My post about light sleeping got many replies and most say they have 1 or 2 obsticles for the BG to get through (alarm & big dog). Well I have no alarm, and no dog (don't bash me to hard, but I have cats, never realy liked dogs), so my only "security" is a locked door(old door at that) and my "light sleeping". I can't afford a fancy alarm system, and my neighborhood is mainly people 60+ years old, so its "sorta" safe. Well I got to thinking with all the stuff thats going on in the world I need to be better prepared (for my wifes sake as well as mine). So I did some thinking and came up with a idea on how to create a alarm system for my house that would wake us up(as well as the rest of the neighborhood) and defently scare the BG hopefully into retreating, and it only costed me $15 at my local junk yard. I found 2 spring loaded micro switches(cause I have 2 doors) and 4 horns off car alarm systems(aftermarket type super loud ones) and a trickle charger that plugs in to AC and keeps your DC battery charged at all times. Now I wired up the switches to the tops of the doors and put 2 horns inside(one upstairs and one downstairs) and 2 outside, wired all to a 3 way on-off switch that is right next to our staircase(to activate on our way up to go to bed) and one is hidden on our porch outside to activate when we leave. Now ya know how loud a car alarm is when your in a parking lot?? Just amaigine 2 of them in your house and 2 outside. I have told several neighbors to keep their eyers peeled for me and if they hear it to call the police, and if they see our vehicles home to call 911 then stay low.
Just wanted to share my idea with ya guys and gals who don't have alot of money, and want some sort of security.