Best alarm setup for a safe

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  1. RF Lighting

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    I've managed to aquire my self a safe from a now closed down post office. I'm looking for suggestions as to the best way to connect it to my alarm system.

    My alarm is a Texecom premier elite. I have plenty of spare zones and would like the safe to be on its own area as it's in a protected area which it is not always armed.

    I want to setup the safe so it will generate a confirmed alarm if anyone attempts to gain access with or without the keys.

    I also managed to salvage the device pictured below which has a flap to cover the keyhole and a vibration detector from one of the other safes, but I don't think this will be enough on its own to guarantee a confirmed alarm if it's attacked.

    All suggestions are welcome as to how you would secure it.


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    Look at elmdene safe limpet e20 it has a shock , heat , and magnetic sensor in one unit , depending on safe type you fit the mounting plate over the keyhole
     
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    Agreed...
     
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    Will that generate a confirmed alarm?
     
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    No, but with the detector in the corner covering the safe it will.

    Surely there would be that detector, never had to deal with Limpet only, always a detector as well
     
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    Which detector in the corner?
     
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    The one your going to fit ! Lol
    Yes you can get confirmation from the limpet as long as they activate the shock and the magnetic sensor
     
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    You should be able to place the sliding lever on 1 zone and the seismic on another. I'm assuming your system isn't signalling to an approved ARC on police response. What's the reasoning for trying to create a confirmed alarm??
     
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    Detector in the corner, quite the norm where a safe is concerned, set the alarm off before gaining access to the safe
     
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    A Jack Russel will do the job, anything comes near it and it starts an annoying yap yap... :)
     
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    I'm still not sure what sort of detector I'm supposed to be fitting, or which corner it should go in.
     
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    Are you referring to the salvaged detector I've already got? Does it have two zones built in? I don't know much about it, but I'm assuming it's a good device for the job if the post office spec them for their safes.

    My system is set up for confirmed alarm so I don't annoy the neighbours with every false alarm, and it allows me to decide if the alarm is generated by a faulty zone / detector or if there's really an issue that needs immediate attention.
     
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    Do you think a jack Russell would be ok guarding my safe while I'm working away for a month or so?
     
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    What sort of detector, and in which corner?
     
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