Privacy Fences - might be time to rethink them

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    Chain link fence. Keeps most people out. Let's other people see in.

    I recently surrounded my yard with black vinyl-coated chain link fence, and it looks fairly nice. It completely eliminated trespassing issues........
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    Legitimate concern. As much as I like those type of signs, I wouldn't hang one up because I don't want to advertise that I have guns.
    Good answer. Sounds like the right thing to do but I guarantee you when someone knows there are firearms in the house it will be a house of interest. A neighbor of mine had her purse stolen along with her CCWP--guess what? --several days or a week later they were robbed. They did not find the firearms but you can betcha that is why they were robbed. The CCWP, IMO, is as good as the sign--an invitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    A very tall privacy fense, as a part of my layered defensive posture, in conjunction with other passive and active measures, is what I will keep.

    Where we are currently, tall privacy fences are a proven deterrent to the amatures. I've had several conversations with the LEO in my and the next towns juristictions, as well as the County Sheriff's Deputies I know. They are convinced that the limiting of access and view are what the local criminals are shying away from.

    Again, a professional will go where he want's to steal.
    And my local LEOs say fences are burglers' best friends, offering mucho concealment from observing neighbors. Go figure.
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    That's why I have Rotweillers & an alarm system on an uninterruptable power source (UPS). The alarm autodials me & LE/Fire via cell phone and sounds a 180 Db Klaxon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGunny View Post
    That's why I have Rotweillers & an alarm system on an uninterruptable power source (UPS). The alarm autodials me & LE/Fire via cell phone and sounds a 180 Db Klaxon.
    I was about to say, keep a couple rottweilers in your back yard - that's what the fence is for.
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    Re: Privacy Fences - might be time to rethink them

    I have some very nice and thorny roses up close to the back house windows windowsill high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    And my local LEOs say fences are burglers' best friends, offering mucho concealment from observing neighbors. Go figure.
    Without going into much detail, I have a very unique situation on the way my property is set up. Alarmed and armed! Even my shed is Alarmed.

    I might be the exception, but for the few times that there have been attemped or successful break ins, within a block of my house, everyone targeted had the opposite of my set up. I've been told by my LEO friends that my property would most likely be passed on by amatures.

    My place is more trouble to get out of, then into, in many aspects. And the Video is obvious and out of reach of the amatures.

    Then again, I've put a lot of G-2 into my defense in layers.

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    Things that help block views of the home do so whether the occupants are residents or intruders. Always have, always will.

    Good reminder.
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    To me there's a limit to how much I want to change my lifestyle to reduce risk. I live in a wooded lot, and except for winter it's pretty private. It's one of the reason I bought my house. Yes, I could live in a fishbowl...but that's not for me. I gotta live my life so I can enjoy it....Some things just aren't worth worrying about (at least to me, to other, well, to each their own).
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    Re: Privacy Fences - might be time to rethink them

    One word..... Claymores. :D

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    Privacy Fences - might be time to rethink them

    I used to have blackberry bushes. They are the most awful bushes I have ever dealt with. They have thorns, thick foliage as well. A deer was eating the berries once and one of my dogs saw it and started barking. It tried to hurtle the bushes and landed 1/2 way in them. After a great deal of difficulty it emerged and was bloody from the things. They are lethal


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    To all those that say gun signs are advertising, I would say they no more advertise you have valuables (in this case guns) in your house than an alarm company sign. After all, nobody pays an alarm company to protect a house without valuables.

    I have had a sign for years, and many people that I know have had the same or the "never mind the dog, beware of owner" signs and have never beer robbed. Growing up we had the Honeywell security (top of the line at the time) signs and system...and we're robbed twice.

    The repeat robbery probably happened because they found things of value in the purse and where there's smoke there's fire. If your logic is that criminals re target houses where they expect to find guns, don't use a gun safe because the criminals will be back when you are home to bludgeon the combination out of you. You'd rather they just get the guns the first time.

    And finally, Mas Ayoob is on the board of the SAF, do you think they would basically give the stickers away if he didn't approve?

    Anyway, you are free to keep your opinions and I will keep mine. I will post back up after the meth heads looking for the absolute fastest money possible have cased my house for weeks to find out when I am not home to rob me. Keep your eyes peeled to this thread. Should be any day now.

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    My shop has a sign on the door that says, SMILE FOR THE CAMERA. I watched a meter reader turn around and look for the camera. LOL

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    Across the highway from me are two businesses. i told the owners they should leave the porch light off or use a motion sensor. if the lights are off, and i see light, I will check it out. If they are on always there is nothing to catch my attention. I have an indoor switch on my motion lights so i can slip out quietly and investigate any disturbance in my yard without losing the advantage of surprise. I spotted one guy in my yard one night, he was about to take a leak in the dark, i was watching him with night vision. He pulled it out and I stage-whispered "put that away or I'll shoot it off". I swear his shoe soles left melted rubber tracks in my dirt. Found a free gas can and hose in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCXDm9 View Post
    In the past year bugulars have found our small neighborhood. We've had 5 breakins and 4 attempts on our street of 15 houses. Tuesday I get home about 4pm and the culdesac is full of police cars. The first house on the street and the one deepest in the culdesac were robbed and another was attemped but the owners came downstairs to see the bad guys tring to get a window up... they fled quickly.

    Two of the homes are side by side(makes sense) but the other is 8 houses away... this seemed pretty odd to me as its on the corner of a faily busy road. My wife figured it out... all of the breakins and attemps have at least 5' or higher fenses.
    If you have had that many break ins you had a burglar move into the neighborhood in the last year! Look at new people, new boyfriends, new teenagers, etc its someone who's comfortable in the hood! Probably someone you are used to seeing. DR
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