You may find the following information to be of some use.
No 2 is the real problem as you could be setting the system and one or more of the detection devices (door contacts/passive infra red motion detectors etc) would NOT trigger your system if someone came within the “sight“ of a detector while the alarm was armed. (the little red light confirms the little red light is working, it DOESN’T confirm the detector is sending a signal back to the alarm panel)
To find out: YOU can do a walk test (if your control has a user facility!)
No 2 is the real problem as you could be setting your system and if it were to be triggered then there would be no audible indication of an alarm condition/problem.
To find out: YOU can do a bell test ( if your control has a user facility!)
No 2 is the real problem as your system could require a re-placement back-up panel battery through normal deterioration or damage. This can put an undue overload on the charging system and could cause the panel to suffer total collapse.
For your immediate peace of mind: FEEL THE MAIN CONTROL PANEL
If it is VERY WARM or HOT! Have it seen to as soon as possible.
ANY alarm system can break down, The SABu can fail in two ways.( Self Activating Bell unit in bell box)
No 1 is the real problem because the bell box could trigger out of control if a malfunction developed in the SABu and it could continue until the system Bell Box was attended to. (MURPHEY’S LAW: -“IT NEARLY ALWAYS HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT”)
No amount of CUTTING CABLES or SWITCHING THE MAINS OFF and REMOVING THE PANEL BATTERY will silence a properly installed alarm system.
But the vast majority of alarm systems that aren’t regularly serviced or haven’t been seen to over a period of time WILL HAVE PROBLEMS & AREN’T TELLING YOU!
When we visit, we like to explain and show you what we expect from healthy and unhealthy systems BEFORE we actually start any tests. We explain what we expect from healthy and unhealthy circuits, using multimeters and what we expect from healthy and unhealthy re-chargeable batteries, using discharge meters.
You may not be the person who originally had the alarm installed. In which case you may like advice on how to get the most from your system. It may need to be re-programmed to suit your individual needs.
If you don’t use your Alarm System then it needs to be shut down systematically (if it hasn’t already been done) as it WILL BE A PROBLEM when the Main Panel & Bell Box re-chargeable batteries deteriorate and fail.
With our wealth of experience in alarm systems and security installations, at N S Security Systems we can fulfill your security requirements with ease for both commercial and domestic properties. We are considered to be seasoned professionals and pride ourselves in customer satisfaction.
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