False alarm

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Re: False alarm

Post by PhilB » Wed May 15, 2019 8:43 am

If your efforts with the suppressor don't work out then maybe consider if the neighbours have recently added some electronics such as lighting etc which could be affecting you.
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Re: False alarm

Post by Mike Rometer » Wed May 15, 2019 8:54 am

wdig wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Had the car 9 months - never heard the alarm. Last few days x3 messages from IC secure to say car under threat. Each time car fully locked in locked garage so ??
Tonight went off twice, once when I was in the garage but not touching the car, once when I was outside when alarm started at the exact moment when my LED PIR spotlight turned on. Looks to me like it is responding to external mains electricity switching - is this possible? if so with our urban wildlife it is likely to drive us and IC secure bonkers!
Could it be that whatever triggered your alarm also triggered the lamp? PIR's can be subject to interference as well.
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Re: False alarm

Post by Marks_DTM » Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 pm

There are quite a few lamps sold in the EU with what appear to the the correct markings but, they are not compliant with the relevant standards

Telematics will raise an alert if it thinks it is being jammed, a light that emits excess EMC will effectively work as a jamming device......
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Re: False alarm

Post by wdig » Wed May 15, 2019 4:47 pm

Vespa - absolutely no offence taken, I was just pointing out that many electronics sold in the UK from apparently reputable companies have their origin in the PRC.
I have bought stuff many times from CPC, a part of farnell, a major company, much originates from China and has to date proved to be fine. I did once make the mistake of buying a "corn" bulb from China direct: it arrived 2 months later (after I had had a refund) and lasted about 3 months.
Of course, iphones emanate from China.

Disconnected the led last night with no alerts: will switch on again tonight and see what happens.

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