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House Alarms Going Off

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by schnipps, 30 Sep 2009.

  1. schnipps

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,381

    What is the procedure for these dam things, we have 2 around here that randomly go off at all times. Sometimes not for ages but then a spell where its on and off all night.

    I have found out where the main offender is coming from (address) but im not sure if this is a police matter or an environmental health one, there doesnt seem to be anyone in the house but im reluctant to call the police as i dont really see what they can do.
     
  2. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 1,956

    Contact your council

    The first thing they will ask is for you to start a log of the times it goes off and how long for.

    Without the date and time log they wont be able to do anything. If you get on well with people in your area ask them to do the same. The more people reporting it the quicker it should be dealt with.
     
  3. StevenRaith

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2009

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    it might be worth speaking to the homeowner first - the council won't do much unless you have tried to mediate the problem yourself and got nowhere.
     
  4. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

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    The OP did state that the place was empty so it wont be that easy finding out who owns it.
     
  5. StevenRaith

    Hitman

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    Posts: 688

    fair point, that's what I get for skim reading.

    Local noise team then.
     
  6. Le_Petit_Lapin

    Capodecina

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    A well aimed brick will sort it right out.
     
  7. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

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    Location: Middle of England

    We have a college a few doors up that is now empty, The Alarm kept going off. The Alarm got ripped off the wall by one of the local residents & it now don't bother anybody.
    Obviously I didn't rip it off the wall in a frenzy & I am not suggesting you do the same.
     
  8. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

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    Sure you didnt ;)
     
  9. Fuzz

    Capodecina

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    Location: Cheltenham ;-)

    Air rifle aimed at the offending alarm box :D
     
  10. bledd

    Don

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    Location: Parts Unknown

    might puncture the plastic, not much else :p
     
  11. 4T5

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Middle of England

    Most effective way is to use fire extinguisher foam to freeze it & then Whack it with a hammer, Apparently it shatters making very little noise.

    I read this on wikigooglebooktwitterface.com whilst playing FPS games which forced me to think about it but not actually do it.
     
  12. TFleming

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Redcar, Cleveland

    KILL IT!!
     
  13. TFleming

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 2,127

    Location: Redcar, Cleveland

    Just reading this thread and our smoke alarm went off. Lol.
     
  14. Hilly

    Don

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    Location: Telford, Shropshire

    Ask Malc to come around and drop the elbow on it.

    That'll shut it up!
     
  15. GSDog

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 5,462

    Location: Surrey

    Try and find who owns it first and try speaking to them about it before taking it any further.

    The house opposite mine goes off about once a month but it must be linked to the police because every single time it goes off we have about 3-4 police cars surrounding the place within minutes! It is a huge place though and I know the woman who lives there is a high court judge, the police must be pretty annoyed about it now.
     
  16. Azagoth

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    Why not just phone the police from a payphone and tell them you've seen someone breaking into said properties?
     
  17. Le_Petit_Lapin

    Capodecina

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    Because then you have to put up with listening to it for hours before the police bother arriving.