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Texecom Premier Elite to replace R8

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by carl0s, 6 Oct 2012.

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    carl0s

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    I am going to replace my Texecom Veritas R8. I don't know the code, the factory-resets are not working, and the (LED) keypad is manky anyway.
    Thankfully the engineers who installed it did a stellar job of labelling all the wiring, so I think it will be relatively straightforward to replace it with a similar system.

    I was going to replace my R8/LED with an R8 Excel & LCD keypad, but the more I think about it, the more I want a brass keypad & prox reader/fobs.

    Do you foresee any issues with going from the R8 to the Premier, and utilising all existing wiring & sensors? Looking at the installation guide, I can't see any potential issues at all.

    How much movement do you think there might be in the price of the keypad from various resellers? It seems a bit much at £85+vat, when I can buy a full R8 Excel + LCD keypad for £45+vat. I'd expect the keypad to be £50 tops.

    cheers,
    Carl
     
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    none... you get what you pay for the premier is a far better panel with far many options than an excel or r8 plus
     
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    but the panel is cheap! it's the keypad that's expensive!

    Do you see any potential issues with me replacing the R8 with a Premier? Other than trying to get hold of the proper manual.. ?
     
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    I hear the keypads do "keypad zones" and other clever stuff.

    I think I'm going to go for a Premier 48 since I gather they can do some clever automation related stuff that I might tie in with a Raspberry Pi.

    I'll no doubt be back with questions. so my £45 replacement alarm is currently running at £160.. :D
     
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