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When an alarm trips, it can send out one or more of three types of alerts: local - an audible alarm rings at the property direct police connection - when the alarm rings, it goes off in the police station itself (rare) central station - an alarm goes to the alarm monitoring company, which then alerts the police in certain circumstances (such as no one ...


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Thank you for this, I have an alarm similar to the one in the first photo. You only have to slide the clip a very little way while pulling the cover down from the side of the clip to open it up. Had to get a torch to see the arrow on the clip.


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You could add another outlet to the garage side but it will probably need to be offset from the current box. With the new outlet in the garage it will need to be a GFCI type outlet to meet code. A old work box would be the easiest to add.


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This sounds like a fun project for a rainy weekend. I have similar situation. Bought a house that had an old alarm system in it. The box is locked and I don't have a key. The "control panel" still lights up and there is a "ready light" that glows whenever all of the sensors are "happy". I'm thinking it would be easy to take one of the super-simple wifi ...


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I am doing the exact same thing. Most likely your local (fire) code authority (AHJ) will specify that you need to have your fire sprinkler flow alarm integrated with your smoke detectors (but not your CO detectors, because that makes sense -not-). And all of those have to report to a UL certified central dispatch station. Some AHJ's (very small towns) will ...


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The terminals on the 2012/24 corresponding to 'AUXILIARY' are the 'RELAY C' and the 'RELAY NO'. The 'RELAY NC' is a new function. I agree with ArchonOSX -- your old detector was not wired correctly.


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You should find an installers manual for the main panel and read it thoroughly. But I will give you my thoughts below. First off, your black wire is connected to the positive terminal not the negative terminal according to your picture and wiring diagram. Secondly, I am suspicious that this detector ever worked since there is no second wire connected to ...


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You made the right call by not connecting those low voltage wires directly to your high voltage wiring - bad things would happen, possibly including a fire. The easiest solution to make the outlet usable (though not the most aesthetically pleasing) would be to screw in a 6 outlet adapter, then plug the transformer into that adapter, that would give you 3 - ...



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