Break-ins common in new builds?

Post reply   Start new thread
:: New - Old :: Old - New

Pages: Previous | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | ... | Next |

Forum home :: Latest threads :: Search forums
The Comments
06 Feb 2007 00:01 by Smiley Star rating in San Pedro de Alcanta.... 2502 posts Send private message

Smiley´s avatar
YOu could flog it to the blokes who nicked the airbags - if it blos things up like that they wouldnt need them - just carry a tube of the facial wash much more discreet - oy oy weve gotta watch out for this Tinasolera - very dodgy piece of work

_______________________

Smiley - patrick@marbellamortgages.com  www.marbellamortgages.com   www.comparetravelcash.co.uk




Like 0      
06 Feb 2007 08:05 by JeansSis Star rating. 2376 posts Send private message

JeansSis´s avatar


This message was last edited by JeansSis on 5/16/2007.



Like 0      
06 Feb 2007 08:39 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar

Yeah... watch out for tinasolera what appears to be an innocent bottle of johnson & Johnson facewash in her pocket is really a bottle of concentrated acid designed to melt even the thickest of iron bars. You can even chuck it on your face for that Friday 13th complexion look.

 


_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
10 Feb 2007 20:56 by Roberto Star rating in Torremolinos. 4536 posts Send private message

Roberto´s avatar

Suggested sign for posting in your community:

And don't forget to protect your car also:


_______________________

 

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please"

Mark Twain

 

 

 




Like 0      
11 Feb 2007 00:44 by san miguel Star rating. 288 posts Send private message

san miguel´s avatar



This message was last edited by san miguel on 3/19/2007.

_______________________

 STOP CYBER-BULLYING 

 AND PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH




Like 0      
12 Feb 2007 18:39 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar

Did any one see the table in the Daily Mail regarding burglaries across countries in Europe?

Well Britain was right up there with a high burglary rate and Spain didnt even make it onto the table. So thats got to be good news... hasn't it?

Tina

 


_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
12 Feb 2007 22:21 by JeansSis Star rating. 2376 posts Send private message

JeansSis´s avatar


This message was last edited by JeansSis on 5/16/2007.



Like 0      
12 Feb 2007 22:45 by san miguel Star rating. 288 posts Send private message

san miguel´s avatar


This message was last edited by san miguel on 3/19/2007.

_______________________

 STOP CYBER-BULLYING 

 AND PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH




Like 0      
25 Feb 2007 20:18 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar



This message was last edited by tinasolera on 2/25/2007.

_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
25 Feb 2007 20:18 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar

Hi Jeansis

Glad to see the burglars have gone quiet. Does that mean we can now leave our doors open whilst we go to the pool and relax our asses off?

Someone told me car crime was really bad in Spain.......... any comments???? Do i need to fit 8 alarms to my car as well. Should i sell my nice scenic and buy a rusty old robin reliant with no steering wheel to be on the safe side?

Just glad to hear no-ones needed to push anyone of the balcony lately!!

Tina x


_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
25 Feb 2007 20:27 by JeansSis Star rating. 2376 posts Send private message

JeansSis´s avatar


This message was last edited by JeansSis on 5/16/2007.



Like 0      
27 Mar 2007 18:56 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

bobaol´s avatar

Car crime in Spain is very low compared to car crime in other European countries, especially Britain.

Again, it is more the opportunist who looks in and sees something on the seat so make sure you put stuff away in the boot or glove compartment.  Don't even leave coats on open view as they think there may be something inside.  On a EU study into crime, I think Spain came about 9th down the list, way after Ireland, UK, Belgium, Germany and France.  The lowest car crime figures were in Eastern Europe, probably because there's not much to nick or they're all over here breaking into our cars.

In fact, Spain figured very low in all aspects of crime especially since 2004 so they must be doing something right.  And this was a real survey into actual crime figures, not perceived crime figures which are normally quoted.




Like 0      
01 Apr 2007 15:38 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar

Thanks Bobaol

The problem here is its  a thread dedicated to crime so you only here bad stories and its frightening, its had me worried for a while but I know your right the UK is much worse.

Tina


_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
08 Jul 2007 13:05 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar
I wonder if you get many burglaries on a gated community with 24hr security..... can anyone comment?

_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
08 Jul 2007 13:36 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1474 posts Send private message

Karensun´s avatar

If someone wants to break in NOTHING will stop them.

Even a security guard cannot be in several areas at the same time and a fence or wall can be scaled.

HOWEVER, the guard, the wall or fence, door grills and good locks are a definate deterent.

We have found in our apartment block, that break ins occur when occupants have made it easy for them by leaving balcony doors open and not locking grills.

Everyone needs to be aware of the likely hood of being robbed and do everything possible to make robbery more difficult for the robber.

You would not leave doors open in England so don't do it in Spain.



_______________________
  ' Do unto others as you would be done by'
   
         Now a non-smoker !  



Like 0      
08 Jul 2007 14:59 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

bobaol´s avatar
There's a device on the market which plugs into a wall socket.  You then plug a light or a radio or whatever into it.  Whenever any window or door is touched, the light or the radio comes on.  It costs less than £40 and is a really useful.  It also switches a light on when you open the door so you don't have to stumble round in the dark.  It's supposed to frighten an intruder away by switching something on and it really works.  Simply touching a window outside or a door will turn the device on.  It's more effective than a PIR because you can duck under them. 



Like 0      
08 Jul 2007 15:13 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar

that sounds good. where would you get one of those? Does it need any installing like wires etc?

Whats a PIR?



_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
08 Jul 2007 15:17 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

bobaol´s avatar

The device is called an Activator.  It's available from www.tvshop.com (click on the GB flag).  You can watch a video on how it works.  There is no wiring as it's simply a device you plug in and then plug what you want to come on into it.

It also claims to work with up to a 5 bedroom house and attached garage.

A PIR is a Passive Infra Red light, one of those motion detectors which will switch a light on when someone passes.  We have one of those outside our back door in UK.




This message was last edited by bobaol on 7/8/2007.



Like 0      
08 Jul 2007 15:19 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

tinasolera´s avatar

Found it................ sounds good!!!!!

  •  
  • Portable Plug-in Alarm.
  • Easy to use.
  • No wiring required - Mains operated with battery back up.
  • Movement activates an alarm to signal unwanted visitors.
  • Alarm is set and turned off by an infra red key ring. (Please note : Battery not included).

TSS 500 Plug-in Intruder Alarm Description

The TSS 500 Plug-in Intruder Alarm has been designed so that it can be plugged straight into a wall socket for discreet but effective functioning. This feature of the alarm also cuts out the need for wires and in the case of a power cut, the TSS 500 can run on battery back-up power if fitted.

One key factor in creating an effective intruder deterrant in your property is ensuring that the intruder is not aware of the location of your security precautions. The TSS 500 Intruder Alarm can be placed in discreet places and at a low level so that it is out of sight of those not familiar with the property.

The TSS 500 works by sensing the movement of individuals passing within it's range thus offering valuable security benefits if placed correctly. In addition, the alarm comes with an infra-red keyring remote control to activate and deactivate the alarm when needed without triggering it.

For more information, read the Crime Prevention Products guide to Home Security.



_______________________

www.galgosdelsol.es




Like 0      
08 Jul 2007 15:33 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

bobaol´s avatar
I think that's a different one, Tina.  But it sounds good as well.  Already have an alarm fitted but the Activator comes on before someone gets in.  The TVshop is also offering the window/door alarms which you set individually.  It's buy 4 for 25 quid and get 4 free.  We have these in UK and they are good for setting when you go to bed or, if you're downstairs watching TV, you can set the ones upstairs.  A friend of mine in Spain got broken into while he was upstairs in bed so he these fitted.  You can also buy them from Wilko in UK and B&Q but they cost £9.00 each in B&Q so 8 for £25 is quite good.



Like 0      

Pages: Previous | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | ... | Next |

Post reply    Start new thread


Previous Threads

Return of deposit - 17 posts
Some questions... - 14 posts
Pool opening times - 1 posts
Payment for Alarm Services and Security Guard - 0 posts
Bank Charges - 54 posts
Palmera Properties - 248 posts
Recommended surveyor in Lanzarote - 0 posts
Site Visit - 2 posts
Steve - 7 posts
Diabetic Driving Licence requirments - 1 posts
Looking for reliable contact in Reserva - 10 posts
Mirador de Amanda - 0 posts
Cheap flights to spain - 60 posts
swinning pool maintenance - 0 posts
RECENT VISIT TO P. PARK - 56 posts
Manilva - 5 posts
Thursday 12 October National Holiday - 0 posts
diabetes in Spain - 1 posts
Diabetes in Spain - 1 posts
charges - 16 posts
mirador de amanda - 1 posts
What would you like to see on Eye on Spain? - 239 posts
Spanish TV - 2 posts
Ikea in Spain - 44 posts
Gib airport agreement - 1 posts

Number of posts in this thread: 183

DISCLAIMER:  All opinions posted on these message boards are the opinion solely of the poster and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Eye on Spain, its servants or agents.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
Our Weekly Email Digest
Name:  
Email:
   


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x