Door Alarm?

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    20150525_104819.jpg The bit on the right was lying on the floor and must've fallen off. Also found 2 small batteries.I am assuming the batteries go where I have put them but how do I know if the alarm is on the correct way or upside down. I don't even know if the batteries are the correct way up or if the thing is even part of the AT alarm??
     
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    This just looks like an addition someone has fitted in the past ,not part of the system.
     
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    Hi Sandra,

    I'm with @treetops1 ,ie, it looks like a portable alarm which has been added as an extra. Have you had it working before today? Is there a switch to alarm it, before opening the door to activate the alarm?

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Theres no switch on it. I did think it looked like one of those wee window alarm things but without a switch it cant be. Havent heard it sound at all.
     
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    Looking ar your photo there looks like there might be a reed switch on the right.. It would be enclosed in a small glass tube... If that's what it is then that's the side that should be next to the magnet mounted on the door...
    But would still expect a switch somewhere so that you could arm/disarm it..
    If it is a reed switch you should be able to see or hear it work if you place it next to the magnetic bit on the frame...
    Ta andy
     
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    Hello Sandra, if you have never heard it make a sound then the batteries are probably dead.

    Is it possible you have refitted it upsidedown as to me that looks like a mgnetic reed switch on the far right which shold probably be nearer to the magnet on the door?

    I assume it has a cover and should have a switch somewhere unless it has a pin which would fif to the door by a piece of thread and be set off when the pin is pulled.

    EDIT Snap ... @andy63 got in first
     
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    Thanks everyone. Now that I know it doesnt work and theres definitely no button its more than likely broken so just unscrewed it and binned it.
     
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    :LOL:

    Jock. ;)
     
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    That was definitely a result lol:ROFLMAO:
     
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    It WAS upside down and too high.

    The thin wire type thing at bottom left is a magnetic reed switch, the bit in the door is a magnet.

    The reason it didnt work....the batteries are back to front or one is the wrong way round, one correct.

    And it should have a blank cover.
     
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    20150525_174737.jpg Ok now that Im in learning mode. How about this. Is this part of AT alarm or another piece of s**t
     
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    That is also part of your WIRELESS alarm system.
    that is a stand alone PIR....also known as a movement or motion detector.

    Same thing as you would have in your house....only uglier.
     
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    well its a PIR of some description and Meta kit is generally good. is there any wires attached?
     
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    I have a similar, iff not the same, alarm.

    a BLACKWATCH system.

    Conplete crap and totally unreliable.

    If i were to replace it i would buy a £20 job from the local sunday market trader and increase my protection many times over.
     
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    So, what is this thing actually doing...if anything?
     
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    No wires that are visible and its on the toilet wall so Im guessing its wireless...and doesn't work?
     
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    @irnbru , don't bin anything its all part of an alarm system. I have a Gemini alarm on my Motorhome which is similar, it has the hab door sensor and the motion detector which is all linked wirelessly to your alarm.
    Do you have a seperate alarm fob? The batteries may have gone flat in both detectors so they would not work but the alarm would not know this.
    If you do have a alarm fob the best thing to do would be to take the motorhome to a alarm fitter and have the alarm checked out.
     
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    Thanks @daveandsan just raked through the bin and fished it out. Thank goodness for the @tag function
     
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