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Hardening Your Home Against Home Invasions (Vanity)
FR ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | FR

Posted on 01/09/2012 3:23:41 PM PST by fightinJAG

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1 posted on 01/09/2012 3:23:43 PM PST by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

Rule #1: Don’t be a member of an immigrant community known for harboring gangs and smuggling in cash and expensive jewelry past customs and IRS agents, and then keep that undeclared property in your home so it can’t be taxed or counted against you when you apply for welfare benefits.


2 posted on 01/09/2012 3:33:45 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: fightinJAG

My wife, having lived with the joy of the Crown Height Pogrom (where rioting blacks invaded Jewish homes), makes me put this or the equivalent on all our doors:

DJ Jamb Armour Combo Kit

https://securitysnobs.com/DJArmor-Jamb-Armor-Combo-Kit-for-Standard-Doors.html

Very difficult to kick down.

We utilize a Medeco locks (one a traditional double-key and one an electronic)

The Medeco DOUBLE cyclinders cannot be “bumped.”

A visible camera (in a shield) is on the door for show. The real camera cannot be seen.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 3:34:39 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: fightinJAG

Home Security Systems aren’t just for vacations!
Use them every time you leave the home empty!

Few intruders will persist with an alarm blaring.

Depending on your circumstances, you may want to set the alarm before tucking yourself in at night.

If you’re armed, your weapon should be accessible to you, but not a stranger or a child.
Its location should allow you to be in a defensible position within seconds.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 3:35:15 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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5 posted on 01/09/2012 3:37:21 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: fightinJAG

Just some random thoughts:

Good lighting makes you a lot less attractive as a target at night. For example, the house I live at is by far the best lit in the neighborhood. Plenty of poorly lit ones all around. Guess who is less likely to get “hit”?

Another thing is good deadbolts. Sure, thugs can just go through a window, but that takes time, makes noise, and can cut the thugs up pretty good if they aren’t careful.

Make sure a weapon is easily accessible at all times. If kids are around your home, one of those gun safes with keypad entry is a good investment. They can be openned in seconds, and most of them will “lock up” if a kid tries some random combos more than a few times.

Finally, a beware of dog sign — even if you don’t have a dog — can be a “discourager.”


6 posted on 01/09/2012 3:40:10 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: G Larry
Few intruders will persist with an alarm blaring.

Those with alarm buttons on their car keys should keep one close to bedside so it can be activated if someone breaks in while you are sleeping. Also, many stores carry portable boat alarms that can be kept bedside. They are VERY loud, I bought mine (large size) at Wally World for less than$20.00. It's also useful for treks into the woods and scaring off animals. I imagine most sporting goods stores would carry them.

7 posted on 01/09/2012 3:48:38 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: fightinJAG

Every adult in the house needs to be armed.

Every juvenile that you feel responsible enough to train to shoot, should be taught.

Many, many people are shot after answering the door. The doorway is a fatal funnel that invaders have to navigate. Don’t get caught in it.

I have a rule amongst my family and friends.

If you didn’t call ahead, then you are uninvited and I am not answering the door unless you do call.

This goes double for strangers.

Most burglaries on residences happen on a side that is not visible to police patrol. Strangers, particularly juveniles walking down your street, make note and watch them. Talk with you neighbors and agree to watch them as a community. Crooks hate attention.


8 posted on 01/09/2012 3:48:38 PM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: fightinJAG

ping read later


9 posted on 01/09/2012 3:53:52 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: fightinJAG

later


10 posted on 01/09/2012 3:54:30 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Jewbacca

All THAT to protect yourself? Any LIBERAL will tell you that all you really need is a “SOUL BROTHER” sign to put in the window in bad times.

Sarc/off


11 posted on 01/09/2012 3:56:31 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

later


12 posted on 01/09/2012 3:59:09 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: fightinJAG
This is an excellent book that goes over this in detail. Available on Amazon and elsewhere.

One of the novel ideas from it include the use of surplus military cargo nets strung across the back of doors and windows. cheap, strong and easy to put up and take down.


13 posted on 01/09/2012 4:00:44 PM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: fightinJAG

ping for later


14 posted on 01/09/2012 4:04:09 PM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: fightinJAG

Here in NC, we don’t filter our news through the United Kingdom. It gets here faster.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2826625/posts


15 posted on 01/09/2012 4:07:09 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: fightinJAG

I live in a rural area and in a location that people just don’t happen by, so what I do won’t work in some places. Anyone that comes on the property gets met with a shotgun if I don’t think they belong here. That includes contract crews working on R/Ws and tree companies.

That usually results in the crew’s foreman or boss back at the office calling the sheriff who then calls me and explains what’s going on. If I find a vehicle that doesn’t belong here, I call the law and it gets towed.

I generally leave well tenders alone unless they get on a parcel where their company has no rights. The last one I caught, I got his attention with a rifle. His boss called me later to express his unhappiness.

A few times a month, I’ll go out at night and just fire the shotgun. Maybe once. Maybe twice. I like to do that between 1:00 and 3:00 am. Occasionally I’ll use a rifle. More frequently I’ll shoot something with a .22 at night.

Several years ago the gas company had to shut down the gas line through here. They knocked on the door around 2:00 am to let us know. When they saw the shotgun their eyes looked like dinner plates. What surprises them is when you catch them from behind.

During hunting season, I’ve been known to be in the woods around 3:00 am waiting to catch any folks that get on the property.

Others that were someplace close and actually fired a gun, hit the ground when I went through twenty one rounds of .308 in response. The neighbor across the way saw them by looking through her son’s scope. She didn’t know the two men could run that fast.

Needless to say, the word has gotten out.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 4:10:16 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: fightinJAG

I live in the ‘hood’, so I can tell you what I have done.

1. I have security bars on all windows, and security doors on all doors. Even the sliding glass door is secure.

2. Big spot light in the front yard, with motion detector that when activated will stay on 15 minutes.

3. No tress or bushes to hide behind in the front yard, except for overgrown sticker bush which actually goes up against the house and covers the bedroom window. No way anyone can get behind it.

4. 6 foot wooden fence around the entire backyard. Backyard that has 3 large Labrador retrievers that bark and head for the fence at any sound. They may not be trained killers, but who really wants to jump in the backyard with a pack of large dogs.

5. Develop a reputation of a “crazy” person that no one wants to deal with. I live between two schools on the corner and I do not have a shortcut path through my yard. It takes some time to develop the reputation, but it pays off with far fewer issues from the locals. Being “the crazy white Guy” of the neighborhood has eliminated no telling how many potential issues.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 4:11:06 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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18 posted on 01/09/2012 4:13:52 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: fightinJAG

PFL


19 posted on 01/09/2012 4:15:02 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: meatloaf
A few times a month, I’ll go out at night and just fire the shotgun. Maybe once. Maybe twice. I like to do that between 1:00 and 3:00 am.

I think you live next door to me. ;)

20 posted on 01/09/2012 4:15:40 PM PST by naxetevitan
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