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Re: Home Security Upgrades

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:34 pm
by cbp125
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...

Re: Home Security Upgrades

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

Re: Home Security Upgrades

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:46 am
by ForgeCorvus
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 ?

Re: Home Security Upgrades

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:52 am
by Yorkshire Andy
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)

Re: Home Security Upgrades

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:51 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Well might as we bring this thread back up to the top...

A few nights ago my parents had 4 'visitors' approach their house bold as brass straight up the drive through the closed front gates ...

They got as far as the driveway gates which lead back way ......

Why ..... They were padlocked.... And the dull red glow of the CCTV was the additional fcuk off that broke their will power they had tried to open the gates the top toggle was undone (stops them flapping in the wind but the padlock and hasp did its job they went a few doors up and ransacked the neighbors house big time

Additional lighting has gone up and their old CCTV system is getting a upgrade asap but it's provided some good footage and a time frame for the police and some nice sharp legal spikes added to the vulnerable areas

The police returned today a different officer who said we would offer you a crime prevention visit but errrr err you've got it all in order and beyond what we would advise :lol:

Re: Home Security Upgrades

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:12 pm
by PreppingPingu
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:51 pm
Well might as we bring this thread back up to the top...

A few nights ago my parents had 4 'visitors' approach their house bold as brass straight up the drive through the closed front gates ...
...
The police returned today a different officer who said we would offer you a crime prevention visit but errrr err you've got it all in order and beyond what we would advise :lol:
Sorry to hear that your folks and their neighbour had that going on. But nice that that you know they are well covered and get a seal of approval :D

I have let my spike bush under the downstairs toilet window grow fairly large - no bugger is getting through that tiny window if someone accidentally left it open to air. unless they had really thick gloves and a good lopper :twisted:

Re: Home Security Upgrades

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:51 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
PreppingPingu wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:12 pm
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:51 pm
Well might as we bring this thread back up to the top...

A few nights ago my parents had 4 'visitors' approach their house bold as brass straight up the drive through the closed front gates ...
...
The police returned today a different officer who said we would offer you a crime prevention visit but errrr err you've got it all in order and beyond what we would advise :lol:
Sorry to hear that your folks and their neighbour had that going on. But nice that that you know they are well covered and get a seal of approval :D

I have let my spike bush under the downstairs toilet window grow fairly large - no bugger is getting through that tiny window if someone accidentally left it open to air. unless they had really thick gloves and a good lopper :twisted:
Even more covered now I upgraded their CCTV over the past few days the 15 year old system was good in its day the new 1080p system however .....wow gone from 600tv lines to 3000 lines :lol: