My parents have a 14 year old Paradox Spectra 1759EX alarm system with a wired smoke detector.
In the last week the smoke detector has been giving heaps of false positives. The system isn't monitored by a security company however it does have a GSM module attached to it which sends out a SMS in the event of the alarm being triggered. As far as i know, the smoke detector cannot be bypassed via the keypad. The manual confirms this.
I'm thinking the smoke alarm needs to be replaced as it's over 10 years old - When my parents had the alarm serviced in 2016, I raised the age of of the smoke alarm with the technician doing the service, he said it wasn't an issue.
The main issue however is that the GSM module cannot tell the difference between the alarm being triggered and the smoke alarm going off, I'm wondering if they should just replace this with a Nest Smoke Alarm?
I'm not sure if this limitation is due to the GSM Module or the control panel.