Home Security Suggestions...
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Sounds as tho you have things planned out - and the K9 certainly must be enough to make any suspect folks think ...
May 17th, 2006 06:43 PM
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Sounds as tho you have things planned out - and the K9 certainly must be enough to make any suspect folks think twice
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May 17th, 2006 07:27 PM
An unexpected security device I have is a "Help I've Fallen and Can't Get Up" Button hanging around my neck. I am well along the down end of life with some serious health problems and I live alone with a cat so dumb she can't be trained to dial 911. It struck me the other day that in the event of a home invasion or a like catastrophe, one press of the button a LOUD screeching alarm followed by a VERY LOUD voice asking me if I am OK, the voice listens through a very sensitive microphone for sounds of distress. If I don't tell the voice that everything is OK, in about 3 minutes Paramedics followed by an Engine Crew followed by Cops will come crashing through my front door. Not siuch a great idea for a new family but it's a good idea for us older folks.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence in their behalf. - George Orwell
May 17th, 2006 07:36 PM
Dogs are always a good investment. They don't necessarily have to be big. All three of our dogs are in the 40 to 60 lb range and are extremely loud and protective. Another thing about dogs is that some that you would not thing of as guard or watchdogs can be the best to have. Most people would not think of a Bassett Hound as a good dog to have for home protection and they would be wrong. There are several characteristics of the Bassett that make them good for home protection. 1) Loyalty 2) Most people think that because they are long and low that they are small. Bassetts are classified as large dogs. They can easily weight 65 lbs. 3) Bassetts are not slow. They look slow, but don't be deceived. I found a quote I was looking for "Because he is a true dwarf - with a normal-size bod but short legs - the Basset Hound appears clumsy as he gallops. Even so, he can still outrun all but the very fastest humans." Know Your Dog by Bruce Fogle, DVM. Unless you can run 100 yards in 10 flat the Bassett will catch you. 4) They have excellent senses of smell and hearing. 5) Bassetts are good with children. I have a Bassett/Bull Terrier mix that I would not want to meet in the dark. He's not real big, but 55 lbs. at less than 2' high will take your legs right out from under you.
The 12 ga. shotgun has been mentioned and there is nothing scarier than hearing a round being jacked into a 12 ga. I have been giving consideration to the Taurus 410/45 pistol. .410 000 buckshot puts out three pellets about the size of a .38 bullet. It is also easy to keep with you when you are in the house.
Just my thoughts.
Last edited by dr_cmg; May 17th, 2006 at 09:26 PM.
Reason: edited to include quote from Know Your Dog
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May 17th, 2006 08:21 PM
If you go with a professional alarm system I'd suggest the following:
1) More than 1 control panel so that you can set it off from different areas in the house manually if need be.
2) This is an option with some alarm companies but worth it. Have a secret number that if someone forces you to give the deactivation code you will give them this special code which will force the lights and beeps to act like the system is deactivated but will send a silent alarm to the PD
May 17th, 2006 08:30 PM
Originally Posted by .45acp
I forgot about the secret code thing our alarm has that guy told me how to change code for it so it will set the alarm off quitely
May 17th, 2006 08:32 PM
Hey thanks alot for the info. I will definitely not buy a house with sliding doors on it.
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