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05:20AM | 12/04/02
Member Since: 12/03/02
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I have a shop building on my acreage that I would like to install an alarm system in. The building is 42x75' with a 14' ceiling height. I'm looking for something very basic which will be able to alert me and the neighbors (outside sirens) and scare away anyone who decides to break in. I'm not interested in monitoring or any system which is difficult to program or operate.

I'm thinking about a basic control panel with a key pad, ceiling mounted motion sensors and inside and outside sirens. I would like a hard wired system.

I would also like the system to sound an alarm in my house which is 200' away. I have underground conduits between the house and the shop which contain telephone and intercom wires so I can run wire through that.

The shop has motion sensor halogen lighting all the way around and I also have lights on motion sensors inside to light things up if someone gets inside at night.
Being able to wire in a smoke detector would be a plus.

Does anyone have any recommendations for me? It seems like everything I find while surfing is way too complicated for what I want.

[This message has been edited by gn83tm (edited December 04, 2002).]

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