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12 minutes ago, james.wilson said:

To think logon if nothing ever gets updated your musuem will look sparse

 

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1 hour ago, GregT said:

So would really appreciate an honest general consensus please? What is my best option bearing in mind I don’t want anything too sophisticated. 

1. Is it worth me buying a back up battery for the panel, switching it on and just see what happens? 
I have the codes, the installation and user manuals. As far as my skills are concerned I have never touched an alarm system, but prior to Part P regs, I rewired my house, so am comfortable with electrics. 
I am conscious there must be a reason why it was disconnected but based on my knowledge of the previous owner who was an overseas landlord and cut all the corners, I am guessing/hoping it was easier than dealing with tenants false alarms, maintenance, etc. 
 

2. Or the obvious alternative of calling out a local installer, which may be sensible  or may be a wasted call out charge

 

3. Or, use the money for a call out charge, to invest in a very basic, simple to install, diy Wi-fi system. Looks like that would cost maybe £500. 
 

4. Or is there a simple wired system I could slip into my existing panel maybe.

 

Mr Happy, I know you will add the fifth, get a dog! The fact is we have a large dog, the alarm is only for occasional use when we go away on holiday etc. 
 

thanks for the help. 

Go for either

Pyronix enforcer

 

Or

 

Ion40 Eaton

 

Forget that old panel , latter can handle wired zones easier

 

 

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Agreed as good as TS700 was in the day it really belongs in the same place as a Ford Escort, e.g. a collector looking for novelty and nostalgia over reliability.

 

But the point stands - are you (OP) really up to this or not, it's hard for us to tell from here really.

 

It's hard to give advice from the point of view that most of us here could replace the system in a couple of hours and would be prepared for the usual problems you get when reactivating an old system (cable faults, hidden jucntion boxes, etc...) or false alarms later on.

 

One thing I would say is forget the DIY wireless option, such systems are not much cheaper and mostly rubbish, especially Yale and the likes.

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So, I've decided to take my work back underground.... to stop it falling into the wrong hands

 

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26 minutes ago, datadiffusion said:

Agreed as good as TS700 was in the day it really belongs in the same place as a Ford Escort, e.g. a collector looking for novelty and nostalgia over reliability.

 

But the point stands - are you (OP) really up to this or not, it's hard for us to tell from here really.

 

It's hard to give advice from the point of view that most of us here could replace the system in a couple of hours and would be prepared for the usual problems you get when reactivating an old system (cable faults, hidden jucntion boxes, etc...) or false alarms later on.

 

One thing I would say is forget the DIY wireless option, such systems are not much cheaper and mostly rubbish, especially Yale and the likes.

I would take longer than couple of hours , atleast half , am old now

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You know what I mean though, don't worry I'd also allow half a day or more if it hadn't been in use immediately before the upgrade.


So, I've decided to take my work back underground.... to stop it falling into the wrong hands

 

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I'd say a call out would be considerable less time and money than the price to purchase a load of kit your not sure how to fit yet.

 

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OK. Thanks for all the very helpful feedback. 

I am in no mad rush. But based on your feedback,I am leaning towards finding a reliable and recommended local  person, who I can talk it all through with.

Appreciate all the input

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2 hours ago, GregT said:

OK. Thanks for all the very helpful feedback. 

I am in no mad rush. But based on your feedback,I am leaning towards finding a reliable and recommended local  person, who I can talk it all through with.

Appreciate all the input

Please don't leave us , we will go mad here by ourselves

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10 minutes ago, al-yeti said:

Please don't leave us , we will go mad here by ourselves

Please save me before james.wilson kills me for using pyronix products

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16 minutes ago, GregT said:

I will let you know how i get on

 

Walks in the park, trips to the vets,

 

Oh my bad, your mending the alarm....


Mr:)

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Just now, MrHappy said:

 

Walks in the park, trips to the vets,

 

Oh my bad, your mending the alarm....

I found you in my school 

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8 hours ago, Logan said:

I found you in my school 

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Age is starting to show , those were good books , now we face the real Mr H 

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Got a pic of another TSI 'character' top right!


So, I've decided to take my work back underground.... to stop it falling into the wrong hands

 

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