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Zones generally are assigned to each detector, be it door or window contact or movement sensor - detection devices.

As camerabloke says it is not possible to say specifically how many zones are required for your house.

However in most 'average' 3-bed homes 8-10 zones, or detection devices, would provide a reasonable level of intruder detection.

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Zones generally are assigned to each detector, be it door or window contact or movement sensor - detection devices.

EN50131: "Zone - assessed area where abnormal conditions may be detected" :hmm:

So it should be a 8 circuit alarm panel :cold2:

Edited by j.paul

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i dont think any one can tell you that without looking at the premises.

for instance i have a three bed house with 27 zones on it

bloomin heck camerabloke have you got a zone for each door and window seperately, plus a detector in each room plus a stairs pressure mat and a smoke cloak fitted in the garage :slackjaw1:

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EN50131: "Zone - assessed area where abnormal conditions may be detected" :hmm:

ion that basis i'd need a 20 zone'er for my guts - after a curry :cold2:

alarms used to have the detction on closed circuits, so panels would be called 2 circuit 4 cct and so on.

'zones' used to mean an area of alarm detection perhaps with 2 or more circuits in it, so main shop, garage, stores. 1st floor etc.

with the advent of the modern mass produced multi-zone panels, it allowed us as said above each detector to be on a circuit, and the cct reference got replaced with 'zone'. these multi-zone panels greatly reduces expensive labour times when fault finding/diagnostics , as now we know the problem is comming from a specific area (zone), not as before an area that was unspecific on single circuits.

basic advice rules =

1 electronic detector i.e. pir, glass break. vibration (preferably) per alarm panel zone

recommended for door contacts to, as if there is more than one on a zone and a fault occurs, you need omlt only one door until you fix it, but you can have several contacts per zone, i would not exceed 3 and only then if i had zone availability limitations.

regs

alan

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Hi,

I have searched the net to understand what zones are on a burglar alarm, most alarms have 8 zones. I have a 3 bed house would 8 - 10 zones be enough and how does that work/

Thanks

Neh

I'm not trying to be unhelpful but dont you think this guy who "can professionally install for minimal cost" should have a rough idea of what's what?

A good security system is not about putting up a few passives (location, type, every property is different). What back up will you get. How much do your local council charge for disabling a persistant sounding alarm?

Do you need passives? Would trap or perimeter protection suit better? Horses for courses.

I'm all for DIY, I fitted an outside tap this weekend. At least I know I won't get a

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