A bit of background:
Bought a house in September 2007 and it had a wireless PW system in place.
Now we never got the alarm code but did eventually get the account number.
It was fine really - in a corner of a room and out of the way. Every night it called in to control -'phone call ok'.
It was always since we got the house in the 'home' setting.
We called PW and they said there was no monitoring and it could not be calling in.
We got used to it.
However yesterday there was about 5 power cuts and somehow it got switched from Home to Away and when I arrive in, it goes full volume. Simple fix was to cut the power to the sockets in this room.
Now this morning I call PW and guy claims power cuts would not cause this and one of us MUST have pushed the away button.
Anyway after a bit he gave us the four digit code, we had to trip the alarm first.
What I want to know is :
Are these wireless PW systems anygood?
Is it more likely that the power cuts caused it to move from home to away?
The guy in PW was upselling a service on me due to old batteries.
If in off position, it should be fine and even if batteries are knackered it should not go off.
Personally I would have it out but the OH would prefer it to stay there for 'safety'.
I do like how PW tell me it could not move to away without a person doing it as it really is a very simple piece of kit!
Just wondering who has experience with PW systems and any opinions on same.