Anyone use a door alarm?

Discussion in 'Campsite Security & Safety' started by TheBlurb, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. tzmartin

    tzmartin Not here for a long time but here for a good time!

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    My dog as an alarm has too many false alarms to be practical. :)
     
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    firepit Well-Known Member

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    When I camp....Once get there I stay there usually.
    Thinking about it some more I can see a noisy alarm helping
    helping to alert others and drawing attention to the perps.
    But in the middle of the night when your sleeping in a camper if somebody was to bust in
    they would be all over you before you knew what was going on.
    It would all depend on their intentions.. Maybe the alarm would scare them off.
    Maybe it would agitate them as well and who knows what might happen.
    The nice thing about having dogs ( At least mine anyway) is they will alert you before
    anybody touches the camper door.
    I have been sound asleep before and the dogs started growling and let out muffled barks
    only to investigate and find a raccoon..possum and once a coyote in our campsite.
    I can see a advantage to a electronic alarm for some situations especially when your not around.
    and especially if you don't have dogs.
    This has been a good topic and thread for sure.
     
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    I have got a really great rind doorbell alarm. I like really much, and I consider it as one of the first things you should get, when moving into a new house. The rind doorbell alarms are a really great thing actually, they are one of the first security steps to a good security system. Besides that, I also have 5 Wyze cameras around the area, some motion sensors on the backyard and even a really awesome security system, which was set up by the specialists from https://www.ccsecurityservices.co.uk/. They have got some really insane serivces, and their quality is incredible.
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina. Question posed in post #1 was for a door alarm on a camper.
     
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    No alarm here - heck, I only just figured out how to lock the door from the inside without risking locking ourselves in at the same time.
     
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    Would this be more effective (given peoples' tendency to ignore alarms because they are often giving false positives) than a blood-curdling scream? I guess if you're not at your campsite, sure... it may deter someone. But "improved" campsites rarely have any property crime against other campers. And dispersed camping -- nobody's going to hear it anyway.
     
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    Canvas security intervention tool.

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  8. tfischer

    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    Truthfully you could get in many houses with one of these. Vinyl siding and fiberboard underlayment, then drywall, walk right through the studs lol. It's somewhat interesting you don't ever hear about that ever happening.
     
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    There is a reason you don't hear about it, it would be like digging out of prison with a spoon.
     
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  10. tfischer

    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    Have you ever done siding/sheathing work? I have. It's shocking how little it takes to cut through vinyl and that old-style fiberboard.
     
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    I have done construction. You are not going to cut through OSB or ply in a good while with that knife.
     
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    I've seen Habitat for Humanity houses put up with vinyl siding, foam board, insulation, and drywall. The only plywood or OSB was at the wall corners. The utility knife was a master key.
     
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    I have never seen sheathing done that way in my lifetime.
    Why cut through a wall, there are already big holes in the wall called doors and windows.
     
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    Guess you couldn't be charged for breaking in.
     
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    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    That's why I didn't say OSB or Ply.
     
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    Can you tell me where code permits fiberboard for sheathing? I'm not saying there are none just asking if you can tell me.
    I found some info on structural fiberboard but looking at the specs it doesn't look like it will cut with a knife.
     
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    Some of my neighbors have glass doors on their front door. I would think that would be an easy in. I always thought if someone wants to get in, they'll get in. You'd have to live with bars and locks on every window.
     
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    The alarm wakes you so you can let put the scream! I see no disavantages of the alarm. I cant see intruders get agitated by one. Dosen't happen. Will the alarm help, qho knows, but it cant hurt.
     
  19. tfischer

    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    I think it's been largely phased out, but a lot of 50s-80s houses around here (including my own, built in 1980, and the house I grew up in, built in 1969) used it.

    I'm talking about stuff like this:
    https://inspectapedia.com/structure/Unknown-Fiberboard-Sheathing-Identification.php
     
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    I have never seen that used. Couldn't use it in the northeast. If that stuff is used then I concede. You could cut through it.
     

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