Window Alarms ? What about these

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  1. dippingatoe

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    Anyone used them and are they good?
     
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    I tried a cheaper version (99p shop, 99p a pair) and they do work but you have to set them all individually and remember to turn them off if you want to open the window.
     
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    aldi or lidlknock them out alot cheaper at times . but they arent fantastic .
    might wake you up if asleep but so easy to turn off if the window is opened . nobody really cares about the screech they make .
    better to fit bars on your openings .
     
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    coolla on 365 has those milenco ones yet he got a window broken in and alot of stuff taken only the other day.
    secret is small windows and strong locks on your doors .
    dogs can help but i was broken into one night in spain with the dog in with us .
    it happens .
     
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    Will get some bars fitted,but might have to wait till I return to uk unless you can recommend anyone in Spain? :)
     
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    Those alarms serve only one purpose. That is to wake you up if your window is forced while asleep i the van.
     
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    Rubbish, either going off for nothing or forget to go round them all to switch on and they fall off for no reason, don't waste your money(y)
     
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    Not my experience with them at all. And if you forget to set them it doesn't make them rubbish, it makes you forgetful. :)
     
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    Wasn't commenting on your post , yours just popped up while I was sending mine , but no I didn't have any luck with them , and it really wasn't forgetting to switch them on , just couldn't be arsed.(n)
     
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    as jim says they should wake you if you re asleep thats all. but far better to put jail bars in the opening .
    its possiblewith sietz if you have thick walls to put nice looking bars between the outer and inner frames .
    big sensible sliding bolts would be nice .
    its a shame the manufacturers dont seem to build in security.
     
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    Come on Al.
    You may be dragging around what amounts to prisoner transport (minimal high level windows and one door) but someone with a £50,000 eurobox isnt going to fit bars on their pride n joy and make it look like a black maria.
     
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    Silly price there. But as a generic cheap product they will do what they say on the tin, window opens, make noise. A bit of piece of mind whilst asleep. Pretty useless if you are not at home, but so are most alarms in the real world.

    I have an alarm, it's just a bit better than nothing.
     
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    i dont require bars on mine they are small and high . built in deliberately .
    did make a mistake with the caravan door lock but cured that now.
    my mates ex prison truck doesnt have bars on the windows . just double unbreakable windows .
    security is security .have you a better idea . feel free to let others know your choices .
    i,m sure we all would love to read them .
    i know i was very annoyed when i was broken into . i only knew it happened as the bank was ringiong me as someone had put the wrong pin into a cash machine in valencia. how me , jan ,or the dog didnt hear them i cant say. wish i could . we werent gassed i,m sure . ha ha .
    bet you wish you had mine though . only had it 15 yrs now .
     
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    Their best asset is that they have a visible deterrent at night time ie a flashing LED light on each window. As with all security items, the aim is to make your vehicle less likely to be attacked than your neighbours - to this end they achieve this. If billy burglar has a choice of breaking into two vehicles, one with a visible vehicle alarm LED flashing and LEDs on all the windows against another vehicle with no visible deterrent, he will take the easy option first. No security device is 100% certain to prevent a break in
     
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