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    I'm moving in a few weeks and want to get a decent alarm system.

    Requirements:
    Keyfob arm/disarm
    Wireless (no running of cables)
    Internet connected (email/notification of events).

    Future proofing (desired but not essenitial):
    Ability to add cameras to remotely view/take a mugshot of any intruder.

    Any recommendations?

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    best advice is to hard wire beerman. also cameras i would look at the ones maplins sell and can be expanded on!!
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    yep words decent and wireless on alarms dont really go together

    camera wise check out securix sold by maplin also but cheaper elsewhere, decent for the money next jump up from those is and sdi cctv system starting at around £500

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    Cheers guys. I really don't want wires running around the house though. It'll look terrible. What's so bad with the wireless systems?

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    Default Re: Alarm System

    You can get some decent insurance approved alarms... But... They cost...

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    My mum has the Visonic Powermax. A good alarm.


    I, though, have installed 2 Yale alarms. Cheap... And gets a lot of shit from alarm installers. But... I have never had an issue with the 2 I installed.

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    wireless will give a lot of false alarms and are just unreailable
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    Default Re: Alarm System

    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    wireless will give a lot of false alarms and are just unreailable

    Haven't had any false alarms on any of the 3 alarms that I have installed. Not 1. They have been in for 10 years. And 2 of them are shitty Yale alarms.

    As stated before the Visonic is insurance approved. One of only 2 wireless alarms to be insurance approved, when I picked the solution. Downside - It cost over 1K for parts alone. But.... It has about 50 sensors on it.


    My nan has a wired one. Wired in by age concern. She has had it for 6 years. She has had 2 false alarms in that time.


    I'm not saying that wired alarms aren't better. I am aware that they are. I am just communicating my experiences. I considered wiring in an alarm in my new place, it wouldn't be much hassle. But the Yale had behaved so well at my last place, I bought another.

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    its down to personal choice, not all wireless will be shite but in the past ive dealt with more wireless than hard wired alarms, also most of my home network is wired with the order thing that isnt ie iphone and ipad etc, even got my tv hardwired.
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    Wireless are fine go for Powermax or Texecom Enforcer, the only problems you'll get are the battries need changing in the wireless devices every couple of years.

    Think the Texecom menu is easier to follow for a diy job.

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    I like the hard wired Texecom Veritas R8. I have 2 of these, 1 in my house, and the other as a seperate system, on my Garcade.
    They are quite popular in commercial properties as well.

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    Cheers guys.

    In the end I cheaped out and bought a Yale. Managed to get it for £176 with a 30% off code.
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    Default Re: Alarm System

    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    its down to personal choice, not all wireless will be shite but in the past ive dealt with more wireless than hard wired alarms, also most of my home network is wired with the order thing that isnt ie iphone and ipad etc, even got my tv hardwired.
    All my network is hardwired. Except for the tablet, phone and laptop. 4 ports in every room.


    Quote Originally Posted by spyke View Post
    Wireless are fine go for Powermax or Texecom Enforcer, the only problems you'll get are the battries need changing in the wireless devices every couple of years.

    Think the Texecom menu is easier to follow for a diy job.

    The Visonic Powermax is the one I installed at my parents.

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