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    Sometime last night people broke into my bakkie that was parked outside my house in manor gardens, new germany. They made off with my radio, speakers, ipod and SLR camera

    I figure that this is a wake up call, I thought the complex is secure and there wouldnt be any problems, I'm just glad they didn't try to get into the house or something like that so I figure it's a good time to get an alarm system.

    Can someone recommend dealers, etc? I'll do the installation myself
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    Sorry to hear ! Down in Springfield , at the Home Centre there is a Security shop ! They Should have everything you need , and their price are not to bad !!
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    Hi Adrien
    Eish, what can we say but F%^&[email protected] #$%(*&@ %#^$&^*$&$*#@&#*!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What have you got at the moment in security in and around the property and what are you looking to improve? (electric fence, cameras, outdoor beams) I am in the security industry for the past 9 years but in JHB area. Will see if can recommend some products depending on your requirements.

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    Hi Franz,

    I don't have anything at the moment, i was thinking of some passive sensors in and around the house. It's in a complex so i'm not too sure how the passives will work outside with the possibility of people and cars driving past. Then some door magnets and all the other basic things like cables, control panel, battery, etc

    Can you recommend some brands and how much a setup like this would roughly cost
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    You should try to catch them before they enter the house. Try to put the beams in such a position that it will only catch someone who doesn't belong there, close to the house, infront of the windows and doors. Movement sensors might be a problem in a complex. Try to go wireless, lot less hassle.

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    here's a list of things i think would be adequate:
    15 door/window magnetic contacts
    3 passive indoor motion sensors
    2 passive outdoor motion sensors
    4 panic buttons
    siren, 8 zone control box, keypad, remote control arm/disarm, cables
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    INHEP Electronics in New Germany.

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    Inhep (IDS) do have very cost effective and decent alarm systems. Being in a complex does have its challenges though. I would suggest rather get a decent alarm system for your vehicle if you can not lock it up in a carport or garage. Maybe put a camera up and connect it to your TV's AV channel to view your vehicle if you hear something.

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    Get a Security specialist out to your property for a asessment.Its about what Will work and what wont. Good Security is not cheap. Doing it wrong is even more expensive. Dont do The 13 switches on The Windows, its problemátic and a outside passíve Will do The job.

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    I have a decent level 4 alarm system in my bakkie but as soon as they broke the lock and got the door open there must have been another person at the bonnet and they cut the positive wires. Neither me nor any of the neighbors heard anything.

    The security specialist idea sounds good, especially seeing that it's not cheap. why are the magnets on the windows a bad idea?
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    As far as I know the window magnets can get set of by strong wind and/or lightning.

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    The best is TEXECOM ,they are in Gauteng phone them and find out which installer in KZN uses their stock , and remember 1 detector per zone (golden rule) and end of line resistors in the end of line not in the panel.

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    I agree with Engel
    The door contacts will be fine but the window contacts will be problematic and a waste of time.
    Stick to the indoor PIR's and outdoor beams or PIR's.
    Idealy you want to know that the crooks are there before they are in your house.
    I have always used DSC alarms and never had a days grief with them.
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    Google for Robo Guard -- it portable, wireless and works very well

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    Thanks trevor, i'll check it out.

    wrt securing my bakkie better, if try to disconnect the battery again. I've thought about getting a small motorcycle battery that'll charge off my duel battery as a backup and I also found out that there's something called a power horn. It activates when it picks up a drop in the voltage and has a built in battery that also charges from the main battery. what do you think is the best option?

    If I use the backup battery idea I can use that small battery to run some lights while camping but if they know where the alarm control box is it can still be disabled whereas the powered horn will keep on making a noise even if everything else is disabled
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