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  • PA:Why People Carry a Gun When Answering the Door

    08/08/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Numerous people have criticized homeowners  for having a gun in their hand or on their person when answering a door.   I have always maintained that it is only prudent to do so.   Home security systems can be very useful, of course.   A standoff barrier, such as my old friend, Tex Ferguson, the highly decorated combat vet and intelligence operative used, works very well, as do surveillance cameras.  Not everyone has such a system in place, or working, all the time.   In any case, surveillance and standoff systems work best when backed up by armed force.  I have reported numerous...
  • Ok, this is the best home security sign ever...

    04/10/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 40 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Wireless Home Security Systems

    12/09/2013 9:02:43 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 62 replies
    Neo | December 9, 2013 | Neo
    Soliciting advice from experts, aka, freepers in general. Subject: Hunting property security. I am looking for advice from experts here concerning some type of wireless camera, both indoor and outdoor, to provide real time observation to a remote computer, cell phone, and ipad. My goal is to see what is going at a property located a hundred miles away. I have internet service to the property but I need a way to observe what is going on inside the living area and outside. Is there a reliable wireless system out there that a freeper can recommend?
  • “This Is A Glock Block” – Frustrated Homeowners Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

    06/19/2013 7:13:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    TEC ^ | 06/19/2013 | Michael Snyder
    All over the United States, frustrated homeowners are banding together, arming themselves and patrolling their own streets. One of the primary reasons this is happening is because police budgets all over the nation are being slashed at a time when violent crime rates in the United States are increasing and many our our largest cities are being transformed into crime-infested war zones. So instead of waiting for government to come up with a solution, many Americans are taking matters into their own hands. For example, one community group in Milwaukie, Oregon has started posting flyers with an ominous message for...
  • PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT

    01/08/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by flyover · 78 replies
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    PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your sisters, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start...
  • Hardening Your Home Against Home Invasions (Vanity)

    01/09/2012 3:23:41 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 192 replies
    FR ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | FR
    If you missed this thread of a few days ago on a 14-year-old boy shooting an intruder in N.C., or if you didn't see all the responses, it's definitely worth checking out. The thread is also linked at the "read more" button below. On that thread, I asked for freepers' thoughts on whether there were things that made some homes more vulnerable to home invasion than others. (It seems like it would be obvious that a more rural or remote home would be more vulnerable, but news reports in my area do not substantiate that assumption at all. Homes in...
  • Intruders Beware: Homemade Robot Can Shoot 1,000 Rounds Per Minute

    10/10/2011 8:57:44 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 43 replies
    Discovery Channel ^ | 9/29/2011 | Alice Truong
    As part of its security system, the Beatty Family created Mechatron, an “armored beast” with a mounted turret that can fire 1,000 pellets a minute, PCWorld reports. Intruders beware: This bot is armed and ready to take you on.
  • For sale: Cape Town's 'burglar-proof' house

    05/25/2010 7:24:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies · 1,334+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | 20 May 2010 | Ian Evans
    Eileen Mijlof said she had lost count of number of times she was burgled in her South African home. So when she and her husband, Jelle, decided to move, it was to a custom-designed Y-shaped fortress that the pair claim is impossible to break in to. Unusually for middle-class South African homes, the property at the foot of Table Mountain does not have burglar bars, alarms, electric fencing or trellis security doors, because the first floor is nearly 50ft above the ground. The house looks as if it is precariously balanced on top of a secure garage, but the foundation...
  • Buckle up, America! Ominous prediction seems to be coming true...

    10/16/2009 3:54:25 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 16 replies · 1,450+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-16-09 | Bob McCarty
    In a post nine months ago, I asked the question, Will Election of Barack Obama Open Window of Truth in Home Security System TV Commercials? Today, I can report some improvement: One of the two companies highlighted in my previous report has changed its ways, while the other continues to paint an inaccurate picture of crime in the USA.
  • Safe as houses: the KGB-proof mansion

    05/07/2007 11:20:21 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 845+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 6, 2007 | Mark Hollingsworth and Jack Grimston
    Safe as houses: the KGB-proof mansion - Oligarch builds Surrey fortress May 6, 2007 by Mark Hollingsworth and Jack Grimston FOR an oligarch nervous about the future, it is the ideal bolthole. A Russian billionaire is spending tens of millions of pounds building a high-security “KGB-proof” mansion in Surrey. Peter Aven, head of the biggest private bank in Russia, is said by locals to have surrounded his 8.5acre property on the Wentworth estate near Virginia Water with “intelligent” electronic fencing and incorporated a bombproof shelter in the design. It also has a two-storey hexagonal guardhouse by the main entrance. The...
  • Lock Bumping (Serious security threat, please read -VANITY)

    03/12/2007 1:47:45 PM PDT · by dubie · 53 replies · 1,820+ views
    YouTube ^ | unknown | unknown
    A friend sent around a YouTube video of a local newscast discussing something called "lock bumping". Apparently there's an onslaught of websites dedicated to showing people how to EASILY defeat virtually any common house lock including deadbolts by doing some special cuts in standard keys and then tapping the key to open the door. I found it a VERY alarming, and wanted to share this with you all... Here are some links to check it out for yourself. This is the link to the YouTube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr23tpWX8lMThis is a site that shows you how to do it — great for the...
  • Storm disaster fuels doubts over US terror plans

    09/02/2005 8:22:00 AM PDT · by cambridge · 111 replies · 1,480+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans -- and the delay helping stranded people get out or even get water and food -- is raising doubts that U.S. cities may be ill-prepared to cope with a potentially worse disaster: a major attack. Four years after the September 11, 2001, attacks, the storm disaster marked the first time the federal government has invoked its post-September 11 response plan aimed at enhancing Washington's ability to deal with national incidents. But as Americans reeled at images of death and desperation among the city's refugees, experts on domestic security said a nuclear...
  • A Watchdog Never Drops His Guard -- Except During Dessert

    04/10/2005 6:56:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 742+ views
    Miami Heald ^ | Apr. 10, 2005 | Dave Barry
    A watchdog never drops his guard -- except during dessert BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on June 6, 1999.) Today's topic is: Home Security. Recently, my wife and I went to the home of some friends for a dinner party involving three couples and numerous pets. Our hosts are fond of animals: They have a big herd of turtles living in a decorative pond outside, and three dogs patrolling inside. Actually, one of the dogs is only slightly more mobile than a shrub; he's around 47,000 years old in dog years and totally blind....
  • Tell Congress to Pass "Self Defense Bill"

    01/16/2005 7:16:36 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 32 replies · 840+ views
    Right March ^ | 1/16/05 | Right March
    Action Alert Right March Tell Congress to Pass Self-Defense Bill! Help Push Through Pro-Second Amendment Legislation! ALERT: The new Congress has just started warming their seats filled with more conservatives, and we're already getting the chance to show our unified support for some great legislation -- starting with a bill that strongly supports our Second Amendment rights. According to CNSNews.com, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) has introduced a bill protecting the right of law-abiding Americans to use guns in self-defense. HR 47, the "Citizens' Self-Defense Act", would specifically protect the right of law-abiding citizens to use handguns, rifles and shotguns in...
  • (So you want to be a farmer) A farmer's perspective of Brazil

    02/26/2004 5:21:13 PM PST · by steplock · 14 replies · 1,469+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | Jerry Carlson
    Here comes Brazil!Thursday, February 26 @ 18:10:31 (So you want to be a farmer) A farmer's perspective of BrazilAgWeb - ProFarmerPropertyRightsResearch Jerry Carlson For some really sobering reading, the following notes -- taken during an evening with Iowa farmer Tim Burrack -- will leave you wondering about your future as a competitor on the world corn and soybean scene. In the spring of 1999, our trips to Brazil warned, "Here comes Brazil!" But we didn't quite have the impact of a full-time farmer and a first-person report, speaking directly to farmers face to face. We saw that impact last...
  • Teddy Kennedy Abets Terrorist Nations - DEMANDS End of Immigrant Registrations

    01/29/2003 6:36:29 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 30 replies · 407+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 29 Jan, 2003 | With Carl Limbacher and
    You probably aren't aware that the Senate voted to stop funding a program requiring male immigrants from two dozen terrorist countries to register with the INS, because for some bizarre reason this important news has not been widely reported. Those Poor 'Scumbags' Outspoken columnist Michelle Malkin, who specializes in immigration issues, in her column today lists some of "the scumbags caught by the NSEERS program that Kennedy wants to eliminate" with his "pro-terror mischief": A Tunisian convicted of multiple drug-trafficking and immigration violations; a Dominican previously deported for aggravated assault and burglary; a Canadian with multiple narcotics convictions; an Iranian...
  • How Not To Prepare For War: Views Of An Active Duty Marine

    10/06/2002 5:46:28 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 27 replies · 253+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Oct 8, '02 | Bob Howard, Gunnery Sgt. USMC
    How not to prepare for war: Views of an active duty Marine SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Sunday, October 6, 2002 I am an enlisted United States Marine, a Gunnery Sergeant. The views in this article are my own and not representative of any other person or organization. Classified leaks; senators visiting Iraq and criticizing the president in public; retired flag grade officers providing insight on how they might see forces employed for combat; what is our country doing? I'm all for freedom of expression, but for members of the government to do any of the above should be considered criminal....
  • Tonight a great opportunity to change laughable name "Office of Homeland Security"

    06/06/2002 4:31:01 PM PDT · by The Duke · 44 replies · 185+ views
    Self | June 6, 2002 | The Duke
    It strikes me that tonight would be an excellent time for Pres. Bush to change the laughable name of the "Office of Homeland Security". I thought peasants in South Africa had "homelands", and that here in America we've traditionally used the word "domestic" in designating agencies that dealt with...well..er... "domestic" issues. I realize this whole "homeland" terminology probably plucks more strongly at the heartstrings of the soccer moms as they willingly relinquish their constitutional rights, secured with the blood of their ancestors, in exchange for a pat on the back and a worthless assurance of "security" from some equally worthless...
  • Unsolved slaying has area on edge - Irving, Texas FReeper Alert!

    06/02/2002 6:45:26 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 5 replies · 376+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 2, 2002 | By JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News
    Unsolved slaying has area on edge Irving residents watchful since woman, 79, was killed 06/02/2002 By JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News IRVING - The real estate listing for Kathleen White's house tells prospective buyers they could "enjoy this quiet neighborhood on a corner lot near Las Colinas." Those who live near that home where the 79-year-old woman and her poodle Jo Jo were slain three months ago say their homes no longer fit that description. Two people were arrested in Ms. White's death but were released because police didn't have enough evidence to present to a grand...