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Which house alarm to go for?

  • 29-04-2015 1:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ prettypink21


    Hi, I'm midlands based, with a house which was wired for an alarm when built (9 yrs ago) but never fitted with an alarm. I'm a novice to this but wondering which type of alarm I can fit - I want security as I live on my own. I have 3 doors (patio, front and back) and 12 windows. What are my options regarding monitoring, text alert, etc and approximate costs. Can anyone recommend alarms that have worked well for them? Thanks!


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 24,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭ KoolKid


    For a wired alarm Siemens or Risco would be ideal. They would give you free apps and free notifications via IP. This eliminates the ongoing costs associated with texts and sim cards etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ prettypink21


    Thank you Koolkid, where would you recommend to go to purchase these - direct or through hardware, electrician etc?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 24,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭ KoolKid


    If you are looking for it installed you can not use an electrician, you must use a PSA licenced installer. Check the register of licenced installers in the sticky.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ prettypink21


    Thank you!


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 24,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭ KoolKid


    Not a problem. Let us know how you get on.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,237 ✭✭✭✭ altor


    That is not correct, you can use an electrician once he is certified to install alarm systems.
    Have a look here on the PSA register for local installers.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 24,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭ KoolKid


    altor wrote: »
    That is not correct, you can use an electrician once he is certified to install alarm systems.
    .
    Wouldn't he be a PSA licenced installer then? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,237 ✭✭✭✭ altor


    KoolKid wrote: »
    Wouldn't he be a PSA licenced installer then? :confused:
    KoolKid wrote: »
    If you are looking for it installed you can not use an electrician

    :confused:


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 7,656 Mod ✭✭✭✭ delly


    altor wrote: »
    That is not correct, you can use an electrician once he is certified to install alarm systems.
    Have a look here on the PSA register for local installers.
    altor wrote: »
    :confused:

    Take 24 hours off the forum, your picking holes on a technicality. Obviously an electrician who is PSA certified can do it, but it would be a case of PSA first, electrician second. I'm not having this messing starting again.


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