Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > Social Forums > Social Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3rd December 2016, 17:42   #1
Ravinder
This is my second home
 
Ravinder's Avatar
 
Rover 75 MK1 Diesel saloon, Rover 75 MK1 Typhoon Diesel saloon, Rover 75 Tourer MK1 Diesel

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife
Posts: 8,509
Thanks: 2,100
Thanked 2,673 Times in 1,623 Posts
Default Home Security

Hi guys

We currently have no alarm or security system in our household. I have nagged my parents many times over it to get something fitted as I feel it is very important. They have always dismissed it.

Anyway, last night, someone broke into our shed in the garden and stole our lawnmower. They must of jumped over the back fence which isn't particularly hard to do. My dad left the shed door open so it was easy for them to get in and take it.

Anyway, it worries me that next time, it could be inside the house and I obviously wouldn't want that.

The other thing is that we have a small dog who sleeps downstairs so will an alarm system not trigger with any movement?

I want a good system but nothing overly expensive. CCTV is also an option. What do you suggest? Many thanks.
__________________
Wanted - Indian bride. Cash waiting.





First name and forum name: Ravinder

Rover 75 2.0 CDT Connoisseur SE 116 (160 remap)
Royal Blue (JFM)

This vehicle was the 50,481st 75 to run off the production line, out of 112,381
This vehicle was the 2,238th 75 CDT Connoisseur SE to be made out of 3,775
This vehicle was the 5,002nd 75 in Royal Blue (code: JFM) to be made out of 14,420 Royal Blue 75s
Ravinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2016, 17:52   #2
freck
Posted a thing or two
 
Rover 75 CDT Connie Tourer

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Preston
Posts: 1,056
Thanks: 143
Thanked 272 Times in 225 Posts
Default

Alarm systems are ok but to be honest, a dog is the biggest deterrent as the burglars won't take a risk with the dog being either noisy or aggressive.

If you want an alarm, it's worth spending the money for a properly installed one as they're much less prone to false activations. You can also omit rooms that have pets in when set.
A cheaper option though is to fit dummy bell boxes with battery powered leds in so it looks to the opportunist thief like you have an alarm.
__________________
Steve
Teamwork makes the dream work!

Mods planned - Cruise retrofit - Done, ZT front bumper - Done, 160 remap - Done...and probably one or two more


This vehicle was the 15,751st 75 Tourer to run off the production line, out of 27,407
This vehicle was the 3,726th 75 Tourer CDT Connoisseur to be made out of 4,100
This vehicle was the 732nd 75 Tourer in Starlight Silver (code: MBB) to be made out of 4,100 Starlight Silver 75 Tourers
freck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2016, 17:56   #3
klarzy
This is my second home
 
none but not gone

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: March, Cambs
Posts: 16,457
Thanks: 889
Thanked 4,247 Times in 3,023 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freck View Post
Alarm systems are ok but to be honest, a dog is the biggest deterrent as the burglars won't take a risk with the dog being either noisy or aggressive.

If you want an alarm, it's worth spending the money for a properly installed one as they're much less prone to false activations. You can also omit rooms that have pets in when set.
A cheaper option though is to fit dummy bell boxes with battery powered leds in so it looks to the opportunist thief like you have an alarm.
Dog... as suggested... or Gravel... they hate the noise gravel makes
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]….All praise Bananaswan….
klarzy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to klarzy For This Useful Post:
Old 3rd December 2016, 18:08   #4
Phill_190
Gets stuck in
 
MG ZT Saloon

Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Kent
Posts: 659
Thanks: 37
Thanked 97 Times in 74 Posts
Default

Burglar alarms can have pet friendly sensors fitted now and wireless which is good.. we had this installed
http://www.amiga.co.uk/burglar-alarms-kent.htm
Phill_190 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2016, 18:18   #5
LotusLC
This is my second home
 
LotusLC's Avatar
 
MG ZT CDTi Auto / ZT-T Trophy Blue

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: York
Posts: 3,895
Thanks: 2,944
Thanked 1,568 Times in 1,194 Posts
Default

I have both Gravel and a large dog for security

__________________
Lotus Carlton - Number 852 (My old car)

LotusLC is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LotusLC For This Useful Post:
Old 3rd December 2016, 19:26   #6
mininuts
Best before 4th October 2000
 
mininuts's Avatar
 
2005 MG ZT-T CDTI

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Port William
Posts: 5,193
Thanks: 5,001
Thanked 2,365 Times in 1,612 Posts
Default

Like said Rav, you can't beat a dog for security. Perhaps a larger friend for your small dog is the answer!
We have gravel around our cottage and nobody can get near without us hearing, very simple but very effective
Sorry about your lawnmower, perhaps your shed will be locked from now on.
__________________
Paul
MY05 ZTT

2005 MG ZT-T CDTi 160 : 2000 Rover 75 CDT Classic SE : 2009 Freelander 2 GS : 2000 Mini Cooper Sport : 1986 Mini Mayfair : 1980 Mini Pickup : 1971 Mini Cooper S
mininuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2016, 09:57   #7
zedhed
Posted a thing or two
 
zt saloon turbo

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Tipton
Posts: 1,448
Thanks: 1
Thanked 167 Times in 132 Posts
Default

gonna be installing a response alarm and twin cctv soon.also have a dogue de bordeux and a staff for securitygonna need it all when I start my garage build as soon as the zt is complete.
zedhed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2016, 20:11   #8
macafee2
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 Saloon & Tourer

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Southampton
Posts: 10,063
Thanks: 1,056
Thanked 1,965 Times in 1,387 Posts
Default

cctv. need infra red to see at night. make sure it is not fitted so its vision runs parallel to a wall as the infra red will blind the camera at night. it "reflects" off the wall. some systems also cant look out of a window for similar reason, it reflects off the glass. place the recorder so it is not easily stolen.

macafee2
macafee2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2016, 20:23   #9
neilll
Gets stuck in
 
MG ZT,MG ZT-T

Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Helens
Posts: 948
Thanks: 215
Thanked 236 Times in 159 Posts
Default

You can always borrow my wife if need be!!

Neil
neilll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2016, 20:32   #10
Ennine
Posted a thing or two
 
Volvo XC70 Auto

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portmahomack
Posts: 1,323
Thanks: 535
Thanked 311 Times in 190 Posts
Default

Firstly take a good look around the property. Try and put yourself in the position of wanting to break in. Find the weak spots and deal with them, First lines of defence are secure gates and fences,(and good locks on shed that you actually use !!) good locks are important. Motion triggered outside lighting is the next step. As far as alarms go, yes dummy boxes can deter the opportunist but only to a small extent. Pets need not be a problem with systems but take a look at your passive security first.

Nige
__________________
Ni9e

How to: Replace touch screen Navall II



[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Last edited by Ennine; 4th December 2016 at 20:35.. Reason: Sp
Ennine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2020, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd