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I have an Intellisense wired house alarm which I fitted myself many years ago, however, I am now a bit deaf and I can hardly hear the sounder in the house if it goes of at night. So, I moved the tiny speaker, (about 40mm diameter), upstairs to the side of my bed and put it in a tin can to try to make it louder, but it is still not very loud. Is there any other way to make it louder, such as a different speaker?
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A sound bomb will wake the dead! Have a google to see if you can find one to suit your system.
They are designed to drive intruders out of the house because the noise is unbearable.
I opted not to have one at my new address because it really hurts my ears (I have tinnitus) but boy do they work!


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A "sound bomb" is a sounder (I don't think that much to them, high pitched whiny things, but no oompf)
You can not change a speaker (That you currently have) to a sounder such as a sound bomb.

You can connect a sounder across the "bell terminals" or a programmable output if your panel has one.

I will guess that your current speaker also makes setting and un-setting tones as well as alarm sounds? so it would be best to keep that. If you have run a 4 core cable or bigger than you may get away with adding a sounder on the same cable.

You could of course try an extension speaker such as This one (First one on google) but some panels are not able to drive them.

Exactly which model of panel have you got?

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Thank you both. I thought you was joking when you said "sound bomb" as I've never heard of one of these, but will certainly look into one. My alarm model is Intellisense securit 800 + control panel. I've had a look at the link you gave for the extension speaker and it looks great. A lot better than the tin can I have there now, but will it be any louder?
I used 2 cores of a 4 core telephone or alarm cable to wire the speaker to upstairs. I thought, thinner wire the better.
I'll have a look in the control box to see if there is another output for a speaker.
When you say use the bell terminals do you mean on the bell box on side of house or in the control panel?
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Your panel does NOT have any programmable outputs, so that means you will have to connect any additional sounder to the bell output.

So you would use S- and Aux +

It DOES support up to 2 speakers, so you can quite happily change the one you have in a tin, to the one I listed earlier.

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Thank you I've just managed to find the instruction booklet and it does say 2 16ohm speakers. I'm going to order that speaker you told me about. You've been a big help thanks again.
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My pleasure. :thumbleft:

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