Securing my domicile
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For the second time in six months my upstairs neighbor decided to come ...
March 9th, 2007 04:06 AM
March 9th, 2007 07:18 AM
With an X10 wireless videocam hooked to a cheap VCR/DVD-R in the attic, you can get it all on film. Of course, if the burglar is masked you get nothing; if the VCR is stolen, you get nothing. And even if you film it, you're still violated. No way around that except to have a hardened perimeter, but that is expensive.
March 9th, 2007 08:26 AM
How about a dog???
Six for sure...Uh, I mean Five. Five for sure..
March 9th, 2007 08:29 AM
Landlord says no.
Originally Posted by chiefs-special-guy
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March 9th, 2007 08:32 AM
apartments arent normally canine friendly, on more than one level.
i know this isnt a politically/socially acceptable answer, but...
you need to catch this guy in your apartment, and send a very, very appropriate message, involving a baseball bat, golf club, or other equivalent blunt instrument.
you can secure that door all you want, if someone wants in, theyll get in.
March 9th, 2007 08:41 AM
Might check into your local landlord / tenant relations office.
I don't think they have a choice but repair the door and frame.
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March 9th, 2007 09:34 AM
Or several blunt instruments in the 9mm to .45 variety (repeat as necessary)--because you are in fear for your life, right?
Originally Posted by briansmech
March 9th, 2007 09:48 AM
March 9th, 2007 11:50 AM
Years ago I had a friend that let his pet 9 foot long red-tailed boa constrictor run all over his apartment, and the landlord never knew about it. The snake was quite impressive, and strong as an ox. They are more aggressive than your garden variety ball boa. He only had to feed it twice a month too, usually guinea pigs or rabbits. He lived in a bad part of town (east L.A.), but never had any problems.
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March 9th, 2007 11:58 AM
before I give my answer, I got questions...
How do you know it was you upstairs neighbor?
Are you positive it was him/her?
What do you have that is attracting them?
Why was there no arrests made if it is known that it was the neighbor?
March 9th, 2007 01:50 PM
You can try this.
Make about a 6 inch deep hole behind your door thats in the floor about 4 inches behind your door. This alows you stick some type of vertical metal rod through the floor, about 4 inches in diameter straight down acting as a reinforced door stop.
If your a little crafty. And you have a loud stero or boom box. Record on a tape the racking of a 12 gauge shotgun, and if your door opens rig it to hit play and bingo. It may be some what of a deterant.
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March 9th, 2007 06:45 PM
He means a big dog with a nasty temper. How come the police don't do something?
Originally Posted by chiefs-special-guy
March 9th, 2007 08:21 PM
You could install a home security system. I installed one myself, it was easy. I have a monitoring company that will either call the cops or you, your choice. Mine call me first then the cops... only $8.00 @ month.
March 9th, 2007 09:21 PM
SIXTO Was Reading My Mind...
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March 9th, 2007 09:55 PM
Circuit City sells a real inexpensive infra-red motion sensing alarm with a tiny remote shutoff.
It's about 25.00 (I think) It operates on batteries. You can position it to cover your door when you're asleep.
Since you're covered with the padlock when you're not home then you just need to be alerted when you're sleeping.
If you're home and some unknown stranger enters your residence/living quarters without your permission - I'd club him over the head with a ball bat first and ask questions later.
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