House Alarm Repair.
Welcome to the house alarm repair site. Think of it as a kind of ďidiot's guide to burglar alarmsĒ. You wonít leave the site an expert but you will have a better understanding of how an alarm system works and more importantly; why it doesnít. Whatever your alarm systemís problem there should be a helpful link somewhere on the site.
Below is a list of components found in a typical alarm system. Click on the name for a more comprehensive explanation.
For the record I donít do fire alarms or monitored systems. I also donít include wire-free equipment on this site. Why? Because I hate the stuff!
Control panel. The control centre or ďbrainĒ of your system.
Battery. A 12 Volt, lead-acid battery constantly on trickle-charge. If your mains supply fails the battery takes over.
Remote keypad. Many panels still have an on-board keypad. A remote keypad is simply a copy of that. It has itís own housing and generally looks prettier and less obtrusive than the panel. You may have several keypads but they all report back to the control panel.
P.I.R. Passive Infra-Red sensor. These sit in a room and watch for movement.
Magnetic contact. Normally used on doors, this is a switch which is closed when a magnet is near and open when the magnet is removed.
Seismic sensor. These pick up vibration, best used on windows frames.
Other sensors. These are ones I donít use but should be mentioned.
Bell-box. The box on the outside of the house which makes a lot of noise.
Dummy bell-box. The same as a bell-box but empty.
So there's my idiot's guide to alarms. I hope you found it useful. I will be adding more pages so pop back in anytime.
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