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I'm at the advanced stage of obsy planning with delivery of a 2.7M dome imminent. So without giving away too much about your own situation can you good people suggest ways to improve security as the dome is a bit of a giveaway !!

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Paint it green and daub some trees and bushes on it so it blends in with your wildlife garden Tom. It'll make it a lot less visible with a bit of cammo. I dunno if the domes are free standing or what - the one's I've seen at Kelling are - but locking it to the floor would be a priority for me if I had one. :)


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I have a 'shed alarm' and a big padlock fitted Tom!

What are they like for false alarms previous experience with alarm systems going off for no particular reason or with the flutter of a butterfly wing kind of puts me off

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It'll be open when you're using it Tom so the temperature will drop. Daytime heat might be a problem but they are double thickness with a large insulating cavity - dunno if that will help reduce daytime heat, but the retailer should be able to comment on that. :)


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Most of the domes come

With the option to bolt them to the concrete base/decking that is being used as a base.

Yes the dome walls will bolt to the wooden decking and the posts will be concreted
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Looking forward to seeing some pics of that Tom.

I had a backyard 3 metre domed obsy for nearly 10 years. Dismantled it several years ago. The only things that got in there were spiders, snails and I once had a small wasps nest :)

No one ever attempted a break in even though it was just visible from the street. During that time one neighbour had his garden shed broken into and garden equipment stolen including a petrol mower. Another neighbour had his garage broken into and lost several crates of booze.

My back garden has a 6ft high fence around it with one padlocked gate. The obsy had a good quality mortice deadlock on the door and a dummy burglar alarm. That was a red flashing LED permanently flashing on the outside of the door. Burglers would have needed to make a bit of noise using some heavy duty tools to break in to it since I had purposely built it pretty strongly from plywood. I had £10000.00 extra insurance cover for items in the obsy which did not put much on the premium. My equipment would have required some time and effort using spanners to remove it from the permanent pier, so I was concerned that it was more likely to be vandalised. Luckily I live in a nice quiet cul-de-sac in a nice area of town.

I would suggest it is built as strongly as possible with a proper burglar alarm fitted, preferably linked in to the house alarm. Also re-assess the security of the garden fencing and access gateways. In case the worst did happen, make sure you cover it specifically on your house contents policy.

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You could fit a cheap simple car alarm to it.

The type that work off pin switches, no false alarms.

Pin switches? Do tell ;) I don't know them, bye that name at least Edited by Teslar
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Bloody great big German Shepard laying next to it.

Works every time :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

One of these, courtesy of Shiela   B)  B)

 

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Folks, please be aware of what Tom said, please dont give too much away, this is an open forum and together with other threads can give info to the scallies out there in tinternet land.

Tom, take a look at the Friedland range of response alarm systems. They go from basic shed alarms to sophisticated ones which phone you when they go off

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If it were me I'd probably go for a shed alarm as a minimum but would most likely fit some sort of camera system just in case. At least that way if the worst should happen the police might have something to speed up investigations. 


 


TBH though, I don't live in the best area if you know what I mean, but I haven't heard of anything in the last 4 years I've lived here of any sheds being broken in to. Next door did have her handbag stolen from her lounge though, but the front door was unlocked. That was most peculiar and rather isolated. Scopes, whilst valuable, aren't high on the list of things to get stolen I don't think, they would rather have something easy to sell on.


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Make sure your  insurance covers the kit and its new for old. Reason no matter what security you have there rogues who will find a way round.


 


Even at RAF Marham was broken into the other week - This is not one of EMS staff joke but they stole Viagra pills among other things :(


http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/local/latest-local-news/viagra-taken-from-raf-marham-1-5830946 read this


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Hi Tom,


 


I have a wireless contact adapter attached to my summerhouse which houses our hot tub. It links in to my Yale system in the house though it is c100' away from the control box in the house.


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