disabling veritas security system

Discussion in 'UK Home Improvement' started by nelodemus, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. nelodemus

    nelodemus Guest

    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.
    nelodemus, Oct 30, 2005
    #1
  2. nelodemus

    ARWadsworth Guest

    "bob" <> wrote in message
    news:43665854$0$15043$...
    >
    > You will need to disconnect the self contained battery in the outside bell
    > box .
    > "nelodemus" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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.


    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
    ARWadsworth, Oct 31, 2005
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