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    Default help choosing an alarm system

    Hello evryone

    I am plannin to buy a home alarm sytem and I came across multizone alarm system with some specification that I dont understand:

    -4 alarm zone?
    - 1 Panic zone
    - 4 low battery zone?
    -built in visitor chime function?

    Could some one explain me what those terms really mean in the system.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: help choosing an alarm system

    Zones really mean sensors.
    Panic zone means an independant zone for a panic button. Normally this will be some kind of switch that needs to be reset at the alarm panel. Think of it as a sensor armed 24hrs a day. So if you hear a noise you can press the panic button and set the alarm off.
    4 low battery zone, this means that the system is a wireless one as any sensor that has a low battery will report its condition to the main control unit.
    The chime function is used to alert you to a sensor being triggered while the alarm is not armed. Basically the panel will go ding dong if a sensor has been triggered. Normally used for door contacts, so if a door is opened the panel will go ding song. Much like when you enter a shop you quite often here this ding dong.

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    Default Re: help choosing an alarm system

    thanks toscal, it was helpful :P :P :P :P :P :mrgreen:

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