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  1. Hi

    i am sure in one of your posts you said you are the main installer for 3 types of alarm, can’t find the post now, which 3 were they ?



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    2. Specialist


      Forgot to mention: ADE are actually a Honeywell brand.

    3. Reddwarf4ever


      What do you think of an EURO 46 V10 ?


      has 10 zones, which I can manage ( have 11 but will remove 1 )

      has sms on trigger and app, but are these 2 built in or require extra module ?




      my original alarm installer only uses Pyronix now ....waiting a quote

      had alarm installer

      A quote over £1000

      B still waiting a quote, been several weeks, last phone call said quite should be ready for typing, that was a few days ago, don’t understand, if he doesn’t want to do the work why doesn’t he just say so, I sent emails sms wattasapps....says he got them all but never replied......??


      emailed 2 electricians from trusted traders and No Replies...


      will phone them Monday and see why no email replies !





    4. Specialist


      Have PM'd you a reply.


  2. Thanks obviously you won’t be able to help me and the reply was a little terse.... but I will find a solution
  3. Hi am in SS8 postcode, is that in your area ? What would you charge ( ball park ) to do what I need ? thanks
  4. Hopefully someone could give me an idea of price for Essex, for what I need......
  5. Isn't the Pyronix euro mini@ wireless system ..? Need a wired system ....... assuming the Pyronix euro mini is a wired system, what should I expect to pay to fit the panel 2 keypads and 2 bellboxes to an existing wired system using existing PIRs and contacts thanks
  6. Well waited over a week for the estimates and one finally materialised .......comes in at over £1000 this is to install a new control panel two keypads and two bell boxes......all wiring in place and re-using existing 8 PIRs and 3 contacts. this is too expensive for me......been told it’s for an Eaton, Scantronic ION system had a quick look and it seems this is a bit OTT for me, especially as trying to do on a budget. 40 Zones ??? i know I have 11 at the moment, but can reduce PIRs to get Down to 5 PIRs and 3 contacts, so an 8 Zone would be suitable. I know I have been told before I can’t chose the alarm system I want, as the installer will have a preference, but the Installer isn’t paying for it I am.....I would not like it if a car salesman could insist on what car I buy, or isn’t this a fair analogy ? so taking aside the installers preference, what’s my best choice to replace the Gardtec 840 wired system, replacing only the control panel 2 keypads and 2 bell boxes ? I would like to be able to configure / tweak the program, at some future time if I needed to. But don’t really need colour LCD etc.....Do I ? need some help please.......I could still go for just paying to remove the smokes, approx £100 I am told, but the alarm exit keypad occasionally displays “system in use” unless I wait 5 seconds after entering the exit code and pressing Exit now.....hasn’t happened once seen I adopted this method, BUT the control panel has a frigged PSU as the original failed......so all is not happy currently.........need to make a decision.....
  7. Hello removing teh smoke alarms in the program didn’t work well.....the wiring removal at the panel involves resistors , so,out of my comfort zone. so I have put my hands up and waiting two estimates, may go for justbthis or an upgrade depending on the quote . i do a lot of DIY myself, but this has defeated me.....thanks for all the help and advice..
  8. If it is the contaur 6 keypad, what year do you guess at ? i had an upgrade in 2003, don’t remember the keypads being changed, but who knows.....my memory doesn’t LOL if it had ACE would I then have a Fob ? Which I don’t have..... found the engineer contact remove procedure....... Enter engineer codePress yesProg zone yesProg zone type yesEnter zone number which is to be turned offPress noYesYesPress no until it says offPressYesPress 0/esc until you come out of engineer mode. Just need a way to identify the smoke connections in the control panel, I know the zone numbers, but don’t know if the zones are numbered in the control panel, or maybe there are special connections just for smokes.....now I can remove the zones in the program, just need to remove the cabling at the control panel any help please ?
  9. Yes that’s the keypads...... can anyone one help me with the engineer sequence to remove and add zones ? P l e a s e have the manual, but the YES NO options get a bit confusing, I am capable, I am to programming, but just need a little help. thanks in advance... PS the displays are crystal clear.....and I am certain as I can be it was installed in 1987 as it was installed as the house was being built, which was in 1987......why does the year sound strange ???
  10. Thanks i was previously planning to remove the smokes from the system myself and find a way t disconnect the cables. looks like I will pay for some help, but managed to remove the first smoke detector using engineer mode, but now can’t work out how to make it active again ( unremove it) can you help with the steps in engineer mode to a ode to activate this smoke again p l e a s e.....plus steps to remove contacts in engineer mode in case I need to remove PIR in the future......Risco said page 84 of the manual, but would be great if the steps to add a contact and remove a contact could be listed for me... thanks engineer mode Yes prigram zones Yes Enter zone number Tes this is where I need the steps p l e a s e..... incidently the gardtec 840 was installed 1987 and upgraded 2003 so the smokes are 16 years old it is hanging on, both the keypads have lost their front flip covers, the rear bellbox plastic is very fragile...and the control panel has had the PSU from the dialler jumped across , as the main control panel PSU blew....so its all working, just getting old.
  11. Thanks i was previously planning to remove the smokes from the system myself and find a way t disconnect the cables. looks like I will pay for some help, but managed to remove the first smoke detector using engineer mode, but now can’t work out how to make it active again ( unremove it) can you help me with the steps in engineer mode to a ode to activate this smoke again p l e a s e
  12. Do the aico ones have dual detection, heat plus ionising ? May consider replacing with mains ones, will see how much the alarm company want for them, but would prefer dual detection...... thanks
  13. Hello my alarm system and Smoke detectors are 25 years old, I have been told max life for smokes is 7 years, that’s why I am removing them, I plan to fit standalone fire angel dual detection smoke alarms, as recommended by the fire brigade. currently deciding whether to replace a ‘ repaired’ control panel, two keypads & two wired bell boxes .....and keeping the existing hall sounder 8 PIR’s and 3 contacts... because if I have the control panel replaced, the smokes will be removed in the process and save paying for the smokes to be removed now and later an Upgrade...... this is from my original install company ( who charge £200 / Hr ) The Main control panel we now use is a Pyronix Euro 46 8 zone control panel, For a Pyronix Euro 46 panel, keypad and battery you are looking at £300 fitted, extra keypads cost £80, Live bell boxes cost £120 Everything is plus VAT......so would be £620 plus VAT. = £744.....( looking at the wording, there may be extra labour to fit the extra keypad and bell boxes, starting to get expensive ) still waiting for the quote from the other alarm company who charge £85 / Hr....this company got me out of trouble once by repairing a blown PSU in my control panel.....wasn’t very expensive as I remember....and done some tidying of the programming......stopped part set making so many beeps before activating etc etc....so,I trust them.
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