Which alarm system to avoid being buggered senseless?

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  • Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Just fit a cat flap. It’ll hurt less.

    Action man underpants, prevention better than cure

    dave661350
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    Start by looking at how you’d get into your house if you lost your keys….easily ? Fix those issues. With difficulty ? You’re halfway there. I don’t have a house alarm, never have had, relying on hard security instead. (sorry, doesn’t help the ‘what alarm question’

    wurzelcube
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    Depends how much you want to spend and functionality.

    Personally having had one go wrong recently (surge killed main board) I’d recommend a professionally fitted alarm with a maintenance contract. Given the choice if access to floor boards is easy I’d go with a wired system, loud siren and loud internal siren (hurts ears when going off)

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Can you get a maintenance contract for your back door?

    Rob Hilton
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    average semi

    😯

    zzrmatt
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    Are you looking for bells only DIY type fit or a monitored professional alarm that will be insurance approved?

    May be worth looking at Texecom bits from http://www.securitywarehouse.co.uk/

    Other than that patlock on french doors http://www.patlock.co.uk, higher spec door handles to prevent euro lock snapping http://security-hardware.co.uk/mila-prosecure-pas-24-2-kitemark-door-handle-92mm-122mm-screw-to-screw-chrome-dh-4677-ch and an anti snap lock.

    None of which stops a brick through the glass and them getting in and out with some of your stuff if they really want in.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Houses two doors either side of me have both had their back doors done in the last year. Feel a bit like there’s a set of crosshairs over mine.
    Any alarm system recommendations? How much do you need to spend in order to get something that’ll do the job for an average semi?

    arrpee
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    Ahhh, my first satirical clone thread. I really feel like I’ve arrived.

    Strangely, some of the answers are as useful as those on the original thread.

    In answer to the OP, just make sure you don’t leave any implements lying around the garden. My neighbour had his back door pryed open with his own shovel.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Looks like alarms are a bit useless.. Once they get in there’s no stopping them. Like the idea of superhero pants!

    Premier Icon grizedaleforest
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    Backed up with a real dog or not!

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Hmmmmm.. A very small yappy breed could work I spose.

    Premier Icon votchy
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    Geese are a better deterrent than a dog, they make so much noise even the most intent burglar will foxtrot oscar pretty sharpish 😉

    My neighbour had his back door pryed open with his own shovel.

    😯

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Strangely, some of the answers are as useful as those on the original thread.

    Yep, quite disappointing….

    I think CCTV could be more of a deterrent, you could fit a system yourself (Swann are good) have an app on your phone that allows you to access the cameras when you are away from the property. Stick signs up making people aware you have CCTV too.
    Back it all up with a self fit YALE wireless alarm.
    That’s what I’d do.

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