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Does anybody know / have a 'pet friendly' burglar alarm?

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hi,

It hasn't happened to me - YET (By luck more than judgement if you believe the stats) but was seriously thinking that prevention being better than cure, I may need to invest in an alarm.

As you probably guessed I have a few cats.... From a quick scour on tinternet, I can see that there seems to be some infra-red heat seeking alarms that are supposed to be pet friendly?

My question I guess is does anybody have such or similar? Or know how/what I do about researching this? I have no idea at all insofar as cost, and fitting etc. They make it sound so simple, but I somehow guess that it isn't?

Any help would be appreciated.

Purrrrrring as always.

(AND ITS NEARLY CATURDAY!!!!!)

Cloud the cat
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
prob best to aviod the movment PIR types and go for magnetic contact ones that trigger by opening a window or door
#2
We just have a standard sensor alarm which alows us to isolate areas i.e. downstairs beams when we had our dog - not 100% safe but still much better than nothing & there is still sensors on windows & doors.
#3
train the cats to eat burglars


seriously, alarms are of very little use - maybe a dummy alarm box just to make you look more secure than next door

the key to preventing burglary is physical security - not a bell that nobody ever listens to

make your house strong - the burglars will almost inevitably look elsewhere
#4
we have covers that go over the sensors that wont pick up our dog but will detect a human obviously because they are larger srry but i cannot remember where i got them but they are out there
#5
I'd 2nd what bargain queen says. Get an alarm where you can set different room sensors not to be on.

Don't agree with scrumpy though that alarms are no use. In my area at least, if an alarm is going off the neighbours will have a look to make sure nothing untoward is happening.
#6
Cheap_n_Nicety
I'd 2nd what bargain queen says. Get an alarm where you can set different room sensors not to be on.

Don't agree with scrumpy though that alarms are no use. In my area at least, if an alarm is going off the neighbours will have a look to make sure nothing untoward is happening.



fair enough - my point though is that if the alarm is going off, the burglars have either ransacked the house (and potentially killed the pets - it happens, trust me) or they are in the process of doing so and will give your nice neighbours a clout or worse, or it is a false alarm, which unfortunately is very very likely.

spend your money on good quality locks and secondary security measures and it is money well spent.

police will not attend a domestic burglar alarm report unless there is corroborating evidence of a genuine break in. trust me.
#7
Cheap_n_Nicety
I'd 2nd what bargain queen says. Get an alarm where you can set different room sensors not to be on.

Don't agree with scrumpy though that alarms are no use. In my area at least, if an alarm is going off the neighbours will have a look to make sure nothing untoward is happening.


Cheers Love Ya!! I'm glad someone aggrees with me!!!!! :thumbsup:
#8
I've got an alarm with PIR movement detectors.
My cat never set the alarm off.
I don't know whether or not if she ever moved when we were out, but the alarm never sounded.
It does however go off if I or the kids enter the room.
It is not a fancy alarm either, neither cheap nor expensive.
Bought years ago from B & Q I think.
#9
My mum's had one for years, we used to have 2 cats and their catflap came into the kitchen from the porch. A specific cat friendly PIR sensor was fitted just in the kitchen so they could come in and out as they pleased. They never set it off.

Think my mum paid about £500 for the whole system to be installed including all the PIR sensors (she had 8 PIRs, 4 door movement sensors and a panic emergency button installed in her bedroom).
#10
scrumpypaul
fair enough - my point though is that if the alarm is going off, the burglars have either ransacked the house (and potentially killed the pets - it happens, trust me) or they are in the process of doing so and will give your nice neighbours a clout or worse, or it is a false alarm, which unfortunately is very very likely.

spend your money on good quality locks and secondary security measures and it is money well spent.

police will not attend a domestic burglar alarm report unless there is corroborating evidence of a genuine break in. trust me.


+1 completely agree

an alarm only acts as a deterrant for the opportunist thief - if your house gets targeted you will get burglared regardless on whether you have an alarm or not. Be sensible about your habits, it never stops to amuse me when I see people showing off their flat screen telly hung over the wall or leave valuables around when there are strangers in the house....in plain view of anyone walking past their sitting room window. Be sensible about drawing curtains, locking garden fences dont put anything raised by the walls/fences either it will only simplify their access, again in the garden dont leave tools around... Put a security light outdoor in your "blind spots" and a timer to switch lights/ radio on and off at home...so on....if you go on hols ask neighbours to look out for you and take posts/ cancel deliveries and so on...
Contact your local Crime Prevention Office they give good advice and may offer home visits too
#11
scrumpypaul;4224444
train the cats to eat burglars


seriously, alarms are of very little use - maybe a dummy alarm box just to make you look more secure than next door

the key to preventing burglary is physical security - not a bell that nobody ever listens to

make your house strong - the burglars will almost inevitably look elsewhere

Loving the bit about train the cats!!! IF ONLY!!! LOL!!! ;-)
#12
BargainQueenNo1;4224133
We just have a standard sensor alarm which alows us to isolate areas i.e. downstairs beams when we had our dog - not 100% safe but still much better than nothing & there is still sensors on windows & doors.

Hmmmm?
Maybe I could lock the stoopid fings downstairs? :p
#13
jamstaruk1972;4224468
we have covers that go over the sensors that wont pick up our dog but will detect a human obviously because they are larger srry but i cannot remember where i got them but they are out there

:p Hey! Bingo - that's not a bad idea??? (If it works that is?)

Fanks me look into that....
#14
;-)
Jumpingphil;4226077
I've got an alarm with PIR movement detectors.
My cat never set the alarm off.
I don't know whether or not if she ever moved when we were out, but the alarm never sounded.
It does however go off if I or the kids enter the room.
It is not a fancy alarm either, neither cheap nor expensive.
Bought years ago from B & Q I think.

Thanks for that....... I wonder if your cat does the same then and just ~SLEEP!!! Thanks for this - It's one place I haven't looked at! Good thought.
#15
pink_koo;4226130
My mum's had one for years, we used to have 2 cats and their catflap came into the kitchen from the porch. A specific cat friendly PIR sensor was fitted just in the kitchen so they could come in and out as they pleased. They never set it off.

Think my mum paid about £500 for the whole system to be installed including all the PIR sensors (she had 8 PIRs, 4 door movement sensors and a panic emergency button installed in her bedroom).

I could do with one of those panic buttons - for everytime the other half comes back DRUNK!! LOL!! :-D Fanx - that sounds like the sort of thing I was after....
#16
Bikebarbie;4226258
+1 completely agree

an alarm only acts as a deterrant for the opportunist thief - if your house gets targeted you will get burglared regardless on whether you have an alarm or not. Be sensible about your habits, it never stops to amuse me when I see people showing off their flat screen telly hung over the wall or leave valuables around when there are strangers in the house....in plain view of anyone walking past their sitting room window. Be sensible about drawing curtains, locking garden fences dont put anything raised by the walls/fences either it will only simplify their access, again in the garden dont leave tools around... Put a security light outdoor in your "blind spots" and a timer to switch lights/ radio on and off at home...so on....if you go on hols ask neighbours to look out for you and take posts/ cancel deliveries and so on...
Contact your local Crime Prevention Office they give good advice and may offer home visits too

VERY GOD points - thanks for that - I was only thinking the same the other day when I could see the TV from outside...... :thinking:
#17
hello!
i have not used this site before,and you all seem very knowledgable! i was hoping to pick you're collective brains!

i currently have an alarm system fitted in my house and now want to get cats!! does anybody know if i can change the motion sensors myself and the new ones will sync in with my current alarm?or do they have to be the same make?

any help would be appreciated, thank you!!!!

josiesmile
#18
Hi Josiesmile,

In all honesty, I would repost what you have just written as a NEW POST in "misc", as you will get more reply's that way.

As it will be on the top of the pile as it were.

The only reason I noticed your question was the fact that an e-mail alerted me to a new comment in the thread, and thats what brought me here.

But from memory, I was told that some PIR sensors wont go off with cats - but you have to set them pretty high?

I dont know - but it may be worth you reposting this question now in misc and see what you get back.

:-)
#19
josiesmile
hello!
i have not used this site before,and you all seem very knowledgable! i was hoping to pick you're collective brains!

i currently have an alarm system fitted in my house and now want to get cats!! does anybody know if i can change the motion sensors myself and the new ones will sync in with my current alarm?or do they have to be the same make?

any help would be appreciated, thank you!!!!

josiesmile
josiesmile
hello!
i have not used this site before,and you all seem very knowledgable! i was hoping to pick you're collective brains!

i currently have an alarm system fitted in my house and now want to get cats!! does anybody know if i can change the motion sensors myself and the new ones will sync in with my current alarm?or do they have to be the same make?

any help would be appreciated, thank you!!!!

josiesmile

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