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How long does a burglar alarm last

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by stuartR1963, 1 Aug 2019.

  1. stuartR1963

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    Hi all, I have just come to realise that my scantronic 9600 is around 30 years old which is quite incredible. I have always replaced the battery in the panel and the bellbox every 5 years. I know most would say get it ripped out, it belongs in a museum. It is still working well to this day, however sometimes when exiting engineer mode it sometimes freezes which means i need to power it down mains and battery to get it back up and running. It still retains its memory so nothing is lost.
    Providing i keep the system maintained how long can i reasonably expect it to last before it kicks the bucket? Or is it impossible to say? Can panels just fail on their own even if they have been well maintained?
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    impossible to say.

    I have seen panels months old fail and ones 30/40 years old panels still going.

    Like all things if its maintained it has abetter chance than most of lasting a long time.

    There are too many variables.

    Yes like everything it ages, and its possible a component may fail even though its been well maintained.
     
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    Thanks, i can appreciate its a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, I guess we will have to wait and see. Worst case scenario, what would be a suitable replacement for a scantronic 9600? Something with equal power capacity and zones?
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    QFA secureiam (y)
     
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    Just have to be wary of buying second hand parts off ebay.
     
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