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Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby tranquilitybase1969 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm

Hi,
My son owns a shop in Huntingdon and wants to listen to "Shopsafe (Storenet Security) to hear when there are alerts regarding shoplifters in the vicinity.
They seem to use the frequencies: 453.8000 and 460.3000. I presume there are two....one for transmit and the other for receive but he only wants to receive.
Does anyone know if a £30 Baofeng radio will work for this. I'm aware there are different types of signal but don't know much about them.
Many thanks......Mike
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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby Metradio » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:57 pm

Why does he not join the Shopsafe scheme ?

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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby Alfie » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:33 pm

Metradio wrote:Why does he not join the Shopsafe scheme ?

I know a couple of people who genuinely want to listen and who should be in the know and be able to even if not technically legal. the fact is this and especially with local shops and pubs that are not a chain that almost all the radio schemes are on the expensive side. i have programmed a radio for a pub landlord who is a friend of mine who dint want to pay for the scheme. i monitor this system all the time and he has never abused it or txed. i did put the tx in just in case there is an emergency and he needs to use it as it is after a system for pubs and shops and he owns a pub. also tranquilitybase1969 has stated he only wants to know if it will work for receive which to me shows he is genuine.

tranquilitybase1969 wrote:Does anyone know if a £30 Baofeng radio will work for this. I'm aware there are different types of signal but don't know much about them.
Many thanks......Mike

If the system is analogue then yes the Baofeng radio will work for it. if its digital then a digital radio or scanner will be needed. you will most likely need a digital scanner for this rather than a radio though as you need more than just the frequency to listen on a digital radio you need other codes which is not the case for analogue frequencies.
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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby Metradio » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:54 pm

Problem is if all the shops want to do is be able to listen without joining there would be no Shopsafe scheme, it is like travelling by train but not buying a ticket..
Or asking for a free copy of the 2020UK Scanning Directory because you only want to look up frequencies for one town :sad:

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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby thelad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:46 am

This is why most Shopwatch type schemes are using the RAS option and some even encryption. Stops shops cheating and buying a cheap handy.
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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby Metradio » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:50 pm

thelad wrote:This is why most Shopwatch type schemes are using the RAS option and some even encryption. Stops shops cheating and buying a cheap handy.

Round here in Slough the shopwatch frequencies are dead most of the day, couple of shops book on in the morning, S I L E N C E then the couple of shops book off in the evening :(

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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby tranquilitybase1969 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:46 pm

Hi,
Thanks for all the replies and sorry for the delay getting back. I've been away.
Point taken re not joining the scheme but it costs £500 per year and he doesn't think it's worth it.
He definitely doesn't intend to tx but just wants to hear if any undesirables are about. There are quite regular cases of shoplifting in Huntingdon unfortunately.
Thanks again......Mike
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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby tranquilitybase1969 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:47 pm

Would an SDR dongle work?
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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby thelad » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:52 am

tranquilitybase1969 wrote:Would an SDR dongle work?

Should do providing they are not encrypted.
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Re: Shopsafe (Storenet Security).

Postby tranquilitybase1969 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:07 am

OK thanks.
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