1. F

    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
  2. G

    Domestic Removal of a security

    I bought my ageing Ford F150 with an aftermarket security device, a relic called AVITAL 2100. It has given me exceptional grief and I decided that it is best simply removed. I located the main module under the dash and removed it by unplugging all the wires that went into it. Now I'm left with...
  3. V

    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.
  4. C

    Advice needed regarding P.I.R Outdoor security Light.

    Hi there, i currently have a outdoor light that comes on only when i flick the switch. i would like to install a motion sensor light instead. my question is can i use the existing wiring setup and switch, and just keep the switch in the on position so the light will come on when it senses...
  5. J

    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...
  6. R

    Security Roller Shutter Door Isolator

    Hi All I'm trying to find an isolator that will take a class 4 security padlock for a factories roller shutter door, this is to comply with their latest insurance assessment. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? The usual 16/32A rotary isolators do not have a big enough hole for...
  7. C

    Home Security Options for Private Dwelling (Home)

    We have a burglary nearly everyday in my area. Just wondering what security people put on their houses etc.
  8. B

    Domestic Removing a circuit with security alarm - help?

    Hi, I have just moved into a new house and there is a security alarm that doesn't work properly and the trip switch of the circuit that it is on is just permanently down. I want to rip out the alarm and get rid of it as it is old and no good. Can I just remove the circuit from the Consumer...
  9. gazdkw82

    Dual LED security PIR suggestions

    Looking for a quality dual PIR security light for a friend's house. I've done some searches but they all look cheap and I don't recognize any of the brands. Any recommendations?
  10. D

    Electric shock from outdoor security cameras

    Hi there. I just bought this outdoor security camera kit from Amazon. When wiring it up, I noticed that I got a small sharp shock when touching the small screws on the metal casing around the cameras. I...
  11. J

    Security Alarms info please

    Hi, I've been working in the electrical trade now close on 10 years. I have completed my Level 2 and currently working on 2365 L3 and NVQ Level 3. As I've always worked for other companies I don't know the answer to my question and maybe somebody can help me. What qualifications or authorities...
  12. F

    Security light flickering on and off and now not working

    I have quick question. One of our security lights started flickering on and off on the day we had that heavy rain. We switched it off and then back on the next day but now it doesn't work. As soon as u switch light ON, bulb comes on and then goes off after like 2 seconds. But then that's it. It...
  13. Marti

    Milenco Van Security Dead Bolts. Cheaper than ArmaDlock

    What are you guys using a additional physical security on on your vans? Assuming no-one is foolish enough to be relying on the OEM door lock and immobilisers. Being freshly minted, that is fleeced by various insurance and CPS bodies, I chose the DIY option and bought three Milenco Door Bolts off...
  14. F

    Cooper Menvier 9651 security alarm makes humming noise

    Our Cooper Menvier is only 4 years old and had its battery replaced because it periodically makes a loud humming noise that goes on for up to 40 minutes before stopping. It does this every few days, sometimes for a few days running. We called out the supplier and they changed the battery 4...
  15. D

    Security Alarm Install

    Hello am i right in thinking its ok to spur off a plug socket to FCU with 2.5 twin and earth the 1.5mm flex to the Security alarm panel ? am i right in thinking reason i want to do this is because there is no space in the CU
  16. R

    LED security light flashing

    Hi! Haven't posted here before but maybe you guys have some good advice. I'm on a job at the moment, they've given me an LED security light to wire in, I've never used one of these before, lo and behold it doesn't work. Derp. It lights up but flashes on/off about once a second. It's rated for UK...
  17. T

    Domestic Universal Vehical Security System

    Hi All, Im new here, I hope all is well, I have a few questions I hope some experts can answer for me as I am wondering what the functionality of these features might be on this security system. Someone broke into my car and broke my ignition key lock trying to start my car but did not succeed...
  18. S

    New member needs help, security/ fire alarm installers, maintenance/servicing

    Hi everyone hoping someone can point me in the right direction i have recently been approached by one of my clients who has a fire and security company that charges them a monthly subscription for ongoing servicing and maintenance, the client now wishes to use us and are looking for what we will...
  19. J

    Security Alarm recommendations

    First fixed for a security alarm about a year ago in my house and it's nearly time for second fix, I've only ever installed veritas r8's before, what do other people use? Are veritas a good brand as I have nothing to compare them to. I would like perhaps some phone app connectivity, the only way...
  20. M

    Help needed wiring led security garden light to outside.

    Help needed wiring led security garden light to outside. As you can see in pictures the electric wire is connected to this switch as seen in picture. I know the basic in wiring but i dont know why there is 2 electric wires. I have the 13a switch aswell 20180208 130848 -
  21. Strima

    Internet Security, are you protected?

    Security is not a dirty word Blackadder... Vibrator manufacturing company 'collected users' data' | Daily Mail Online - I would have never thought hacking would be an issue for these...
  22. Rob Argent

    Security Systems Engineer

    Hello Ladies, Gentleman, Fellow Sparks, I'm Rob Argent, New to the site, Former 15th edition electrician now last 18 years Integrated Security Engineer (MD) for Comstation Security Systems. Im based in Mid Kent and want to be a valuable asset to your tool box with anything regarding Alarms -...
  23. T

    Basic security light wiring advice

    Hi, I would be very grateful for any basic wiring advice anyone could provide for a hi-lo pir security light if possible. I believe I need to put the one of the switched live cables into the section marked 1 along with the other main live wires and the other switched live into the section marked...
  24. A

    Domestic Security Lights / Cameras

    Hi all, My garage is fed from a fuse on the CU in the house and then has another in the garage. It has 2 RCD's? one for lights and one for sockets. I have the security lights and they have the Brown +'ve, Blue neutral and Green/Yellow Earth. So the question is whats the best and...
  25. David M

    Commercial/Industrial Monitored Security Systems

    Hi Folks, Does anybody here work for or can recommend a reputable security supply & installation company? I'm looking for a reputable company that can install a complete monitored system including door access, cctv and intruder alarm. It is for a large company based in Stoke on Trent...
  26. Gavin John Hyde

    Reminder of poor security on Ford Vans

    Saw this video online today of a guy using the now infamous lock pick tool to open a ford van in around 30 seconds. It is shocking that these picks are available online for around £20... Its a reminder to all with Ford vans to fit extra locks, as it only takes a moment for somebody to steal...
  27. P

    Security lights ,can't switch off. On 2 circuits?

    Hi I have two security lights controlled by three PIRs. Recently the lights have been coming on at random throughout the night, I suspect the PIRs to be faulty. I tried (at 3am) to switch them off.There is a fused switch in a bedroom which is fed from an adjacent socket which will switch them on...
  28. R

    M3.5 security screws

    Having to blank off several socket outlets in rented property. To discourage tenants from opening up and reconnecting sockets I want to use security screws to fix the blanking plates. Any ideas where I can get some security type M3.5 accessory screws?
  29. BeeJay2

    Domestic PIR security light playing "silly Bu**ers.

    I have a security light which has a built in PIR sensor. I installed this app 18 months ago to replace one that started to activate for no apparent reason. Well the same thing is happening again. The light is coming on at various times during darkness. last night was no different, there was...
  30. B

    LED PIR security light with manual/pulse override

    I want to replace a cheap and nasty Halogen light with a LED one that should lastat least 10 years. With the Halogen one, it can be triggered to switch on for its preset period by interrupting the supply to it, when dark, for about 5 or more seconds. I don't want what appears to be the common...
  31. L

    Security alarm GSM card?

    Hello Ive been asked to install a security alarm with a GSM card built in. Had a look at the premises and there is no BT point available. Haven't installed one with a GSM card before does anyone have any preferences on alarms and GSM cards? Its a warehouse 30m in length 15m width.
  32. Lou

    Synergy Electrical

    Synergy Electrical Division employs a team of professional electricians who are fully approved and qualified to the highest standards. We can plan & design your space, offering rewiring, new build installation, project management, lighting install, home/office automation, security, testing and...
  33. M

    Old Sparky introduction.

    Hi, just registered on this forum. I have been in the electrical/security industry since leaving school in 1980. Served my time at a medium sized electrical/security firm in West Yorkshire, then went self employed in 1986 right up to present. I was NICEIC from 1989 - 2002, but had moved most of...
  34. L

    12v AC door release conundrum

    I need to put an exterior grade switch with a timer, to switch a 12v AC solenoid which is fail-secure- so it needs a momentary voltage to open the gate. All the electronic switches I am finding are 12v DC- but I need AC. I can't just use an ordinary push to make as I need a timer, so the...
  35. J

    wireless cctv

    customers after wireless cctv but with record and remote access a kit like this decent???.... 4 Camera Digital Wireless Security System with 1TB CCTV DVR - only need the 3 cameras not the 4th.....can...
  36. dmxtothemax

    Upgrading electrical systems in Buckinham Palace.

    There is a funny story going around at the moment about this topic, Quite funny actually, - Buckingham Palace repairs INCREASE TO £900m after electrician ‘takes a butchers’ - But I...
  37. G

    Network help, wireless extenders

    Ok got the following TP link - tl sg1008p switch 3x linksys ac1200 max wifi extenders He has a bthub 6 , Can i just connect the switch straight into the hub , then cat6 to points in the house then plug the extended in I have the extenders plunged into the hub but can't seem to connect ...
  38. J

    Fire, Security, Access control courses

    Hi all I was wondering if anyone can help me in recommendations on specific courses to do in the fire and security sector.I have been searching on the web and so far the FIA 3 day course looks like the best one in that field but what can anyone recommend on security systems and access control...
  39. Dan

    Two-step Verification Here at EF we take security very seriously. We bring you, two-step verification which you can enable if you wish.
  40. polo1

    Gw Electrical & Security

    Covering Greater Glasgow, we are NICEIC Approved Contractors covering domestic and commercial installation, repair and maintenance of both single and 3 phase installations. We also carry out alarm installations, repairs & upgrades and CCTV installation & repairs
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