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Anyone an Electrician/Alarm fitter?

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8y, 6d agoPosted 8 years, 6 days ago
Hello people.

I'm moving house in the next month or so.

The house is a new build, and has the wiring in place for an alarm system.

Under the stairs there is a mains spur (with its own breaker on the fuse box), and 7 x other wires.

I've followed these back, and 4 of them lead to the corners of 4 rooms (downstairs hall, garage, kitchen, and lounge).

There is also 1 wire terminating on the wall of the master bedroom (panic button).

There is 1 for the key pad (located next to the front door) and 1 more (assuming for the bell box).

I've had a few quotes to finish the job off at about 250-300, but I'm wondering how hard it would be to do myself.

Pyronix Sterling 10, 8 zone control panel complete with LCD Remote Keypad 1 £44.59 £44.59
KX 15m Dual Quad Detector 4 £11.63 £46.52
Burglar Alarm Panic Button 1 £3.35 £3.35
Pyronix Belle Bell Box 1 £35.24 £35.24

This comes to around £130, and I could add a decoy bellbox + led module for an extra £15. (Pyronix Belle Decoy Bellbox & Flashing LED Module AAA battery powered)

I've priced these up from the website

How hard is it to do?

Any help would be appreciated.
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8y, 6d agoPosted 8 years, 6 days ago

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my oh is an electrician but hes not in at the moment wont see him until the morning if no one has answerd by then will show him, he is an alarm fitter
Thanks octobergirl, that'd be a big help.

I've had another look, and changed the PIRs for a different type, and added a backup battery to the mix.

Pyronix Belle Bell Box (BELLE) £29.99
Burglar Alarm Panic Button (PAN) £2.85
Pyronix Sterling 10, 8 zone control panel complete with LCD Remote Keypad (PS10LCD) £37.95
3.0ah 12v Back Up Battery For Burglar Alarm Control Panels (AB3) £12.95
Pyronix MEQ Blue Quad PIR Detectors (MEQBLUE) x 4 39.96
Pyronix Belle Decoy Bellbox (BELLED) £8
Flashing LED Module AAA battery powered (FLEDBAT) £3.99
+ £23.75 vat. = £159.44 delivered
just got up will reply in about half an hour, printed off for him
If OG's fella cant help then I have friend who runs a alarm specialist company

No sure wqhich equipment you are using I dont work with that system but I will give you and idea and hopefully it will assist you:-

PIR's will be 6 core cable these will be split up into three pairs, 2 for the alarm i.e. Zone, 2 for the voltage 12 V and 0V and then 2 for the tamper circuit - work out the colour coding yourself, i.e. the red and black usually used for the voltage - Do all the PIR's the same colour coding at each detector. Make a note of connections to keep at hand when you connect the panel. The POR required for Zone 1 which is your entry/exit zone (timed).
that should take care of your detectors.

The keypad - should have a connection separate from the zones and usually require 4 cores, i.e. voltage - 12V and 0V and cores usually requires another two cores, as per connections on the keypad (without seeing kepad difficult for me to ay)

The Burglar Alarm Panic Button - you could use another keypad there if required, which would also have a panic/alarm button on - if so just connect in parallel (i e together at the panel) with the kepad from the front (or entry point)door. If you just require the panic button there will be two connectionss on the panel saying PA and that iss for panic attack so just put one wire in one side and 1 in the other - (you dont need 4)4 wires will be surplus.
The bell Box connections (again not kowing the bell box) just make sure you colour code it and make sure you know what cores are what function and connect them at the panel, there will be a part in the panel just for the bell box with the symbols as per the connections. Connect the bell box last - after the panel - as there will be a self contained battery in the bell box whic will need to be made prior to fitting the cover and not knowing if its got a 'hold off' sounder, it may therefore go into alarm.
The bell box if the LAST thing to do before poweing up the panel.

All this is usually powered by an unswitched fuse spur unit adjacent to the panel and fused at 3 amp.
You can - which may be advisable place all this on a table - i.e. PIR - Bell Box - Panel and set up the alarm and try it as a trial run so that you know what you are doing. This can be powered by the backup battery which you should have or need to get.
IMPORTANT the main thing is that you know the function of every wire and the colour code you are using for the connection so write and check everything as when setting up the panel CHECK and MARK the wires so if you do get problems setting up the panel you will know which wire does what and can trace back any problems. do this on a weekday as there is usually a technical support number in the panel box for assistance.

Good Luck
Get a quote from the same firm that supplied the show house.

If you get them to install before you move in (i.e. purchase the house) there's no VAT. Same with wooden flooring.
Get a quote from the same firm that supplied the show house.

If you get them to install before you move in (i.e. purchase the house) there's no VAT. Same with wooden flooring.

I did this when I reserved the plot (I asked for a fireplace and finish the alarm) - was offered one or the other.

Alarm was £500, fireplace was £900.

I knew I could get the alarm for cheaper, so chose the fireplace.
No, don't ask the builder/developer to quote.

Go directly to the firm which installed the alarm yourself (details probably on the bell box). If it's installed before occupation there's no VAT, saving you 15%.

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