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  1. telectrix

    security sticker.

    topical yes/no? ? ?
  2. Electrical2go

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  3. J

    Security lights help please

    Hello wondering if anyone can help me. I have 2 LED security lights, each one has their own pir and is wired in sequence. So once light 1 has detected motion, light 2 wont turn on so just a 2 core and earth used so, switched fuse spur, into first junction box with light then onto 2nd(used wiska...
  4. N


    Hello can anyone advise me on this please... My mum wants her back pathway lit up and was gonna get a battery operated Mr Beams light. I wondered could I just put a security light on the main wall attached to the house and run the cable straight to the consumer box as I would only have to drill...
  5. W

    I want to join an 8mm flat twin cable to a 6mm round twin.

    I am looking to join 2 cables for an outside security light. The mains cable on the existing light is 8mm flat twin. But the new light is a 6mm round twin. I can't rewire as it goes into the wall to the socket. So was looking at an ip66 connection. But can't find one that does both sizes. Any...
  6. T

    Security light.

    This is a really basic question but I’m just wanted to make sure I have installed a security light correctly and safety. Basically I installed a security light today at my friends house. There was a spur in the bedroom that was no longer in use but was wired in with the ring main, there was no...
  7. P

    Security Lights Information Needed

    I'm the Security Manager on a mine site in Sierra Leone. We have to fit LED floodlights to the perimeter to light up the site, so that you will be able to at least see any intruders moving around at night, and if possible, identify them as well. The mine is an underground mine/decline, but the...
  8. Wilko

    Security Light Component Fail

    Hi - today I was called to take down a 50W motion detecting security light that was always on. Rather than just bin it, I’ve cut the sensor open and found the charred remains of some-component-or-other in it. A smoking gun, you might say. What do you think the toasted component was? It might’ve...
  9. G

    Risco Lightsys 2 keeps triggering every morning

    I have a Lightsys 2 installed and it has been working fine for a few years. Two weeks ago it started triggering every morning around the same time (but not exactly it could be within 2-3 minutes different) at the same zone every time. Eventually I have disconnected the sensors (volume sensors)...
  10. S

    Security lights upgrade

    Hi We've just moved in to a new house and it's got 3 outdoor security lights in the back garden. I've tried to trace the wiring back inside but I cannot find where it goes other than finding the ring that it's on. The plug (if there is one) could very well could be hidden under the attic...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. D

    Electric shock from outdoor security cameras

    Hi there. I just bought this outdoor security camera kit from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WLJ38DO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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 - https://ibb.co/m2ZAox...
  31. Strima

    Internet Security, are you protected?

    Security is not a dirty word Blackadder... Vibrator manufacturing company 'collected users' data' | Daily Mail Online - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5345659/Vibrator-manufacturing-company-collected-users-data.html I would have never thought hacking would be an issue for these...
  32. 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 -...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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?
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
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