminals T1 is beacon negative supply T2 is sounder...
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    Fire alarm engineer insurance queries

    Hi there unsure where to ask so i have joined this forum hoping someone will know. I am currently employed by a large firm as a fire alarm engineer for the past 10 years mainly service and small works including emergency light service. I have completed many courses over the years and am Bafe...
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    Emergency light & fire alarm testing

    Hi all, I occasionally being asked to do fire alarm testing and emergency lighting testing. I work mainly on domestic installs but wondering what sort of qualification/competency you must have in order to carry those tasks. And is it any specific schemes like NIC/NAPIT does have to be involved...
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    commisioning fire alarm

    hi guys, installed a fire alarm system today at a property that contains 3 self contained flats. I had EU fire alarm company out to go through the specification detailed by the council so we could design something that would be compliant with not only there spec but also bs 5839, now we have...
  32. TechnicianSK

    CCTV & Alarm Installation Qualification?

    Hi all! I'm new to the forum so will post something in the new members section in a moment but I was just looking for some advice in regards to CCTV & Alarm Installation qualifications. To cut a long story shortISH ;) me old man has ran an Electrical firm for the last 20 years which does well...
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    Texecom Premier Elite 48, panic alarm question

    Hi all, new to this forum, but t thought I'd join up, hoping for some assistance. I've just installed a Texecom prem 48. All with EOL wiring. One 8xp, 16 zones being used. 2 contacts share a zone on each garage. Other than that everything will be independent. I've been struggling with...
  34. Doomed

    Fire alarm what is this?

    Called to a hotel where the spark doing a refit took down something and then said that he had no idea what it was so they better call someone else. I then got called in and I have no idea what it is, apsrt from its the end of line on the fire alrm circuit.
  35. Keith Lingard

    Domestic Optima XM burglar alarm - Can't use keypad

    I'm having problems with my Optima XM burglar alarm. Yesterday the outside alarm suddenly went off. I removed the battery from the conteol box. The details printed on it were : 'Sealed Lead Acid Battery 12V 2.2Ah'. I visited a DIY shop and they said they had the same battery but it was a 12v...
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    Alarm auto dialler not calling

    Hi, I installed a challenger alarm system(probably mistake No.1) in a domestic property and the system included an auto voice dialler. The entire system works fine except from the auto dialler.. It doesnt call the programmed phone numbers when the alarm is triggered, but as soon as you enter the...
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    Domestic Advice on sorting out alarm on new property

    Hi, I have moved into a new flat - back in August. There is an installed (and powered up) ADT PowerMaster 10 alarm installed. I have checked with ADT and it used to be on contract but it is not any more. I have no idea on any PINs - previous owners not so good on leaving paperwork etc. Not...
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    Security alarm problem

    I have just replaced my external bell box with a RESON8. My previous box's battery was swollen and in preference to replacing the battery, I chose to replace the external bell box as it was 15 years +. I don't want to use the back-up battery in the external box as there's not much chance that...
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    Aritect CS350 Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms - Engineer Code

    Hi All I have a Aritech Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms who have ceased trading. Can someone please PM me the Engineer Codes? Thanks
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    Hello All, I came across the photo below on my Computer - I apologise if I got it from this Forum. Obviously the Alarm was NOT fitted by an Electrician ! I refer to the `Installed on` detail. I thought that this might amuse some Members ? Chris
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