To peep or not to peep?
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 ...
February 9th, 2011 10:56 AM
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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February 9th, 2011 11:09 AM
Based on personal experience in my city "a quick call to 911" means a fat female officer might show up in 20 minutes.
Originally Posted by Bkrazy
February 9th, 2011 11:50 AM
This made me think of the classic Twilight Zone episode with William Shatner. He's on the plane and there is a creature on the wing, tearing up the engine cover. He pulls down the window shade, and sits there for a while. Finally curiosity gets the best of him and he has to peek. He opens the shade and is staring straight into the face of the creature!
Originally Posted by xXxplosive
That's what I would be afraid of if I peeked!
February 9th, 2011 11:54 AM
I have (near) floor to ceiling double hung windows all around my first floor. They have all of those smaller panes of glass in them, I am not sure what that style is called. Do you think the sensor would go off if a small pane 4ft away (from where I place the sensor) was broken?
Originally Posted by Hopyard
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.
February 9th, 2011 12:00 PM
I just send the wife out to check it!
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February 9th, 2011 12:01 PM
Classic episode, Ted.
And now you've got me afraid to peek out the windows... lol
February 9th, 2011 02:10 PM
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February 9th, 2011 05:39 PM
My windows look just like that. However, mine are double pane and basically just two sheets of glass with plastic dividers inside between the panes to give the look you are showing. I do think that the detectors I mentioned would be sensitive enough for your application but the only way to find out is buy one or two, put them on and tap the window glass further away from the sensors.
Originally Posted by Sledzep01
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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February 9th, 2011 08:59 PM
Originally Posted by Hopyard
February 9th, 2011 09:45 PM
No need to act like a Jackwagon.
Originally Posted by jaredpotts
Now back to the OP, mine go off all the time but I have good security system so I usually don't jump out of the bed. The Glock two feet away on the nightstand is also a comforting feeling.
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February 9th, 2011 10:05 PM
I'd just fire off the claymores I have around the house.
February 13th, 2011 10:56 PM
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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February 14th, 2011 05:25 AM
I say peep. If it goes bump, you go bang!
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February 14th, 2011 10:33 PM
Ha you too? When I sense trouble I send the old lady first for cover.
Originally Posted by Hiram25
One more step and it's on!
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