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Old 14.02.2011, 15:22
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House Alarm, big thumbs up :)

To this company

http://www.global-gadgets.com/

bought a full wireless system from them before christmas, with extra smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors along with some panic buttons, the gms alarm that texts and phones you if its triggered, its really quite good the text will tell you exactly what sensor has been triggered, and if there has been a powercut etc.

Anyway, the panic buttons wouldn't work, bugger I thought, no way a company in the uk is going to send me replacments, so I emailed them and with no fuss at all they sent me new ones, no waiting for the old ones to be sent back, if fact they don't want them back (I think a whole batch had a problem) then the carbon monoxide detector wouldn't trigger the main alarm, and again, no fuss, new one in the post.

so big thumbs up, if your thinking about getting a home alarm system then you could do a lot worse then these guys, oh and a 20 sensor system from them costs less then the cheapest 1 sensor system we could find here
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Old 14.02.2011, 15:48
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Re: House Alarm, big thumbs up :)

Brilliant info. We are looking at installing a system in our new house. We've been quoted 2,500Chf from a local company just for the security system itself (no smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors etc).

I'm glad you posted this so that we can shop around a bit more.

A big thumbs up to you.
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Re: House Alarm, big thumbs up :)

I know this thread is "a bit" old but rather than start a new one....
has anyone got a good experience with house alarm (yes, burglaries do happen is safe Switzerland, shock!) and if so what would you recommend? any advice, experience would be most useful
thanks
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Old 05.06.2015, 11:43
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Re: House Alarm, big thumbs up :)

In Canton of Vaud you are not allowed external alarms, not sure about other cantons, but i believe similar.

Guy breaks into house and triggers alarm, the call center then call your house, no answer, then the 3 or 5 people on the list who have to go and check if the property has intruders, after which either they send somebody or they phone the police.

The other system is whereby they have cameras installed which can be viewed via an independant link, the cameras do not show when they are recording. They can be activated at any time by the operator without you knowing unless you switch the system off each time.

So no more impromtu bonking the wife on the kitchen table

For false alarms the police charge, after 2 or 3 false alarms they will confiscate the material.

A typical burglarly takes no more than 5 minutes.

If you live in a dead end road trhen you are safer as burglars like to have easy access/exit so usualy don't go to houses in dead end streets.

Better off fitting good window locks and a dead bar system on front door. If a burglar sees that the front door is heavily locked, they will assume the rest is doen and go next door which will be easier to enter.

Get yourself a good safe for jewellery, watches and cash, the rest they are not really interested in, maybe laptops still but TV's and the such like are so cheap they are unsellable vitually.
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Re: House Alarm, big thumbs up :)

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A typical burglarly takes no more than 5 minutes.
Is that a Chinese one?
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