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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by StudioUK, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. StudioUK

    StudioUK Guest

    I need to install a burglar alarm in my house!
    Wouldn't like to spend more than £500.
    I've seen the alarms in Homebase over the weekend inc one that emails
    you and allows you to reset online - sounds good but is it?

    I have a dog that has the run of the lower 2 floors (& might set an
    alarm off).
    At night the dog is restricted to one room and I need the added
    securiity whilst my family are asleep as well as during the day whilst
    we're out.

    Can anyone recomend a good system to suit?

    Any help much appretiated.
    thanks
    D
     
  2. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    $500.00 won't even roll one of my vans. And an email will come in
    really handy when your house is on fire. Does it automatically send it
    with one of those "high importance" markers?
     
  3. StudioUK

    StudioUK Guest

    $500.00 won't even roll one of my vans. And an email will come in
    Burglar Alarms not Fire Alarms Frank.
    Re rolling your vans, well erm... ok...?
    Keep up the humour though Frank, you're a funny man, don't let anyone
    tell you otherwise.

    Anyone in this group with UK feedback?
     
  4. Tommy

    Tommy Guest

    Now that's just mean.
     
  5. StudioUK

    StudioUK Guest

    more dogs means more xxxx to clean up, more dog hair, more slobber and
    more burst footballs!
    I like dogs and kids but I have enough of both, it's time I treated
    myself to another man gadget that bleeps!


    thanks for advice though ;^)
     
  6. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    I'm with you man...tired of pickup up dog poo, and unclogging the central
    vac at least once a month...we've all given up on wearing any kind of dark
    clothing too.



    | > Get more dogs......... :))
    |
    | more dogs means more xxxx to clean up, more dog hair, more slobber and
    | more burst footballs!
    | I like dogs and kids but I have enough of both, it's time I treated
    | myself to another man gadget that bleeps!
    |
    |
    | thanks for advice though ;^)
    |
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Speaking of dogs, I have builder who is building himself a new home.
    Here in the NE, when you live near the water, the requirements are
    that you install, hurricane proof windows, which are much more
    expensive than standard windows. Well the builder poured the
    foundation and installed his basement windows. Shortly thereafter, he
    found that all the basement windows had been broken. He replaced them
    and they were broken again. He's also had some other vandalism. He's
    installed lighting and installed an 8 foot chain link fence. The
    windows were broken again. Now he's concerned that when he reaches the
    point that his $75,000.00 worth of hurricane windows are installed,
    they'll find them a special challange. He intends to board them up
    from the outside but he's concerned that they'll get into the house
    and try to break them from the inside. He wanted me to install some
    motion detectors and a voice siren with the standard message, "police
    have been called" etc but I told him that after a couple of time with
    no police showing up they'd be back. He wanted cameras but he's
    concerned that they'll just take the cameras and besides, there's no
    place to put the DVR and the cost would be prohibitive.

    I was trying to think of something that would keep them out of the
    house. So, I bought three of the Visonic speech processor modules and
    went on line and downloaded some sound bytes of barking dogs. I got
    some pretty good ones with chains draging and with my audio program
    I've been able to get three different sounding barking dogs going
    through 30watt speakers, each powered by a 2.5A power supply. I figure
    with these being tripped by 4 or five Crow outdoor motion detectors
    through a triggered time delay, sounding in an empty house, it's going
    to sound pretty good.

    The only problem with this is that it will certainly work if they get
    into the yard and trip the motion detectors. But if they throw stones
    at the house and the "dogs" don't respond, it'll kind of look
    suspicious.

    Anyone know of any device that could trip on sound alone?

    I've got to get this thing completed soon. I'm driving my wifes cat,
    crazy ..... not to mention the dirty looks from my wife.
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Guest

    There's no phone line, or internet connection. Only temporary AC
    power. Too expensive for a one time use. It's not a deterrent.
     
  9. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I'm guessing the wireless router has got a range greater than a mile
    or so?
    This house is pretty isolated which is the reason the kids are able to
    get to it break glass and break into tool boxes and vandalize the
    house and get away, without being seen by neighbors.

    I don't know what the Jet 40 is, but if it doesn't make a noise and
    create a deterrent, it's just gonna get stolen ..... after they break
    the windows.
     
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