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    Cacazi doorbell

    It may be only an insignificant item to some, but to me it's important in keeping my sanity. It lets me know if a member of the wife's family is about to enter the property. I personally like to sit around semi-naked without the sudden appearance of some unwanted individual. I like to leave doors open when I'm in the shower. There's nothing more embarrassing than the MiL to find me sitting on 'Trap One'. So, ever since I've been here I've tried many wireless doorbells in the quest to have privacy.

    Let me explain that I have a 1.8m high wall running around my property. In that wall is the standard metal reinforcement associated with Thai walls and I have metal gates. The two entrance points to the property are 20m from the house. Due to the metal in the walls and the transmitter not being in direct sight of the receiver, which are mains plug ins, restricts the effectiveness of the doorbell. Over the years they've all failed badly. Probably no less than 10-12 in total.

    My last attempt to secure privacy resorted to my buying an expensive 'Byron' from the UK but the bellpush on this was difficult to work with unless you had an index finger stronger than an elephants trunk. My MiL couldn't master it. Also that was intermittent due to not being in line of site with the receiver. And the receiver was battery operated which reduces the effectiveness of the item when the batteries weaken.

    All looked bad until I sat and thought that may be I buy a doorbell with the strongest transmission range possible. So I scoured the net for an affordable wireless door bell that was cheap and could discard if it too didn't work well. I came up with a 'Cacazi' which claimed a range of 280m, clear view.

    I found one on Ebay Waterproof 280M Long Range 110 220V Wireless Digital Doorbell Ring 36 Melodies | eBay. It can be bought in variants according to use ie 2 receivers with one push button or 2 push buttons and one receiver. To better my chances of working I bought x2 single doorbells. One for the front and one for the back gate.

    Fuck me they work brilliantly. Guaranteed 100% waterproof and piss easy to install. The bellpush is about as MiL friendly as it could possibly get. No worries now to walking/sitting in the nude whilst in the house. I highly recommend this product to anyone wanting a good wireless doorbell.

    Not sure which forum this should be in sorry if wrong.
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    Looks like the right forum to me Prag, this is a good tip, many of us have/will have the same prob!! Thanks for the tip.

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    Perhaps you can send me the one MIL cannot fathom for Xmas I have a constant stream of onani interrupters salespersons,lost backpackers and my wifes coterie of grazers,does it have a malaodorous attachment which may also deter stray dogs.

    I trust you tug in peace.

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    Put a cow bell around each of the families neck until they understand that walking in to your house without so much as a by your leave is not on?

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    I used to have a problem with her 17 year old nephew wandering in and helping himself to the contents of the fridge. Since I expressed my serious displeasure at this habit, he now loiters on the verandah until he is spotted.
    The only one i have issues with is the sister. Fortunately you can hear the loud mouthed fat buffalo coming from miles away.

    Bells would not work here. Open plan front and a big fok off klong at the back.
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    No ring of the bell, then on go the gate locks, until it is rang. I'd have been quicker teaching the dog to use the bell than the MiL. She/they have this belief that an open door is an invitation to walk in and make themselves at home.

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    I have locked security screen doors.

    Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    I used to have a problem with her 17 year old nephew wandering in and helping himself to the contents of the fridge. Since I expressed my serious displeasure at this habit, he now loiters on the verandah until he is spotted.
    The only one i have issues with is the sister. Fortunately you can hear the loud mouthed fat buffalo coming from miles away.

    Bells would not work here. Open plan front and a big fok off klong at the back.


    Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    an open door is an invitation to walk in and make themselves at home.

    Got a solution for that as well.


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    Fingerprint and pin code gate/door check. Nobody gets into my place without one or an invite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fohk
    Fingerprint and pin code gate/door check. Nobody gets into my place without one or an invite.
    There's being security conscious, and then there's being downright anti social.

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    I like anti social then, I also like privacy.

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    Walking around nude or watching TV nude is something I can do in Pattaya but up here in the village it's not an option!

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