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Texecom Alarm Goes off Daily at 1pm in Sun

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by Roger Atkinson, 22 Feb 2021.

  1. Roger Atkinson

    Roger Atkinson

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    Hi All,

    We had our Alarm installed about 3 years ago.
    Just in the last few months, when its a sunny day, around 1pm when the bell box is right in the sun, the entire alarm system goes off.

    The Alarm is not set during this time as i'm here inside.

    On the Veritas display it just has error code "T"
    The RED tamper light is on.

    I just press "RESET" and the tamper light goes out and system returns to normal.

    From reading up on this forum it sounds like the Tamper on the Bellbox is probably faulty due to heat / Weather damage / Corrosion.

    Instead of me buyer a new bell box system for the front.
    Is there a way for me to just Bridge the link on the main alarm system in the house to stop the tamper going off from the bell box.

    I don't mind if the tamper is disabled on the bell box as its a nightmare to reach it.

    Any help would be fantastic.

    NOTE TO ADD - I know it can't be any of the sensor tampers as non of those are wired up with Anti Tamper.
    So it can only be the bell box tamper or main unit tamper spring.

    Many thanks
     
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    I take it ...it was a diy job as the tampers are not connected ....you need to either adjust the tamper switch on the bell box or check the bellbox internals for water damage .....what happens when you link it out at the panel and the tamper issue get worse activating the external bell !
     
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    Yes it was a DIY job fitter by my father, who is an electrician.
    He asked me if I wanted the tampers on the sensors and I said there was no need for him to wire them up.

    But it's worked great for the last 3 years with no problems at all.

    So what you are saying is if I bridge the Black Insert a link between the 0v ( black ) and tamp ( yellow ) that would not stop any faulty tamper signals from the bellbox setting of the alarm again ?

    I have to actually get to the bell box and open it up and adjust the tamper switch or check for water damage ? That my only choice ?
     
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    You can link it out at the panel ......BUT ....when you remove the bellbox lid the bell will ring as you have opened the tamper switch ....so if that tamper issue gets worse then your still going to have to get up the ladder
     
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    Thank you for the reply.

    So I can just link it out on the panel by adding a link between OV & TAMP ?
    And remove the two wires also ? Or leave the wires in ?

    And that should stop it. And the only issue will be that if I open it up in the future it will set off the entire system ?

    But that should stop it for the time being ?
     
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    Leave in
     
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    But better to check it is the bell box and the bell box is secure. Should only be temporary to by pass tampers
     
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    Thank you. What I will do is the link (Leave the wires in) and see how it goes over a few days this and next week.
    If it goes not go off, then i Know that's the problem. And will then attempt to go up there.

    Many thanks everyone. You guys are awesome !
     
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    Might be a good idea to post a picture of the bell box as further info on any possible issues can be advised ...
     
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    I will do once I get the chance to get up there to view it. Thank you for your help on this.
     
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    Just to update.

    Like clockwork 5 minutes ago the alarm went off again.

    I had performed the fix earlier this morning, and the alarm did go off, but after about 2 seconds it stopped itself and went off.
    I checked the control panel and no error message or anti tamper red light had come on. and the alarm remained as it was "unset"

    So its certainly the Anti Tamper on the Bell box, but at least the fix stopped it.

    As I have a temp fix I can find a ladder at some point and go up there and adjust the tamper or see if there is damp or corrosion in the bell box unit.

    If there is DAMP, does anyone have any ways to stop it happening ? Masking tape over the top ? anything ?

    Many thanks
     
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    fix a proper bell box properly. A picture of the bell box would be prudent for more detailed advice as already mentioned
     
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    I know they are not detailed, but as close as i can get at the moment.

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    Okay get a copy of the odyssey X manual can find these on line easily enough.

    When you open the until check, that the unit is secure should be very little movement.

    you should have it screwed in three places, top (part of the tamper mechanism) and the two side screws.

    This bell does have a bell hold off mode you can put it in, as long as the strobe is connected you will be able to put the bell into engineers hold off.

    adjust tamper adjustment screw (as you have an uneven surface behind the bell box) its imperative that the unit is secured by all three screws, and the tamper adjusted if needed.
     
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    The veritas manual has a test menu (05), and if you press 6 whilst in that menu it should fire off the bell hold off mode for that bell but only of the strobe is connected to the bell.
     
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