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hadleigh sparks

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I have been asked by a friend to install their alarm as they have been recently burgled. i have done a few over the last few years but to be honest i stray away from them as i prefer industrial and commercial wiring. I am NIC approved and cant be bothered to go down the nacoss route. but I will be putting my friends alarm in for their peace of mind.
my question is ( got their in the end) can i have all your opinions which is better , hard wired or wireless . what is the trade installing most of in current times.
cheers for your time
 
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Englishsparks

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Hi,

I have been installing alarms for many years andf always have stuck to wired over wireless, but I must say the visonic range is excell

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sorry guy dont know what happened there!!!!

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Englishsparks

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I am now hating my new PC, Must be female!!

As i was going to say
1 Easy to enroll detector,key fobs, bells etc
2 Can be brougt in a kit form 2 detectors 1 bell 1 control panel 2 key fobs already enrolled on system and this also includes a built in dialler
3 Fitting time should be no more than 3hrs including training of the customer
 
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hadleigh sparks

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Brilliant thanks very much , sold on the wireless as their house is the most perfect with white carpets everwhere ( electricians nightmare ) will check out the visoninc range

I am now hating my new PC, Must be female!!

As i was going to say
1 Easy to enroll detector,key fobs, bells etc
2 Can be brougt in a kit form 2 detectors 1 bell 1 control panel 2 key fobs already enrolled on system and this also includes a built in dialler
3 Fitting time should be no more than 3hrs including training of the customer
 

polo1

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We all have our preferences - I stick with Scantronic I-on for radio, but always prefer to instal wired if at all possible.

Regards.
 
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KevinS

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Fitted the wireless scantronic I-on 16 to my own house 2 years ago as can't praise it enough
both have their advantages/disadvantages, wired is cheaper but it's got the wires that you need to hide. If cost isnt a major factor go for wireless. It costs about £100 to buy wired, £300 for wire free
 
When installing alarms, I always use wired systems.Texecom is my preferred make, who do offer some advanced wireless systems.I have added wireless devices to a wired system, and it has caused nothing but trouble for me. Receiver in loft, and detector in remote garage (no more than 20m away). The detector is often generating a system fault.
 

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i use gardtec panels with wireless detectors from risco and have only ever had 1 problem with 1 installation being prone to crashing with a power cut. can be bought as a kit inc. 6 detectors for just over £200+ VAT.
 
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alarm man

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When installing alarms, I always use wired systems.Texecom is my preferred make, who do offer some advanced wireless systems.I have added wireless devices to a wired system, and it has caused nothing but trouble for me. Receiver in loft, and detector in remote garage (no more than 20m away). The detector is often generating a system fault.
wireless is very reliable now,for domestics id probably go wireless everytime customers prefer it to having boards lifted etc,id stick to wired for commercial ,are you getting radio faults or false alarms
 
wireless is very reliable now,for domestics id probably go wireless everytime customers prefer it to having boards lifted etc,id stick to wired for commercial ,are you getting radio faults or false alarms
I am assuming Radio faults.The log just says zone fault, with no clear indication of the cause.
 
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SirKit Breaker

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My Yale wireless has been in 5 years, no problems at all, and only replaced the batteries once.
 
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Matth

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I believe that the scant tonic I-on series do a system that is both wired and wireless, very handy if you want to upgrade an existing wired alarm with additional zones.
 

polo1

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these wireless ones sound very impresive bet the alarm guys arent happy though less money for them with these
But they are generally quicker to fit! And for alarms, the revenue from annual servicing visits can be more important that the installation profit (though I appreciate that for many sparks it's the installation element that counts).

Regards
 
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