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Guardtec 500 alarm system - replace keypad

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by Fiona Walker, 23 May 2021.

  1. Fiona Walker

    Fiona Walker

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    Hi. We have a 20 year old wired alarm system which works well but the Guardtec 550 keypad display is going. How easy is it for a competent DIYer to replace the control unit for one bought on line please? The alarm company want to charge £550 but you can buy a new alarm keypad online for less than £100. Many thanks in advance for any advice? Roger
     
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    New keypad …..no ….new panel and keypad yes …what alarm panel are you looking to replace it with ?
     
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    What are they fitting for £550?
    New keypad I think not !
    New control panel, what type.
    Complete upgrade of existing system, new panel ,detectors ,etc.
     
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    Everything works fine other than the keypad, so I would just want to replace the control panel and connect it via existing wiring to the PIRs, door switch and smoke alarm. Can you recommend a control panel please? Thanks. Roger
     
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    For a mid range basic panel ...,
    Euromini for me ....other brands available
     
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    Many thanks Sparkymarka. Will it be obvious when I disconnect the old keypad how to connect the new keypad? Really appreciate all of your help.
     
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    The Euro mini keypad will NOT work with your gardtec control panel.What Sparkymark has recommended is a complete new control panel and keypad.
     
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    Thanks for the clafirication @Handymanjo - much appreciated . So if I purchase a Euromini control panel as he suggests (at less than £100 by the looks), how simple will it be to connect the exiting wiring from the sensors etc. into the new control panel? Thanks again
     
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    Depends on YOUR skills ….
     
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    I am reasonably competent. I guess the issue will be which wires go where but I can mark them up as I take them off the old control panel and hopefully match them up with terminals on the new one.
     
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    Take a few photo's of the wiring in the control panel. Ensure you can read the terminal connection in the photo.
     
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    If your going to wire it as per the old guard Tec and use a common global tamper ….stick the white label on the bottom of the euromini PCB or you will get confused with the wiring …
     
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