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Beam alarm help

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by dbaplaya, 1 Jul 2018.

  1. dbaplaya

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    I have a spare scantronic panel and keypad. Id like to use this to install a beam on the front drive that just "chirps" when broken. How easy is this and any pointers please.
    What would need to be wired up apart from the 12v and how would I set the scantronic to just chirp and not go off constantly?
     
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    What is model of the scantronic control panel
    Are you looking at pair of photocell beams
    These require power at both units so you would need a cable both side of the drive or
    Use a outside pir to cover a cross drive.
    Cat,dogs, foxes, birds ,leafs blown of trees across drive will all cause the beam to chrip.
     
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    Get a set of optex / pulnix beams and just set the zone to chime , depending on what old scantronic panel it is !
     
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    pulnix beams look good. the scantronic is an 9651, its only a few months old. Are these beams pretty reliable and are they better than the stuff on ebay at £30?
     
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    Yes
    Those beams are reliable
    Connect onto zone and program as chime
     
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    What happens if he turns the alarm on then?

    Every time someone walks through them when the alarm is 'ON', off it will go, never mind the chime.
     
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    Im not looking to turn it on, Ideally I want a sounder inside and out so that anyone crossing it is aware they have been monitored. Can I wire 2 sounders into the panel to chirp? Am I right in thinking they would have to be both internal sounders as you cant get the external sounder to chirp? Thanks for replies.
     
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    Speakers on the speaker output
     
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    ok thanks. What is the difference between a speaker and an internal sounder. Is the sounder just louder?
     
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    Just fit speakers ...trust me you don't want sounders
     
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    Don't alert any intruder...just get out there with the 12 bore :)
     
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