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  • Robbery Prevention on my Street (Dogs or Alarm Systems)

    03/29/2018 4:05:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 101 replies
    I live in a small but growing town in the South (South Georgia to be precise). Nice street.But on this street...a prominent local doctor was robbed and other good people. We have a crime problem lately.Three houses on my street have been robbed lately.I was thinking of an alarm system, but they are so slow they seldom matter. After an alarm is set off, they call the house to inquire if it was false alarm or a fire, and then they call 911. I have thought of smarter technology that would call me on my smart phone upon a breach...
  • Home Security – Beyond the Gun

    03/02/2018 10:14:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/2/2018 | R Reed
    A complete home security plan will go beyond the gun. While firearms are a key element for home defense, they are just one of the things you need to consider. By creating a layered defense, you can reduce the odds of someone breaking in, while also increasing your advantages if you are faced with a home invader. Here are some things you can do to help keep you and your family safe at home: MAINTAIN YOUR PRIVACY Be careful what you tell people and who you tell. For example, avoid posting details of trips in advance on social media so...
  • Hiding (guns) in Plain sight

    10/14/2016 5:01:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/14/2016 | C Hodgkins
    For decades, gun owners were forced to make difficult choices or to compromise when it came to firearms storage. On one hand, owners needed firearms to be stored securely to protect them from theft and to ensure the safety of younger family members. At the same time, protecting those same loved ones often required that the firearms be quickly and easily available for access in case of an intruder or other emergency. There have been excellent gun safes on the market for decades, and many do their intended job very well. But until recently, gun safes were all about security...
  • Israel Goes Full Trump on Gaza: Massive Concrete Wall Above And Below Ground Along Entire Border

    06/16/2016 6:40:40 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – As the debate over Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to dominate the presidential race, Israel is reportedly planning to move ahead with a massive above and underground concrete barrier along the entire border with the Gaza Strip. The barrier was revealed on Thursday in a story splashed across the cover of Yedioth Aharonot, Israel’s largest daily newspaper. The story was published with the approval of the country’s defense ministry. Yedioth’s affiliated website, Ynetnews, has the details:
  • Retired Tosa detective thwarts attempted car thieves, one of whom was 12

    09/03/2015 7:53:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wauwatosa NOW ^ | 9-1-15 | Rachel Minske
    After an early morning brush with crime, a Wauwatosa city official is giving thanks to the officers who halted a potentially dangerous situation. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sept. 1, Alderman John Dubinski awoke to strange noises coming from outside his home in the 7900 block of Milwaukee Avenue. Dubinski said he looked out his window to see five individuals outside on his driveway, near his family's two vans. Suspects were inside each of the family's vehicles, two females were standing in the driveway "acting as lookouts" and a third was "holding a handgun in the ready position," Dubinski said. "He...
  • Top 5 Free Home Security Apps for Android 2015

    08/16/2015 4:38:02 PM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 12 replies
    Tech Manik ^ | 3/15/15 | Fakharuddin Manik
    You will find lots of home security apps for your Android device for free and premium. Some apps help to monitor your home and family 24 hours in a day. You can monitor from anywhere you want, even when you are in office or travel. Just choose a perfect security app, install it on your Android device and configure it perfectly to make your family more secure. So here. I’m going to share some best and Free Home Security Apps for Android device that you can use on your smartphone or tablet. Let’s check the list to find a perfect...
  • 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 · 63 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...

    01/08/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by flyover · 78 replies
    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: 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, 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...