Alarm for detached Garage?


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Old 01-06-22, 10:07 AM
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Alarm for detached Garage?

Hey guys, I can use some advice please. I have reason to suspect a new next door neighbor might have intentions to break into our garage. Since covid my finances have been cut in half so just getting by since then which means I do not have a large budget for anything so for that reason I am looking into the cheapest option which might help.

These are the pics, so there are 3 entrances, slide up front door, side door and side window. please let me know what options I might have please?

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Old 01-06-22, 10:37 AM
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Tell us what you have. Is there an alarm system in the house?

I see outside lights, so apparently you have power. Do you have any way to pull security system wiring from the garage to the house?
 
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Old 01-06-22, 10:42 AM
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No security needed for the house really as the bedrooms are right next to both front and back door. Same deal with all windows, we will hear whenever someone should start tampering with any window.

I was looking at these options for locks instead of alarm but again I am looking for all options to see what I might be able to afford whether alarm or locks or both.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/15267797409...IAAOSwz~VZoKYc



 
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Old 01-06-22, 12:06 PM
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First line of defense is to prevent entry. Install unit-burglar bars inside the window. Personnel door lock looks good but won't prevent busting through the door panels. Whole door plywood or metal reinforcement on the inside. Is the door jamb at the lock reinforced? Tamper-proof screws or through bolts (better) on the garage door. Again possible to bust through the panels if not reinforced. That may be harder to do on a lift door due to the added weight.

Second line of defense is visibility. Motion activated lights at all entry points. Mounted high to prevent access or security cages.

Third line of defense is notification. Switch activated siren on doors and window. Motion detectors inside.

Remote notification is least desirable due to possible delay and distance to respond.

Make it hard, visible and noisy at the location and thieves will not stick around. If it is your neighbors then they will be embarrassed. If you want to catch them then more sophisticated measures and cameras will be necessary.
 
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Old 01-06-22, 03:28 PM
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I am thinking a super loud alarm on the 2 doors and window once it's touched would do?
 
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Old 01-07-22, 05:14 AM
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My shop [glorified barn] is connected to my house security system. While I do have 2 door alarms, most is protected by a motion sensor. It works well. More than once I've returned from town and went directly to the shop, open up one of the barn doors and enter setting off the alarm. Ideally you'd have both an alarm and camera.
 
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Can you tell which system you have please?

I am looking at this system guys:

https://www.tiiwee.com/products/tiiw...remote-control

My issue with a motion sensor is if the neighborhood cats/possums/raccoons will trigger the alarm?

Will I be able to depend on the door/window alarms to work in the cold temps out there during winter?

Is the 120db loud enough?

 
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Old 01-07-22, 06:33 AM
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My issue with a motion sensor is if the neighborhood cats/possums/raccoons will trigger the alarm?
I have the type of motion sensor you use if you have pets, small animals won't set it off.
I have a hardwired system I bought off of the internet about 10-15 yrs ago.
 
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Take note of the pricing on your link. It is in pounds not dollars. Different countries use different frequency bands for wireless alarms and you could get devices that transmit in a band used for something else in North America and might not work at all. Using such devices also violates Federal Communications Commission rules.
 
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