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  1. well I guess that's me on the naughty step - If you want to be an alarm man get a job with an alarm company. You not going to get any much experience buying tat from ebay, reading books or asking on an alarm themed forum
    5 points
  2. Pick up the phone & call xyz alarms they'll repair it & place it on maintenance contract, oddly the maintained alarms give much less problems than unmaintained alarms ? or lob a battery at it & wing it.....
    3 points
  3. appoint a competent sub contractor.... cooper /cooper (page 8 of book)
    2 points
  4. Apps - making life harder for alarm co's & providing little or no revenue. As for progress, will your app signal without power to the premises or the line cut ? App ain't really suited for security...
    2 points
  5. Ceiska I am going to add some answers to your post but I agree with others that there is really too much detail here. Question - what is your motivation for seeking this information. Do you want to get into security, are you just curious or are you an aspiring burglar Whatever the reason while I can see your are interested you need to get a job in the industry. This is a practical industry: you need to install this stuff for much of this information to mean anything. There are a myriad of options and alternatives and many different ways of achieving the same outcome all o
    2 points
  6. I think we would have to agree to disagree Note also that the basis of this thread is to help the original poster. All I am saying is "do be careful" So you may be right that it is "not true" under certain circumstances, with certain insurers and with certain polices, however the time to find out I am right is not after a claim is refused So I repeat: "do be careful"
    2 points
  7. Bit late to contribute but to add to this: I agree with what PeterJames has written. In addition in larger and integrated systems there is an additional step of "setting to work" In high security environments commissioning include empty building full set and each detector is activated. This needs considerable planning and some engineering interventions to avoid multiple activations as the tester moves around the protected areas to activate detection, especially perimeter line detection. It also needs the special simulation detection for equipment like acoustic glass break detection
    2 points
  8. As above nest etc not a graded part so approved companies cant work on it. Its a diy system for a reason.
    2 points
  9. I suspect you'll have to buy a proper alarm
    2 points
  10. I would assume the system is monitored, if so you should contact your installer to see what they can do.
    1 point
  11. OP U fortunately as a DIY grade system I doubt any of our members will have installed your system only removed them when upgrading
    1 point
  12. Bin it and get a burglar alarm instead
    1 point
  13. Nothing on Google? This forum doesn't give any manuals , codes or defaulting information Although can help you with problems
    1 point
  14. Yes, I imagine most companies feel the pain of apps. You can't just write the app, then forget about it. There's various certs and backend services to manage and each time there's a major new release for a new shiny phone model, the app needs updated, causing backwards compatibility issues for existing users with older devices. I think with something like an alarm panel, it would be easier just implementing a secure webserver and decent API in the Ethernet device. At least that way, as a manufacturer, you have more control over things.
    1 point
  15. PSTN ? how retro... I'll offer an opinion via PM Where is the incentive for Honeywell to fix it, the app provides no income ?
    1 point
  16. As above , go do a course and get some practical experience , you will go in circles otherwise
    1 point
  17. Lets get things straight I am not complaining or trying to prove anything, you can suggest what you like but there is only so far before moderation becomes censorship. Be that ugly or not everyone will have a different opinion and it's a forum for discussion. You'd be surprised how much effort goes into keeping posts on topic and trying to split things where required to keep the conversation cohesive. Regarding the comment about questions, how does answering 11 not really related questions in one post help any search results. I am willing to help with yours or any others qu
    1 point
  18. Sure agreed , make sure read your small print , these cheating insurers will out something in the TC to do you over proper Nah don't see the comparison , although understand what your trying to say
    1 point
  19. You sure Al? I agree it depends on the size of the claim but not using your brakes if available might be a reason to avoid paying a claim?
    1 point
  20. have you considered buying a dog ?
    1 point
  21. It's not the middle if an insurer can reduce the payout they will. That's why loss adjusters exist. Unfortunately a lot of people assume they have insurance and assume in the never going to happen event that they need to claim they can. Then they look. We only look because of what we do
    1 point
  22. No offence taken But Not a comment of a great deal of assistance to the original poster It is a well documented issue - Thank you PeterJames for your post Speak to the ABI for more examples and for their general advise to their members on what constitutes "using all means available" It is a fact that if you leave a window open or unlocked or fail to lock your doors it is seen as thus and may affect any payout. I agree though that it is both policy specific and subject to the claim details and insurance claim assessors due diligence in asking a
    1 point
  23. I never really thought PACOM panels were all that, they just look and feel really cheap. We have played with a few in ex banks even arming/disarming them is a bit of a vote of no confidence It just means that jeff cant see it or comment LOL
    1 point
  24. Some wise words going on here Most (probably all) insurers that require an alarm to be fitted as a condition of insurance mandate the use of an NSI or SSAIB accredited installer and that it has a maintenance contract (and that it is serviced at a frequency in accordance with the requirements for the system type). I doubt any accredited installer would be happy to install the alarm and certify it without having a maintenance contract and not just because of the revenue stream associated with said maintenance contract. Some may but will caveat their quote against any liability if the alarm
    1 point
  25. Even paid apps have no guarantee of messages if it's not a polled path you can't make sure the message will be received. Doesn't take much for your internet to go down. There are always steps to take if you have false activations, you may not find anything but that doesn't mean you can't do anything as an engineer.
    1 point
  26. You've been burgled you are a higher risk, insurance companies want to sell insurance and not pay out, otherwise there is no point in selling insurance
    1 point
  27. Can I get new parts for your product from a reputable source ? you was robbed.... If your fully comp £0 if your paying for new £600 ish ?
    1 point
  28. You can't programme it to unset ?
    1 point
  29. Stop talking in riddles and just say what you want to do FFS If you cant un program the LF just link it out its not rocket science
    1 point
  30. Sorry we went offline for a short while but we have had a pretty large upgrade. There are many new features in your profile etc, clubs if you wish to create and run. But also new themes. James
    1 point
  31. When was it last serviced. Id assume the battery is failed. If it had no power to it it probably has at least 1 fault on it. You will need to find and fix the fault/faults. Also an xm will not default when removing the power so if you dont know the code it wont reset anyway
    1 point
  32. Intruder would be program, walk test, and check that items are installed to the specification and properly. If monitored, set up monitoring and test with ARC. Meter readings would be each circuit resistance, quiescent current consumption, battery current, current consumption in alarm, and calculate that the battery is an adequate size. Do the same with any PSU's. Check the bell voltage and that the holdoff is working (for longer than 10 seconds, in case the engineer has left the engineers link on the bell) charging current to the bell. If there is signalling equipment check its earthed, if it
    1 point
  33. Commissioning? Like second fix? Lash panel to wall Keypad Bellbox Detectors Programming Testing All via lazy laptop where possible Demo for customer , and go get some grub if they didn't give you any .....
    1 point
  34. Orisec, r you sure? Oh you meant looks nice...
    -1 points
  35. Against your rules maybe
    -1 points
  36. As I said this is not true , they have to pay if it's undeclared alarm
    -1 points
  37. Also, if you would't post your complains here, then this forum would be so cleaner to read and find it useful. But instead answering one from 11 simple questions to leave the post with 10 unasnverded you rather not. :)) and probably you will find time tome to reply to my this comment with not really relevant information to the topic, which again could be just better answer another questions and leave with 9 unanswered questions and you would be done about 18% of the all list. Otherwise my topic that I started is also very pointless, same as other people's replies to it. I would suggest
    -1 points
  38. I really don't understand what are you trying to prove with your posts? I don't want to start this silly battle here but I will do for the sake maybe more chaps like you will get this message even my original post and my questions will be forbidden. - I'm not preaching, I'm suggesting new rule for the better world we live in. - As I said you did reply with your complains to my previous message instead of answering one of the 11 questions to leave 9 unanswered. - You did your best to make this thread more ugly for everyone to read and spend time reading and not finding it interes
    -1 points
  39. You have an upvote for this. Well done thanks, I need to look through it. Seems that I have missed this somehow previously.
    -1 points
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