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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:05pm
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LynneandNick

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Location: La Marina

We have Sales guys in our house at the moment selling a security system. Anyone used Securitas Direct? Do we need this on the Urb? Quick reply would be appreciated. Many Thanks.

Lynne and Nick

PeteKnight

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Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:05pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:05pm

It seems that many break-ins happen when people are at home - often when sleeping.

The burgers are usually after cash and small items that can be easily converted into cash, and car keys.

That means that any alarm needs to be able to be used effectively when you’re sleeping, and that depends on the layout of your property. You don’t want to set the alarm off when you get up during the night to go to the loo or get a drink from the kitchen.

The most dangerous time for burglaries is during summer, when windows are left open. Mozzie blinds can easily be retracted or cut, and although security bars prevent people climbing through windows they don’t stop “fishing rod” type devices from being used to hook house keys so that they can let themselves in. You need an alarm that can detect intruders in this scenario, as well as one that protects the property while you’re out.

I’d say that you need an alarm just as much (if not more) on an urbanisation as the density of properties acts as a magnet for burgers and an alarm going off will be heard immediately by neighbours. I realise that Securitas Direct have a mobile response service, but the burgers will be long gone by the time they turn up.

Pete.

Andrew65

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Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:13pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:13pm

LynneandNick wrote:

We have Sales guys in our house at the moment selling a security system. Anyone used Securitas Direct? Do we need this on the Urb? Quick reply would be appreciated. Many Thanks.

Lynne and Nick

Probably way over priced for the hardware on offer, I would suggest you buy a good quality wireless alarm from Amazon like Yale and save yourself the money as the biggest deterrent is the alarm box on the wall outside.

LynneandNick

LynneandNick

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Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:40pm

Posts: 34

Location: La Marina

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:40pm

PeteKnight wrote:

It seems that many break-ins happen when people are at home - often when sleeping.

The burgers are usually after cash and small items that can be easily converted into cash, and car keys.

That means that any alarm needs to be able to be used effectively when you’re sleeping, and that depends on the layout of your property. You don’t want to set the alarm off when you get up during the night to go to the loo or get a drink from the kitchen.

The most dangerous time for burglaries is during summer, when windows are left open. Mozzie blinds can easily be retracted or cut, and although security bars prevent people climbing through windows they don’t stop “fishing rod” type devices from being used to hook house keys so that they can let themselves in. You need an alarm that can detect intruders in this scenario, as well as one that protects the property while you’re out.

I’d say that you need an alarm just as much (if not more) on an urbanisation as the density of properties acts as a magnet for burgers and an alarm going off will be heard immediately by neighbours. I realise that Securitas Direct have a mobile response service, but the burgers will be long gone by the time they turn up.

Pete.

Many thanks for your reply. We have indeed gone with Securitas for peace of mind.

Lynne and Nick

LynneandNick

LynneandNick

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Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:41pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:41pm

Andrew65 wrote:

Probably way over priced for the hardware on offer, I would suggest you buy a good quality wireless alarm from Amazon like Yale and save yourself the money as the biggest deterrent is the alarm box on the wall outside.

Many thanks for your reply.

Lynne and Nick

Basil brush

Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:09am

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Location: Almoradí

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:09am

We have the same system and are very pleased with the monthly updates and activity report etc.

Definitely a deterrent and our neighbours accidentally set theirs off and had their mobile phone off from traveling so the alarm people couldn’t confirm weather everything was ok or not....so within five mins of them setting the alarm off two police were climbing over the gate to investigate as the alarm people had notified them! ....so it works! And when Iam away the  wife likes the sense of security that a panic button is on the bedside cabinet that is linked direct to call Centre/ via police!  

Touch wood we have never had any local break ins or robbery’s that we know about but it’s always better to be prepared then not .....I do t think you’ve done wrong going with them!

LynneandNick

LynneandNick

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Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:09am

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Location: La Marina

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:09am

Thanks for your reply. Everything we were hoping to here! We were pleased with the installation and explanation of system. As you, we are especially happy to have the comfort of the panic button....hopefully of course it will never be tested!

Lynne and Nick

Classic man

Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:26pm

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Location: Villena

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:26pm

LynneandNick wrote:

We have Sales guys in our house at the moment selling a security system. Anyone used Securitas Direct? Do we need this on the Urb? Quick reply would be appreciated. Many Thanks.

Lynne and Nick

I agree with what has been said about Securitas. We have had their system for 10 years now and there have been no major faults. We have 4  movement  sensors around the house with cameras inside and the pictures are sent to Madrid in seconds and they will call out the  police if needed.   For night time you can programme the sensors to operate in whatever part of the house you require, so if you want to cancel the kitchen or hall at night time for instance, it can be done. You get a remote control fob which includes a panic alarm.

The signs on the gate and house showing cameras are a good deterrent. Securitas will check your system remotely and will          advise if the batteries in the sensors need changing. They change all of them annually anyway. As it is a wireless system you can  take it with you if you want when you move.

In short it is a good reliable system. Sorry if I missed the boat a bit.

PeteKnight

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04pm

Could you tell me how much their system cost to have fitted, and what the monthly monitoring charges are?

Pete.

Classic man

Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:10pm

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Location: Villena

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:10pm

You are taxing my memory here, but if I remember rightly you have to buy the system initially and they fitted it to our requirements, that is why you can take it with you because it's your kit. A figure of 550€ comes to mind but don't quote me on that.

My last direct debit came out at 43€, which is monthly. There are no other charges for maintenance and replacements etc.

I am sure that if you went on their website you could organise a quote.

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