A extra cheap but effective home security device for you guys..

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    I have used the exact same unit at three different houses. In all cases they worked well, once I got the kinks worked out. I mounted my remote sensing unit inside a birdhouse for disguise, and other than the pesky bluebirds in the spring, they never "falsed" too much. My current set up is probably close to the limit, at about 200-300 feet, but is starting to fail (five or six years old?). May need a new one. The winters here are death to batteries too, but such is life.

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    I bought a Bluebird Nest box to hide the remote motion detector, and added a nest box predator guard to focus the motion detector and further disguise it. Our property is covered with bird nest boxes and bird feeders, so this one just blends in.

    The motion detector is mounted inside the swinging door with Velcro, the door swings closed and is clipped, and the homemade security system disappears.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
    Harbor Freight isn't CC friendly :/
    They are in Texas.

    I use one of these alarms at the garage entrance. After being relieved of some of my belongings, it helps. Most people that come visit use our garage as an entrance, so they are sometimes alarmed when I open the house door as soon as they get close to it.

    Layers are good. If the dog is inside the house, he can't hear if somoene walks into the garage. This just helps.
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    I like this....thanks for the link.

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    I've used one that is overlapped by a security camera. The other was not and smashed within the first week I installed it! Both covered my garage which has been a target since moving here. They work great! I suggest putting black electricians tape over inside of sensor to mask the green LED in it. Makes it harder to spot at night and someone would not know it if they activated it.Also install two L brackets to prevent it from being "adjusted" from behind tree or whatever its attached to..
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockrocker View Post
    I have 2 G.Shepherds(Jagger&Vltor) that have no other purpose but to protect my property,wife and kids when I'm gone,whether it be from 4 or 2 legged threats. They are more loyal to us than anything that could be used to replace them.They know their job and do it well.And they are so protective that we have a C.B.Y.C(call before you come) rule.They are a big help with unwanted guest.
    Bet they give those irritating "Bible Thumpers" who show up on the door step too often something to think about.
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    I put a unit similar to that on my garage wall, mounted low, by door. I also hardwired it into an old transformer that I had laying around, so no need to worry about dead batteries.

    It works great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Has been posted before. Slip the unit into a clear zip lock bag and no worrriers about getting wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit51 View Post
    Bet they give those irritating "Bible Thumpers" who show up on the door step too often something to think about.
    I thought "Watchtower" was directions for building the ultimate security post.
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    I posted this in the other garage thread. It's not a motion detector, it's a wireless door chime that I use to alert me. For only $25 I know I'll hear if anyone tries to open my garage door. Never had a false alarm.

    Quote Originally Posted by xtalman View Post
    I have this setup:

    Heath Zenith Wireless Entry Alert Chime

    I plugged the chime portion into an outlet in my bedroom, but it can be heard throughout my house. I attached one half of the magnetic sensor to the wall very close to my garage door, with the other half on the actual door. When the garage is opened or closed, I hear a very loud chime each time. If I hear it go off unexpectedly, I will activate the panic button of my car in the garage to hopefully scare the bad guys away. Not really looking to get into a fight unnecessarily.

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    $16 + change at Amazon so I just ordered one. For that price it's worth seeing how well it works. I've got one blind spot around the house and adventurous neighbor kids so I may hook it to an old siren car alarm.
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    I'm going to check this out further - lot of conflicting comments/reviews on Amazon. I also like the idea of the motion sensor and doorbell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    Your dogs must be well-trained. I know of a lot of dogs that either sleep through the arrival of guests, or bark when nothing is there.
    My dog rarely Barks but when she does she is barking at a stranger or just trying to wake my wife up because she wants to. She even woke us up to warn of a approaching storm once.
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    As for security we have cameras that can notify us a few different ways of any intruder Bad hopefully but also will catch GOOD at wrong address.
    Everyone has an opinion & this is just mine sorry if it offends anyone.
    ALSO I don't HATE LEOs I just Hold them to a Higher Standard of the LAW & nothing anyone says will change my opinion on this

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    I use the Harbour Freight ones in my garage; two. And I have cameras in there. Except that batteries need
    to be changed about 3 times a year, they are great.

    ON dogs, I'm a dog lover. But, they may not be as reliable as the owner thinks. I had a bad experience
    one time with someone prowling in my back yard and the dogs (both of them) running away when needed.
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    Why would you like this ,I thought you don't have to be prepared ,remember you've got your gun,is'nt that all you need?
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    I like this....thanks for the link.

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