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09-14-2007 07:33 PM  10 years agoPost 21
SSN Pru

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If I need it open, I unlock it and plug in the motor.
Your method is great if you dont use your garage door often.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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09-14-2007 08:19 PM  10 years agoPost 22
Pistol Pete

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Only problem was that when they broke in, they stole the computer too
you can make auto backup to a server in the net...so even if pc is stolen you still have video evidence...of course...mask men with gloves are just that...mask men with gloves.
Security systems are so damn expensive, not sure how much monitoring service is
well...ADT usually has a $99 special for a very basic package...BUT the add ons is what gets expensive.

Avg monthly monitoring is about 30 a month for a little piece of mind. The down side it does not keep anyone from entering anyways.

Most burglaries take less than three minutes while police response is more than five...depending on neighborhood.

Average home has more than 75k in goods...from diamond rings to plasma.

Document/inventory everything with a video tape...homeowners insurance covers these things...minus your deductible.

By the way...they might come again in three months...the average time it takes to replace personal goods.

this might deter some...or let them know you have guns...catch 22?

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09-14-2007 08:28 PM  10 years agoPost 23
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My alarm system roughly costs me the price of a 40lb bag of dog food every other week.

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09-14-2007 08:51 PM  10 years agoPost 24
Seablade

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Another thing you can do is replace the windows on the doors with LEXAN. (I'm referring to the average kitchen door or garage doors with the small rectangular windows found in most American houses.)

This works if the scenario is the one where the curbsucking lowlife is trying to go through your doors and breaks the glass to reach in and undo the lock.

Lexan, not to be confused with plexiglass, (though they look to be the same thing), is about 300 times stronger then glass. So it cannot be broken easily. It would take some effort and more noise to break it so they have more risk and the chance of a neighbor hearing them or waking you up is greater.

Even if you just replace the one in the corner of the frame nearest the lock and the thief breaks the pane of glass next to it, it makes it harder to get in because the thief has to reach around the unbroken piece.

The drawback is that this idea is only as good as the frame it is mounted in. So if the frames around the glass is not that strong, they can just break the whole frame and get in. so you have to reinforce the frame as well...nothing is easy!

Hope none of you guys ever get robbed.

Steve M

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09-14-2007 09:40 PM  10 years agoPost 25
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Another option is to have the glass professionally window tinted. It looks nice and makes the glass a LOT harder to break.
Professional window tinting companies have ads showing things like pick-axes, hatchets, axes all stuck in the glass but still together. The tint bonds to the glass after it dries and holds it together very well.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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09-14-2007 09:42 PM  10 years agoPost 26
Furious Predator

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My alarm system roughly costs me the price of a 40lb bag of dog food every other week.
we had an attempted break in a while ago....

we have a cross bread German Shepherd/Bordercolli. nicest dog you could ever meet, plays like a puppy and plays with the cats all the time. but as soon as he knows something is wrong, he makes sure everyone knows about it.

he knows the sounds of the family i suppose, he knows who is comming through a door.

one night someone tried getting through the door, and i guess he figured it wasn't someone in the family, he barks like crazy, and the potential theif runs off.

i love that dog!!!

he is officially mine when i move out!

Shawn
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09-14-2007 09:57 PM  10 years agoPost 27
GyroFreak

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Paranoid about my gasser, so much so if I have to leave the house empty for awhile I pull the blades and head assy off and throw them in the trunk of the car along with the xmitter. He won't pawn it or sell it easy without the mainblades and head assy.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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09-14-2007 10:11 PM  10 years agoPost 28
Furious Predator

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i have actually considered chaining my helicopter to something strong. like have the chain loop through the frame of the heli, then have the chain secured around something even stronger.

i know it may not 100% stop someone, but it may slow them down enough to re-think. and at that point you will know someone has been around, and they may come back with a pair of bolt cutters.

Shawn
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09-14-2007 10:17 PM  10 years agoPost 29
Pistol Pete

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Seffner, FL

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This works if the scenario is the one where the curbsucking lowlife is trying to go through your doors and breaks the glass to reach in and undo the lock
double sided "keyed" deadbolt on all doors...no keys = can't open.

But sure can squeeze in via ANY window AND will have a hard time getting large stuff out since doors are secured.

potential downside...in an emergency such as fire...if not cool and collective it can cost you your life. panic is a major contributor to loss of life.

how many here have actually done a fire drill with the family?

dogs are great...IF you are home...if you have not trained your dog to NOT accept food such as a nice juicy steak from anyone than you, then they are innefective when no one is home...or even if neighbors arent either.

unfortunately a nosey neighbor is sometimes your best security...per say.

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09-14-2007 10:20 PM  10 years agoPost 30
TRACERBOB

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That's what I like...detection and immeadiate defense. Hold the bad guys off long enough for me to lock and load!

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09-14-2007 11:44 PM  10 years agoPost 31
Super Phreek

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It sucks to hear about the damn low lifes that we all have to live with today...
Most burglaries take less than three minutes while police response is more than five...depending on neighborhood.
Depending on neighborhood... The wife and I inadverntly tripped the alarm off, It took the cops almost 2 hours (hour and 45) to rescue us. So much for the prompt response.

A co-worker had a false alarm at her house a couple of months ago, the police walked around and found everything secured, then he promptly kicked in the front door causing about 2k in damages. After that, he wrote a notice of false alarm and left, leaving the front door kicked open. Go figure.

For the most part, the alarm is good to freak out the bad guy. The police are there to write a report assuming the have the time to do it.

I wish I could afford armed security, right now I have to rely on an alarm system. At least a real person calls me vs a computer.

Derek

Is that a 6s 5000 in your pocket,
or are you just happy to see me?

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09-14-2007 11:48 PM  10 years agoPost 32
Willy

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A sticker on the front door saying "I belong to runryder" would be enough to scare most hardened criminals away.

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09-15-2007 12:39 AM  10 years agoPost 33
Furious Predator

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uh oh....Willy got pinked for that one. you must have Pink Eye by now

Shawn
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