Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Zack, Jun 15, 2010.
- If you are talking ADT big alarm, if the burglar is getting into your gun safe they are already in the house, so the alarm should already be going off.
-If it isn't an alarm that you disarm right before you get into the safe, what's the point? The alarm should be going off when they get into your house, not into your safe. If you are thinking hearing a kid, wife, or whatever else get into your safe when you are home, that's not how these type of alarm systems work. They only go off when they are set, and in a "unoccupied house" mode. Just having a local alarm for your safe would be best. In conjunction with an ADT type alarm for your house.
I could give more details but I have a limited internet comfort level when it come to my security.
Paul, there is a reason mine is set up the way it is. Mine is monitored with PIR sensors active or inactive. ie level 2 or 3
(I've been in the commercial alarm business since 1984, and have owned my own commercial security/fire alarm company since '92)
One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet, is that there are electronic locks available with a duress function. You can enter a combination, and while the safe still opens, sends a silent panic alarm. This would come in handy in the event somebody is forcing you to open the safe.
My homeowner's deductible is $500 or $1000. I can't remember.
Sounds like a false alarm waiting to happen.
I've done a lot of that. In the commercial settings, there will sometimes be a keypad on the wall outside the room where the safe is. It must be disarmed seperately. The safe room door will be contacted, a PIR (motion sensor) will be inside as well as a safe contact. Everyone has there own code and you can print out a list of when the system was armed, disarmed, and which code it was that performed the function. It's pretty neat.
I've only had one occasion where I protected a gun room in a residence. There was a gunrack built into the wall around the entire room. There were probably 200+ guns in there, and it wasn't cheap crap either. I'll never forget it.
Kingcreek, I understand. If you're armed in the "stay" mode, your PIRs are off, but your gunsafe is still protected. (Took me a minute. I've been away from the game for a while)
definiatly wouldn't want that one in the bedroom
oh and the red is staining in OC
I'll bet your right.
A closed door separates the side of the house and the room where my safe is from the living area where my hope is that they take my TV, stereo, and computer, long before they get to, and want to fool with, a heavy bolted down safe. Most thieves want easy pickings. If they are professionals who scoped out your place, they will get your guns unless you have a really nice REAL safe.
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A GSD is all the alarm you will ever need. Get one from a good bloodline with a good temperament. Those dogs will teach you a few things about guarding. No alarm in the world helps if you live out in the country and a distance from Law Enforcement or where you work.
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