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94 Security Systems questions

House alarm panel is dead with no light on.

The house alarm started buzzing in the morning with the green lights on the panel turned red and flickering. I punched my pass code few times and it became quiet. After few hours now I have no light on the panel.
Theres is fuse box next it with 2 amp fuse which i have changed but still on life on the panel. Is it possible that the battery is gone off?
How do I check if battery is dead? otherwise what should i do?

Part P Accreditation

To install outside security cameras do the installers need Part P accreditation ?
Thanks in advance

extra security for upvc doors

Are there any extra locks etc that can be put onto upvc doors and can complete new handles be put on at same time as locks.

Door safety locks on amazon

We are thinking about upgrading our security at home and are wondering if door level locks or a bar is more safe and durable? Also, which brands would you recommend? Is diyife a trustworthy brand?


Hi all,

I want to have CCTV fitted at my house which are the best and recommended?
The features i would like to have is being able to speak through them, and ability to have a screen in my home but also be able to view them on my handset too.
I would like a total of 4 fitted.

Which are the most recommended for price and also quality??

Thank you

Replacing battery in alarm control panel - is this a safe/easy job?

We have a Scantronic 9448 alarm and think the battery in the control panel has gone as we cannot disable the alarm if the mains power is cut. Otherwise the alarm works fine.

Is this something I can safely and easily sort out myself? I am not massively 'handy' but at same time don't want to call someone out if this is a 5 minute job!

Also, should I turn off the mains power before I open the control panel and change the battery? I would prefer to keep it on as I don't want the alarm sounding the whole time, but I don't want to electrocute myself!


Smart locks best brand

What is the best known brand for a smart lock for the front door? Also, do you know if these smart locks work with Alexa?

No power to burglar alarm

Our burglar alarm refused to set when we went to bed the other night. I googled it and everything seemed to be suggesting it was the battery. We bought a new battery and it worked for 24 hours and now its broke again which suggests there is no mains power going to the alarm and it had run the battery flat. Can anyone suggest any solutions. The fuses are clear and don't appear to be blown but we haven't changed them.

Systems with audible notifications?

My mum is in need of an alarm system. I have a Visonic alarm system and she likes that it gives audible voice warnings ie "Please exit now" when it has been activated, etc. Are there any other systems, apart from Visonic (which seems to be only available by professional installation) which do the same thing. Not looking for Smart - she doesn't want that, and have read enough bad reivews of Yale to put me off that, though open to hearing good experiences with this. (Still debating whether to have professional install or DIY, but really depends on the system functionality etc) Thanks!

16 Camera Wireless System

Hello I am looking to purchase a 16 Camera wireless CCTV system complete with DVR etc, and would like some advice. Can't use wired for ease or installation. Would like to know the best out there if possible. Thanks

Thanks for the feedback. Which wired system would you recommend?

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