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Althom
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24 March
Home security system recommendationsHome security system recommendations

Very well known manufacturer - same mob that made the Hills Hoist. Most security companies will use them or similar products https://www.hills.com.au/security There's…

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Althom
Mar 24, 2017 8:33 pm
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Bels
9 March
How to improve the home security?How to improve the home security?

It depends on how far you want to go and how paranoid you are. You have the choice of alarms both monitored and not, cameras, gated access, security screens on doors and…

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Bels
Mar 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Althom
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9 March
Back to base alarm systems - conversion to NBNBack to base alarm systems - conversion to NBN

Can anyone who has a back to base alarm and had it converted so it works with the NBN give me an idea of what you paid? Cheers Althom

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Althom
Mar 09, 2017 4:21 pm
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mecuti8686
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9 March
Security film - anyone used it?Security film - anyone used it?

anyone here have ever use that yet, please share your experience, i'm going to installing 3M security film too but not know how to do that quickly.

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mecuti8686
Mar 09, 2017 2:44 am
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AnnaJoh
1 March
Garage gutter overflow.Garage gutter overflow.

You should seal it perfectly.

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AnnaJoh
Mar 01, 2017 7:52 pm
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LouBir
Feb 27, 2017 6:37 pm
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scubabe
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23 February
Latest recommendations on wireless camerasLatest recommendations on wireless cameras

For the new house I'm building, I've got a Ring doorbell camera and I will be installing Ring video cameras externally as well. https://ring.com/stickupcam I'm loving…

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scubabe
Feb 23, 2017 2:09 pm
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brenda55
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20 February
Two way voiceTwo way voice

Thank you so much for sharing.

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brenda55
Feb 20, 2017 2:09 am
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trayracer
15 February
Cost to install a cctv system for a double storey house?Cost to install a cctv system for a double storey house?

During the build, I provisioned for CAT6 network cable to be run to all camera points. This cable feeds data from the camera and supplies power to it, but you need a Power…

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trayracer
Feb 15, 2017 9:13 am
lghulm
10 January
Alarm company recommendations PERTHAlarm company recommendations PERTH

Having been broken into in both previous homes without alarm systems, (Perth is terrible for crime!) we went with SMS Security www.smssecurity.com.au for our home alarm…

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lghulm
Jan 10, 2017 6:01 pm
olya
9 January
Which Home Alarm system?Which Home Alarm system?
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Which of these is best depends upon your kind of need and the type of security you require.

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olya
Jan 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Security system, is it worth its price?Security system, is it worth its price?

I'd agree. Why risk not installing protection for your home just to save that bit of money. The difference in insurance really shouldn't be the consideration here. You…

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CameronRobertson
Jan 04, 2017 5:36 pm
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JackT
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6 December 2016
Window shuttersWindow shutters

I would give you suggestion to use roller shutter for your house because roller shutters are always good for security purpose and affordable also. Roller Shutters are not…

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JackT
Dec 06, 2016 5:37 pm
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syautd
Nov 07, 2016 1:58 pm
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Slattery2
9 October 2016
IP CCTV system recommendationsIP CCTV system recommendations
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I got it on special from Kogan at $899. I think they are anywhere from 1199-1499 normally. I paid my mate who is a sparky to install. Mates rates.

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Slattery2
Oct 09, 2016 7:30 pm
renoauction
16 September 2016
How to make my place more secure at nightHow to make my place more secure at night
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Solar powered sensor lights are great and maintenance free. Watch out for the cheap ones at bunnings as they dont seem to last more than a few years.

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renoauction
Sep 16, 2016 11:27 am
syautd
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5 September 2016
Home security systemHome security system
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Ok, can not commend too much. Feel happy is enough.:-D

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syautd
Sep 05, 2016 6:25 pm
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bpratt
2 September 2016
Carbon Monoxide detecterCarbon Monoxide detecter

Had me wondering too.... surely in a modern house, there should be enough natural ventilation going on through the gaps in the window frames. I'm thinking the best place…

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bpratt
Sep 02, 2016 11:30 am
pawelpabich
18 August 2016
Alarm installer in BrisbaneAlarm installer in Brisbane

Hi, Can you recommend an alarm installer in Brisbane? Thanks

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pawelpabich
Aug 18, 2016 2:27 am
syautd
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29 July 2016
Security system or security screensSecurity system or security screens

I guess, home security monitoring systems would definitely benefit much more than security screens. Though latter deter miscreants from the outside, cameras or monitoring…

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syautd
Jul 29, 2016 11:56 am
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jhiace
21 July 2016
Pacom, Bosch or Samsung CCTVPacom, Bosch or Samsung CCTV

Yes the high end Swann gear is Hikvision, and quite good compared to the lower spectrum Swann rubbish!

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jhiace
Jul 21, 2016 4:28 pm
Yu888
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23 June 2016
Securing a Garage Door?Securing a Garage Door?

Hi, I will give you some tips.This will surely help you…. Don’t leave the garage door keys or remotes in your car Buy a keychain remote opener that you can…

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Yu888
Jun 23, 2016 10:55 pm
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Aussie141414
22 March 2016
Digital Door LocksDigital Door Locks

i recommend lockwood. lockwood is well named company in australia. they provide variety of digital locks.

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Aussie141414
Mar 22, 2016 9:44 am
perthgirl16
27 January 2016
Keys - How Many combinationsKeys - How Many combinations

OMG - I shudder to think of all the tradies going through the place in the 3 years we have been building.

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perthgirl16
Jan 27, 2016 3:14 am
shazba1
5 January 2016
Crimsafe vs ClearshieldCrimsafe vs Clearshield
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I have bought Clearsheild I had to call them back to fix the front Security Screen Door as it wouldn't shut properly in the 1st year. 2 years later the front door won't…

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shazba1
Jan 05, 2016 2:21 pm
Dude78
29 December 2015
Risco Agility 3 alarmRisco Agility 3 alarm

Or can anyone recommend a similar alarm?

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Dude78
Dec 29, 2015 9:00 pm
Crazyk
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20 November 2015
Locksmith needed Melb Locksmith needed Melb

What's that post that hijacked my thread. Thanks goody I'll call them they are close

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Crazyk
Nov 20, 2015 7:38 pm
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Crazyk
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17 November 2015
Alarm or Camera surveillance??Alarm or Camera surveillance??
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Hi BE I think an on/off switch would be totally acceptable. If you have an alarm it would be good if they could integrate the two to work with the arm/disarm signals

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Crazyk
Nov 17, 2015 11:01 am
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Ausman
30 October 2015
Door bellDoor bell
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Hi Mclovin, have you given it a try or has anybody else used https://ring.com bell? The installation looks very easy and the 24/7 cloud recording for US$30 pa is cheap too.

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Ausman
Oct 30, 2015 11:46 am
VivianN
29 September 2015
Alarm Installer - Melb Northern SuburbsAlarm Installer - Melb Northern Suburbs

We used A1 Security Systems to install our alarm system and were pretty happy with the service: http://a1sec.com.au/index.htm Speak to Rob on 0403 207 008 to organise a…

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VivianN
Sep 29, 2015 11:27 am
BJ88
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26 September 2015
CCTV for Home SecurityCCTV for Home Security

Hy, Just now noticed the thread. One week before my friend was also searching for CCTV camera for his new office space and that's how we came to know about Canadian…

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BJ88
Sep 26, 2015 1:06 am
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Spottiswoode
18 August 2015
Stair safety!Stair safety!

but as a trade off I've found carpeted stairs can be more…

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Spottiswoode
Aug 18, 2015 2:43 pm
BJ88
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26 May 2015
Recommended CCTV wireless camera for homeRecommended CCTV wireless camera for home

Most wireless options are not wirelessly powered. You will have to ensure the one you are getting is battery powered otherwise the "Wireless" is false advertising.

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BJ88
May 27, 2015 12:31 am
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aussieta
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10 May 2015
Home safesHome safes

have a read of the requirements for firearms safes http://www.sspc.org.au/firearms/securing_firearms

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aussieta
May 10, 2015 1:58 pm
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Bramah
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9 May 2015
Securing keys in short term rental. Key safes?Securing keys in short term rental. Key safes?

Just to resurrect this rather old thread, while these keyboxes are very useful - they are an open invitation if obvious to the eye. If at all possible ensure that such a…

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Bramah
May 09, 2015 11:18 pm
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eliter33
12 April 2015
Upgrade NX4 Installed By BuilderUpgrade NX4 Installed By Builder

Where abouts are you located? So you are wanting the panel, installation, programming, and the ComNav card right?

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eliter33
Apr 12, 2015 5:43 pm
1960sModernistHome
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9 February 2015
Security lighting design & solar powered options?Security lighting design & solar powered options?

Solar LED sensor lights are not as good as mains powered ones...but if you're only illuminating a small area and you don't want to pay a sparky, they can do the job. I…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 09, 2015 10:43 pm
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BJ88
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5 January 2015
Security System, CCTV and IntercomSecurity System, CCTV and Intercom

It's best to pre-cable every provision possible that you may require in the future - ease of running cables is only 30% of the Reason why, lots of people end up having…

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BJ88
Jan 05, 2015 11:26 pm
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Bels
12 December 2014
IP Camera and cloud recordingIP Camera and cloud recording

Hey mate I'll shoot you a PM

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Bels
Dec 12, 2014 11:15 pm
danielsimoons
27 November 2014
Video IntercomVideo Intercom

I believe its an intercom hybrid. It is available internationally for about £120, AU$215.

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danielsimoons
Nov 27, 2014 4:36 pm
BJ88
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23 November 2014
Alarm System + IP CCTV - Moving to a 2-Storey HomeAlarm System + IP CCTV - Moving to a 2-Storey Home

Regarding IP CCTV Security cameras, Hikvision is a good choice as they have a very wide range to chose from so you can customize the setup to work with what you need to…

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BJ88
Nov 23, 2014 8:14 pm
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danielsimoons
21 November 2014
Home Alarm SystemHome Alarm System

It has a large number of modules for those system without fixed line.

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danielsimoons
Nov 21, 2014 5:46 pm
danielsimoons
17 November 2014
Gate LockGate Lock

It would be best to find safe opening locksmith services.

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danielsimoons
Nov 17, 2014 7:38 pm
danielsimoons
17 November 2014
Security screens and window cleaningSecurity screens and window cleaning

It is best if you remove first your screen and wipe it first with clear water to keep out the moist out of it.

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danielsimoons
Nov 17, 2014 7:34 pm
Edward Thirlwall
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17 November 2014
My doors come with standard push-in locksMy doors come with standard push-in locks

I think Leonardo has given some really useful security tips. We always look at things from one perspective only and tend to overlook other factors that affect us too. For…

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Edward Thirlwall
Nov 17, 2014 1:53 pm
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johncooper057
15 October 2014
fire alarm systemsfire alarm systems

One of my friends have shifted in Canberra and he worries about fire alarm system of his room. He asks me if I know who provide this service. But I don't know much more…

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johncooper057
Oct 15, 2014 3:54 pm
Crazyk
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10 October 2014
CableCable

Thanks wokwon Info is much appreciated I'll look into if I'm going to use the tamper wires

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Crazyk
Oct 10, 2014 4:55 pm
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VTL
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25 September 2014
Keyed window locks vs Reed switchesKeyed window locks vs Reed switches

I was thinking the same thing...if they really wanted to break in I doubt they will be sliding the window, more likely to break it... I was considering either glass…

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VTL
Sep 25, 2014 5:40 pm
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Berstan Homes
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16 September 2014
Front Door Handles - Pull or Lever?Front Door Handles - Pull or Lever?
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There are a couple of combinations that can be sourced. Combined lever internally and pull handle externally or pull from both sides. They both reply on a spring…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 16, 2014 11:02 am
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