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#427236 - 05/18/10 08:03 AM Re: Personal and home security [Re: BrianS]
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Considering that a lot of house robberies take place during the day when no one is home, hardening the perimeter is another option. Replace the standard door screws in the door frame and hinges with extra-long ones, and replace the standard face plate on the door with a long one that goes almost the length of the door. This makes it very difficult to kick a door in, and the intruder will likely give up to avoid detection. Windows can be hardened any number of ways that go with your architecture.



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#427253 - 05/18/10 08:02 PM Re: Personal and home security [Re: Kathryn]
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Originally Posted By: Kathryn
Considering that a lot of house robberies take place during the day when no one is home, hardening the perimeter is another option.


Clarification- you make the same mistake a lot of the media make.
Burglary-entering a building with the intent of committing a crime inside-building may be occupied or not.
Robbery-taking the property of another from them by force or threat of force. Someone comes into your home-sticks a gun in your face and takes your stuff-a home invastion robbery.
Theft-taking someones property without their permission.
Hope it helps.
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#427257 - 05/18/10 10:18 PM Re: Personal and home security [Re: TeK9]
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Originally Posted By: TeK9
What kind of dogs do you guys have? Are they persona protection trained?


I have a Blue Lacy. They are a hunting breed that was bred for hunting wild hogs and javalinas. Here's a video of two of them baying a hog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NWSG6UUIKo&feature=related

Lacy's were even featured in the History Channel's "Life After People": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TMEUjRzV4Q&NR=1

He's not overly barky but will bark if there's a threat or the neighborhood squirrel invades "his" space.

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#430399 - 10/10/10 11:16 AM Re: Personal and home security [Re: clmibb]
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Your local government should have leaflets on home security, but be careful as barbwire (in the UK) can work against you if the trespasser is injured.

I considered rigging at least one 'rape alarm' to a door, or even as a trip-wire in the house so that it would go off.

I think having a dog is probably one of the best but you need to go further than that for good protection (when you go for a walk, on holiday)

Some people have gravel around their property, movement-sensitive lights.

Don't give them anything to steal! have a cheap safebox hidden somewhere, screwed in to a wall for pp, cash, etc.

The things people will steal are jewellery, laptops, SatNavs (GPS) and other things are are light and small- which makes these easier to hide.

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#430423 - 10/11/10 07:58 PM Re: Personal and home security [Re: Landus]
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This sounds kind of crazy, and isn't necessairly home (is personal though) security, but what do you guys think about having one of those tiny microchips put into your children (liek they do with pets) so whatever happens, they can be found? I ask this because the following has been on my mind and bothering me a lot lately: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/11/earlyshow/main6763247.shtml

This story in particular hits home because it's near where I live and my brother is close to the same age and looks almost exactly like him. The authorities seem completely helpless. Makes me think a lot of these cases could be quickly solved if we had small tracking devices (yeah I know it sounds like mark of the beats stuff but I don't care, I'm not religious).
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#430452 - 10/14/10 02:32 AM Re: Personal and home security [Re: Stormdragon]
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Thats the thing, I am religious, so i would rather not get any chips planted into my body....
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#430526 - 10/18/10 09:07 PM Re: Personal and home security [Re: Stormdragon]
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I've been thinking the same thing lately stormdragon. I think the pros with those chips outweigh the cons. I don't really understand what peoples actual issue is with chips in this day and age is to be honest. Most people are constantly attached to cellphones, or computers, near deaf people have cochlear implants to hear better, we are closer every day to becoming cyborgs, and in many ways we already function like them anyway. Of course, it should always be someones choice to get an implant...
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#430814 - 11/05/10 05:08 PM Re: Personal and home security [Re: Ames]
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The thing to remember too is that it's not the government who would have access to the system for whatever they want, law enforcement would get it from the providing company in an emergency. And it would be state before federal. I trust LEO's and the government more than I trust random people who may be around my kids (future kids) at any particular time. I would get the chip removed after age 18 anyway. My kids WILL be able to protect themselves by that point. If every child had this then none could be4 effectively kidnapped for long.

I used to be a pretty zealous Christian, and as long as there is no marking on the forehead or wrists it shouldn't matter. That "mark of the beast" thing is suppsoed to be very visible and in those locations. So if you believe that stuff what I'm talking about shouldn't be an issue. This kind of thinking is making a lot of sense to me these days.

For myself and my wife though, till we have kids, I have a .357 revolver stashed away ready to go. We're moving from an apartment into a duplex and I plan to have motion activated lights in the front and rear entryways. My dog isn't a guard dog but she is loud enough when ANYONE so much as walks by the place that we will be alerted well ahead of time. I think people who live in particularly big houses should take a course in basic room clearing tactics as well. Or get a soldier or cop to teach them some of those skills.
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#430816 - 11/05/10 08:12 PM Re: Personal and home security [Re: Stormdragon]
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Well summed up, Storm.
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