Several people including other companies, had tried to identify the fault on this intercom system. On investigation, it was clear that there was a lack of power and the main problem was locating the PSU. Many hours were spent searching for the missing device, then Barry took up the challenge. Image 1 shows the perfectly innocent entry panel and the second image shows the panel removed to reveal the backbox. Nothing obvious so far then.
Having exhausted all other possibilities, Barry decided to remove the backbox, revealing a fairly noxious array of broken twigs, obviously an old nest, along with a significant quantity of bird poo!
Once cleaned up, the missing power supply was revealed and it was indeed, faulty.
Once a new unit was installed, in a much more engineer-friendly location, the system became fully functional and of course, future maintenance will not be so challenging.
All was now well and happy residents. The Bloodhound strikes again!!
Most bizarre discovery of 2020.Can you spot the deliberate error??
Our esteemed director Barry Kimber is well known for his patience and enthusiasm for solving problems that others shy away from. Given an opportunity, he enjoys proving that the company motto of “the answer is yes, what is the question” is entirely accurate.
His most recent success, was for one of our largest property management companies, who, in their wisdom, had employed another company to resolve a problem on an intercom. Following considerable efforts on their part, they failed to locate a vital power supply within the building. After a couple of fruitless days, the property manager pleaded with us to get involved and locate the missing device.
Barry was duly launched at the problem and after a couple of hours of determined investigation, which involved grovelling around in various underground basements, he eventually emerged, triumphant.
The client is delighted and it is for this reason that Barry has been nominated for this month’s Sherlock award!!