breezer said:actaually 12 years for a burglar alarm makes it ancient think about this, compare it to a tv for example.
Tv on say 6 hours a day thats 42 hours / week
average life 10 years
on 24/7 (ok its not set, but all tampers, pa & psu are on 24/7) thats 4 times longer than your tv, which means that at 10 years old its the equivilant of a 40 year old tv
Actually I have a Panasonic TV and video upstairs from 1989 and they are still in great condition, better than the new ones asda or tesco are selling.
As for the alarm, YES it might end up in the bin, but not until I'm convinced that I can't fix it.
Thats the thing these days, if something breaks people just replace it, without first trying to fix it.
NOW if I do decide to replace it (stop snigering breezer ) what alarm do you think I should get.