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ADT type security?

Posted By: JoeCirig

ADT type security? - 11/29/11 03:37 PM

Is there anything available on the island similar to an ADT actively monitored home/biz alarm company?
Posted By: SFJeff

Re: ADT type security? - 11/29/11 05:25 PM

if/when it went off, who would show up???
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: ADT type security? - 11/29/11 05:44 PM

Currently there is no managed and monitored alarm system services.
Posted By: MandM

Re: ADT type security? - 11/29/11 06:10 PM

I agree - there is no one to respond in a predictably timely manner. I have installed a security system that calls a sequential list of phone numbers when an alarm is triggered. The system tells you what caused the alarm - and it continues to call the list of programmed numbers until someone acknowledges the alarm. Of course I could program the system to call the police, however I have not done that,due to lack of confidence in a timely response. Outdoor lighting plus a yard dog are very good things as well.
Posted By: JZB

Re: ADT type security? - 11/29/11 06:44 PM

You can get motion detectors for your home that trigger an exterior alarm that is loud enough to wake every neighbor within a couple mile radius and hopefully scare away the burglar! People would be running to your home just to shut the thing off. wink
Posted By: JoeCirig

Re: ADT type security? - 11/29/11 06:54 PM

Thank you for the replies.
I have a cctv system ready for installation that will trigger an email to a set distribution list with a .jpg photograph attached which shows the scene at the moment the alarm was triggered. It's backed up to a remote hard drive that can be hidden and secured.

If the alarm is triggered, I can deploy a counterinsurgent strike immediately. My strike team is comprised of me - armed with a flare gun, wasp spray, noise makers, a rock if I can find one, threatening words and an unfortunately high-pitched scream if the situation escalates. Iím trained and not afraid to use any of the above.
Posted By: GSoneji

Re: ADT type security? - 12/01/11 11:48 PM

'Tis better to deter than it is to detect and then embarrass yourself screaming like a little girl.
Posted By: papashine

Re: ADT type security? - 12/02/11 12:33 AM

heysus!
Posted By: JoeCirig

Re: ADT type security? - 12/03/11 04:18 AM

Great tip. Probably saved me from sure embarrassment. I will begin deterring immediately.
Posted By: FilmChick

Re: ADT type security? - 12/03/11 06:15 PM

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Posted By: BeBelize

Re: ADT type security? - 12/03/11 06:43 PM

So glad you are okay, FilmChick. That must have been so terrifying. I can't imagine not waking up if someone came into my bedroom at night, but I am a light sleeper (one of the things that happens as you age!) -- and who can say for sure that they would not. I hate that these horrible crimes are occurring on our island, and I'm afraid if I hadn't already moved here, they might dissuade me from doing so....
Posted By: ckocian

Re: ADT type security? - 12/03/11 07:01 PM

AKA cat burglers.
Posted By: Capt. Hollywood

Re: ADT type security? - 12/03/11 07:50 PM

I offered a self defence course. I was critisized by posters

Unfortunately the thread was locked and I did not persue it.

What they, like many don't understand is modern self defence is not kicking the crap out of people like Jean Claude van Damme or Chuck Norris.

Modern self defence tactics are doing things to prevent these situations BEFORE they happen. THis is done by awareness of your surroundings and what theives look for, and how to secure yourself and your property to deter these types of occurences.

Physical confrontation is taught as an ABSOLUTE last resort when you feel your life or your loved one's is about to end and composes a very small part of the course. You can't be a martial arts expert in a month, sorry that's not real. I may put something together for January or February.

I can also do one on one property risk assesments. email me for that.
Posted By: FilmChick

Re: ADT type security? - 12/03/11 07:55 PM

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Posted By: Anonymous

Re: ADT type security? - 12/07/11 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by Capt. Hollywood
Modern self defence tactics are doing things to prevent these situations BEFORE they happen. THis is done by awareness of your surroundings and what theives look for, and how to secure yourself and your property to deter these types of occurences.

All true though there is little "modern" about it.

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Physical confrontation is taught as an ABSOLUTE last resort when you feel your life or your loved one's is about to end and composes a very small part of the course.

You don't teach "physical confrontation". The preferred techniques include physical avoidance and savage attack. Stick to physical (building & grounds) security and advise your clients to go elsewhere for personal security. That is, recommend an expert.

You should pay more attention to your writing. Attention to detail is a big deal in the security world...
Posted By: Capt. Hollywood

Re: ADT type security? - 12/07/11 04:37 AM

Originally Posted by C2C
Stick to physical (building & grounds) security and advise your clients to go elsewhere for personal security. That is, recommend an expert.

You should pay more attention to your writing. Attention to detail is a big deal in the security world...


...and you know me from where?.... or are you just a big CSI fan?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: ADT type security? - 12/08/11 01:13 AM

Originally Posted by Capt. Hollywood
...and you know me from where?....


Only replying to your post.


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or are you just a big CSI fan?

argumentum ad hominem? Tsk, tsk...
Posted By: Capt. Hollywood

Re: ADT type security? - 12/08/11 06:08 AM

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argumentum ad hominem? Tsk, tsk...


Well excuuuuuse me, Master Debater!

YOU are the one applying a logical fallacy by making assumptions about my training. You don't know me or my background, however this is off topic and not worth the argument, and I choose to end it here.

Have a nice day. smile
Posted By: GSoneji

Re: ADT type security? - 12/11/11 01:34 PM

Use IR beams to detection breach of the perimeter. Have them turn lights on. Back this up with motion detection lights. You can have the beams also trigger an audio message that will play through some speakers. Your recorded message will announce something to the effect of: You are not authorized to be here. Your presence has been detected and is being recorded. The authorities have been alerted and are en route to this location (repeat). Feel free to insert the audio of a screaming little girl as this will save you the embarrassment of doing it yourself.
Use IP based day/night megapixel color cameras with motion detection to record all areas, not just sensitive areas. I recommend at least 30 days of storage at 7 fps (no less) per camera. Record to a DVR that is secured and hidden. Off premise recording exists but is pricey. DVR should support off site access and control.
Signs should be mounted around the perimeter and be VERY visible. They should address all unacceptable behavior and announce the video surveillance.
Your intrusion detection (burglar alarm) will support the IR beam detectors. Use motion detectors and contacts where needed. Be sure that you install a discreet "hold-up" button(s) of some sort near sensitive areas. All intrusion activity should be recorded for reporting by your monitoring agency (ADT). Also, ADT does not have a specific office here but you may want to call them anyway.
Posted By: Caye Connect

Re: ADT type security? - 12/12/11 03:45 AM

Victim of petty theft on numerous occasions while living 4yrs in Belize. Had cameras, motion detectors, audible deterrents etc. All would eventually suffer the fate of electrical problems and false positives. I eventually got smart and installed the oldest and lowest tech security mechanism in the history of mankind.

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Combined with a high fence, my home was never visited by thieves again. Nor the BEL nor WASA men.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: ADT type security? - 12/12/11 03:43 PM

That is definitely the most efficient of systems here. Dog + fence = security. Of course you still have to "man" the house and not be too predictable in your comings and goings.

Posted By: elbert

Re: ADT type security? - 12/12/11 08:36 PM

Does the Man bark a lot?
Posted By: papashine

Re: ADT type security? - 12/12/11 08:45 PM

only when he is fed alpo more then two meals per day grin
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: ADT type security? - 12/12/11 09:16 PM

Alpo! Yuuummm...second only to Spam!
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: ADT type security? - 12/12/11 11:16 PM

How is it that at this time of the year all messages eventually lead to Spam.....
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: ADT type security? - 12/12/11 11:28 PM

The #1 delicacy in Hawaii....
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