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58 Security Systems questions

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.

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!

Thanks

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.

Can I change old burglar alarm panel for new (honeywell optima compact gen4 panel) without sounding the alarm?

I've recently bought a new honeywell optima compact gen4 panel to replace my old one. I've switched off the mains and disconnected the battery at which point the alarm sounds. Is there anyway I can turn the alarm off whilst I change the panel?

Wired Security alarm system surface layed

I have just purchased a 3 bed house which I have rewired completely. I have noticed my WIRED home security system is is surfaced layed under the old carpet. It's a good alarm system. I have asked my electrician to chase the same wires into the wall whilst running the new wires inside the wall. He has stated he doesn't touch alarm systems! But all I'm asking him to do is just chase it into the wall not rerun it.

Is this normal?

I now have a wired alarm system with excessive white wires running throughout the house. What makes it worse the wall have now been plastered

Any guidance is appreciated,

Security light and sounder - alarm to provide an early warning of an intruder

Hi

I have an existing PIR security light at the side of my house connected to the mains through a switch. I want to add an additional security light to the rear of the house which is also triggered through motion detection. In addition upon motion being detected, I want an alarm to sound in the house just loud enough to provide an early warning of an intruder. To avoid additional wires running from the detector to inside the house I want the sounder to be connected wirelessly.

What's the best quality product to achieve this? The key thing is that I only want the sounder to sound when there is an intruder and not sound from passing animals or branches blowing in the wind.

Thanks

Forgotten the alarm code

Hi. Just bought a house that comes with an alarm fitted. The old owner doesn't know the code and said she never used it. Is there anyway of finding out the code or can I just get the control unit replaced and set up a new one? Thanks.

Good but not overly expensive burglar alarm suggestions

Hi I'm restoring a house, and would like to fit an alarm, could anyone suggest a good one? Thanks Darren

House security advice

I'm after a general scare tactic what would you recommend? I've been considering just having a dummy alarm bell, cctv etc

Is it possible to replace cylinder locks with 5 lever mortice locks ?

Are the internal cavities same size or almost so we can replace a cylinder lock with a 5 lever mortice once , please ?
Let me have your suggestions.
thank you
sal

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