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Hello, we are a satellite TV installation company suppling Satellite
TV + Internet connections to ex-pats living in Spain. We are asked on
many occassions about burglar alarms, when on site. So with things the
wqy they are at the moment, it would seem a good time to add this
activity to our portfolio of products and services we currently
supply.

Although I have fitted alarms for myself and friends (Melcom/CPC), I
am fairly green to what equipment we should be using and who are the
reliable suppliers in the UK of the equipment, so I need your
constructive advice please.

We aim to fit mid price range equipment to residential property, a lot
of which is empty for months at a time (holiday homes). I guess the
average install would be lets say half a dozen door/window contacts, 3
- 6 PIR's, 1 or 2 bell boxes and a panic button in the bedroom.
Probably no more than 3 zones will be needed. All obviously battery
backed up. We wont be offering central monitoring, so GSM dialler
would be the ticket sending SMS or voice messages to up to six
different numbers.

We also would like to offer a yearly maintenance service, so some sort
of service interval timer would be great.

In my prelimary investigations, I stumbled on the Cooper Security kit
ie Scantronic. I liked the look of the Ion16 panel, am I looking in
the right place? your friendly advice would be very welcomed, thanks.

TIA & Regards
Mark in Spain.

Re: Newbie would like equipment/supplier information
Hi
Not having worked in Spain I am unaware of current regulations for that area
but installations have to comply to local regulations regarding noise
pollution and safety .You need to check these before considering any
installation.
New regulations to ISO standards require each device to be on a separate
zone and entry routes to have double sensors if the keypad is visible.
Cooper Menvier are a good choice but can be expensive.
Try Risco group equipment I believe they have outlets in Spain.
HTH
CJ

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Hello, we are a satellite TV installation company suppling Satellite
TV + Internet connections to ex-pats living in Spain. We are asked on
many occassions about burglar alarms, when on site. So with things the
wqy they are at the moment, it would seem a good time to add this
activity to our portfolio of products and services we currently
supply.

Although I have fitted alarms for myself and friends (Melcom/CPC), I
am fairly green to what equipment we should be using and who are the
reliable suppliers in the UK of the equipment, so I need your
constructive advice please.

We aim to fit mid price range equipment to residential property, a lot
of which is empty for months at a time (holiday homes). I guess the
average install would be lets say half a dozen door/window contacts, 3
- 6 PIR's, 1 or 2 bell boxes and a panic button in the bedroom.
Probably no more than 3 zones will be needed. All obviously battery
backed up. We wont be offering central monitoring, so GSM dialler
would be the ticket sending SMS or voice messages to up to six
different numbers.

We also would like to offer a yearly maintenance service, so some sort
of service interval timer would be great.

In my prelimary investigations, I stumbled on the Cooper Security kit
ie Scantronic. I liked the look of the Ion16 panel, am I looking in
the right place? your friendly advice would be very welcomed, thanks.

TIA & Regards
Mark in Spain.


Re: Newbie would like equipment/supplier information
Hi Newbie

As an EX Pro,
I wonder as to why you feel the need for a SERVICE TIMER.
If you are offering an honest reliable maintenance service you should
contact the customer when it is due, without the need for the panel to
"harass/force the customer" into needing a callout.

A lot of Maintenance business came our way because of less scrupulous
installers fitting/activating Service Timers. We immediately turned them off
and continued their Maintenance for many years.

Regards BIG NIGE



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