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  #1512699 14-Mar-2016 08:15
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Nothing here and the sad thing is 1 month ago I was stood over in my own home by a two wannabe black power members from up north for my car I had kids in the house at the time so only thing to do was give up the key and ring the cops 

That sucks man

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  #1512702 14-Mar-2016 08:29
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Current alarm system: my own paranoia at noises and the neighbors dogs. sealed


This could really be handy


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  #1512704 14-Mar-2016 08:33
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just some pandora system that came with the house currently.  also have ip cameras with zwave stuff, but the zwave siren is pretty quiet.   

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  #1512705 14-Mar-2016 08:36
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have a Paradox alarm but would love to add cameras 

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  #1512720 14-Mar-2016 09:06
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No security system YET - need one though!

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  #1512762 14-Mar-2016 09:37
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A DIY PIR connected to OpenHab sending notifications to my phone.

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  #1512772 14-Mar-2016 09:48
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I have a DYI GSM alarm with D-link cameras. I'd love something more integrated.


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  #1512780 14-Mar-2016 09:57
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Paradox alarm system with motion sensors.

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  #1512784 14-Mar-2016 10:01
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well I have too cats who will quite happily watch any thief ransack my place without a care - unless said thief went into the kitchen near the cupboard with the catfood in it, in that case the cats would probably assist you stealing things in exchange for access to the food tin. 

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  #1512785 14-Mar-2016 10:02
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Here is our current security system. It is often stuck in sleep mode, and is easily circumvented by nefarious persons carrying food.

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  #1512928 14-Mar-2016 12:03
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Current security system is a largish black dog, good for barking at strangers at the door, but not much use when it comes to recording things when you aren't around, plus you have to feed him so he is interested in doing his job. 




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  #1513271 14-Mar-2016 20:01
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We're got a professionally installed wired alarm system with PIRs as recommended to me in this thread oh so many years ago. In the time we've had it, we're the only ones that have set it off, despite a spate of burglaries in the neighbourhood a couple of years back. The box above the front door seems to be enough of a deterrent for the little scrotes.


We're about to move though and the new place doesn't have one. Yet. I was looking at this system following freitasms' review.

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  #1513279 14-Mar-2016 20:26
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No security here yet. I've got a couple of ip cameras i'm looking at but don't ever think i'll have the time to sort out heh. 

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  #1513588 15-Mar-2016 11:06
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Two big dogs and an axe. Kidding about the axe. Maybe.






Is that the spine of your last burglar?

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  #1513595 15-Mar-2016 11:13
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We have a wired in system that decided to turn itself on and set itself off for no good reason a few years back. The alarm rang and rang and rang until eventually I got through to the alarm company whose name was on the panel. They talked me through disabling it and removing the backup battery. So far, so good. Then before I could ask them to send a techo out to fix it, I got a 5 minute rant about how he recognized my address, and the guy that built the house (ten years earlier) never paid him for the system, and he's still pissed about being ripped off by that b'stard. After that, I didn't really feel comfortable that I'd be getting the best price on the repair work, so its pretty much a decorative box on the outside of the house now.


So there's the passive burglar proofing, and there's the even more passive burglar alarm who answers to Charlie, or fuzzbutt.


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