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Veritas 8 AlarmHi

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by OhGranny, 20 Oct 2021.

  1. OhGranny

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    Hi I have a Veritas 8 alarm in the house I have moved into.
    The 'Unset' light is lit.
    I enter my code and the unset light flashes 7 times and the Zone7 light lights up briefly the goes back to the same state.
    I have checked and there are only 6 detectors.
    I think someone may have set Zone 7 at some point.
    Any one shed any light on what is happening?
    Thanks
    There is a smaller keypad in the bedroom and the unset light is lit there too but I can set and reset the alarm from there but not from the Main Panel
     
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    Not sure that makes 100% sense.

    Have you checked wiring in the panel or counted detectors?
    Often zone 7 is for panic alarms, but not necessarily the case.
    You should be able to arm it from one or other keypads on the system.

    Is there a PIR near the main panel?
     
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    flashing unset light usually indicates a power problem (10 flashes) but it wouldn't be zone 7 illuminated normally the same would apply at all keypads for the unset light zone 7 could have been activated where you were.
     
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    Unset light is permanently lit not flashing.
    There are only 6 detectors there is a PIR in the kitchen where the main panel is located.
    Zone 7 is not permanently lit it only lights up briefly when I enter my code and the unset light flashes.
    When I enter my code sometimes the buttons don't work and beep sometimes they do.
    Maybe that's the problem they should work all the time consistently I assume.
    Would changing the battery help?
     
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    probably need need a DCA-0015 kit if the buttons are not responding properly, try ebay

    The kitchen PIR is probably Zone 7 (did you check inside the main panel or count the detectors?)
    I ask this as its important.

    Zone 7 cant light up unless that zone is activated.

    It wont hurt to replace the battery, panel batteries usually need replacing every 4 to 5 years, however it doesnt sound like its a battery problem from what you have said so far.
     
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    Hi thanks for the reply.
    Update:
    I found a little box inside the bedroom cabinet with a key in it. I thought it was for the telephone to lock access.
    I turned it and a button pops up on the top.
    I pressed it - the alarm went off!!
    I couldn't reset it from the main panel but the remote keypad worked.
    Now the 'Unset' light is off on the remote keypad and the main panel.
    But Zone 7 light is flashing both on the remote keypad and the main panel but it is flashing at a slower rate on the main panel.
    Totally mystified by the whole thing!
     
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    thats a panic button turn the key and reset the alarm afterwards by using your user code and pressing reset, you may need engineers code if it requires an engineer to reset the system.
     
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    Thanks that explains your earlier statement about Zone 7 being for the panic alarm. At least I've found it now!
    Does the key switch the alarm on and off or is it just to prevent the panic alarm from being accidently pressed?
    Granny
     
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    Key is to reset the panic button
     
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