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  1. 6 hours ago, sterling t said:

    Hope this helps....


    panel.         bell

    +12v           hold off +

    0v.              hold off -

    bell.            TRIG

    Strb.           STB

    Tamp.         RTN



    Both boxes can stay as they are, because AG6s sound off their own batteries, No SCB mode required. 

    No man totally wrong ag6 doesn't have scb mode in anyway hence it will eventually kill the panel 

  2. 6 hours ago, Confusedman said:

    Just finished installing the alarm at my mums house. 

    Fitted a Honeywell accenta mini gen4 with 2 lcd keypads, 2 odyssey X3 bellboxes, 4 honeywell PIRs and a couple of Veritas E sensors


    All is great apart from just one sensor

    Its a texecom impaq SC door contact and shock sensor. It works on the magnetic door contact and also the tamper but it just won't trigger on impact??

    The LED indicated the impact, I can program the sensitivity no problem as well

    I've set the EOL resistance to 1k for both microswitches as recommended in the info sheet


    What am I missing?

    Can anyone help please

    Thank you

    So basically no eol required put them in a nonnuse position

  3. 2 hours ago, MrHappy said:

    I have pile of WD Green Power HDD, pulled from some vista DVR's


    popping them into a windows machine, a handful are recognized with "disk management" but most ain't


    WD drive utilities does not recognise on of the working drives-




    However a Hik NVR will recognise the drive(s) & store data on it ?








    Try MBR tool , maybe that's the issue 

  4. On 30/05/2021 at 14:00, Honda3 said:

    keypad one because that keeps going blank but than also the bell one gos i think because that stops working

    Either way get rid of that junk and if you have fault you will have to fix it 


    So Honeywell flex might do the job for DIY fix , I assume you know how to programme an alarm? Otherwise local installer maybe your best option 


    You may end up having to open some detectors , but they probably as old as the panel and plastics can break 


    If your not on tight budget then get all new sensors aswell 


    If your not on tight budget and still want to reduce cost , then probably what your protecting isn't worth it anyway , so just scrap and leave it on the wall and have no alarm 


    Otherwise wireless DIY pyronix enforcer will do you....

  5. 9 minutes ago, josfssee said:

    We have asked a company to install an NVR and an outdoor security camera for our home.


    To watch it, we download the app DMSS.


    To watch it on the web, we use a website that starts with 192....


    The installer gave us the password to login to that website and to log into the app on the phone. But he said we should not change the password.


    Is this unusual as it seems the installer will be able to watch the footage, too.


    Pls advise. 

    Thank you


    Not always the case 


    You trust him to install it so trust him to maintain it, mostly they do this to help you in future 


    However if it's just a user password change it no problem and make sure you know what you set it at , make sure you do all the bits like security questions fail safe , maybe make another user password and so on



    In anycase it's not like camera is pointing at your fridge....

  6. 1 hour ago, Keef said:


    I have just realised that I have uploaded the wrong photo, the correct one is now attached (Joys of posting in the early hours while waiting for meds to kick in).

    The Rio is set to 5 and not 3 as previously stated.


    Zone 6 is not connected yet in the photo. The zones are 1051 to 1058


    i have reconnected link 4 and still the same.


    The panel is a Galaxy 48.




    Dude start again 


    Zone 1&2 resistor legs touching 


    Make all zones unused the ones you don't need 


    But before that remove the Rio power it off  , restart panel , reconnect Rio , add Rio





  7. 59 minutes ago, Juliuskuke said:

    Our company has signed a contract to service the building alarm system.  The GALAXY system is installed there.  There are no installation projects.  There is also no computer where Galaxy RSS is installed.  Since I am located in Lithuania, I have no idea where to find the programming software.  Can you help me?

    Which galaxy model?


    You can buy RSS tho 

  8. 41 minutes ago, Alarm person said:

    Also, will need someone to be production line worker, sales rep, IT guy (for website), secretary, production manager and head of R&D.

    If your here I don't think you will be making jack , just an honest opinion no offence 


    As above China will do it all for you , but better to learn mandarin first

  9. 3 hours ago, james.wilson said:

    Trade ones? 

    I have a broken set , they are no good for to much use outdoor , odd occasional job , I think mine cost about £140 ten years ago , it did its job for the job I needed it for, and  that job paid for them anyway  i uesed it handful of times 


    They haven't changed much , if I need another I will price it in on the job I need it for and have it new each time lol

  10. 2 hours ago, birdwalk said:

    alarm not ringing out after nbn installed. and when I just tested it my internet stopped working.

    More detail , what alarm what communicator and how have you wired it up

  11. 45 minutes ago, Isittinnitusormybell said:

    As topic really.


    Problems arise if we have a power cut and the alarm goes off.  While the mains power is off we have no control to cancel the alarm as the keypad is dead for the duration of the power cut.

    I have checked the battery in the cabinet and it is fully charged. Should the battery provide power to the keypad during mains power cuts or is this something we (and the neighbours) have to live with?

    Scrap it reality

  12. 31 minutes ago, Elaine Stevens said:

    Hi, I am resorting to this Forum because I have purchased a flat with a Nexus 8 Alarm System for which I have no instructions at all, I know the code and have an Engineer's Guide but haven't a clue about alarms.


    Does anyone know where I can get an Instruction Manual from??


    Many Thanks in anticipation.

    Lyntec nexus 8?

  13. 42 minutes ago, awsecure said:



    I am a technical field engineer in the Cambridgeshire area. I do Fire, Security, CCTV, Access Control, Gates & Barriers, Automation, Emergency lights.


    I will help with any questions where possible.


    Thank you.

    Welcome to the "zone"

  14. 10 minutes ago, Paulnthms said:

    Dear Al Yeti - thank you for your response - I'm afraid there is no smoke alarm connected to the system, only two PIRs and 9 shock sensors - all of which work on the walk through test.

    Many thanks


    I mean standalone smoke alarm 


    You disconnect mains and batter yet something still chriping، 

  15. 1 minute ago, Paulnthms said:

    Dear All,


    I have a Scantronic 9800 hardwired alarm system that functions perfectly. In the past 6 weeks or so it has developed a Strange beep/chirp coming from the Control Panel about every 40 seconds whether the alarm is set or not !!


    There are no warning codes showing on the keypad (the Control panel doesn't have a display)

    I have tested the Control Panel battery and it is in excellent condition (only 18 months old)

    Strangely when Mains power is removed and the battery is disconnected the chirping continues even though the two main sources of power have been removed.


    I thought that maybe the bell box might have a battery and that it might be the cause of the chirping ??


    I have opened the bell box and there is no obvious make or model or easily accessible batteries - but there is a loose black wire !! (It may have come adrift when I opened it ? but all the others are intact). There are no obvious loose wires in the Control panel or any traces of blown bits etc.


    1. Can anyone please explain to me where the chirping is coming from ?

    2. Where the black wire goes ?


    I am attaching pictures of the bell box - I'd be very grateful for your opinions.


    Many thanks






    Working Part.jpg

    Loose Black .jpg


    Bell Box cover removed.JPG

    Smoke alarm?

  16. 48 minutes ago, MrHappy said:


    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

    Little giants? Very safe , safer than most standard ladders 


    Telescopic don't last long , bounce at full height , folding is better 

  17. 1 hour ago, james.wilson said:

    Must have plenty of bounce in those 

  18. 10 minutes ago, Imnotshankled said:

    There is no reset button on the scanny  91  to reset the panel you enter the user code twice   and tbh these panels are bulletproof so its unlikely the panel is damaged (its actually one of my favourite panels because of thier reliability) However i would reccomend changing the 7Ah battery inside 


    Seen plenty arcing and fire hazards lol

  19. 4 minutes ago, sixwheeledbeast said:

    I know ADE iD was a data BUS, I was told it was a proprietary version based around RS485 no idea how true that was.

    I recall Map6 was based around zener diodes of different values, but I only ever seen one in all my years.

    No idea about HKC, I assume it's not ADE iD? If so I don't see the point, why not just be BUS based like keypads be that 485 or whatever the panel uses.

    Yes bus based but not on the coms for keypads or expanders etc , no biscuits etc required , just Id via tamper as you might like wireless 

  20. On 03/05/2021 at 12:05, PeterJames said:

    HKC still have ID 

    But it doesn't use that method does it? You making this all up? I knew you were a blagger 

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  21. 2 hours ago, just use a hammer m8 said:

    Hello Peter, I had CCTV in mind in my rant. i dont do much intruder. I never knew you actually had to call into the local cop shop in person? You cant get a copper to attend to much these days, less the bells are going off at Greggs then its like a scene from Bodie and Doyle🙂

    Wait I do have an intruder based rant to vent.. I had to explain to my tight fisted customers why Risco have started charging for the app like it was my fault.

    Yes that is great news they they charge , and so should everyone else , or atleast have a basic Vs proapp latter that is charger for 

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