Help with old alarm

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by boxtree, 22 Dec 2020.

  1. boxtree

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    I've just moved into a property with a house alarm. Previous owners did not leave any information or manuals other than the code to activate/deactivate.

    Hoping some of you guys, with years of experience, can help me with the following questions;

    1.) Can anyone identifiy what alarm this is so I can look for an instruction manual?
    There are no identifying marks on the internal boxes and the boxes on front/back of the house have degraded.

    2.) From reading diynot.com, I'm led to believe this will be wired into the consumer unit and have a backup battery.
    There is nothing on the consumer unit to give any hints of how this is wired.
    Is there usually a standard wiring pattern i.e. adding to the upstairs lighting circuit?
    I want to switch circuits off at the consumer unit such as upstairs lighting to replace a light fitting. Am I buggered wihtout calling out an electrician?

    P.s. really don't want to be setting off the alarm via a trial and error pulling switches if I can help it. I've already set it off once and took a while to dig out the code.

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    It is a risco CP8L or CPX
    My bet it is CP8L
     
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    It’s a CP8L
     
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  5. boxtree

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    Cheers guys!
    Just searching CP8L on diynot and get 3 pages of results so loads to go off now.
     
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    The power will be fed from that fused spur directly above the keypad. Probably a backup battery inside the keypad case as well.
     
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