My wife and I purchased a Doberman Security motion detector and have it set up at the top of the stairs outside our room. Apparently its pretty sensitive and it WILL wake you up from a dead sleep. My wife has been under the weather so we passed out around 8:30 last night. I sleep with my g 26 next to my bed and her mossberg 510 is next to her. At around 11:30 last night this god awful alarm wakes me up from a dead sleep and I will say it is the scariest sound in the world. I have never felt an adrenaline rush like it. I woke up and grabbed my gun and had it trained on the door just waiting. Even with the pitch black of our room I swear it was as bright as day and the night sights were lit up like no other. I listened intently as my wife was dialing 911 in case something happened. After 30 seconds the alarm went off and I sat there and listened for another 30 seconds. My dog was not reacting (he sleeps with us) so I figured it was all clear. Grabbed my sure fire and systematically began to clear the house. We live in a 2 floor town home so I opened my door and saw none of the doors upstairs were open so I go downstairs slowly and realize that none of the downstairs doberman alarms had gone off on the door and there was nothing open. I go back upstairs only to notice a giant cock-roach at the corner of the wall/ ceiling just above the motion alarm.... I guess it walked across the beam and set it off... I have never been in a situation like that and I hope I am never ever again in a real life situation that will put me like that. Scariest moment ever...
Doberman security 100DB alarm is sensitive and works. Wakes you up thats for sure
Really put things in perspective for me on how I would react should something happen
Keep in mind-
Have a bright light on you, my surefire made the house bright as day.
Want to know-
How many of you have been in a similar situation to find out it was a false alarm? How many of you would have gone about the situation? I heard no footsteps, running, talking, no one busted my bed room door down. Would you have gone out the door after waiting and assessing the situation? Should my wife had immediately called the police even though it was nothing? Any and ALL input would be much appreciated.
Note- We have no children, 1 dog that sleeps with us. He is a Beagle mix. All bottom floor exterior doors and windows have doberman security magnetic opening alarms on them and the top of the stairs has the motion detector.