Re: Licence required to install Alarm system?3
Dec 11, 2012 8:08 am
My understanding is that you can install for yourself, even a wired one, as it's all low voltage.
The mains connection, if not a simple plug into a GPO, will need to be done by an electrician.
If you want to install for money (i.e. charge for a service) then you'll need a license. If your system connects to the telephone network then you'll need a license (even if it just plugs in).
Insurance companies may not recognise a self-installed alarm. They usually only recognise alarms that are monitored (i.e. provide a discount) by a professional company. An alarm monitoring company may not wish to monitor a self-installed alarm.
I am self-installing a wired alarm (Ness M1) and will have an electrician install a GPO inside my alarm cabinet for connection.
Re: Licence required to install Alarm system?4
Apr 25, 2013 11:31 pm
Just done a Open registration course that talks about phone cabling , alarm sysyem installs and here is the latest.
You need an alarm instllers licence to install an alarm that has the POTENTIAL to be connected to a phone system.
Note the word POTENTIAL!
Even if you DO NOT have it hooked up to a telephone system but it has the CAPABILITY to be linked, then you need a licenced installer.
Re: Licence required to install Alarm system?5
May 01, 2013 7:29 am
In most (all?) states you need a security license to install alarms - this is an issue of consumer protection, to prevent criminals and the like from operating in the security business. For DIY I wouldn't be too concerned about this part - you aren't planning to rob your own house.
For a wireless alarm, you don't need a cabling registration as long as the alarm unit simply plugs in to an existing socket and has an A-tick (so it is permitted to connect to the telecommunications network in Australia). If an alarm has wired sensors etc then you need a restricted cabling registration (as a minimum) in addition to the security license.
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