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Gardtec 370 home alarm fix or replace or de-commission

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by kuteguy, 12 Aug 2020.

  1. kuteguy

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    Hi,

    I have a 20-yr old Gardtec 370 (Risco group) installed when the building was built (central London). Never used - but needed as part of home insurance I think.

    It has started mis-behaving in the last year - randomly going off and then turning off when I put in my [master?] code. Then displaying 'bb' (bell box). The manual doesn't say anything about de-commissioning it - any tips?

    Alternatively any tips on which model to replace it with (I guess I would need to disable the bell box, keypad, and that wireless looking device?)?

     
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    If you need it for home insurance you need to check if they specify nsi/ ssaib certified, in which case you will have to have the alarm work a certain way it will have to be used at home or away and chances are you wont save anything on your home insurance (or very little).
     
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  4. Handymanjo

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    bb is bell box tamper.
    The gardtec nova 2 bell box is well known for microswitch issues.
    Change bell box and control panel battery and system should be ok for the next few years.
     
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  5. kuteguy

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    Thanks - is it easy to change you think? There just aren't any user/installation manuals around :(
     
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    Plenty of manuals online for gardtec 370 just Google.
    Changing battery is straightforward
    Changing bell should bell ok if confident.
    People will help you from this forum.
     
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