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Really appreciate this thread. Have seen a lot of threads about this stuff but all the recommendations are spread across countless posts so to have them all in one place with some example links is really helpful.

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Davws wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:23 am
So much for the UK in 2019. We're living those post-apocalypse films we used to watch.
Pretty much, yep.

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Uncle Tupelo wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:45 pm
Good list, but I don't think solar security lights are a great idea; in my experience, they aren't very bright.
I have to agree, I wouldnt get another solar security light.

Not only are they too dim to be of much use (unless you live in the back of beyond, and never see the moon), but also the batterys in the one I had froze over winter. I couldnt figure out why it wasnt working, but then worked when I took it down and tried to diagnose in the house. Three months of the year it was pointless, and the other nine it was almost pointless.

Bright allows cctv to see, and discourages amateurs as they become visible to passers-by (and neighbours notice the light coming on). Dim is more beneficial to them, as they can see what they are doing better, but nobody else notices the light coming on.

A fused spur is worth the effort to wire a proper light in.
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Can anyone recommend a decent burglar alarm system? Ideally wireless so I don’t have to chase wires in everywhere.

Thanks
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Power master 10 /30 is what alarm fitters use round here

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Peter9588 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Can anyone recommend a decent burglar alarm system? Ideally wireless so I don’t have to chase wires in everywhere.

Thanks
If you want monitored, then ADT or Verisure. Monitoring cranks the price right up though.

If you don't want monitored then take a look at the Nest system, get's good reviews and will send notifications to your phone for triggers. I'm not sure whether it's launched in the UK yet though, it was planned for last year if I recall correctly.
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Peter9588 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Can anyone recommend a decent burglar alarm system? Ideally wireless so I don’t have to chase wires in everywhere.

Thanks
I was recommended texecom buy at least 5 fitters so i got one installed british made been around a while and well built.
not one installer recommended wireless ....
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Visonic - part of Tyco / ADT https://www.visonic.com/Data/Uploads/Po ... r_View.pdf

Not Fischer Price Yale stuff :)
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ninja_geezer wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Peter9588 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Can anyone recommend a decent burglar alarm system? Ideally wireless so I don’t have to chase wires in everywhere.

Thanks
I was recommended texecom buy at least 5 fitters so i got one installed british made been around a while and well built.
not one installer recommended wireless ....
I’ve install four or five Texecom wired systems for myself and friends. Never had a single problem with any of them other than the lead acid battery failing after a few years which is normal and a £10 fix.

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I have a texecom system. Can be set up yourself but complicated for the first time user. Very very versatile & can add all sorts of stuff to it. Smoke alarm, water/flood sensors, pir, phone app, desktop app, break windows, great support, etc. etc. & uses a mesh network if u use the wireless system.
Peter9588 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Can anyone recommend a decent burglar alarm system? Ideally wireless so I don’t have to chase wires in everywhere.

Thanks
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