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Which wireless alarm should I purchase?

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by swishy6, 12 Aug 2016.

  1. swishy6

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    Hi, I have a cat so don't want PIRs but I intend just to fit several door/window contacts, a bell box and a control panel. Something simple that makes a noise on site is all because my neighbours are good and would respond, plus I'm likely to be in if it's night time anyway.

    What would you recommend I purchase?
     
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    Most wireless systems come with movement sensors and a door contact.
    As you do not want the movement sensors and you want door contacts or shock sensors,you will better off purchasing the items separately .
    Map security sell the items separate.
    I would use a pyronix enforcer control panel 32we GB
    Enforcer wireless external bell box
    Option for door contact ,with or without shock sensor.
    Use door contacts on doors and shock sensors on windows.
    Hope this helps you
    You could phone Map and ask if they will do you a kit with door contacts and shock sensors using pyronix enforcer wireless equipment.
     
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    Ta. Pyronix looks good as a kit but it's expensive to pick and choose components. I'm sure it's a case of getting what you pay for but I need about 5 or 6 door/window contacts and they're over £40 a piece. Plus I don't want the PIRs so I'm hesitant to get this system.

    MAP do a pet friendly Response system with no PIRs for £120. I'm guessing at the moment that there's a particularly good reason why Response alarms are considerably, like way cheaper than Pyronix :cautious:
     
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    Stay clear!!!!!
    Waste of money you will have nothing but trouble with that.
    You need to think long term.The money you spent on cheap equipment will in the long term cost you more.If you can afford the pyronix kit it will work for you and save you money.
     
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    Ok ta.
     
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    She must sleep about 95% of the time anyway although some cats tend to be active more at night. I think I just found it hard to believe a PIR actually would be okay around animals. Having to buy so many extra contacts on top of a £200 or so kit isn't particularly appealing so I'll try a kit. Looks like Pyronix, Visonic or something like what's in the link posted above.
     
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    And you can use Paypal :cool: Ordered it. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Great to speak to you today, if you have any question on the kit at all let me know.
     
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    Stay well away from Response....

    You'll not go wrong with visonic or pyronix...both great and the most commonly fitted domestic alarm. Scantronic and Texecom are over complicated for a normal domestic set up!

    Good to see you went with Pyronix..that's a wise move.......let us know how you get on!!

    Matt
     
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    I have the system basically functioning although there's some tweaking to do yet. I've left the outside siren alone until it's right in case I start getting false alarms in the short term. I've only fitted a handful of wired systems over the years and found the booklets complicated for this system. I can't imagine what I'd have been thinking when looking through the blurb for those other systems. I think these instructions are written more for an alarm engineer than for a DIY installer but perhaps I'm just becoming a technophobe. Reliability is the main issue so I'm not displeased with the purchase.
     
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