No idea if anyone has even heard of my house alarm..
The paragon plus?
Anyway it has started playing up after several years running ok.
Without the alarm being set ( just in normal day mode with us in the
house) the exterior alarm has started beeping. Not a full alarm sound, just
a steady beep.
The is nothing in the instructions that I can see even mentions this
beeping noise. The way I clear it is to set the alarm , trigger the alarm
then enter the code to turn it off.
Any ideas what may be causing this beeping sound? The control panel shows
no faults or anything when this happens
Seems like the NiCad's in the external bell are worn out.
I take it it is a sounder rather than a Bell (Two tone sound not a ring),
If this is the case the next thing to happen is either the alarm will go off
for no reason , the sounder will fail altogether or worst case the panel
fuse will blow.
The Paragon Plus is a Pyronics unit see---
It's a long time since I installed any alarms, and I was only the
assistant - hopefully someone more expert will come along - but a
couple of things spring to mind.
1) Most sounders, like most panels, have an inbuilt rechargeable
battery, which is there so that if someone cuts the electricity supply
and/or the connection between the two, the sounder can, er, sound.
Perhaps the battery needs replacing. *If* you can get inside the
sounder's cover painlessly, you may be able to just replace the
battery. Check out the panel's while you're about it. A symptom of
the latter being dead can be the sounder being activated if the
electricity supply fails. Maplins stock the most common replacements.
2) The sounder has a bug in it, literally (that's where the use of
the term in computing comes from). It may be that accumulation of
dead insects caught by spiders and other debris is affecting the
behaviour of the panel. Although this seems perhaps a little unlikely
at the sort of voltages panels use, I wouldn't rule it out. You could
try blowing or vacuuming (if you can reach) out any dust, etc in it.
3) A wiring fault of the loose connection type between the sounder
and the panel. If you have a tester or a meter, then you probably
know enough to work out a way of checking continuity, otherwise you
may have to call someone in. However the fact that a known procedure
cures the problem tends to suggest against this, unless the break is
On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:59:57 +0100, "tomm"
Please always reply to ng as the email in this post's
thanks.. another suggesting the battery in the outer alarm
looks like I will try this if it happens again although it has only
happened twice last night and to my knowledge
not since. I posted because I was expecting it to keep happening .. may
still happen again so point number 2 is also worth a look
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