Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,009,244
Topics74,590
Members12,770
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs66
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
52 registered members (alan128, 12 invisible), 1,296 guests, and312 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
10yr old Reprimanded
by fish5133. 19th Oct 2018 7:57pm
Wirral War Gaming Club Opening Night .. FREE Entry
by WargamerNik. 17th Oct 2018 9:41am
New Brighton Sunset
by buddy. 15th Oct 2018 11:37am
Auntie Beeb Goes Gay
by fish5133. 13th Oct 2018 12:34am
New Wirral History
757 Rocks Wallasey Road Liscard
by derekdwc. 16th Oct 2018 8:04pm
756 Scrap Yard Wallasey Road Liscard
by derekdwc. 16th Oct 2018 8:00pm
755 Beer Keg Wallasey Road Liscard
by derekdwc. 16th Oct 2018 7:55pm
Mersey Tunnel tolls, 1934
by yoller. 21st Sep 2018 9:32am
1970's Murder in Central Park, Wallasey
by cutespam. 4th Aug 2018 11:28am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
No more bridge, never be the same
Over Exposed Crash Site
Topic Replies
Bus Birkenhead to Llangollen
by fish5133. 21st Oct 2018 2:15am
More threats to Wirral's Green Belt
by diggingdeeper. 20th Oct 2018 11:35pm
Dumb and dumber
by granny. 20th Oct 2018 11:27pm
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly. 20th Oct 2018 9:18pm
Old adult bikes wanted cheap or free?
by rhoobarb2002. 20th Oct 2018 7:43pm
Processed Meat
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 10:59am
756 Scrap Yard Wallasey Road Liscard
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 8:37am
1970's Murder in Central Park, Wallasey
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 6:53am
Panther on the Loose!
by ShySusie. 19th Oct 2018 3:54pm
October
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
1950's Museum Denbigh
by cools. 13th Oct 2018 10:13am
Giant Puppets Wirral
by ShySusie. 9th Oct 2018 8:14am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Security.... #97113
22nd Jan 2005 6:51pm
22nd Jan 2005 6:51pm
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Ellesmere Port
Basskiddanny Offline OP
Smartchild
Basskiddanny  Offline OP
Smartchild
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Ellesmere Port
Ok, so i thought i discussion on car security might be useful because there was van stolen and crashed last nite in ellesmere port and also ive heard of a few others lately in the area....

What else can you apart from the obvious such as park in well lit areas etc.

You put on a Cat 1 alarm.
Always use a steering wheel lock when you leave the car.

Do you think it is excessive to have both a steering wheel lock AND one for the handbrake/gearstick??

I was considering trying to convince my parents to put a gate up to block off our driveway but i don't know if this needs planning permission or if you can just do it, but it would make me feel a lot safer about my car in terms of it being vandalised by all the trouble makers around here.

Anyone have any other suggestions on ways to reduce the risk of theft and/or vandalism?

I also saw in halfords today ballards that block your driveway to prevent your car being taken easily, some people may find these useful?

Kind regards,
Dan


1.8 Escort Si on an 'R' plate, 129bhp

GIVE IT TO ME BABY!
Google Ads
Re: Security.... #97114
22nd Jan 2005 7:07pm
22nd Jan 2005 7:07pm
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,003
west mids
D
dj_russell_plays_trance Offline
Forum Addict
dj_russell_plays_trance  Offline
Forum Addict
D
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,003
west mids
cctv that deturrs people if they no they r bein taped!!!!


[Linked Image]
Re: Security.... #97115
22nd Jan 2005 7:11pm
22nd Jan 2005 7:11pm
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Ellesmere Port
Basskiddanny Offline OP
Smartchild
Basskiddanny  Offline OP
Smartchild
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Ellesmere Port
I have considered this by mounting it onto the garage that overlooks the driveway, but i don't want people trying to knock it down.

Ideally need a way to let people know they are being taped, but not let them see where from....


1.8 Escort Si on an 'R' plate, 129bhp

GIVE IT TO ME BABY!
Re: Security.... #97116
22nd Jan 2005 7:28pm
22nd Jan 2005 7:28pm
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,003
west mids
D
dj_russell_plays_trance Offline
Forum Addict
dj_russell_plays_trance  Offline
Forum Addict
D
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,003
west mids
thats no problem then get a camera for the inside!!!!!my dad does cctv 4 a living and does all that stuff other thing is if u tapin and they knock it down u got them on camera the down side though is wat happened at my house in 1993 my dad had a mint nearly new/brand new peugeot 405 mi16 someone tried 2 nick the wheels off it and threw a black jumper over the top of it from an angle so u never even saw them u just saw black all of a sudden!!!!best thing 2 do is have an inside camera not 1 of the cheap 1s though from argos cause there rubbish a propper 1 with all ur nite vision and that will be expensive but u will notice the difference in quality from a cheap 1!!!!so get ur camera,and a sticker on 1 of ur house windows that is best 4 someone out side 2 c sayin ur being recorded like the 1s in a shop and have a light that comes on when u walk past u should be alrite then m8!!!! happy


[Linked Image]
Re: Security.... #97117
22nd Jan 2005 8:14pm
22nd Jan 2005 8:14pm
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 199
None
Smiler198 Offline
Addict
Smiler198  Offline
Addict
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 199
None
All depends where you live and what car you drive.

If you have a Subaru Impreza..'the chances are it will be used as a get away car'...i was told by the sales rep in the Subaru garage when i looked at one. If you have a standard basic 1.0 Metro you could probably leave it unlocked and no-one will touch it.


If the car is more than half decent, or worth some value, i would go for a wheel clamp when it is at home, & a thatcham 1 alarm.

You can get a bollard for the driveway to stop it being driven off, but if your car was in the garage, and the bollard was up, people would start to think what you had in the garage for you too put the bollard up...

A guy i know had a CBR900RR (Fireblade) back in 1998. He parked it at the back of his garage, then parked the car up too it so you could not get it out. He then parked another car against the door to the garage. This was how he did it for months.

One morning he got a knock from the police because his car was in the middle of the road. When he went outside, his car was on the road, and the garage door open.

Turns out the theifs had cut the brake cable on the car to roll it away from the door. Opened the door, but could not start the car, nor move it to gain access to the bike. So they dragged the bike over the top of the car.

Imagine the insurance claim for that...the loss of the bike, and the damage too 2 cars..

If they want it, they will take it. I would prefer them to make as little mess as they could and never see it again.

This applies to my car and my bike.. smile

Re: Security.... #97118
22nd Jan 2005 9:34pm
22nd Jan 2005 9:34pm
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,943
Wirral
Tony MK2 Offline
Forum Master
Tony MK2  Offline
Forum Master
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,943
Wirral
I have CCTV all around my home and it records 24/7 and i also have a cat 1 alarm/immboliser and a big dog so you have been warned.

i think the best thing you can do is
1,CCTV
2,cat 1 alarm/immboliser
3,gate at the end of the dive

you don't need planning permission to put a gate up on your own property its called sercuity happy

hope this helps matey


[Linked Image]
Re: Security.... #97119
23rd Jan 2005 2:02am
23rd Jan 2005 2:02am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,327
Birkenhead, Wirral.
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran
Scooby  Offline
Forum Veteran
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,327
Birkenhead, Wirral.
Personally i use this :

[Linked Image]

and this

[Linked Image]

Also my Impreza is fitted with Cat 1 Alarm, Fuel and Ignition cut out switches seperate to the alarm and CCTV for approx 98% of the time it is parked up

different security threats require different forms of protection as a rule.

A Tracker will not deter or catch some chav vandalising or scratching your car for example but CCTV will hopefully identify them. Then you can find them and use the baseball bat on them.
A Cat 1 alarm will not stop the car from being stolen but will deter an oppertunist.

In my past experiance a baseball bat works in most situations, i used one about 8 years ago on someone who attempted to steal my car and touch wood i havnt had any problems since.

Maybe this is not everyones cup of tea, but when its MY property that i work my plumbs off for and someone thinks they have the right to simply come along and damage or take away my property then in my eyes they really do have whats coming to them......


Moderated by  StuyMac 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bus Birkenhead to Llangollen
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 11:11am
Dumb and dumber
by cools. 19th Oct 2018 7:01pm
Panther on the Loose!
by ShySusie. 19th Oct 2018 3:54pm
The Budget of ... when?
by Norton. 17th Oct 2018 11:11pm
Why has Wiki
by Dilly. 17th Oct 2018 10:38am
For Sale & Free
two bar stools & 1 Computer chair Free
by gerry1. 10th Oct 2018 12:50pm
Ariston hifi amplifier £40, speakers £20
by montyz. 10th Oct 2018 10:44am
Selection of boys trainers size 12 and 13
by lauren_lfc89. 24th Sep 2018 5:30pm
Old adult bikes wanted cheap or free?
by mike1965. 24th Sep 2018 9:24am
Electric Bass Guitar / and amp
by gerrymoore. 22nd Sep 2018 8:54am
Member Spotlight
granny
granny
Wirral
Posts: 15,714
Joined: June 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
JMaclean, Csones, jonesh, DavidDaniels, Paulc76
12770 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Bus Birkenhead to Llangollen
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 11:11am
Why has Wiki
by Dilly. 17th Oct 2018 10:38am
Bromborough
by venice. 16th Oct 2018 4:14pm
Handyperson
by lincle. 12th Oct 2018 10:58am
Capital and Innovation
by bliplandy. 8th Oct 2018 8:14am
News : New Topics
Dumb and dumber
by cools. 19th Oct 2018 7:01pm
Panther on the Loose!
by ShySusie. 19th Oct 2018 3:54pm
The Budget of ... when?
by Norton. 17th Oct 2018 11:11pm
Bulldog Bites Scotsman
by ShySusie. 11th Oct 2018 2:08pm
New Thames Tunnel
by Norton. 10th Oct 2018 6:35pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Buy and Sell car?
by fish5133. 16th Oct 2018 8:31pm
Flu Vaccine 2018
by Moonstar. 9th Oct 2018 1:06pm
Ghost In The Bedroom!
by ShySusie. 6th Oct 2018 1:27pm
Processed Meat
by granny. 3rd Oct 2018 9:41am
Black Dog Hauntings!!!
by ShySusie. 1st Oct 2018 4:17pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 7:51am
Sunset Sun 6:02pm
Local Time Sun 2:15am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1