Drapes was up at the crack of dawn today and noticed how many things we have about the house that beep, buzz ,ding, ring and dong at us now. Me alarm went off buzz, buzz, buzz,me Timelapse VCR beeped six times indicating that it was going into rewind mode, the motion detector (normaly switched off at daybreak) was giving out sort of beepy buzzes, or beezes,as other eartly risers walk past Draper towers, door entry system gives two musical dongs, intercom, gives out a sort of strangled dings,all this in the space of about three minutes. How did folks manage in the past without all these devices, to tell us stuff. PS, not heard a peep from me three phones yet, but it is early.
Glad you started this thread. Maybe Prooners can help me with this. It also has to do with "beeps at night" and I am not hyjacking your thread Herr Drapes!
Every night at around 2:15/2:30 an alarm goes off in my house. It's been doing that for about two months now. Although it is faint, it wakes me up. Have located it in my son's room but I am always too late to find the exact spot where it comes from. I suspect it is one of these stopwatch things but my son has a fair amount of rubbish in his room cupboards and I can not find the sodding thing to switch it off! How do I locate the offending beep thing during the day? Have thought of setting my own alarm for 2:10 and standing guard in his room to pounch when the beep goes off but have not been able to get myself to do that yet. Any other smart ideas around?
Location: Scotland usually, and often other parts of Europe
Edinburgh has a gun that goes "bang" at one. Grenwich has a ball that drops at one. I used to have a digital watch made a sort of "pling" at one, but it did it every hour and not just at one, so I guess that doesnt really count.
Are there any other things in cities around the world that go bang, bonk or drop at one (local time of course)?
The smoke alarms don't usually beep for just a few hours. Sometimes they may go on for a few days, so you must be able to acquire a new battery in that sort of time.
Whilst you're about it, get a spare as well. The only hard bit is remembering where the bloody hell the spare is when you next need it, in about a year's time!
I'll admit to seven smoke alarms - - but they're hardly expensive are they? To avoid the dratted beep at 2am just change the batteries every twelve months. I change them every Christmas holiday as: 1) There's s0d all else to do 2) You can't forget 3) It's great to press the "test" button when mother-in-law has dozed off in front of annual Bond film. 4) Give old battery to pi55ed brother who insists that 9volts DC on your tongue is harmless.
Drapes: When we moved in to a sooper dooper new hi-tech office building in the late 80s, they proudly announced they'd fitted motion detectors in the toilets. That's going too far for me - I always waited till I got home after that...