This is a discussion on To peep or not to peep? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OP, you sound like my wife. She wakes up if a leaf falls on the roof. Me? I'd never wake up for an outside motion ...
OP, you sound like my wife. She wakes up if a leaf falls on the roof. Me? I'd never wake up for an outside motion detector turning on--cause I'm asleep, with my eyes closed!
I'll have to look for the vibration detectors. Never noticed them at the local HF. Other than the alarm system, which is more for when I not home, if I wanted to live in a fortress, I'd built a castle, complete with moat filled with gators.
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That's what I would be afraid of if I peeked!
Someone here had turned me onto some protective films that I could put on my windows to slow down a break in but I do not think they would work well in my situation. This DOES sound right for me. Any input would be appreciated as I do not feel that I can really secure my home very well with all the windows.
Are the sensors adjustable?
I have 14 windows like these on the first floor.
I just send the wife out to check it!
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And now you've got me afraid to peek out the windows... lol
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I have one sensor on each set of windows, on the lower panel, but if you touch the upper panel the sensor will go off. To test this I tapped the window with about the same force as if I was typing on my computer keyboard; not much really. It actually amazes me that they don't give false alerts.
One downside, they operate on 3 watch batteries each. I think they are called L30s, but that is from memory. The batteries cost more than the detector if you buy them separately at retail. Since I have 15 windows and sensors, I will eventually need 45 watch batteries. They run around 20-30 cents each if bought in bulk on line. Two-three bucks each if bought at full retail. Since they don't drain unless the sensor goes off, they should last quite some time.
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I'd just fire off the claymores I have around the house.
Heck yeah I'd peek - just don't get caught by her!
Seriously, +1 look out discreetly w/ LIGHTS OFF - maybe even from a different room, if possible.
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I say peep. If it goes bump, you go bang!
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