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danielsimoons
danielsimoons
17 November 2014

Gate Lock

Gate Lock

It would be best to find safe opening locksmith services.

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danielsimoons
Nov 17, 2014 6:38 pm
danielsimoons
danielsimoons
17 November 2014

Security screens and window cleaning

Security 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 6:34 pm
Edward Thirlwall
Edward Thirlwall
17 November 2014

My doors come with standard push-in locks

My 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 12:53 pm
Edward Thirlwall
johncooper057
johncooper057
15 October 2014

fire alarm systems

fire 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 2:54 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
10 October 2014

Cable

Cable

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 3:55 pm
Crazyk
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 4:40 pm
VTL
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
16 September 2014

Front Door Handles - Pull or Lever?

Front Door Handles - Pull or Lever?
1, 2

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 10:02 am
Berstan Homes
Adam.M
Adam.M
26 August 2014

looking for an alarm instalation recomendation - w.sub melb

looking for an alarm instalation recomendation - w.sub melb

I have used and recommended http://www.avicsecurity.com.au/ Fully insured and have all the security clearances to install alarms.

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Adam.M
Aug 26, 2014 10:22 am
bpratt
bpratt
4 August 2014

Security Grills & Crimsafe

Security Grills & Crimsafe

The Crimsafe brand whilst great, is quite expensive. If you do the front in Crimsafe brand, then the sides and back in something a little bit different, I don't think it…

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bpratt
Aug 04, 2014 8:59 am
paulw11
paulw11
31 January 2014

pet imune pir from china

pet imune pir from china

Bosch detectors are highly regarded. <a href="http://www.ctccommunications.com.au/bosch-blue-line-tritech-pir-microwave-detector-ism-bld1-p-pet-friendly.html">These</a>…

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paulw11
Jan 31, 2014 11:29 am
homebobby
homebobby
20 January 2014

Alarm System - Monitored or Other?

Alarm System - Monitored or Other?
1, 2

I had a Ness alarm system installed in my home some time ago, the system itself has been great, but the security companies who offer a monitoring service can vary a LOT.…

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homebobby
Jan 20, 2014 3:16 pm
tezzab
tezzab
7 December 2013

Security doors and alarm systems

Security doors and alarm systems

For a budget alarm system you could investigate a Chuango G5. Without plugging companies, there are at least 2 suppliers. Cheap, but versatile, in that the Detectors are…

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tezzab
Dec 06, 2013 11:26 pm
tezzab
Tom_5
Tom_5
28 November 2013

Is this a good deal?

Is this a good deal?

This exactly depend upon your expectations!

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Tom_5
Nov 28, 2013 4:32 pm
Reno_girl
Reno_girl
6 October 2013

Help with Door video intercoms

Help with Door video intercoms

Sorry for late reply Jaymak and Maximus but I have left the door intercom thought for the moment. I did contact the company that sells Futuro and they said that the gate…

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Reno_girl
Oct 06, 2013 10:32 pm
building-expert
building-expert
24 September 2013

Snake Deterrents ?

Snake Deterrents ?
1, 2, 3

Apparently the new compression bandages are designed so the web of the bandage (the pattern made by the interlocking threads, i hope that…

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building-expert
Sep 24, 2013 2:20 pm
building-expert
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 September 2013

Home alarm from Aliexpress

Home alarm from Aliexpress

Just make sure you buy from a seller with good buyer feedback!

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Adam.M
Sep 12, 2013 12:23 pm
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
10 July 2013

Security system: wireless or wired?

Security system: wireless or wired?
1, 2

Thanks ill check with builder during electrical appointment. I just want to make sure that it should be alarmed downstairs when all would be in…

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Ca6leguy
Jul 10, 2013 4:51 pm
paulw11
paulw11
1 May 2013

Licence required to install Alarm system?

Licence required to install Alarm system?

In most (all?) states you need a security license to install alarms - this is an issue of consumer protection, to prevent criminals and the like from operating in the…

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paulw11
May 01, 2013 7:29 am
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 1:01 pm
rosewood
rosewood
12 March 2013

Stolen hot water system. Security ideas?

Stolen hot water system. Security ideas?
1, 2

so its obvious that trades are pinching them is it ! I would suggest that its just jerks that are selling them in pubs & not for any particular job at all. There are…

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rosewood
Mar 12, 2013 9:24 pm
rosewood
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 7:13 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 February 2013

Audio / Visual Door Bell and Lock Gate

Audio / Visual Door Bell and Lock Gate

Bunnings have a great wifi bell with a number of "ringers" - place one in house - one on alfresco.. You could put the button on the gate I guess. Also got video types. …

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Saint Mike
Feb 10, 2013 9:47 am
Saint Mike
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 8:16 pm

Sure there is: A…

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akashra
Jan 01, 2013 3:19 pm
JagSRK
JagSRK
20 December 2012

Please recommend a smart looking video door inercom

Please recommend a smart looking video door inercom

Hi Everyone, I recently come across this door intercom called DoorBot with lot of features. this is product is still in making.

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JagSRK
Dec 20, 2012 12:32 pm
read1
read1
11 December 2012

Wireless home alarms

Wireless home alarms

Where would you recommend to get some wireless alarms in SE Melbourne?

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read1
Dec 11, 2012 9:05 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 December 2012

Security door on front of new house - how to choose?

Security door on front of new house - how to choose?

They can get in no matter what you do - but amplimesh etc is good IMO. Especially if you like to sleep with a door/window open to allow air to flow. The extra piece of…

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Saint Mike
Dec 09, 2012 9:10 am
Saint Mike
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
6 December 2012

Crimsafe in Brisbane

Crimsafe in Brisbane

We are getting our crimsafe screens from Outlook.

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MalinViktoria
Dec 06, 2012 4:56 pm
MalinViktoria
MR2
MR2
2 December 2012

Recommend a CCTV System to me - 4 Cameras ?

Recommend a CCTV System to me - 4 Cameras ?

a few basics... you need to start with the infrastructure, all Security systems are now IP based (no more coax) so you'll essentially be running cat 5 to each camera, I…

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MR2
Dec 02, 2012 6:24 pm
MR2
MR2
MR2
2 December 2012

Security camera that streams over the internet

Security camera that streams over the internet
1, 2

For everyone still looking into this, can I suggest this thread: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... ?t=1713089 it covers pretty much exactly what most people…

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MR2
Dec 02, 2012 6:04 pm
MR2
iDarren
iDarren
26 November 2012

Setting up security cams - legal advice sought - Victoria

Setting up security cams - legal advice sought - Victoria

In short you cannot legally record audio or visual activity of a private activity that you are not involved in. It would be debatable on…

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iDarren
Nov 26, 2012 9:56 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
25 November 2012

Home Alarm System

Home Alarm System

Where is your place? Is it a high crime area? I wouldnt worry about it too much. Spend the money on a front fence and gate so that it makes it harder for potential crooks…

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mynameisjonas
Nov 25, 2012 10:50 pm
shai
shai
29 October 2012

Anyone who has experience w/ Insec Security in Melbourne?

Anyone who has experience w/ Insec Security in Melbourne?

Last week they have started work so hopefully this week i will see some work on site may be they will start slab. your house is looking almost complete..when you are…

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shai
Oct 29, 2012 8:41 am
kjbt
kjbt
15 October 2012

Alarm System

Alarm System

I was after a multi-camera system, with good quality cameras/playback, with sensor alerts and the ability to specify which cameras record, when they record, and recording…

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kjbt
Oct 15, 2012 6:37 pm
paulw11
paulw11
6 October 2012

Ness M1 Gold Security Installer in Melbourne

Ness M1 Gold Security Installer in Melbourne

As I installed it myself I was able to source the unit myself. I saved quite a bit by importing an Elk M1 (exactly the same beast) and keypads from the U.S. try

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paulw11
Oct 06, 2012 7:59 pm
Narangba
Narangba
28 September 2012

Panther protect security doors

Panther protect security doors

Good Day, I work for Panther Protect. Thank you for considering Panther Protect. For security screen / mesh doors and windows, the differentiating factors are how the…

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Narangba
Sep 28, 2012 8:53 am
esjl2809
esjl2809
10 August 2012

Buying PIR's from the UK and alarm monitoring, and good?

Buying PIR's from the UK and alarm monitoring, and good?

Hi everyone, I am in the process of upgrading my alarm system as going abroad real soon. As I am strictly working to budget, most of the hardware for the alarm is…

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esjl2809
Aug 10, 2012 5:51 pm
paulw11
paulw11
23 July 2012

PIR or roller garage reed??

PIR or roller garage reed??

Hi I have both, but if you had to choose one I would go for the reed. The PIR is set up as a "follower" zone - this means if it triggers after an entry zone (the door)…

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paulw11
Jul 23, 2012 11:08 pm
stormjr
stormjr
23 July 2012

Cats, their claws & metal security flyscreens (eg Crimsafe)

Cats, their claws & metal security flyscreens (eg Crimsafe)

The problem you may find is if it is a metal screen for bushfire reasons then I think the openings are not allowed to be larger than 3mm! Inherently a cat can scratch and…

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stormjr
Jul 23, 2012 2:33 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 6:55 am
nrh157
esjl2809
esjl2809
18 July 2012

upgrading hills networx nx4 to either hills reliance nx8/12

upgrading hills networx nx4 to either hills reliance nx8/12

Hi Paulw11 and tubbyM, thanks for your kind feedback. To TubbyM, if I am not a tradesperson, can purchase be made directly from DAS? I am looking at purchasing a nx12…

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esjl2809
Jul 18, 2012 1:23 am
dale3204
dale3204
8 July 2012

Reduce Household Fires

Reduce Household Fires

Fire safety is basically being alert and informed about all kinds of hazards. If you are diligent about safety and encourage everyone in the house to pay attention to…

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dale3204
Jul 08, 2012 4:14 pm
paulw11
paulw11
18 June 2012

Alarm cabling basics?

Alarm cabling basics?

Hi Firstly, in Australia if you intend to connect your alarm to the telephone network then all cabling must be installed by an ACMA registered cabler. Theoretically, if…

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paulw11
Jun 18, 2012 12:10 pm
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 1:42 pm
jameskrd
jameskrd
17 May 2012

Security alarm installer

Security alarm installer

Hello, Looking to install a security system to my house in Mernda. Those who already installed or know some good installer give contact details please.(if possible model…

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jameskrd
May 17, 2012 10:32 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 12:33 pm
Databoom
Databoom
13 May 2012

I Want To Install An Alarm But Dont Know Where To Start

I Want To Install An Alarm But Dont Know Where To Start

Hi, Im moving into my first Australian home very soon and want to install an alarm. The house is already built and is approx 5 years old. I…

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Databoom
May 13, 2012 1:23 pm
Databoom
Databoom
13 May 2012

Fire Refuge/Wine Cellar

Fire Refuge/Wine Cellar

We are looking to build a custom design home in the Perth Hills near a national park and…

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Databoom
May 13, 2012 12:58 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 8:24 pm
Broom
Broom
27 March 2012

home alarm: That talks?

home alarm: That talks?

Our "Hills" alarm talks to us. Doesn't say anything such as "intruder alert" but it talks as you are making different settings, reads out the menu & it says if you are…

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Broom
Mar 27, 2012 4:32 pm
Broom


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