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chrisbon
chrisbon
13 October

How to improve the home security?

How to improve the home security?

Smart Home Security is the thing. You can protect, control and monitor your home through your mobile phone. You can arm/disarm the alarm system, get alerts and…

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chrisbon
Oct 13, 2017 12:29 pm
chrisbon
chrisbon
27 September

Home security system recommendations

Home security system recommendations

Ness Wireless Alarms are really good. The batteries are claimed to last for 7-8 years. I bought Ness Alarms through Harvey Norman Security and i am not having any issues with it

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chrisbon
Sep 27, 2017 1:54 pm
chrisbon
chrisbon
27 September

Back to base alarm systems - conversion to NBN

Back to base alarm systems - conversion to NBN

Yes, GSM Unit requires a sim card but end user need not to maintain it. The security companies provide and maintain it if you are back to base monitoring customer and you…

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chrisbon
Sep 27, 2017 1:48 pm
alivesey
alivesey
27 September

Wireless vs Wired home alarms?

Wireless vs Wired home alarms?

Hardwired is always better No batteries to change, no range issues Use a security installer not an electrician, security installers need to be licensed in most states,…

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alivesey
Sep 27, 2017 9:48 am
chrisbon
chrisbon
26 September

Did you leave your garage door open?

Did you leave your garage door open?

Security systems have made lives quite easy now. You can check the garage door from your smart phone. Open/close it from mobile.You can check the lights, check if you left…

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chrisbon
Sep 26, 2017 12:10 pm
aimeusdietger
aimeusdietger
16 August

Digital Door Locks

Digital Door Locks

When purchasing safety products or electronic products in general it's always safer to stick to known brands for starters. I also go for brands that are easily…

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aimeusdietger
Aug 16, 2017 10:33 pm
syautd
syautd
4 July

Question on alarm system

Question on alarm system

Yes, it seems like program zone issues.

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syautd
Jul 04, 2017 7:27 pm
syautd
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syautd
Jun 30, 2017 12:00 pm
syautd

Stair safety!

Stair safety!

Check that any supporting structures for your stairs such as railings or handrails are held firmly in place. Then check the main structure, the risers, and the treads to…

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theclaudiabeck
Jun 22, 2017 9:42 pm
bashworth
bashworth
10 June

Patio Bolts and Home Contents Insurance

Patio Bolts and Home Contents Insurance

There are a lot of patio doors, and sliding windows, that can be easily lifted out even when locked. Bolts are one solution. Another is to fix a timber packer over the…

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bashworth
Jun 10, 2017 9:18 pm
bashworth
Obi.Wan
Obi.Wan
9 June

Two way voice

Two way voice

What would be a reliable home-to-base service in Melbourne?

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Obi.Wan
Jun 09, 2017 10:27 am
Obi.Wan

How secure are awning windows?

How secure are awning windows?

Hey, Not really. It is a 60 cm high window. It looks like I will have to get creative :).

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gaweleczek
May 16, 2017 10:56 pm
Jordann
Jordann
30 April

Security film - anyone used it?

Security film - anyone used it?

Did anyone end up getting a quote for this?

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Jordann
Apr 30, 2017 10:45 am
Jordann
Sitting_Duck
Sitting_Duck
25 April

Double Front Door

Double Front Door

Hey, My home has just pasted the 6 ½ years old mark & has surprisingly aged well apart from the builders front double doors (painted solid MDF). I don’t feel…

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Sitting_Duck
Apr 25, 2017 8:51 pm
scubabe
scubabe
23 February

Latest recommendations on wireless cameras

Latest 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
scubabe
trayracer
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
lghulm
10 January

Alarm company recommendations PERTH

Alarm 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
olya
9 January

Which Home Alarm system?

Which Home Alarm system?
1, 2

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
CameronRobertson
JackT
JackT
6 December 2016

Window shutters

Window 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
JackT
tomc
tomc
13 November 2016

Garage gutter overflow.

Garage gutter overflow.

You should seal it perfectly.

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tomc
Nov 13, 2016 12:52 pm
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syautd
Nov 07, 2016 1:58 pm
syautd
Slattery2
Slattery2
9 October 2016

IP CCTV system recommendations

IP CCTV system recommendations
1 ... 7, 8, 9

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
renoauction
16 September 2016

How to make my place more secure at night

How to make my place more secure at night
1, 2

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
syautd
5 September 2016

Home security system

Home security system
1, 2

Ok, can not commend too much. Feel happy is enough.:-D

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syautd
Sep 05, 2016 6:25 pm
syautd
bpratt
bpratt
2 September 2016

Carbon Monoxide detecter

Carbon 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
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
18 August 2016

Alarm installer in Brisbane

Alarm installer in Brisbane

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

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gaweleczek
Aug 18, 2016 2:27 am
syautd
syautd
29 July 2016

Security system or security screens

Security 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
syautd
jhiace
jhiace
21 July 2016

Pacom, Bosch or Samsung CCTV

Pacom, 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
Yu888
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
Yu888
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
27 January 2016

Keys - How Many combinations

Keys - 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
shazba1
5 January 2016

Crimsafe vs Clearshield

Crimsafe vs Clearshield
1, 2, 3

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
Dude78
29 December 2015

Risco Agility 3 alarm

Risco Agility 3 alarm

Or can anyone recommend a similar alarm?

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Dude78
Dec 29, 2015 9:00 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
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
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 November 2015

Alarm or Camera surveillance??

Alarm or Camera surveillance??
1, 2

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
Crazyk
Ausman
Ausman
30 October 2015

Door bell

Door bell
1, 2

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
VivianN
29 September 2015

Alarm Installer - Melb Northern Suburbs

Alarm 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
BJ88
26 September 2015

CCTV for Home Security

CCTV 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
BJ88
aussieta
aussieta
10 May 2015

Home safes

Home 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
aussieta
Bramah
Bramah
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
Bramah
eliter33
eliter33
12 April 2015

Upgrade NX4 Installed By Builder

Upgrade 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
1960sModernistHome
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
1960sModernistHome
BJ88
BJ88
5 January 2015

Security System, CCTV and Intercom

Security 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
BJ88
Bels
Bels
12 December 2014

IP Camera and cloud recording

IP Camera and cloud recording

Hey mate I'll shoot you a PM

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

Video Intercom

Video 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
BJ88
23 November 2014

Alarm System + IP CCTV - Moving to a 2-Storey Home

Alarm 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
BJ88
danielsimoons
danielsimoons
21 November 2014

Home Alarm System

Home 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


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