Thursday, 6 December 2012

Safe-zone End Cap Good Practice

Greetings, Cronapressman here - Blogging a few tips on good fitment practice of the Safe-zone End Caps.

Pre-fitment  - To achieve successful electrical continuity through the alarm strip the base rail must first have been securely fixed with appropriate fixings (dependent on wall structure) and the Safe-zone insert must have been trimmed accurately and neatly.
Remember that the insert needs to be cut 1-2 mm shorter than the base rail at each end. I find it best to fit the insert from one end and cut to size when within 50 mm of the opposite end.

Let's take a moment to study the Safe-zone End Cap above -
1) 3 x fixing slots to insure sound wall fitment.
2) 2 x Protruding tangs to insure correct position of connector tongue within the insert by locating under the base extrusion.
3) Rebate to accept sealing silicone if requirement to weatherproof.
4) Cover cap fixing pins (not visible) can be super-glued (Cyanoacrylate) to resist un-authorised removal.

Let's do it -
No 1) - Push the Safe-zone End Cap connector tongue fully home inside insert. Double check protruding tangs are under base.
No 2) - Mark 3 slot positions on wall.
No 3) - Drill wall with appropriate masonry drill and insert masonry plugs.
No 4) - Replace Safe-zone End Cap and fix to wall. Pushing firmly into insert as fixing screws are tightened.
No 5) - Test for electrical continuity.
No 6) - Cover cap to be push fit when alarm has passed testing.
NOTE - Further removal and replacing of cover cap will compromise the ability of the fixing pins to maintain a sound hold. The cover cap is designed to aid the electrical connections by applying a slight downwards pressure.

Remember - If it looks right it will be right !   If it doesn't - you guessed it - it won't !

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