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Old Apr 14th 2010, 9:59 pm
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Hi

This is really fresh to me as I have loved living in my house here in Spain with its concrete floors, ceilings and brick walls. I thought we were safe from rampaging house fires until 2 weeks ago when a friend of mines TV caught fire 3 oclock in the morning due to an electrical fault. The TV was only 2 years old!! Read the full story on my <snip> Costa Tropical news[/URL] page.

Only the barking dogs woke the parents....they were lucky to be alive. I think that is a great idea to do free fire inspections and make recommendations and then make your money of the products and services you offer. I have just spent 600 euros on alarms , extinguishers and rope ladder as a direct consequence......but at least I can sleep sound again. I would promote it through the urbanisations. Good luck

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Old Apr 15th 2010, 10:59 am
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If you are focusing on ex pats you may find a market but the Spanish don't worry about death as much.
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by twistedmelon
If you are focusing on ex pats you may find a market but the Spanish don't worry about death as much.
It is not that the Spanish dont worry about death as much, the fact is that the Spanish have been dicing with death all their lives, using a zebra crossing springs to mind.
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Originally Posted by jojojojojo
You'd think that there would be more fire awareness here, especially as there are more open fires and of course the "rejas" (bars across the windows). I've often wondered how we'd get out if we had to use a window as an escape route

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My rejas are just for show for this very reason , they could be easily pushed out by anyone, better to be robbed than cooked!!!

In time I will fit them on hinges and with locks so they can be left open when we are in.
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 2:03 pm
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My rejas are just for show for this very reason , they could be easily pushed out by anyone, better to be robbed than cooked!!!
I agree with that.

We don't have any at all - too many windows!
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 4:24 pm
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My rejas are just for show for this very reason , they could be easily pushed out by anyone, better to be robbed than cooked!!!

In time I will fit them on hinges and with locks so they can be left open when we are in.
My understanding is that it is an insurance obligation these days but only on ground floor windows.
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My understanding is that it is an insurance obligation these days but only on ground floor windows.
It depends on the company. Most do insist on rejas but mine specifically notes that they are not fitted.
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It depends on the company. Most do insist on rejas but mine specifically notes that they are not fitted.
I guess then that it would be a good idea to check the policy because I know they like to pay out on a claim and hate finding a reason not to
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 5:36 pm
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Car jack is better than a big hammer.
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Car jack is better than a big hammer.

Yes ......... but thats why I said I wasn't going to mention it on here
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Old Apr 15th 2010, 6:18 pm
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Yes ......... but thats why I said I wasn't going to mention it on here
It`s not a new thing spreading the metal.
Everyone with grandkids knows about it.
And most burglars.
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 7:11 am
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I guess then that it would be a good idea to check the policy because I know they like to pay out on a claim and hate finding a reason not to
It's written into the policy schedule - "ventanas sin protecion" and the premium reflects that.

I'm pretty sure Linea Directa do not require rejas. If you go through the process of getting an online quote with them, the security questions give you the choice of with/without rejas.

Most policies have other clauses which minimise the amount they pay out for a robbery - especially if there is no physical break in.
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 9:03 am
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we are the opposite - full rejas on all windows (5) and 3 door ways - front, terrace and rear.

but then we┬┤ve hardly got anything worth robbing.
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 12:19 pm
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It's mandatory on my lower level, window grilles and so forth etc...

On the note of Fire Safety I'm all for it. However, most products we buy now are Fire Safety Approved, blankets and so forth.. Looking around my Villa there is nothing that is not FireProofed in some manufactured way or another. I thought this was an excellent Fire Alarm for above the bed :-
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 4:47 pm
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Thanks for the heads up on fire precautions fireman fred. Two good points have given me food for thought reading thro the replies. 1. To leave a key in the door on the inside and 2. A rope ladder seems a good idea.

Where the hell do I get a rope ladder from
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