I have a dog AND an alarm.
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How many of you have systems/things in place to know when someone gets into your house? A lot of you have a few guns around the house, but they will be no good if the perp is in your room before you wake up.
So what do you guys use to detect intruders (ones that dont make a hell of a lot of noise)? A dog? An alarm? Idk.
BTW: This is when you're sleeping.
I have a dog AND an alarm.
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Dog's, alarm and the dog's toys (BG trips) low voltage lighting...
Motion detectors to set off outdoor lights. I never trusted just one system. BTW, dogs bark when light goes on, they hear or smell something.
Wife ! I can't sneak in, with a key, when my kids were teenagers they never got in without her knowing it, not once.
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Dogs, creaky doors, alarm and me. I sleep lightly with one eye open.
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My grandfather kept and when I live in the country I keep peacocks.
Best dang alarm system around.
A friend has peacocks and llamas. Says the peacocks are the alarm system and llamas protect the peacock and lambs from coyotes and mauling dogs.
Just to keep it DC, I would not try to carry a llama
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An alarm that covers every single window and door in the house and basement... plus creaky floors and many neighbors' dogs that keep the area under close surveillance. (I know, not as good as a dog of our own.)
I spent a lot on the alarm system, and I'm glad I did.
Dog and an alarm. Anyone comes in, it's gonna be noisy......even without the shooting!
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Burglar alarm in training, really squeaky floors.
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(string going from doorknob to shotgun trigger) nojustkidding, we also
have creeky floors and i also am a light sleeper.
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I trust my dogs more than I do my alarm. The dog drives me nuts barking at every little thing that goes bump in the night. We actually have 2 dogs, one little ankle high mutt that is the alarm and the big 125lb. pure black, silent one that will "take a bite out of crime". That dog is like a silent ninja roaming the house at night. Scared the cr*p out of me in my own home a few times. He's a mean one. The big dog freaks me out sometimes. He will just sit silently and stare at a closed door or window without making a sound. Dogs make the best alarms, they don't wait for a sensor to be tripped before they go off, they simply sense trouble.
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