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  1. If the alarm is in good working order, having the power off a few hours wouldn't cause any issues. It's a common misconception that alarms sound if the mains goes off but that is actually a sign they are unmaintained and faulty. PA would likely activate if connected, so you would need the code before you can silence it. I assume any monitoring would be cancelled at this point but worth checking that too.
    3 points
  2. my zone is linked out....
    2 points
  3. We get so many of these and always the op is convinced that its the alarm, I remember as an engineer telling a customer over the phone it was a low battery on their smoke, they insisted I come out. £70.00 plus VAT (it was the early 90's) callout later, I found an old smoke detector in a kitchen drawer with the battery still in it. Its like we tell them what it is and the dont believe us
    2 points
  4. I'd suggest you power it all down then find out it's a battery operated bit of junk, nest smoke, other smoke detector then I'd look for alarm clocks birthday cards etc. A powered down alarm is just that.
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  5. I would not dare issue one to an employee, The odd time I used a telescopic ladder I'm shaking like a shitting dog.... & I've use the #palletofdoom
    2 points
  6. Calm down grandad, you're arguing with yourself again.
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  7. 2 points
  8. shock sensors have a 1st to latch, in these primitive pre mobile phone days... alarm men used to drill a little hole in the cabinet & fit a push to break switch which removed power to the vipers making them reset.... I recommend getting a proper alarm co. to fit a proper alarm
    2 points
  9. But it doesn't use that method does it? You making this all up? I knew you were a blagger
    2 points
  10. agreed but the market demands this doorbell height nickable tech. Ive already been asked to use the alarm to protect it after its nicked. Issue I have is that people think its better than an IAS then the low level 'security system' is stolen before it can upload anything now its the IAS problem to solve. Just have decent cctv that doesnt wait till the perp presses a button (that has to be in easy reach) or just have a door bell. Few nicked the old friedland bell push
    2 points
  11. Ebay it, for cash spend cash on drink and slappers ?
    2 points
  12. It is a WW2 filter bunker in Inverness. 2 underground levels and about 50 rooms. It was used 24x7 during WW2, and hardended in the 90s (full NBC double air-locks etc) to allow high heid yins to hide until all the carnage of a nuke strike was over. 2 x 6 cylinder perkins engines driving 3-phase generators INSIDE the building - with their own air supply and separate air-locks (since the air was not filtered to NBC level) to keep the building running after the EMP. Bikes to keep the air circulating in the event of the power and the generators all failing! It served me well durin
    2 points
  13. It's not just routers https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56996717 As more and more devices are connected to the Internet firmware upgrades need to be done. Sia updates all firmwares on supported systems as released if required. Whats the thoughts on auto firmware updates and what about the systems without support contracts in place?
    1 point
  14. Had exactly the same thing many times. Once a customer was convinced it’s was the alarm and insisted we attend site to fix. I advised that we would charge for the visit. On arrival I found an old carbon monoxide detector down the back of a sideboard in the lounge, I was on site less than a minute. they kicked off big time when they got the bill and canceled there contract, they did pay though. good riddance nob heads.
    1 point
  15. If I was a betting man- I'd wager you've more chance of getting a hand job off her majesty the queen than your powered down alarm making the "chirp" You've probably got a brand new in box, carbon monoxide or smoke alarm in the cupboard....
    1 point
  16. Check your drawers for an old smoke detector
    1 point
  17. gay, chinky gang bang... (I don't do PC)
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  18. Id was/is clever but basic and doesn't handle any interference. It not data as such In 100ms the panel would pulse between 2.85v to 6.5v 1 pulse for biscuit 1 10 pulses for biscuit 10 and so on. Each biscuit counts the pulses and draws a different current if open or closed after its pulse count has occured After all 30 have done this the panel rises the line to 11.25v which resets the counters and tells the biscuits to start counting again. All in 100ms. If a biscuit reports open for 3 scans (300ms) the panel then reports alarm. Later panel had this programmable tho
    1 point
  19. More American news...but https://www.cnet.com/home/security/adt-sues-amazons-ring-over-use-of-blue-octagon-logo/ Don't like the term "DIY home security company" used in the article, more like "Bezos global empire tat boxes" IMO
    1 point
  20. In theory ring and all the other doorbells connected to the internet are a great idea. If only someone could make one that works 100% of the time
    1 point
  21. Veritas 8C is an onboard system so no other control box. You will not be able to disconnect it without making some noise. Need ladders to get in the outside to decommission the system completely. You have an intermittent tamper issue, you could get someone in to diagnose and repair the issue if you would use it. If you have no intention to use it at all then have it decommissioned for the sake of your neighbours as they need regular maintenance to be reliable. Power cuts shouldn't trigger any alarm system, any that activate during a power cut shows they a
    1 point
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  23. It's not controlled by ADT at all it's yours. The payment is for an engineer visit to remove it for you, not release from contract. Anyone concerned about security is unlikely to sell there used hard drive even "wiped". Remote panel wiping would be another backdoor that you would not want as a customer in a system, if the customer wished to use the system while they found another maintainer they would have no system if the outgoing maintainer wiped everything on cancellation. Honeywell maybe the manufacturer but they don't program them, each system is bespoke. You can purchase a comp
    1 point
  24. A scam would be asking £198.00+vat, doing the work then charging £398.00+vat I often say to people when they moan about costs.....if you don't want it, can't afford, or just don't like the price. Don't have it.
    1 point
  25. Not a scam at all. I am surprised how you come to see it this way. You wouldn't expect any other service to be any different. I wouldn't expect to call a plumbing company and ask for information how to decommission the boiler as I no longer require the central heating, for example. ADT will be pricy out of contract but they are a national company, I am sure other local companies would have come and decommissioned it.
    1 point
  26. There is an argument that the programming remains intellectual property of the installing company. You own the equipment only, and most companies will charge for attendance, this will be more expensive outside of contract as you have now found. Nothing like your car analogy BTW.
    1 point
  27. Google the name of your alarm installer- was the 1st result the above ?
    1 point
  28. eol resistors are in the wrong place and is non complaint. If its wired with a tamper loop and be looking at that first
    1 point
  29. If you didn't think my previous post was constructive enough then just give it a go with some ear plugs and whack anything that makes a noise with a lump hammer... You don't mention what system you have and even so they are all different depending on the system design. May need ladders to reach the outside box, you may not if SAB is inside. Either way you will not do it silently if the system works properly.
    1 point
  30. I'd say wireless sensor issues + issues with texecom smartcom ? I'd also say unless you have proper alarm signalling as well an app your probably not correctly insured ?
    1 point
  31. Bonus, on the plus side you already know it all...
    1 point
  32. Depends if it's Grade 3 model, even so it's a separate output.
    1 point
  33. It probably says it wants 240v to As a side note I was working with an IT engineer today who was replacing switches. They were 4 Yr old but end of life so being replaced. Nothing is expected to last as long as IA gear it appears
    1 point
  34. C'mon it's the best stuff they make with issues but still
    1 point
  35. There are no grade 4 IAS panels on the commercial off the shelf market in the UK. Grade 4 is only available to Government/Military who need an additional level of security. There are very few (like 2) grade 4 detectors - also not available as COTs Assume it is for signalling only or ask for a Threat and Risk Assessment that informs a G4 solution.
    1 point
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