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Adding garage/office to alarm system/2nd keypad

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by houstonwehaveaproblem, 23 Jan 2020.

  1. houstonwehaveaproblem

    houstonwehaveaproblem

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    I have a pir in what was our intergral garage which we have converted to an office. Its accessed through an external door at the side of our house.

    the keypad is in the entrance hall of the house but i would like to add a second keypad in the office so if i access the office from outside i can still unset the alarm rather than go in the house.

    Also is it poss to have the office zone as an entry/exit zone as well as the house front door entry/exit zone?

    thanks
     
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    what panel?

    cable from where to new keypad?

    office door has a contact?
    office has a PIR only?
     
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    Veritas R8

    Control panel is in the garage/office

    Pir only at present but would like to add a door contact
     
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    Yes you can have additional remote keypads on Veritas R8
    Yes you can have entry/ exit zone for garage
    If you have spare zones then you could have a door contact as e/exit
    To add additional zones then engineer code would be required for programming.
     
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    Thanks

    All 8 zones are in use
     
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    You cant arm the office and house idependantly.

    Depending on the age of the R8, you may be able to manipulate the part sets to get a fudge, but might be time to look at upgrading?
     
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    Ah bugger. Ok.

    Install another alarm in garage/office or upgrade?
     
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    the minimum would be a premier elite 24 poly with two premier LCD keypads, everything else you should be able to reuse easily enough.

    look out for kits/ bundles to get best value.

    Just the one system to deal with then.
     
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    Another question

    is it possible to turn the keypad sounder down?
     
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    don't think there is a pot on the veritas keypads, just on the panel pcb, on the premier keypads you can adjust volume.
     
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    Ok thanks

    Also im trying to work out how to programme the system so i can set it at night. This would mean leaving the landing, bottom of stairs & kitchen pir’s off just on case my kids go downstairs to the kitchen at night. How is this done?
     
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    Ok i have managed to programme the part set. I have excluded the bottom of stairs, landing & kitchen pir and have changed the pir facing the entry door to entry/exit

    i part set the alarm but when i wall trigger the pir facing the entry door it illuminates but takes a few sconds to trigger the keypad countdown to unset.

    Is this normal?
     
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    Could be double knock.
     
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    i checked for a double knock in the part set programme but it showed no zones active. Odd
     
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