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  1. Happy out mate. Wish id of known.

  2. arfur mo

    Yell/hibu, Opinions?

    tbh, generally they are not that clued up as much as being in fear of being ripped off. No matter what religion or colour someone English white somewhere along the line has done or they think has, to them or a relative. I tell them up front i'm not the cheapest around. i try to start with what i think they need basically, and add on other bits as we go through the requirements. Again straight up i care more for their security than than their budget, as i can only fix one of them. Iver the years i have built myself up a reputation be trusted, reliable and respectful of their perhaps lack of technical skills in my field, or being timid whatever to put them at ease, not fear being ridiculed, thought foolish or spoken at instead if to. They have to be happy for me to accept them as a client, not big headed but it simply reduces any winging. Basics is i buy shoes i don't really like, they hardly get worn. I take in a client who i feel is not fully convinced, i'd rather drop them as experience tells if they don't gel their not so likely to recommend you on, far more likely to find a silly fault over nothing or run you down if anything. An example, i have these two brothers, the older one i got on great with no problems, he has passed loads of work to me, the younger one i was aware of an atmosphere and had no recommends which i thought puzzling. I found out this last week he was not happy, naturally i ask why, his complaint was when he part set's the bleeper which was faulty from the start, makes this irregular noise. The older brothers system is silent in part set 1, the younger brother wanted the bleeper, on Gardtecs panels it indicates part set 1 by a single hiccup roughly every 3 seconds, YET in 4 years he has never contacted me OR mentioned this 'fault' on a PMV. I demonstrated it on the older brothers panel who has the same system by selecting PS/2, he now understands there is no actual fault, it is as designed, and will speak to him, but the damage that guy has likely done who knows. very annoying, shows sometimes, it's just best to stick with your instincts.
  3. arfur mo

    Yell/hibu, Opinions?

    Yes there are, mainly on the larger houses. Many of the clients i serve don't like logo's on the cover or even the vehicle.some thing your advertising at their expense. others think if the criminal knows the installers, they will know their 'habits' like colour codes and be more vulnerable. So i only had my logo put on some of them a while after they came with built-in cut off timers. Client moves out switches power off, result EWD starts up and that results in calls or complaints. I can't respond to disable, as i have no knowledge if they have actually gone, just refurbishing or a fuse has tripped. if i disconnect and they got turned over it might lead to any loss being my liability, for disabling without the owners permission. Police or neighbours won't sign for permission and/or the liability or even liability for payment, so if the clients have gone then who pays me? I sell my systems outright, it's totally the clients property immediately the full payment clears, i have full sympathy for the callers but i have no legal authority to touch it. early hours calls explaining that to sleepless neighbours and several police officers as well as noise enforcement officers, all who insist on standing as close as possible to the screaming EWD to call me, it can get a little fraught. So from not really wanting to attract the 'i was only curious' type of time wasters,note no contact details given in my profile, just another reason for no logo's for a long time. another is my atrocious spelling
  4. arfur mo

    Yell/hibu, Opinions?

    Cats are actually like swiss army knife and very useful, they will keep your feet snug as example, you go for some games if badminton, no or damaged shuttle cocks, no problem call for a cat On the down side i agree they are not so stable or even travel well in flight, but on the big plus side - boy can they build up your power serve if you feel the above is overly cruel to treat a cat, then i suggest to use a cricket bat! . did i say it was secret? they are simply very exclusive . the one with your head inside it!
  5. arfur mo

    Yell/hibu, Opinions?

    sorry no can do, my clients pay dearly fir the honour of having my cover adorn their front elevation, so i do't want to devalue it .
  6. arfur mo

    Yell/hibu, Opinions?

    for what it's worth I don't advertise at all other than business cards and name on EWD's, i work 99% on recommendation, but that takes time to build up. when i have tried advertising i got mostly begging call from charity's, agencies trying to sign me onto estate agents brochures for an exorbitant fee, or enquiries to survey in the ar$e end of some God forsaken town miles from anywhere late at night, even had calls early hours to supply security guards ffsks. If you have gone the registered route then basically you have to advertise ti get the turnover, my advise is to be very careful how it is worded and composed, remember it will be out there for a very long time compared to the old Yellow pages being dropped on your doorstep.
  7. arfur mo

    Need Info About Pool Alarms

    on a lighter side, few years back i was awoken by the sound of rain, thought thats odd as it was not forecast, then it really pelted down, as i sat uo there was a very loud whoosh! and i rushed ti the patio door, to see plant pots floating by and eater a foot up the door. Daft reaction, i went to open the door and remembered just in time it was not a good idea. Tops out we had a 15 foot pool on our patio, type with the air ring around the top. we think a fox or squirrel bit through the cover while after bugs and punctured it . We were lucky in that thus door is a slide and tilt, often in summer we lock it tilted, but nit that night as we would have flooded throughout if taught, apparently kids can swim before they can walk, i like the fact a baby can hang from a washing supporting its own weight. So why is it we don't use this to our advantage? Nappy gets filled, into pond/pool for a rinse, baby hang from washing line until nappy dried - sorted .
  8. arfur mo

    Need Info About Pool Alarms

    A very sad Tragedy,
  9. arfur mo

    Odd Find

    internet! bar humbug, several years back farm lorry machine yard having fuel and batteries nicked. i installed a GJD external lighting system to trigger a Master Blaster & a 4 cameras system. The guy who lived on site was the owners father and going mutton. As you do i get into explaining how to use the dvr, this button is play just like your own DVR etc. Trouble was he had never ever seen a VCR - let alone use one.. but a great old country character all the same, just fascinating listening to.
  10. arfur mo

    Need Info About Pool Alarms

    GIT! lol!
  11. Agility, and Lightsys you have the choice of one or 2 way detectors or mix and match and 2 way radio fobs, and now have a 2 way door contact at last. Don't forget the current camera detectors are also 2 way ( i asked can they take pictures of the scene and themselves so i can see their not slacking, he was half way through how two way worked before he noticed i was laughing The rep i see had worked with mesh - your flavour? - i know little about them. he pointed out if you get a dodgy detector you can take out a lot of detectors because no relay path of signals, shorter individual radio range, and shorter battery life. i changed out batteries on a Agility one way detectors last week, after an absolutely astonishing seven years, when the siren batts finally failed, now thats what i call impressive. Before anyone chimes in they have been offered a pmv 2 times a year after the 2nd year, but refused as "it has been working just fine".
  12. I know the Gardtec Risco mark has firm haters in here, for me they have been and still are fantastically reliable including wireless, after admitted very trying early quality control issues. Having said that i service a scany 9800 still going strong after 26 years :0 with their 9100, then 9800 they were akin to being the defacto Apple like quality o,f the day
  13. arfur mo

    Head Scratcher

    Big issue with viper type detection used on plastic frames is condensation, i've used them in utility rooms to find the client causing them problems with using a steam generator iron that could hot wash busses, sort of problem that can disappear before you get there to actually see it.
  14. arfur mo

    Need Info About Pool Alarms

    back on topic, Safest way is always to have an alert attentive adult watching them closely, but i know from my own beautiful fearless head strong precocious 9 year old granddaughter, kids can be very slippery, disobedient and devilishly fast just that time when you loose concentration, even for a few seconds distracted for say a neighbour phone call, or to adjust the cooker etc. i'd suggest fit a camera to watch the pool area at all times wired to a monitor or a dedicated Tv located in a prime position, only ever as a backup. you can get external flood lights (that need wiring in to the mains) that have a baby alarm type plug in chime, works day or night, again never as a primary protection device, but a useful aid if a kid go's to the WC then slips out to the pool un-noticed, available from CEF electrical suppliers, i think about £45 and you can have additional plug in chime units. i've seen that orange plastic site netting used over pools, and there is the purpose made netting used for fish ponds to stop people falling in unfortunately nothing can compare with a humane observing intently, anything else would always be a calculated gamble, so as i don't want them to be mentally damaged by unreasonable oppressive child safety, tie them to the washing line and just hose those little blighters down lol!
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