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Burns-Citadel alarm?

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by ol' tech, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. ol' tech

    ol' tech Guest

    I recently purchased a home with a Burns-Citadel alarm panel. Aparently this
    is a panel manufactured and local to Saint Louis. It doesn't work. Does
    anyone have a terminal strip lay out for this panel tha they can post to
    this group? I don't want to reallyy have to reverse engineer the wiring to
    replace the panel with a new one. Detection devices are pretty standard -
    window contacts. Doors have buttons in the latch plate for the deadbolt to
    activate the system. There is a bell box with a light. The panel actually
    has a tube in it. This ting belongs in a museum for old alarm stuff - not in
    my house.
    Tanks
    Doc
     
  2. Put it in a museum.

    Buy an audible toning device...attach it to a zone...go around opening doors/windows and you'll figure out the zoning pretty quick.

    A tube? That's gotta be ancient! hmmm if it's really that old you probably have 2 zones...

    sounds like a fun project though


    | I recently purchased a home with a Burns-Citadel alarm panel. Aparently this
    | is a panel manufactured and local to Saint Louis. It doesn't work. Does
    | anyone have a terminal strip lay out for this panel tha they can post to
    | this group? I don't want to reallyy have to reverse engineer the wiring to
    | replace the panel with a new one. Detection devices are pretty standard -
    | window contacts. Doors have buttons in the latch plate for the deadbolt to
    | activate the system. There is a bell box with a light. The panel actually
    | has a tube in it. This ting belongs in a museum for old alarm stuff - not in
    | my house.
    | Tanks
    | Doc
    |
    |
     
  3. Burns always used Ademco equipt here in Pittsburgh for there jobs so i would
    tink it was strickly a citadel piece with a burns sticker on it .

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  4. Jim

    Jim Guest

    It's not a radio type tube it just looks like it.

    In some of the old panels, manufacturers would use an "Amperite" (Mfg
    name) tube for a delay. It had a heater coil in it which would warm up
    at a pretty constant rate when a voltage was applied and warp a piece
    of metal (inside the tube) that would open/close a set of contacts
    after a short delay. I've got a few of them hanging around somewhere.
    They used a lot of current. When the systems were working off battery
    (dry cells, back then) the batteries would wear out in no time.
     
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