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    Hi all, I'm sure this has been dealt with before, but humor me!
    I want to put in beams around my house, and possibly do away with the antiquated alarm system, which is just not up to its task, and leaves us fairly vulnerable in certain areas.
    I have heard that RoboGuard? are the beans? What I am looking for is someone who can coe round and give me an HONEST appraisal and suggestions as to which route to go, and not like our alarm supplier who wants lots of ronds to put in a couple of beams and "update" my alarm!
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    Herman Engel, commercial member here on the forum, if I remember correctly he does alarms.
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    Roboguard works but is quite expensive. Its a stand alone early warning system.
    Some time ago t was discussed on the forum.
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    I also have RoboGuard beams and I am really happy with them.

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    Ek kan nie slaap as my roboguards nie aan is nie . Hoogs aanbeveelbaar. Kos sowat R10 000 vir 4 met n HK stasie . Kan baie lewens op plase spaar. Dit gee jou net daardie gemoedsrus om te weet wat aangaan op jou werf. Ek het n kamera op elke roboguard gestel sodat ek kan sien wat hulle aktiveer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummelpap View Post
    Ek kan nie slaap as my roboguards nie aan is nie . Hoogs aanbeveelbaar. Kos sowat R10 000 vir 4 met n HK stasie . Kan baie lewens op plase spaar. Dit gee jou net daardie gemoedsrus om te weet wat aangaan op jou werf. Ek het n kamera op elke roboguard gestel sodat ek kan sien wat hulle aktiveer.
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    So it depends what existing system you have there. Might be worth expanding on that. Old does not equate to rubbish. If it's a Paradox system, then definitely worth expanding that to outside. Paradox outside PIR's are fantastic. I have 9 of the wireless outside units running, batteries only need replacing once every three years or so. As others have said, - cannot sleep without outside 'beams'.
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    My family use Roboguard on the farm.

    Funny thing is the dogs have learnt which sensor beeps in what sequence.

    If they hear three beeps they rush to the back gate. Two beeps and they take off down the driveway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyAndy View Post
    My family use Roboguard on the farm.

    Funny thing is the dogs have learnt which sensor beeps in what sequence.

    If they hear three beeps they rush to the back gate. Two beeps and they take off down the driveway.


    Very effective early warning system.
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    Kameras kos ook sowat R10 000 vir die basiese stelsel. Ek het HIK kameras opgesit met n PTZ wat so R5500 gekos het. Elke TV in die huis is op die kameras gekoppel as jy die AV knoppie druk. Ons het ook n skerm in die kombuis opgesit sodat ons altyd oe en ore rondom die werf het. n App op die selfone stel jou in staat om alles dop te hou en jy kan die ptz kamera draai en zoom soos jy wil vanaf jou selfoon.
    Jy is reg almal weet presies waar beweging is . Diere leer baie vinnig watter beep waar is.
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    Im also interested. My alarm system is not connect to armed response so I use it to wake us up when someone would enter the house BUT beams would be better as they would warn us earlier. Im also looking at CCTV options to have a good view a round the house.
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    Roboguards met CCTV kameras is hoogs aanbeveelbaar. Dit help net dat jy weet wat op jou werf aangaan en nie wakker word met vreemde mense in jou huis nie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummelpap View Post
    Roboguards met CCTV kameras is hoogs aanbeveelbaar. Dit help net dat jy weet wat op jou werf aangaan en nie wakker word met vreemde mense in jou huis nie.
    Hoekom is die Roboguard soveel duurder as die wat mens op google kry?

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    RoboGuard is much better than the old type beams. There is a beam type that is between the two. Then there are "movement" censors. You need to have your property evaluated by an expert. Flagster is on the forum but he may not be doing too much alarms. https://www.fgmautomation.co.za/
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    Stafix het n kontrakteur gestuur wat alles kom installeer het. Handige persone kan self die installasie doen. Ek herhinner my alles was by die R10 000. Dit was defnitief die moeite werd en hoogs aanbeveelbaar

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    We have Paradox beams around ours - has been very good - once they were configured correctly. No false triggers. Battery powered, installation seems easy. App based - not a bad app (not superb either) but they look nice, and have worked well for us.

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    When I bought my Roboguards they were the only PIR sensors that could cover 17m at (I think) 100. All others' reach were too short.
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    We happy with our Robogaurds. Early warning and the one can detect our dogs climbing stairs to the back of the house.
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    Very good product, I am just about to add another one.

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