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Topic Title: Wireless Burglar alarms
Topic Summary: Anybody recommend a decent one
Created On: 05 September 2013 05:43 PM
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 05 September 2013 05:43 PM
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Ampman

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Afternoon ,

I need to quote to install 3 wireless alarms in adjacent properties .

Anybody recommend a simple to use & install one

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 05 September 2013 06:06 PM
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 05 September 2013 06:06 PM
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 05 September 2013 06:07 PM
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 05 September 2013 06:16 PM
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ok we get the drift
 05 September 2013 06:16 PM
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my mate has a yale one, works fine and is chaep
 05 September 2013 07:01 PM
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I wouldnt recommend any, if the customer wants one get them to specify it and when it goes wrong its not your fault!

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 05 September 2013 08:15 PM
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geoburg

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I fitted Friedland recently. Worked really well, I could also put a door contact in the shed 150ft from the panel it worked a treat.
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 05 September 2013 08:41 PM
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Zs

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Dave, I like the sound of that very much.

Could you give us any model number or info? I'm looking at one for the house at the moment, but also thinking about the van and the car. The van has a Friedland passive thingummy in it at night which rings a bell in the house but it won't work unless I can get the parking space close by. I like your 150 ft.

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 05 September 2013 10:25 PM
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Fm

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Friedland, come on they make door bells!
Yale cheap tat, inviting a burglar
Scantronic at least make intruder alarm systems
 05 September 2013 11:15 PM
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allaway

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Texecom - www.texe.com

Their tech support is second to none and will even answer the most simple of questions.

Texecom also have three connection module - USB, serial and IP to allow you to connect your PC to the alarm and with the software to program it directly rather than from the keypad.
 06 September 2013 08:12 AM
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Some interesting FAQ's, and relevant reading here.

Www.thesecurityinstaller.co.uk

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 06 September 2013 10:20 AM
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allaway

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I'll add a few comments to my previous post.

Does the customer want a "real system" or a "mickey mouse" one? The ones from DIY sheds are in the second category and can be considered a minor deterrent.

Does the customer want the systems to have the ability for an upgrade to automatically dial a monitoring centre? A simple job on real intruder alarms.

What about smoke/fire detection? Systems such as the Texecom can have smoke detectors wired in - so no separete installation or batteries to change. I recently purchased a Texecom Smoke/heat detector - £12 (wholesale) compared to £10 for a battery operated one from a Shed.

A full requirement spec from the customer would be useful.


Thinking laterally about the three properties. I was wondering if they a something like three holiday cottages or similar and owned by one person? If so, it is possible to install ONE control panel and three keypads with a system split into autonomous areas.
 06 September 2013 12:04 PM
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geov

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Touch of the surreal in some of these posts - I guess if they can call a TV channel Dave, then it's fair game for an alarm system too.
Where I have had to use wireless, I too have used I-on 16 (though recently had some problems with beta software on the key pads). They are not cheap however, but generally reliable. Risco I can recommend too.
 06 September 2013 09:24 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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HAS to be http://www.castle-caretech.com...cer.html#.Uio4mcasiSo

Grade 2 intruder alarm, great battery life, endless accessories sensors, water leak detectors, fire detectors etc etc etc etc.

Even with a sim card to alert in the event of a intruder/problem.

Can expand to a massive system with ease.

As grade 2 meaning the sensors dont just transmit, they transmit and receive making it full proof and suitable for businesses and police redcare systems.

Forget the rest

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 07 September 2013 06:47 AM
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Fm

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Yes the i on 16 is also grade 2.
Tbe honest there was nothing wrong with the old optima panel in my mum and dads house, ok sensors at the time werent as good but thats better with advances in technology.
Its the sensors thats doing the work, the panel is just abglorified rely, waiting on an inout to switch on a bell( in its most basic form)
Always buy decent pirs or dualtechs to reduce false alarms and expensive time consuming call backs
I on 16 alsomgrade 2 if installed properly with all grade 2 or above equipment.
 08 September 2013 12:35 PM
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AdrianWint

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To add to what others say, IMO, there is no such thing as a 'decent wireless burglar alarm' - they are all DIY stuff.

ALL the pro systems are wired.... any thief worth his salt knows this.

Adrian
 08 September 2013 07:12 PM
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Fm

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Adrian,

you must be using equipment from micromark or similar.
Millions has been spend on r and d on wireless technology.
Decent equipment exists out there but its a limited high end market
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