Home Security Upgrades

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cbp125
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Re: Home Security Upgrades

Post by cbp125 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:34 pm

As an ex copper, most of the burgularies I dealt with concerned people walking through peoples back or front doors whilst the occupants were inside doing something. Security upgrades are great until its summer, your hot, stuck in the kitchen cooking with all your doors and windows open and someone just creaps into your house and walks away with your car keys, wallet and bank statements.
You would be amazed how brazen people can be...

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Re: Home Security Upgrades

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:16 pm

cbp125 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:34 pm
As an ex copper, most of the burgularies I dealt with concerned people walking through peoples back or front doors whilst the occupants were inside doing something. Security upgrades are great until its summer, your hot, stuck in the kitchen cooking with all your doors and windows open and someone just creaps into your house and walks away with your car keys, wallet and bank statements.
You would be amazed how brazen people can be...

And how people just leave stuff unlocked we don't routinely lock our front door when we are "in" BUT the door chain is always on its higher up the door to keep little man from escaping ;) BUT if you open the door the noise of the chain racking through the "keep" makes enough noise to hear it upstairs and in the back garden

https://www.toolstation.com/timber-pvcu ... ain/p20564

Also bolsters the door security at night Vs lock snapping (*** bs007 locks fitted)


Down stairs windows have opening restrictors fitted as is the bathroom immediately above the porch fiat roof

https://www.toolstation.com/era-window- ... tor/p12868

Keys kept very handy but out of sight from outside should we need to get out via the window (fire ect)


For those who dont have an alarm and can't afford one get a legitimate dummy bell box look locally as to what is fitted (most Sparky's visit the same local wholesalers if they are a texecom stockist for example you will find lots of texecom bell boxes locally.. eg:

https://www.cef.co.uk/catalogue/product ... BAQAvD_BwE


Now this particular unit has 2x green alternating status LEDs which shows its powered working and "real"

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deterrent-Al ... 0891.m5206

And a glue gun you can stick the LEDs in the same place behind the strobe lense as the real McCoy which to the average scrote will look like a chance of making lots of noise ...

I've added a long life led flasher to my real alarm system as it's battery powered just to catch the eye of anyone passing by late at night who are upto no good.



My sister has a local "big boy " brand alarm fitted was in when she moved in I matched the bell box on eBay and did the led thing for her back way as it's into fields anyone looking over the fence at night should see extra effort required.... Especially if they then look front way

(I know next doors alarm hasn't worked for 4 years plus (I know the bell box as I fitted enough of them and it's no longer flashing like is should )

Oh and a letter box brush draught excluder reduces the visibility of letterbox fishing theft of car keys etc


The self closing front gate is another good deterrent as people feet trapped and their escape requires a free hand
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Home Security Upgrades

Post by ForgeCorvus » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:46 am

About gates:
Its a weird thing that you're less likely to get burgled if you have gates and keep them shut, even if they're not locked.
Its supposed to be because they're a barrier in people's minds...... I wonder if that works for random door-knockers like hawkers and missionaries ?
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Re: Home Security Upgrades

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:52 am

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:46 am
About gates:
Its a weird thing that you're less likely to get burgled if you have gates and keep them shut, even if they're not locked.
Its supposed to be because they're a barrier in people's minds...... I wonder if that works for random door-knockers like hawkers and missionaries ?

Ours is spring closed with a auto latch still seem to get charity door chuggers funny watching them sometimes trying to get past the lion on the gate post (read black and white moggie who likes to swat hands as you reach over) Shame I can't glue her to the spot as a 24 hour security system..... I just get a playful dab as im the human in-charge of the dinner bowl)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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