House Alarm.......help needed. NOW SORTED-THANKYOU

Dave7

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Cheshire
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0400 this morning the alarm on the panel went off and has been going ever since (not the outside box....just the internal unit). I understand there should be a battery I can remove but I dont know where that is.
You can see the keypad and above that a large white box. To the right of that is a smaller white box. They are screw fixed and I am frightened of messing with them.
The keypad is telling me
"HALL T
CHECK!!!
We have a sensor in the hall.
I have tried resetting it but it wont respond.
Any help please.
 
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Globalti

Legendary Member
Your alarm sounded because there was a momentary power cut and because the 12v backup battery is dead your alarm thought it was being attacked and triggered and is now running on the mains. Go to Screwfix and buy a new long 12v lead-acid battery, undo the two screws on that white box, remove the cover, unplug the old battery, fit the new and reset the panel. Write the date on the battery for future reference. The alarm will trigger again when you open the box because it will sense an attack.
 

Slick

Veteran
If you do that with mine it still won't reset as it's code protected so that the system owner is the only one who can change the batteries and does so annually during the service. I suppose it depends on what system you have.
 
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Dave7

Dave7

Guru
Location
Cheshire
If you do that with mine it still won't reset as it's code protected so that the system owner is the only one who can change the batteries and does so annually during the service. I suppose it depends on what system you have.
Its a Risco Eurosec CPX
 
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Dave7

Dave7

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Location
Cheshire
Your alarm sounded because there was a momentary power cut and because the 12v backup battery is dead your alarm thought it was being attacked and triggered and is now running on the mains. Go to Screwfix and buy a new long 12v lead-acid battery, undo the two screws on that white box, remove the cover, unplug the old battery, fit the new and reset the panel. Write the date on the battery for future reference. The alarm will trigger again when you open the box because it will sense an attack.
Thanks.
Which box is the battery in ?
 
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Dave7

Dave7

Guru
Location
Cheshire
Update.
First, thank you for the rapid response.
I found the fuse to the main feed and removed that......it stopped the noise.
I replaced all the batteries to the sensors plus the one in the box (thanks Globalti).
Reset it and its all systems go.
Can I go back to bed now please :wacko:
 
Get a dog, no batteries to worry about
Unless you have a battery powered 'dog'. When working as a window cleaner,a few customers has those barking dog sound affect things you trip when walking up to the front door. You stepped forward the 'dog' barked. You stepped back then forward again the exact 3 or 5 barks were repeated. All this meant to me was that the householder wasn't in,or was but didn't have a real dog. A potential burglar probably thought the same.:rolleyes:
 
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fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
We pulled the mains circuit switch on MILs alarm in the end as there was a fault, and both the electrics and alarm wires are dodgy as hell. We even switched off the outside security light too as that was faulty. Been wired by FIL and an electrician at different points. Total buggers muddle.
 

bruce1530

Veteran
Location
Ayrshire
I was going to suggest hitting it with a hammer, but it seems you’ve sorted it:okay:
3 storey tenement building in Glasgow. I lived across the road.
2nd floor flat had an external alarm box, which was sounding, and had been going for hours.

We watched the guy at the top floor window. He had a large lump hammer, tied to a bit of rope. Swinging it backwards and forwards from his window, trying to hit the alarm box below.

It took him about 20 minutes to smash the thing. We were all very grateful.
 
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