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08 Jul 2007 16:05 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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All good deterents.

Tina, this is the link for the video Bob spoke of..

http://www.tvshop.com/GB/products/stream/6848

and the 4 + 4 free Alarm Pro he mentioned are on  http://www.tvshop.com/GB/products/3117

£24.95 plus £4.95 P&P

It says each  Alarm Pro works with three 1.5V LR44 batteries. These are those expensive flat ones aren't they ? No sorry, got wired crossed  They're cell ones yes but 46p each see http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=553








 





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08 Jul 2007 16:19 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

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£1.50 for 10 batteries at http://www.batterymarket.co.uk .  Put Vinnic in the manufacturers search bit.



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08 Jul 2007 16:31 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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EXCELLENT site, Thanks Bob. Have saved that one. Don't forget there's a £1.25 postage cost. (£0 - £4.99 = £1.25 postage cost, over £10 it's free)

Actually my husband had a personal organisor which took those flat cell batteries CR0205 & they used to cost over £2 each in Boots Chemists & I think he needed three at a time. In our local £1 shop yesterday I saw a card with five on £1. How terrific was that ?

 



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08 Jul 2007 17:12 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

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Hi guys

I just wonder if this product can only be used in detached properties. Otherwise how would it know when to stop mapping if you were in a terraced property. If the neighbour touched the wall it would set off...... or am i seeing this all wrong?



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08 Jul 2007 17:27 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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  Tina, think you've got a point there. Trust you to think of that.

In that case

  



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08 Jul 2007 17:41 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

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Duh! Pass, sorry.  I'll take it down to my mum's when I visit next.  She's in a semi so I'll ask the neighbours to bang on the wall or their window.  Maybe get the whole street protected?



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08 Jul 2007 17:46 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

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Ive emailed customer services so when i get the answer i will post it.

Sorry guys, i was always one of those annoying students who asked WHY WHY WHY BUT BUT BUT.?????????????

Lets wait and see for the answer, its something im very interested in buying so i hope the answer is obvious!!



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09 Jul 2007 17:04 by tinasolera Star rating in Murcia. 801 posts Send private message

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hi guys

regarding the activator discussed previously, i got this email back from manufacturer

Thank you for your email.

We have been advised by the manufacturer of the activator that the product may
be to sensitive to be used in an apartment. As it could start picking up
movement from other apartments in the block.

tina



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12 Jul 2007 19:21 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

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Right, then. I've tested the activator in a semi.  It has a sensitivity switch and, putting it about half way, it comes on whenever a window or door is touched or opened anywhere in the house.  It doesn't come on when the walls are touched.  It also doesn't come on when next doors door is opened but it does come on when the windows are touched.  Putting it up to full sensitivity, it comes on when next doors door is opened but I have used it upstairs (with the radio on full blast) on low sensitivity.  The only nuisance is that when an internal door outside the room it is plugged into is opened, it comes on so going to the loo switches it on.  The light (or radio) comes on for about 3 minutes then resets itself.  It's also great when you come into a house at night as it switches on to light up the room.  It does warn against plugging in something that could overheat like a heater or TV.

And the window/door alarms come with the LR44 batteries already included so the value is even better.





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12 Jul 2007 19:43 by spanishbikini Star rating. 21 posts Send private message

HI

Yes i thought it might be quite sensitive. Im going to have a look around in Spain for an alarm and see how that goes first. (by the way its tinasolera, couldnt get logged on under that username so had to set a new account up, now i dont know how to get back to the old username)

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12 Jul 2007 20:19 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

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OH, hi Tina.   Thought my luck was in being chatted to by a spanishbikini.  Have you tried logging out then logging back in again?  Might solve it.

Oh, and most houses, especially new builds, should have alarm systems already fitted.  I think the first year comes with full support then you pay after that.  Certainly was in my first place and my new one has that as well.  I'm not connected to the alarm company but will think about that when I move over permanently.  Seems a shame that  these precautions have to be taken.  I have, touch wood, not been targetted in Spain but I do know of people who have.  In one property, they put a tall lampost right next to his back wall which was perfect for some little scrote to climb up and get in.  A friend of mine was broken into downstairs while he and his wife were asleep upstairs, hence the window alarms I mentioned.  Considering the police who visit my village once in a blue moon are quite proud that "only 3 houses and 4 cars were broken into in the village in April" it puts it all into perspective.





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27 Feb 2008 16:19 by bill marshall Star rating in newcastle/upon/tyne/.... 42 posts Send private message

can anyone help with info on window and door grilles fitted as standard on ground floor new builds i read some where on eye on spain that this is law from sept 2006, or have i   picked it up wrong, thanks bill marshall.





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27 Feb 2008 16:34 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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I recall seeing that too, Bill. However, I can't find post.

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27 Feb 2008 16:43 by Patty_1 Star rating in Hertfordshire. UK. .... 1062 posts Send private message

 Yes that is right Bill their was a thread for this, we are on ground floor and grilles was included in the price.   Pat

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27 Feb 2008 17:36 by bill marshall Star rating in newcastle/upon/tyne/.... 42 posts Send private message

this message is for justin , is it possible to look into more info on this subject, any info would be greatly apprecited , thank you bill marshall. ps the forums on eye on spain are fantastic and very useful for all of us who need help  and advice on important matters  within that we are concerned over and also it is nice to have somewhere  and someone to turn to. thank you , bill marshall.



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29 Feb 2008 17:54 by Candyfloss Star rating in Cardiff / Mar Menor. 1605 posts Send private message

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Hi Bill

Our complex had grilles fitted on all ground floor apartments as standard, but we had to pay for ours above. More expense, but peace of mind. Also we had the door locks changed as soon as we could, although I'm sure the door grilles would have sufficed, better to be safe than sorry.

 





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05 Aug 2008 13:06 by Robert H Star rating in Marbella. 63 posts Send private message

When occupying a new built, it is always a must to change the locks straight away, as copies of the fitted locks are all over the place, in the hands of builders, security, sales offices, painters, cleaning companies, kitchen fitters etc etc, who in five minutes can have those copied, no matter how complicated they look. Another thing is that wherever construction is going on within view of your property, you are at more risk, as after dark these buildings are used as lookout posts, monitoring your coming and going discretely. Rejas work, only as a delay, as a simple car jack can push them apart without much noise. No matter what floor you are on, it seems all burglars have had intensive alpine climbing training. Holiday homes are most at risk when occupied, as thats when there is jewelry, passports, money, credit cards, camera's. The best option always is to get a proper alarm system installed connected to a security centre. Tecnyges on the Costa del Sol for instance only costs around 600 Euros per year. Properties with alarm systems have 80% less chance of being broken into. Always look for a security company closest to your home, as call out time will be less. They also have handy features like emergency buttons, instant police, fire brigade and ambulance buttons. When going to the pool area, close up. It is amazing how fast these people are.



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09 Apr 2010 08:36 by ukhcc1 Star rating. 48 posts Send private message

hi guys,

does anyone knows a reputable company to change the locks and install grills pls





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09 Apr 2010 17:15 by Karensun Star rating in Orihuela Costa. 1474 posts Send private message

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It would depend on where you are!



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09 Apr 2010 19:23 by samcampbell Star rating in Costa Del Sol. 136 posts Send private message

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I can highly recommend two companies on the Costa Del Sol, if you are based down here, let me know.



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