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GLO
GLO
29 September 2018

Home Security Camera options

Home Security Camera options

10 months on, how is everyone’s system doing? Any changes or new hardware ? Anyone looping it into Control4 as one example?

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GLO
Sep 29, 2018 8:28 pm
WilsonB
WilsonB
17 September 2018

Recommend the BEST home security services in SYDNEY?

Recommend the BEST home security services in SYDNEY?

Hey Sam, Thank you for responding. My concern is about lock system. Yes, they deal with locks. And I am sorry for not pointing out the main search term on the post. Hope…

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WilsonB
Sep 17, 2018 2:54 am
Techsmax
Techsmax
2 January 2018

Home security system recommendations

Home security system recommendations

In , you can use motion sensor, wireless siren, smart sensor. This device help to alert owners in case of a security breach or…

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Techsmax
Jan 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Techsmax
chrisbon
chrisbon
26 September 2017

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
bashworth
bashworth
10 June 2017

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
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
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
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
VTL
VTL
25 September 2014

Keyed window locks vs Reed switches

Keyed 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
VTL
Lilac
Lilac
13 March 2013

STAINLESS STEEL OR ALUMINIUM

STAINLESS STEEL OR ALUMINIUM

Oh thanks Ed. Ok then, we can get SS for $50 per window. I believe SS costs more than aluminium and the cheapest Alum window quote was $55 and ranged up to $70, so we'll…

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Lilac
Mar 13, 2013 2:01 pm
spottie
spottie
22 February 2013

Some advice needed in regard to alarm system for new home

Some advice needed in regard to alarm system for new home

Well we won't be having evap cooling - we are in NSW and its not really the norm here. About 50% of our windows are awning windows, so I don't even know if reed switches…

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spottie
Feb 22, 2013 8:13 pm
jazzy_
jazzy_
14 January 2013

Recommend an Audio Intercom

Recommend an Audio Intercom

Thanks rocketship! We did consider the video intercom, but it's really not necessary for us. I will take a look at the PSA ones. Cheers

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jazzy_
Jan 14, 2013 9:16 pm
nrh157
nrh157
20 July 2012

swann video intercoms - anyone used them before?

swann video intercoms - anyone used them before?

We have a Swann in our home, different model though. We bought it early on during build, snuck onto site before sheeting went up & laid the cable from front door area…

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nrh157
Jul 20, 2012 7:55 am
nrh157
Natalie_Moore
Natalie_Moore
15 June 2012

Security screens

Security screens

It probably isnt available because that kind of installation would not pass Australian Standards and could not be called a security product, therefore there is no market for it.

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Natalie_Moore
Jun 15, 2012 2:42 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
16 May 2012

simple video intercom systems, where in sydney

simple video intercom systems, where in sydney

House is built and is single story... so running the wires though the roof shouldnt be too hard. The only hard thing is the video door bell which needs to mount to the…

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NEWLYWEDS
May 16, 2012 1:33 pm
dvestate
dvestate
15 April 2012

Fence lock that can open from both side

Fence lock that can open from both side

Had the d&d one for 4 years and there is nothing wrong with it, same condition as when it was installed and easy to install and use 2

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dvestate
Apr 15, 2012 9:24 pm
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Raleighfarm
Dec 21, 2011 2:07 pm
Raleighfarm
Databoom
Databoom
10 February 2011

Bushfire areas - water tanks

Bushfire areas - water tanks

we have to have 225000L, the best place to locate it (if you are using it to supply water to the house) is level with the house that way the pump can be a smaller one…

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Databoom
Feb 10, 2011 1:05 pm
buzz
buzz
18 June 2009

Home Security system advice please

Home Security system advice please

Thanks guys for the replies! Still researching what's available, but I 've learnt more in the last couple of days. Definitely after a perimeter system that has sensors on…

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buzz
Jun 18, 2009 3:18 pm
buzz

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