How to fix common faults with a burglar alarm system

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Quick guide on how to fix common burglar alarm faults

Burglar alarm systems are fairly complex with multiple different pieces of equipment – all of which could develop faults over time. Here’s a list of the most common faults with burglar alarms and also suggested solutions:

  • Old battery: Fix by replacing your old alarm battery
  • Cable damage: Fix by replacing the damaged cable
  • Faulty sensors: Replace the faulty sensor or check to see if a wire is loose inside the sensor
  • Faulty alarm panel: Fix by trying a different zone within the panel, or replacing the PCB

More in-depth user guide

If you’ve got a problem with your burglar alarm system, then it’s more than likely to be one of these common alarm system faults:

Old battery: An old battery can cause a myriad of problems with your alarm system. It is recommended that batteries in alarm panels are changed every 4 or 5 years. To fix a faulty battery all you need to do is to replace it with a new one.

Cable damage: If you have a wired alarm, then damaged cables will result in a zone. Always being ‘open’ or tamper faults on your alarm system. To fix a damaged cable you need to replace it or patch the cable.

Faulty sensors: If you have a faulty sensor, then you need to either replace the sensor entirely or check to see if there’s a specific fault to do with the termination / wiring of the sensor. It could also even be something as simple as a loose sensor lid.

Faulty alarm panel: If there’s a fault with your alarm panel it may be simply just a single faulty zone, or it might be that the whole alarm panel is starting to develop faults and needs replacing. Please note, it is common for old alarms to develop faults that require the alarm to be replaced.

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Watch how to video

If you want to fix the faults on your home alarm system yourself, then watch the following video – which provides a useful guide:

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