disabling veritas security system


Hello all
I need to completely disconnect a veritas 8 security system. the system is wired such that if I turn the power in my house off the alarm goes off (there must be a battery that powers the alarm). Because the power is off I can't enter the code to turn if off !!
I need to do some electrical work in the house and I'd rather do it with the electricty off :)
Does anyone know how to completely disable this type of alarm? I'd like to totally unwire it from the mains if possible as we don't actually ever switch the alarm on.
I've got the installation instructions but it's a bit too technical for me.
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Remove the battery.
| Hello all | | I need to completely disconnect a veritas 8 security system. the system | is wired such that if I turn the power in my house off the alarm goes | off (there must be a battery that powers the alarm). Because the power | is off I can't enter the code to turn if off !! | | I need to do some electrical work in the house and I'd rather do it | with the electricty off :) | | Does anyone know how to completely disable this type of alarm? I'd like | to totally unwire it from the mains if possible as we don't actually | ever switch the alarm on. | | I've got the installation instructions but it's a bit too technical for | me. |
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You will need to disconnect the self contained battery in the outside bell box .

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On a veritas system you have either a small keypad with a main box located elsewhere (usually in the loft or a cupboard) or a main box with the keypad built in. The R8 is of the first type (with the R standing for remote). Find your main box, remove the front cover and remove the fuse where the 230 volts mains enters the box at the bottom left. The outside bell box will ring until its internal battery is flat (about 15 minutes) and then the system is dead.
Adam
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The system should have 2 Batteries fitted 1 in the outside siren - this is the one sounding the system when you have no mains power. and 1 in the main control panel (this one runs the system when the mains is off) It sounds like the battery in the main control panel needs replacing - if you do this then there should be no problem if the mains is switched off - provided that the power is not switched off for too long. (you should have at least 8 hours cover from the battery.)
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