Any advice for the following is appreciated.
1. Where can I find a better selection of indoor light controls than what I see at Home Depot & Lowe's? I'd like something that would allow me to turn on lamps in other rooms by remote from my bedside.
2. Do I need to worry too much about the lumens # for the outdoor motion sensor lights? Again, Home Depot stock good enough for this?
3. Are the interior camera systems worth it? Can't the criminals just steal the recording device? If they notice the cameras when possibly canvassing your place, doesn't that it make your home a more desirable hit for the more proficient criminals (hey, you must have some valuable stuff inside!)
Search ARFCOM forums for camera info, there is an extensive thread by an expert.
4. Do you have any sort of audible indicator for when a gate opens to your backyard (if this applies). Something as primitive as a cow bell, or more high tech. I already have motion lighting by the gate. I've locked the gate before but I have trouble remembering to remove it for my yard guys who come regularly. And besides, it's barely chest high, so the gate is not a big deterrent anyway.
Just motion light. Audio works when you are home, but you'll be jumping up every few minutes. You want a seismic intrusion detector. See Survival Blog's archives.