Home Security Systems
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Has the alarm been opened or tampered with in any way? The tamper switch inside the control panel may not be activated correctly.
Try entering the engineer code (default 7890) and open the control panel cover to check the tamper switch.
Replace the cover and enter 99 to exit engineer mode.
Let me know if that resolves the tamper alarm problem...
There is normally a spring that activates the tamper switch - look for a spring in one corner of the panel.
If the spring is fitted correctly and is being pressed in when the cover is on, then the problem may actually be a low battery - when the battery gets low, the panel will sometimes warn you with a 'tamper' alert.
9 times out of 10 it is not the control box tamper, rather its the external siren box tamper that goes intermittent..
To isolate the system for now remove the battery out of the control box then unplug the power connection... It may be a plug pack or the power may be hard wired int the control box and there will be a fuse to remove near where the power cable comes in...