Re: [BCAB] accessible burglar alarm Steve Bingham 01 May 2012 09:22 BST

I have a rather ancient alarm system. The control box is gradually wearing
out. It has got to the stage where regularly used buttons don't always work
first time. As I am also gradually wearing out I cannot hear the beeps which
an active press of a button induces. We became ADT clients after one of the
takeovers in the home security market. When discussing upgrading, or at
least renewing, our system with ADT we were told that they had nothing that
was particularly accessible. They offered a system with enhanced beeps. ADT
usually provide equipment supplied by Honeywell Systems and are not keen on
supporting other manufacturers equipment.

Over the last year I have tracked down three 'accessible' systems only to be
told that they are no longer manufactured or supported. Two of the three may
have been the same equipment differently branded. The RNIB used to have
details of a system but these seem to have been removed and I am sure that
at the last Sight Village I attended, probably last year, someone was
talking about an 'accessible intruder alarm' but I was not able to get any
details.

If anyone still has the catalogue for that Sight Village in Birmingham it
may have details of the company.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Kiran Kaja
Sent: 30 April 2012 23:10
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Cc: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible burglar alarm

I would appreciate any info as well. Someone from ADT is visiting to do an
assessment. has anyone tried their monitoring service?

Kiran Kaja
Adobe Systems
kkaja@adobe.com
Twitter: kirankaja12

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On 30 Apr 2012, at 22:03, "ALAN THORPE" <info@eyecan.org.uk> wrote:

hi all
this alarm is no longer manufactured or supplied
we have one in our home.
however I believe that bosh make one.

I was sent the details for it I think.
if I can find them I will send them on.
we also were suppliers of the
alarm.

MANY THANKS
ALAN THORPE
EMAIL info@eyecan.org.uk
TEL 0114 220 7007
MOB 07961 406739
www.eyecan.org.uk
for aids  and advice for visually impaired people along with perkins repairs
and servicing.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Gordon Atkinson"
<g.atkinson@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] accessible burglar alarm

> Hi Michael,
>
> I am fairly certain that Steve Nutt of Computer Room Serevices is a
contact.
>
> However, I have the following address.
>
> Talking Intruder Alarm System
>
> Supra U.K. Limited
> 24, the Furlong
> Berry Hill Industrial Estate
> Droitwich Spa
> Worcestershire
> WR9 9AH
> Tel : (01905) 97772
> Fax : (01905) 797773
> e-mail -
> sales@keysafe.co.uk
> web-site :
> www.suprauk.com
>
> Gordon Atkinson
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "michael weaver"
<weavermicha@googlemail.com>
> To: <bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:42 PM
> Subject: [BCAB] accessible burglar alarm
>
>
>> my fully sighted sister and her fully sighted husband had an attempted
break in while my mum and dad were away.
>> is there an accessible burglar alarm for the totally blind?
>> i heard that computerroom services mentioned something called sentico i
think a while back on their website.
>> if this is so can it be installed in a bungalow and do you have to get
consent from your local council if you are renting and is it easy for an
individual to set up if this is the case?
>> fortunately my area is a fairly limited crime area but i know the family
of a girl with a brain tumour was burgled a while back.
>> i do have a door chain but i leave this off so my family can get access
in an emergency and i am getting some net curtains to go in front of the
real curtains on the windows so people can't look in.
>> i have been the victim of a burglary before when i was at worcester when
i had money stolen from a money box.
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