Alarms going off (at length)

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  1. Daveg

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    Do van or car alarms ever stop? We got back to the site two hours ago and someone's alarm was going full blast. It's beginning to stutter a bit now, but I am getting royally fed up with it . I assume that they don't draw much from a battery, but would like to go to bed in the hope the thing will eventually stop. :Sad:

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  3. Daveg

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    Hah

    I very boringly lock the thing without arming it when we go off site because we are VERY NICE people.

    It's stopped now, so I won't have to kill anyone.

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    So being a good fellow MH owner you of course went across to see if there was a problem, perhaps the owner had a heart attack inside the MH and set the alarm off to draw attention to the MH because he/she could not move........

    We are so used to hearing the alarms we don't pay much attention, but having been at a site were the above did happen I now at least check why it's going off.

    As for your own MH thats your choice not setting the alarm, but whats the point of having one if you not going to use it. We set ours every night and every time we go out because you never know we is watching! This is not a "dig" at you Dave just a gentle reminder that alarms go off for a reason.

    The old saying use it or lose it.
     
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    Risk assessment ....

    Don Q

    Actually it was an unoccupied caravan and we, of course, checked with site security before I got so antsy that I posted the whinge. They were furious about it and had tried to contact the owners who had not provided a mobile number.

    My point, I suppose, is that if one is on a site with a fairly strong security presence, it might not be necessary to set an alarm. Balance of risk and all that.

    I would have been really hacked off if like the people next to us we still had small children who wanted to sleep.

    Difficult balance I know, but three hours plus of an alarm (it started again) is a pain. I am righteously paranoid off site (and at home) and duly set the alarm.

    Dave
     
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    Dave, then I respectfully apologize to you not knowing the whole story. Next time I will ask for more details before opening my mouth.
     
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