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Burglary a few houses down from me!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by thestrangebrew, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    thestrangebrew

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    My sister-in-law just called me and said there was a burglary a few houses down from mine. Does anyone have home security systems (ADT etc.) and what are your thoughts on these systems? Are they worth it?
     
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    My parents have one on their house...But they never had to use it.

    The best home protection is some kind of firearm.
     
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    Well my house has a ADT security system but I honestly dont thin its that much help. The alarm went off one day and the company didnt call until 15 minutes after I turned off the alarm and they were like is everything ok do you need assistance and it was already 20 minutes into the whole thing. I say just make sure your house is locked up good take a couple extra precautions.
     
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    My security system is a Kimber Pro Carry .45 Auto.
     
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    I'm not big on guns in the house, never had a lot of experience with them, and it's just one more thing for them to steal when I'm not home. Obviously if I was home at the time of a burglary it'd be beneficial for me, just looking at the alternatives before I go that route.
     
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    If you have a gun for home protection, I reccomend a good quality quick access safe. There are biometric safes that open with your fingerprint. Really good if you have kids in the house.
     
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    I put like extra locks on my doors and like pieces of wood and put it between the windows so theres no way in getting in. Its hard to say what to do theres so many things u can do but unless your house has no windows, theres not to many things we can do. I dont have a gun myself but idk if my security system would scare away robbers
     
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    That only works when you are home, though it's effective. We have an alarm system at our house. It's peace of mind really. My wife feels safer. In the event of a burglary, the alarm would surely make some racket and the burglar would hopefully piss his pants and leave.
     
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    wow really? i bet they're expensive tho
     
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    firearms are great if youre home...what happens while youre at work?
     
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    Firearms are fine (I have many stashed around the house ready to roll,)
    but they do jack shit if your not home. A big doggie is a good idea, but an intruder could easily pop him off and continue to take all of your possessions, leaving you with no stuff and a dead dog in your hallway. ADT and all the other security systems offer great piece of mind and may even deter a few would be intruders with the scary ADT sign in your front yard. Bottom line , IMO, If someone wants to get in bad enough, they will. Invest in the best dead bolt AND install of dead bolt, and have bump-proof locks.
     
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    Depending on size, you can pick one up that will fit a pistol for around 150-200. Gunvault makes one called the microvault. I have it mounted to the side of my dresser near the bed so it is out of sight. It is available with the finger print scanner or just a key code entry. Great investment.
     
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    I agree with what other people say about fire arms in the house. At night I'm sure it's great to have, but when we're not home, its just one more thing for them to take. Then again, having an alarm I imagine is much less effective unless they're just some noob thieves or something. I fuckin hate thieves. Some of the lowest people on earth IMO.
     
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    Land mines at the front door, for the win!
     
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    All you really need is a good sized dog or two and locks on all your windows and doors and you should be good. A gun wouldnt hurt either.(well actually it could but hopefully only the burglar :cool: haha)
     
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    alot of times i bet if a burgular hears a dog they'll pass by that house
     
  19. Mar 9, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    I've got 2 med. sized mutts, but they're useless for home protection other than a few barks lol. They're attention whores, so once the initial meeting is over, they're looking to play fetch with their toys.
     
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    there are a lot of ways to deter a burglar...alarm systems...dont make it obvious you have nice stuff...secure your windows and doors (tho glass is easily broken)...lock up your guns when youre away...

    i went to 2 burglary calls today...1 of which the subjects (unknown still) KNEW the lady had 2 guns in the house...they broke in thru a backyard window (that WAS secured with a lock and dowel) and rummaged thru to find the pistols...they left everything else including cell phones (which are popular items to steal) and portable dvd players etc...
     
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