Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • money_saver2000
    • By money_saver2000 14th May 17, 8:30 PM
    • 15Posts
    • 0Thanks
    money_saver2000
    Upgrade Burglar Alarm - Hybrid Option?
    • #1
    • 14th May 17, 8:30 PM
    Upgrade Burglar Alarm - Hybrid Option? 14th May 17 at 8:30 PM
    I have an existing hardwired home burglar alarm which is functioning, but obsolete.

    I am decorating and would like to move the keypad.

    Has anyone had any experience of using a semi-wireless system whereby the existing components can be wired into a new control panel and then wireless components added (such as keypads).

    This is save messing with re-wiring in order to move the keypad.

    Many thanks.
    money_saver2000
Page 1
    • Myser
    • By Myser 14th May 17, 10:37 PM
    • 1,740 Posts
    • 870 Thanks
    Myser
    • #2
    • 14th May 17, 10:37 PM
    • #2
    • 14th May 17, 10:37 PM
    Do you know the model of the existing system?
    If my post hasn't helped you, then don't click the 'Thanks' button!
    • money_saver2000
    • By money_saver2000 19th May 17, 9:05 PM
    • 15 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    money_saver2000
    • #3
    • 19th May 17, 9:05 PM
    • #3
    • 19th May 17, 9:05 PM
    Hi, the make/model is Scantronic 9800 with a 9827 keypad.

    Many thanks.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 20th May 17, 11:51 AM
    • 2,282 Posts
    • 1,522 Thanks
    EssexExile
    • #4
    • 20th May 17, 11:51 AM
    • #4
    • 20th May 17, 11:51 AM
    My Scantronic died so was replaced. We now have all the old wired sensors plus some new wireless ones & a new wireless keypad. I don't think "wireless" had been invented when the old Scantronic was put in.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • Myser
    • By Myser 20th May 17, 6:25 PM
    • 1,740 Posts
    • 870 Thanks
    Myser
    • #5
    • 20th May 17, 6:25 PM
    • #5
    • 20th May 17, 6:25 PM
    I don't think you'll find any wireless add-on modules for the Scantronic systems. You would either need to install a more modern control panel or install a wireless system.
    If my post hasn't helped you, then don't click the 'Thanks' button!
    • money_saver2000
    • By money_saver2000 20th May 17, 7:45 PM
    • 15 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    money_saver2000
    • #6
    • 20th May 17, 7:45 PM
    • #6
    • 20th May 17, 7:45 PM
    Thanks for the advise.

    On this basis, I acknowledge the fact that the control panel shall require replacing.

    I would still like to use the existing wired sensors. Can any advise if there is such a system available to accept these as wired devices, but use a wireless/remote keypad?

    Many thanks.
    • Myser
    • By Myser 20th May 17, 8:07 PM
    • 1,740 Posts
    • 870 Thanks
    Myser
    • #7
    • 20th May 17, 8:07 PM
    • #7
    • 20th May 17, 8:07 PM
    You can still use the existing wiring and sensors.

    Do you need a keypad to arm and disarm the system? Many modern systems have a keyfob which you attach to your keys.

    You can also get alarm systems that are armed/disarmed with a smart phone App.
    If my post hasn't helped you, then don't click the 'Thanks' button!
    • money_saver2000
    • By money_saver2000 20th May 17, 8:30 PM
    • 15 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    money_saver2000
    • #8
    • 20th May 17, 8:30 PM
    • #8
    • 20th May 17, 8:30 PM
    Thanks.

    Can you please advise of any particular manufacturers and models?
    • Myser
    • By Myser 20th May 17, 8:44 PM
    • 1,740 Posts
    • 870 Thanks
    Myser
    • #9
    • 20th May 17, 8:44 PM
    • #9
    • 20th May 17, 8:44 PM
    Will you be installing it yourself?

    Have a look at Cooper and Texecom systems.
    If my post hasn't helped you, then don't click the 'Thanks' button!
    • money_saver2000
    • By money_saver2000 20th May 17, 9:25 PM
    • 15 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    money_saver2000
    Yes, I shall be looking at installing myself.

    Thanks.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 22nd May 17, 3:30 PM
    • 2,270 Posts
    • 252 Thanks
    britishboy
    I bought and fitted a Visonic Powermax Complete, wireless alarm with pet friendly PIR's for about £240 delivered I think, and ordered a couple more sensors too. its great, was pretty easy to programme and install too

    Not what you asked, granted. But I am very impressed with it so far
    • Joeycat1969
    • By Joeycat1969 23rd May 17, 10:33 PM
    • 7 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    Joeycat1969
    Hi

    Go for a Scantronic 40H control panel which has 10 wired zones & 30 wireless zones, you can add wired or wireless expanders too. Keypad is a KEY-KP01.

    Regards
    Joey
    • Joeycat1969
    • By Joeycat1969 23rd May 17, 10:37 PM
    • 7 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    Joeycat1969
    I bought and fitted a Visonic Powermax Complete, wireless alarm with pet friendly PIR's for about £240 delivered I think, and ordered a couple more sensors too. its great, was pretty easy to programme and install too

    Not what you asked, granted. But I am very impressed with it so far
    Originally posted by britishboy
    That's a decent system you installed there, I've installed a few of those & they've never let me down.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

3,088Posts Today

8,127Users online

Martin's Twitter