Garage alarm recommendation please.

Garage alarm recommendation please.

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scorcher

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3,220 posts

179 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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Just sold a bike and had a few people around and haven't got a security alarm in the garage.The bikes are chained down but think I ought to have an audible warning too. Any recommendations for a reasonably priced wireless garage alarm?

N Dentressangle

3,366 posts

167 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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Aldi are doing a cheap one on Thursday:

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3...

Better than nothing? smile

Rubin215

3,338 posts

101 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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SVS

3,801 posts

216 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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Check out the range of garage alarms from Xena:
www.xenasecurity.com/product/pir/main/showall/
www.visordown.com/forum/forummessages.asp?v=1&...

Personally, however, I'd look to upgrade the garage door security first of all. See the Garages section of the Met Police advice on burglary prevention:
www.met.police.uk/crimeprevention/garden2.htm#gara...

Also, if you've got a common 'up and over' manually-locked door, then you can sometimes upgrade these to 4-point locking as a convenient solution.

600F

254 posts

93 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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An alsation?

Having spoken with many a burglar in my time, not one of them fancied taking on a land shark.

Fubles

394 posts

126 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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600F said:
An alsation?

Having spoken with many a burglar in my time, not one of them fancied taking on a land shark.
this, something with lots of teeth that is always hungry

Mike600F

1,049 posts

101 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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600F said:
An alsation?

Having spoken with many a burglar in my time, not one of them fancied taking on a land shark.
First thing that came to my mind too. . . .

BadgerBenji

3,514 posts

163 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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I've got a yale system, installed it myself, not a big job with a wireless system. Also put up a dummy box, it's impossible to tell the difference from the real alarm box. Any angle you can view my property from you can see at least one alarm box. Along with gravel on the drive, and the car parked as close to the doors as I can physically get it, hopefully it's enough.

Wedg1e

26,736 posts

210 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Fubles said:
this, something with lots of teeth that is always hungry
As happened to a guy I work with, simply toss a juicy lump of steak at said shark, pat it on the head and set-to with the crowbars.

RemaL

24,655 posts

179 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Ok not an alarm but I've fitted this inside my garage and out in the garden . works great and is £180 in VAT from costco. Last time I looked (only a few weeks ago I fitted it) Amazon and other online dealers wanted £280-£300 for it

http://sylvaniastore.lorextechnology.com/product.a...

scorcher

Original Poster:

3,220 posts

179 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Mike600F said:
600F said:
An alsation?

Having spoken with many a burglar in my time, not one of them fancied taking on a land shark.
First thing that came to my mind too. . . .
I've already got an 11 and 1/2 stone Rottie/Mastiff X. I wouldn't chuck him out in the garage though and dogs aren't a cheap burglar deterrent by any stretch of the imagination.The car's parked tight against the door at night.
Think I'll look at the Xena stuff as mentioned by SVS,and stick a couple of internal bolts in the bottom corners.
Thanks All.

sc0tt

16,444 posts

146 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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I have this in my garage as I do not have any power to it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/L1B-SHED-GARAGE-DOOR-CHI...

The garage is about 25m away and if someone goes in it, the alarm unit located in my bedroom goes off.


SVS

3,801 posts

216 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Hi scorcher, these folks seem to have a decent range: www.motorbike-security.co.uk

Bolts are a good idea, but check out your garage door material before you start. If it's thin aluminium, for example, a burglar can simply rip out the bolts without too much effort. If that's the case, and provided your driveway is solid, then you'd be better off with a 'garage door defender'.

Re the alarm, I'd want to be confident that no mice or other animals could trigger a motion detector/PIR alarm. If it fits your garage door, you might be better off with a contact alarm, e.g.
www.xenasecurity.com/product/pir/main/XASeries/XA7...

Garages do seem to be easy prey, sadly ...
www.westmercia.police.uk/news/news-articles/high-v...

blade7

8,832 posts

161 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Wedg1e said:
Fubles said:
this, something with lots of teeth that is always hungry
As happened to a guy I work with, simply toss a juicy lump of steak at said shark, pat it on the head and set-to with the crowbars.
Easy to train dogs to leave bait alone though, some guard dogs let the thief in, it's when they try to leave the fun starts.

Wedg1e

26,736 posts

210 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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blade7 said:
Easy to train dogs to leave bait alone though, some guard dogs let the thief in, it's when they try to leave the fun starts.
Excellent. I'll take two biggrin

blade7

8,832 posts

161 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Wedg1e said:
blade7 said:
Easy to train dogs to leave bait alone though, some guard dogs let the thief in, it's when they try to leave the fun starts.
Excellent. I'll take two biggrin
That will be £30k please.

SherpaRob

172 posts

106 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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If youve got power in the garage what about baby monitors plug it in and have to other one indoors, you should be able to hear if theres anything going on in there and even tell the s to get the fk out

scorcher

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3,220 posts

179 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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SherpaRob said:
If youve got power in the garage what about baby monitors plug it in and have to other one indoors, you should be able to hear if theres anything going on in there and even tell the s to get the fk out
How about if I'm at work? Probably better to have an alarm of some kind, just enough to startle any one doing something they shouldn't be doing. The garage is attached to the house,theres a car parked in front of the garage overnight and its a good area surrounded by other houses in close proximity so someone would have to make some noise to get in, in the first place.The chances of someone getting in is fairly slim,but an alarm that would make some noise would be sufficient I would of thought.

Wedg1e

26,736 posts

210 months

Saturday 10th March 2012
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blade7 said:
That will be £30k please.
£3 0k? Definitely a bargain biggrin

LoonR1

26,988 posts

122 months

Saturday 10th March 2012
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Here's a whacky idea. Why not get a house alarm and cover the garage with it too. There'll be more than the value of a bike on your home.