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    Upgrade to Enterview 3 door entry

    Hi, Got a customer who currently has an Enterview 3 system, 1 mag lock, 1 external unit and 4 handsets over 4 floors. They want to upgrade to something more modern, this isn't my main area of expertise so looking for some ideas. Most new systems seem to be network enabled, so poss could ditch...
  2. R

    Connection to phone line

    I'm looking to connect a Visonic alarm to the phone line. Do I need a microfilter or can I just connect from the master socket into the panel? Thanks in advance
  3. R

    Short Circuit Fault On Honeywell Flex 100 alarm

    Hey, We are putting in a Honeywell flex alarm. It's all wired in (following the manual). The problem is that all the sensors are coming up as having a short circuit and I can't work out why. I've wired it up with my friend (who is an electrician) and we really can't work out the problem...
  4. L

    Check Understanding; Minimum alarm requirements for private rent sector

    Just want someone to sanity check me here; my understanding is that battery powered detectors are not permitted in the private rent sector - they're fine if you own/live in the property yourself but the minute it becomes private rent then the minimum requirement is LD3 - Mains Powered (with or...
  5. S

    Have any novices gone down the security/fire root with little experience?

    Hello, I have been considering offering clients my services fire/security installs however I would consider myself a novice. I just wondered if any other sparkys had gone down this root with little experience as I imagine it's quite a learning curve getting to grips with control panels and...
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    Texecom premier elite upgrade

    I have a wireless texecom panel with v3.02 firmware, and I want to add a texecom ethernet connect unit but the panel has to be upgraded to version 4. I got the unit below in the connect box, so can this upgrade my panel to version 4 or do I need to buy an actual flasher unit (about £38 from...
  7. wsoppitt

    Guys/girls hopefully you can help.i do lots of work for this guy that has just started setting up a group of containers as a self storage business.

    Guys / girls hopefully you can help. A guy I do some work for is in the process of setting up a container self storage business. There is 1 main gate, he wants the entry to be keyless (fob entry) and also wants it to connect to network for remote operation. Any recommendations for a good system...
  8. N

    Ring Pro Transformer in CU

    I currently have a Ring transformer wired up and working. The original door bell had its on transformer that was next to the CU and the wiring was used from that for the Ring setup. I would really like to get rid of the additional box, as its in my hallway and i already have the CU, house alarm...
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    Fire alarm installer not providing full commissioning documentation

    Our management company comprising five flats, of which I am the Secretary, had an electrician install a fire alarm system last October to satisfy the local authority. It was a wireless system and comprised various smoke detectors, sounders, break glass units etc. He was paid in full. Our...
  10. J

    Advice on basic alarm.

    Hi. I've been asked to fit an alarm that will give audible/visual warning if an infra red beam is broken between 2 points. It will be in a warehouse environment fitted indoors and I plan to fit them about 5m high to steel uprights about 15m apart. This is a standalone alarm only not part of...
  11. gazdkw82

    CCTV- visually good

    Iv done a few cctv systems. Nothing professional, just the normal swann/hikvision stuff. I have installed the cameras and respective cables in different ways. Some have been fed through the soffits into the loft, some have had JB boxes installed and cables ran through them and then rear entry...
  12. R

    Scantronic 3400 panel

    Hi Looking for manual for my old scantronic 3400 panel year about 1992, needs reprogramming after power and battery failure
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    Can this CCTV camera be used via smartphone app? CCTV and access control novice!

    first time poster! i had this camera given to be by a friend who had it going spare and was wondering if i could utilize this cameras full capabilities using just a smartphone app. though a qualified spark, i am a complete cctv and data novice and would like to be able to control and rotate/move...
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    Morning all, I’ve recently bought a new house with an old alarm system that didn’t work and was located in the downstairs toilet. I’ve rewired it and located The Alarm Panel in the first floor landing cupboard Going on the system are the following: Surface mounted contact to be fitted to the...
  15. Strima

    XVision HD Pro CCTV Fault

    I have a customer who has a XVision HD Pro CCTV system that now fails to boot. It's a few years old and I have cleaned a lot of dust out of the system. It will only get to 99% on the power up screen then dumps out and cycles through it's start up routine. I have replaced the MB button battery...
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    Prices for CCTV and Intruder Alarms

    I set up on my own beginning of 2019, doing mainly commercial and industrial work. But I’m wanting to branch out to the domestic market as well. I am wanting to mainly install CCTV and Intruder Alarms. From looking at a few threads, everyone is saying Hikvision and Texecom are my best bet for...
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    arlo pro add on camera

    I have a query that I have recently purchased the Arlo Pro 2 bundle from London , it came with this VMB3500 base station. I am curious what the specs are, especially the processor? I currently own another bundle with the original Arlo, that came with the VMB3000 andI am alos thinking that if...
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    risco config software

    hi i have a problem connecting to the risco cs software to agility panel im getting the connection error 20005 any idea why cant connect iv setup the option in the comms menu on the panel enable left remote code as it is left the engineer code default its direct to latop to the panel using is...
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    Veritas R8 keypad unresponsive after power cut

    Hi, could somebody please give me some advice? I have a Texecom Veritas R8 alarm. I recently turned off the power for some DIY work, and the external alarm rang until the power turned back on. I’m aware that this is an issue with the battery, however the alarm usually works fine when power is...
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    Specialist Electrical Services

    Wire & Fiber UK brings a wealth of experience of specialist services, giving our new and existing clients the peace of mind when it comes to protecting their people, property and assets. We can deliver an array of technical installations including: Fire & Security - integrated or...
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    Gardtec 595 alarm issue

    My wifes been decorating and removed the cover of a pir sensor. Alarm went off as it should. However after replacing cover the alarm wont set and keypad displays check hall PIR. I have come across these snapped wires to what im guessing...
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    Recommended CCTV systems for domestic use

    Just a quick question, what CCTV do you recommend for use outside the home. There are so many out there and I want something decent quality to install for a customer. Also, how do you price for installing CCTV cameras. My customer wants 2 cameras. I don't want to supply something that has poor...
  23. S

    Pyronix Enforcer PGM output

    Hello Does anyone know how to program the PGM output to be on when the alarm is set. I want to use it to drive a relay to stop a roller shutter door opening when the alarm is set. software is V09.53d Thanks
  24. S

    Fike zone faults

    Hi all I have installed twinflexpro fire detection system and getting zone faults ,please have look at attached video. Any idea how I can clear the fault, Thank you 1575322451
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    'Flatmate' door entry system

    hi guys. i recently bought a flat that is ex council, 6 flats in the block and has a very old looking door entry system called 'flatmate' thats all that is on the internal box inside, it has a open, talk, and a on/off button for privacy, It is a 6 wire system. green, blue, orange, orange...
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    ADE optima Compact G3 set entry/exit time on multiple zones

    Hello I’ve recently had to rewire my home alarm system as the engineer who installed it did such a shoddy job that all the cables were hardly in and causing the system to trigger every couple of moments. I’ve recently been able to get the system working correctly however, I am unable to set...
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    Honeywell Accenta G4 Mini with LED Keypad

    Hi, could do with some help please. I installed a Accenta G4 Mini alarm system with x3 LED keypads about 4 years ago which has been working fine. About 2 months ago the garage keypad speaker stopped working however the keypad still worked fine for setting/unsettling. About 1 week ago another...
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    Basic Home CCTV System

    Hi all, I'm looking to install a basic (2 or 3 camera) home CCTV system. Having done some research I gather a lot of the wireless systems aren't the best and can be very expensive for what they are. Therefore I'm looking to install one (possible two) camera on the from of my property on the...
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    Hello all just wondered if anybody could help on this... I have a Pyronix alarm fitted with 2 room sensors and 2 door sensors. I've been working away and when got home the housing estate has put all new back doors in. My wife said the workers did not remove the shock sensor off the back door...
  30. R

    Maglock not working properly

    Hi, I have just wired a maglock/intercom/phone door security system, but for some reason, the door magnet only locks when the unlock button is pressed on the intercom phone. That is to say, it's working the opposite way to how it should be working. As far as I can see, I've checked and double...
  31. S

    Different Types of Door Locks

    Can someone explain different types of door locks available?
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    CCTV 4 Channel Image sometimes goes offline

    I recently done wiring for 4 channel CCTV with NVR. So i Install each CCTV with Cat5 Ethernet cable with 12VDC power supply. I connect all the CCTV with ethernet cable to NVR and start running the system without internet and work fine till few weeks. Few days ago i encounter one problem is...
  33. Dan

    Awesome Neosmart (Ring Killer) 12 Second Clips for Free - Night Vision, Phone Alerts, Free Recordings, Motion Sensor Camera for £20!!!

    I have had a bunch of camera, I'm trying to find a camera I can leave and it alerts me when it's found somebody. I don't want DVRs and cables running everywhere, so Wifi (and strong connection) was a must. Three years into my researching and testing and moving cameras around on the outside of...
  34. keniff

    roller shutter switch

    hi guys, i have been asked to swap over a key switch as its damaged, when i opened up the switch its not your typical common with 2 no contacts, it has one NO contact and one NC contact, can anyone explain how it works? im just swapping like for like but just don't understand how it works with...
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    Recommendations for DVR

    Hi all, I’m after a bit of advice on 4 channel CCTV DVRs. I’ve got a Comelit system at the moment; the cameras are great but the DVR can be a bit unreliable, the app is absolutely shocking. I’m not looking to spend a fortune but don’t want a bargain basement unbranded DVR, what would people...
  36. driverman

    Existing Burglar Alarm High Wycombe Bucks

    Hi Guys. I'm not an alarm installer. Existing alarm system installed approx 20 years ago by me at Sisters. It's an old Electricity Board (later Square one) type System. It's not worked for a few years due to Fault displayed on end panel, therefore not used. PIR's led's work. LED's on outside...
  37. telectrix

    Handheld CCTV Monitor for setting cameras up

    need some help.My CCTV monitor ( about 8 years old ) has given goood service but will not display on these newer generation camaras. think it's the ols analogue/digital problem. When looking round on the net, I'm confused. What do I look for,.... IP, 1080, TVI, CVI, CHD?
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    Combining Two 12v DC PSU Outputs for 24v

    I have a 9 output CCTV PSU wall mounted supply. I have several spare outputs and need to run a maglock rated at 24v DC 250ma. Each output on the PSU is rated at 12v DV 2A. Can I link two outputs in series to output 24v DC?
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    Vintage electromagnet doorbell wiring

    Hello there, I come to seek advice from vintage electrically minded people. I have been tasked with wiring a vintage IBEX doorbell up in our house and cant seem to get it to work. Before I go on here is some useful information: I am unsure what voltage the doorbell actually is. I have it...
  40. S

    Home Burglar Alarm / CCTV / Alexa

    Hi All, First post so please go easy... Having not installed an alarm system for the last 7 years (it was a wired system), the internet seems awash with wireless systems. Can anyone recommend a domestic system that is all of (if possible) the following: 1) Wired 2) Can incorporate CCTV 3)...
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