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Hi all,

Looking for some help and guidance on what kit and how best to install a house alarm. Checked some of the earler threads and there seems to be a range of opinion. Long story short mate of mine came home last night and caught a little toe-rag in his front room eying up his plasma. Consequently he's now asked me to put in an alarm.

I don't normally get involved in this site of domestic installs so would welcome any help. Part of me thinks he might be better getting a monitored system put in by a full-time registered installer - rather than a bells only system that I could put in.

All advice welcome

Thanks

Will
 
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Guest123

Hey mate.

It all depends on how in-depth you want to go, and how much you want to spend.

A simple alarm would consist of probably 2-3 zones. with pir's facing ground floor windows and doors, a keypad and your panel. Dead easy to wire and connect.

A more involved one would have window and door contacts, panic buttons etc.

Accenta do a good range of kit for the domestic market.

If you do go down the monitored route it can get pricey.

Hope this helps.
 
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bathroomboy

Put mine in many years ago, all hard wired, even the garage doors are on a zone, peace of mind when theres £1000s of tools in there. Been upgraded a couple of times, new control panel, pirs etc.
As said above quite easy to do just take your time.
 
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Thanks Guys,

should have said in my earlier post that the house is a 3 bed semi, patio doors, front and back doors and detached garage. Which probably means some Contacts as well as PIR's ?

can you guide me as to what kind of price should I expect to pay for the kit and is the wireless stuff worth a look ? I know it will be a dodle to install but in the longer term is it as good?

Thanks again

Will.
 
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TPES

Thanks Guys,

should have said in my earlier post that the house is a 3 bed semi, patio doors, front and back doors and detached garage. Which probably means some Contacts as well as PIR's ?

can you guide me as to what kind of price should I expect to pay for the kit and is the wireless stuff worth a look ? I know it will be a dodle to install but in the longer term is it as good?

Thanks again

Will.

I have installed mainly Honeywell security systems and recently installed the new Hybrid system from scantronic, The scantronic i-on16 is a combination of hard wired and wireless.

I would always recommend a hardwired alarm system, mainly for the reliability, but i find now many people are thinking of alarms as after thoughts, Usually after they get broken in to, or after they have just finishished decorating the house.. In which case i will recommend the scantronic i-on16 system as it has part of the reliability of a wired system but also you wouldn't have the mess of pulling back carpets and installing PIR's and contacts as these are wireless.
I rate the scantronic very highly and think its a very sophisticated system, but as said before i will always try and install a hardwired system, and if the customer doesn’t want the mess then the professional wireless system is what i offer.
 
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daver

As an option to a monitored system, you can get an autodialler (triggered of the alarm) which will dial numerous personal numbers (not the police) off the landline. And will say a message that you choose. So pick your mobile, wifes mobile, parents etc

As I always say without doing myself out of business. Visual is the biggest deterrent. Bell box with flashing LED or :-

Cameras are so cheap now. Even the visual element of one outside the front. But just look how much they are. 4 Cameras and a DVR, would not be much more than a quality Scantronic system. (Around £350 all in)

Dave
 
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bongo

Cameras are so cheap now. Even the visual element of one outside the front. But just look how much they are. 4 Cameras and a DVR, would not be much more than a quality Scantronic system. (Around £350 all in)
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Dannyg83

Aye installed a wireless alarm system for a mate the other day control panel ,external sounder , pir,s and magnetic door switches installed it and went through set - up in about 6 hours great kit , control panel picked up pir,s from about 40 metres away in his garage i was impressed .
 
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