Skip to comments.Hardening Your Home Against Home Invasions (Vanity)
Posted on 01/09/2012 3:23:41 PM PST by fightinJAG
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We had a home invasion last summer. I always laughed at the ADT commercials on tv with the BG running at the sound.....I don’t anymore. That is the 1st line of defense. Allows one to arm themselves (assuming they are not already armed).
Also, crooks are like cockroaches.....they do not like the light. Put motion sensors around your entire house.
Crooks do not like to be photographed. Place cameras around your house.
Redundancy. Crooks not are cutting phone lines so that the security system cannot call out. Have a cell phone backup call out.
I cannot even go into full detail about the extent of what we have done as I do not want to advertise for any BG’s who may be reading.....and they do read threads like this. One gun site regarding home defense and safes was cross posted on a site where BG’s hang out. Do not post anything you don’t want BG’s to know.
A home invasion is unsettling, but is also brings clarity to what must be done. I feel I have done all I can do should an even like this happen again.
And God help the BG breaking in.
Crooks not are cutting phone lines
Crooks now are cutting phone lines
Look around when you are outside, or when you get out of your car to check the mailbox. It's quick and easy, and could save you from a very unpleasant experience.
Great habits of safety, trisham!
I’m sure glad you and your family got through that okay.
You're right; I've done it - it is a PITA.
Even if you're young and healthy.
As the trees were growing, I kept moving the branches over and through the concertina. The bottom of most of the concertina is between one and three feet off the ground. It’s not perfect, but it should be exciting to try to find a passage in the dark ...
You nailed yourself by opening your mouth. If you were confident that your behavior and attitude were correct, why get irritated? Obviously, you have a problem with my calling your behavior foolish. What you describe as doing is not ‘protecting’ your property or rights in any way. What you describe is psychotic behavior. And of course, there will always be internet cowboys to come pat you on the back for it.
And the media could not have done a better job painting you as a nutcase as you did yourself.
I linked to one of the "real world photos," but from there you can get to the home page and product info, etc. This company sells swing-away grates (so you can get out of the window, if needed) and several different designs, custom-sized. They look much nicer than the iron grates installed over the window on the outside of the house. To my eye, they provide a visual deterrent (as well as a physical deterrent) without making the house look "locked down."
No, I am not affliated with the company! :) Just was following up on our discussion by researching what products are out there.