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    Default Prowlers, PiR's, Electrician advice?

    Long stroy I'll try to shorten. Corner plot, diagonal rear fence, garden two big triangles. Garage on side, to get to it we have to cross back of property, turn left down side of house, where there is no light, and we have reason to belive we have night prowlers. We're both disabled, not up to brawls in the dark.
    The CSO and Crime Prevention suggested PIR lights, over rear garage door so we can turn the corner safely, another on side of garage to light up, another at front where cars are. .
    The council said they would fit the light over the garage, if the police supplied it, police said no budget for that, so we bought all the lights the CSO advised, now the council say we have one front and back, the blind spot on the corner is our problem, and if they fit ours they will have to do it for everyone in the street - we are the only property with a side garage/garden and history of prowlers/vandalism in the street.
    They now say we're to do it at our expense, but it must be certified by a qualified electrician to their standards
    There are two ways to wire, to the power supply in the garage, or come off the exosting rear light over the back door (around 25ft), which has the advantage of the switch being inside.
    I have no idea what this would cost, any electricians on here got any ideas? Hoping police and SSAFA may lean on council to fit the light they agreed, but the others will need doing sometime.
    If the advice is get a local quote, any qualifications we should ask for?

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    Id have been tempted to have took them up on their 2 light offer & bung the bloke who came to do them .

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    Thought of it, but the bloke who came out said up yours I won't do it, why should you have different to standard". Told he reported back there was adequate light and we made it up, despite the fact the police recommended it, and the council recognised the number of incidents that had been reported.

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    Fit the light and run a power lead to the garage if you have power. Fit a 13amp plug on it and plug it into the mains socket. Its then switchable on/off will be on the correct amp lighting circuit.

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    Sod that just buy a couple of tigers and a stun gun. That will do the job, and when they get hungry feed them a couple of neds that you have zapped with the gun. It is a double handed conservation move, preserving the Tigers and ridding the place of vermin.
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