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Ed Perry
Ed Perry
22 April 2007

Security Checklist

Security Checklist

I'm thinking of uPVC windows in a Georgian style. The security aspect is of concern to me in windows though.. Does anyone know whether the wide lattice of…

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Ed Perry
Apr 22, 2007 9:06 am
Ed Perry
Bigpete
Bigpete
1 May 2007

Home Security Alarms

Home Security Alarms

No problem Devank, If you need and more info just ask and i will answer any question you may have. Bigpete

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Bigpete
May 01, 2007 5:11 pm
DuckyQuackQuack
DuckyQuackQuack
20 July 2007

Security Screen Doors

Security Screen Doors

Had dealings with Timbarra in the last few years and would suggest you consider other suppliers also Dqq

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DuckyQuackQuack
Jul 20, 2007 8:14 am
DuckyQuackQuack
VJ
VJ
2 October 2007

Install security system by builder or after handover?

Install security system by builder or after handover?

Yes, that was (notification) the only difference, according to them. We went for that model and so extra $1650 in the contract :roll: .

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VJ
Oct 02, 2007 10:07 pm
VJ
natbut
natbut
29 January 2008

Intercom System

Intercom System

I feel a bit ripped off now. I'm getting one installed and it's costing me $1500 fully installed. Although, I must admit the companies been a pleasure to deal with…

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natbut
Jan 29, 2008 12:13 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 March 2008

Window locks

Window locks

It's part of thre house. Get the builder to pay for them. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Mar 05, 2008 9:52 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 March 2008

Simple security

Simple security

Keyed alike (to the deadlocks) window locks are so much more convenient. We have just 1 key that does all the locks, screen doors, windows, patio bolts on…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 25, 2008 9:00 pm
Yak_Chat
commodorenut
commodorenut
8 May 2008

Operator's manual

Operator's manual

With all these questions, I'm thinking somebody has a TAFE or uni exam or assignment that they haven't studied for?

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commodorenut
May 08, 2008 11:01 am
commodorenut
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 May 2008

Remote alarm systems

Remote alarm systems

They'll be using wireless to talk to the sensors, which will still need to have power to them. Never used them - but personally I'd be running a few wires. You don't need…

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Yak_Chat
May 19, 2008 10:01 pm
Yak_Chat
sirgoat
sirgoat
6 June 2008

How do security doors actually work!?

How do security doors actually work!?

smashing glass isn't a quiet and also more risky and messy than just forcing a door jamb in. Half the time people have shit $50 bunnings latches screwed in with like 25mm…

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sirgoat
Jun 06, 2008 10:03 pm
amalner
amalner
23 June 2008

Selecting Security Alarm Provider

Selecting Security Alarm Provider

Hi All, I am about to move in my new house in Craigieburn, I want to install a security alarm. Does anyone know better/less expensive company to install in that…

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amalner
Jun 23, 2008 12:27 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
24 June 2008

Interesting link....

Interesting link....

Thanks for the link! I guess 1 burglary for every 224 homes per year is pretty good where we live! I saw the 224 and thought it was really bad :shock: before seeing what the…

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vanderlay
Jun 24, 2008 9:29 am
vanderlay
_Al_
_Al_
8 August 2008

Home Fire Sprinklers?

Home Fire Sprinklers?

Ever seen one go off when it's been accidentally hit with a ladder? If you had, you would not put one in your…

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_Al_
Aug 08, 2008 8:31 pm
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
8 August 2008

Should I change my locks after a reno?

Should I change my locks after a reno?

I would and will on the established house we bought. I would after a major reno. On the existing place we didn't because of the "builders…

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Kevin Brown
Aug 08, 2008 11:07 pm
Kevin Brown
DeeElle
DeeElle
18 August 2008

Alarm post handover

Alarm post handover

There are always wireless alarms which are meant to be just as good!

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DeeElle
Aug 18, 2008 9:24 pm
DeeElle
Timbacare
Timbacare
23 August 2008

Appreciate advice on security surveillance companies

Appreciate advice on security surveillance companies

Coast Com are good!! Had a friend working with them a few years back. Well orginised & very proffesional. At that stage, they had a guy working for them who used to…

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Timbacare
Aug 23, 2008 12:24 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 September 2008

dual-path home security systems

dual-path home security systems

basically they have a mobile phone system in them as well so if the landline does not dial, they system tries todial out using the mobile phone that is built into it.

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Yak_Chat
Sep 30, 2008 12:27 am
Yak_Chat
grandslam
grandslam
16 October 2008

Security mesch or screens

Security mesch or screens

depends on the kind of window. We have some highlight windows which we were not to concerned about security wise due to there height. We however had some full height…

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grandslam
Oct 16, 2008 4:46 pm
krishnan1404
krishnan1404
5 November 2008

Security System Servicing and Maintenence

Security System Servicing and Maintenence

Hi, Can anyone recommend a Security System Servicing and Maintenence company who services the Point Cook area? I purchased a home there recently and would like the…

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krishnan1404
Nov 05, 2008 4:08 pm
Zodie
Zodie
12 December 2008

Door Release Mechanism - Secure ?.

Door Release Mechanism - Secure ?.

Hi, you would need to find out exactly what brand, model and type of 'door release mechanism' you are getting installed but as a guide if it is the 'electric strike' type…

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Zodie
Dec 12, 2008 7:10 pm
nh
nh
29 January 2009

alarm system

alarm system

hey, we are using Bosch ultimate 880, but we're not up to that stage yet, but would like to hear from other people nh

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nh
Jan 29, 2009 2:32 pm
Wanna
Wanna
29 January 2009

Home Security Alarm

Home Security Alarm

That's the same system we're getting so I'll be interested in any replies here too. I've only got a brochure to go on.

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Wanna
Jan 29, 2009 4:04 pm
jembsb
jembsb
5 February 2009

Videoman Futuro

Videoman Futuro

Hi all Thought I'd share this product with those that may be interested in doorphone/intercomms for their home. I got the following installed while we were…

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jembsb
Feb 05, 2009 3:36 pm
donuts
donuts
9 February 2009

Formulating a house fire and bushfire plan.

Formulating a house fire and bushfire plan.

Thanks for the links Jo. Before this tragic event my fire plan was along the lines of - grab the kids and run. But now I will put a bit more thought into it!

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donuts
Feb 09, 2009 2:50 pm
donuts
da68za
da68za
10 February 2009

how about installing a safe at home?

how about installing a safe at home?

If you live in sydney http://www.cmisafe.com.au/security_cabinets.htm try these guys ...We bought a 1C safe of them years ago and will be…

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da68za
Feb 10, 2009 4:13 am
da68za
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
15 February 2009

brand new smoke detector faulty??

brand new smoke detector faulty??

A few things can set them off. They should have had a dust jacket on them when you moved in. If it was removed them who knows how long its been exposed to dust and…

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The Data Guys
Feb 15, 2009 11:30 am
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
15 February 2009

Fuse board

Fuse board

I'm not sure what state your in but in NSW it is mandatory for all rental properties to have a safety switch. Any sparky can install a safety switch for around $150 but…

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The Data Guys
Feb 15, 2009 12:05 pm
The Data Guys
Falconbrook
Falconbrook
17 February 2009

Safer living car reversing sensors

Safer living car reversing sensors

Hi kexkez I have just ordered one. Was at the Mount Hospital yesterday where you have to reverse park into very small bays so this Sensor will be handy for that type of…

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Falconbrook
Feb 17, 2009 5:24 pm
kexkez
kexkez
21 February 2009

Fire shelters

Fire shelters

Someone was talking agbout these before. i came across this site on ebay. basic shelter is 4,400 Victorian…

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kexkez
Feb 21, 2009 11:03 am
kexkez
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
14 March 2009

swann monitoring system

swann monitoring system

You get what you pay for. I bought a $300 camera with a Sony CCD which is very clear, but daytime only. I bought a $95 Sharp CCD night vision vandal proof camera of…

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The Data Guys
Mar 14, 2009 7:06 am
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
19 March 2009

New Fuse Board/Safety Switch - Electrician Advice needed

New Fuse Board/Safety Switch - Electrician Advice needed

Sounds like you may need a re-wire. If you need a re-wire, you can get a ballpark idea by adding up all the power points and light fittings and then allow $100 per…

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The Data Guys
Mar 19, 2009 3:14 pm
The Data Guys
saffie
saffie
1 April 2009

Security of Aluminium Windows & Doors

Security of Aluminium Windows & Doors
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We ve been quoted $3500 to have the Jasons windows AAA package instead of amplimesh security screens to all windows, bar the sliding doors which we will have screens…

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saffie
Apr 01, 2009 3:38 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
13 April 2009

Home alarm providers in Adelaide - any recommendations?

Home alarm providers in Adelaide - any recommendations?

Hi all, Can anyone recommend any home security alarm providers in Adelaide? We will be starting our building process in the next few months (hopefully) and we wanted to…

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purpleninja
Apr 13, 2009 10:00 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
17 April 2009

Video intercom for $800

Video intercom for $800

kikin, Is that colour or black and white? We were quoted $558 for BW and wait for it $1240 for colour

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ozzroo
Apr 17, 2009 2:21 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
26 April 2009

Anyone know when alarms are installed new homes?

Anyone know when alarms are installed new homes?

Is there any benefit in installing the alarm system during the build as opposed to after you move into the home? Apart from not having the alarm for when you move in I mean.

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purpleninja
Apr 26, 2009 4:44 pm
phantomburner
phantomburner
6 May 2009

Video Intercom Systems

Video Intercom Systems

Thats some really good info HellDad, I was wondering what the "4" stood for. Anyway, I had a sparky today give me a quote of $1400 to wire up and install the Futuro…

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phantomburner
May 06, 2009 12:56 am
phantomburner
Miglas Windows
Miglas Windows
19 May 2009

security for bi-fold doors

security for bi-fold doors

Dear Reaver, I can just agree with windowexpert. That's why multi-point locking will become standard in the next few years (OK probably more 15 years). There are a few…

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Miglas Windows
May 19, 2009 3:43 pm
Miglas Windows
Vascariz
Vascariz
22 May 2009

Surge Filter or Surge Diverter at Mainboard? Noise Filter?

Surge Filter or Surge Diverter at Mainboard? Noise Filter?

I am getting a new switchboard installed at my house and was interested in getting some surge protection at the board. However, I am confused about the distinction…

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Vascariz
May 22, 2009 1:58 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
24 May 2009

Laundry chute - handle???

Laundry chute - handle???

It is a straight vertical drop. In the cupboard on the top level they have built it up 1.2m. So thinking of putting…

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purpleninja
May 24, 2009 9:29 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
27 May 2009

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
1, 2

Dear Purpleninja, the system we prefer is only working when your finger is actually on your hand (body temperature required). If you…

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purpleninja
May 27, 2009 1:39 pm
fruitty
fruitty
27 May 2009

Paradox 1738 alarm

Paradox 1738 alarm

Anyone here have a Paradox (model 1738) alarm system? This is what the big H uses. We've been quoted $1219 builder for it with 16 zones 4 detector, 1 keypad & power…

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fruitty
May 27, 2009 10:42 pm
fruitty
Vascariz
Vascariz
1 June 2009

Moving fuse box indoors - Advice needed PLEASE!

Moving fuse box indoors - Advice needed PLEASE!

please don't move your electric fuse box. You will have to have a qualified electrician to help. Think about it. You have the main coming in…

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Vascariz
Jun 01, 2009 12:00 pm
Ninga
Ninga
16 June 2009

Security System Domestic Dialling Help?

Security System Domestic Dialling Help?

Hi guys, Does anyone here work with DSC security systems or install them?? I've had one installed by NRMA for me, and because they don't support the system dialling your…

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Ninga
Jun 16, 2009 1:43 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 2:18 pm
buzz
archangelAU
archangelAU
20 July 2009

Recommend Home alarm system installer sydenham/taylors lakes

Recommend Home alarm system installer sydenham/taylors lakes

Hi, Anyone live in or nearby these suburbs that can recommended a resonably priced home alarm system installer? If so could you please list or pm the details of what you…

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archangelAU
Jul 20, 2009 1:45 pm
mohit
mohit
13 August 2009

Wireless Video Intercom

Wireless Video Intercom

sparkycarla, are yous ure about the barnd? I googled it, but it is not coming up with anything apart from cameras...

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mohit
Aug 13, 2009 8:30 am
kristo
kristo
17 August 2009

Hot Water System Security

Hot Water System Security
1, 2

I believe that ought to read, 'two large, ugly, mean, mongrel dogs'. my mother had two full-grown Samoyeds…

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kristo
Aug 17, 2009 11:14 pm

a bright idea, why aren't there more like this... the BRK 100S with the strobe light was discontinued, and replaced with the SL177, which is a hard-wired addon to their…

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kristo
Aug 18, 2009 12:34 am


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