I think my house was being scouted

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    I would be crazy mad if they asked me to hang up and call another number. That said I think I would be digging a trench and throwing some green indoor outdoor carpet over it, that will slow them down.

    I think your best bet is the motion sensor lights nd a goooood guard dog.
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    Yep I'm seriously considering heading down to the local animal shelter and finding a loyal guard dog and a companion to my old Chocolate lab,I hope it doesn't hurt her feelings we been a team for 13 years.I'm gonna try to give everybody in my area a heads up on these guys.
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    Your house was definitely being scouted out for a return "visit" no doubt. I'd be watching. Anyone climbing into your yard over that kind of fence, pretty much sums it up. I wouldn't have been so kind, to anyone sneaking around especially this day and age when the perps don't care. They could have been armed with who knows what.

    I could let you borrow my dog. She's mean, nasty, surly, hateful, vicious, and just downright aggressive. Those are her good qualities. Anything man or beast that gets onto our property will be subjected to her wrath. I'd have to shoot someone to put them out of misery after being mauled by her. Bad thing is she may turn on you, since she doesn't know you yet!

    I'd get one of the above mentioned for security. You just can't beat a good mean dog for the job.
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    its possible your house was being cased...or some inconsiderate kids were cutting through yards to save some time on the way to somewhere...times have changed...

    its funny...when we were kids you didnt think twice about cutting through yards street to street..every once in a while you would run into a crabby old guy who shagged you away...but in the long run most people accepted it...in my old neighborhood up north there was a yard we cut through as kids to get to a sledding hill without having to walk all the way around the block...my wife and i moved back into the neighborhood later and i took her to the house one day...the owner (real old now) was out front...i asked him if kids still cut through..he said yes and told us to go through...i took my wife back to the sledding hill i grew up on and it was a trip through memory lane...nice old guy...

    times have sure changed...

    i would be very careful if you plan on booby trapping something..sounds like a plan until someone gets hurt and youre in court...up your liability if youre serious...youre asking for trouble if you do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor02097 View Post
    claymore mines.... problem solved.

    errmmm... yeah cameras and light would work too.
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    or some inconsiderate kids were cutting through yards to save some time on the way to somewhere...times have changed
    There is no way to cut thru any yards,the entire subdivision has privacy fenced yards,they had to of walked from the street up to my fence.Possible Scenario is they may have even known a black Jeep Grand Cherokee is parked in the driveway usually,lookouts see my Jeep turn the corner and yell to their buddies,I see them as they are leaving my yard,I was armed with a Sig 229,I was trained by the Government as a Security Specialist several decades ago,I know when sumpin stinks and this situation was putrid,gonna be at code orange for awhile,and I'm even thinking about parking my Jeep at a friends house for a few nights while I sit in the dark at home,with my SD shotty.Texas has some excellent home invasion laws
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landor View Post
    You should of told the dispatcher you were entering your house with your gun drawn and you felt sorry for anybody that might be in there. :)
    in some state (such as Michigan) this can be looked down upon and sometimes illegal...

    My Law Professors asked me this question: "If you pulled up to your house and suspected that your house was robbed or was being robbed what would you do go in or call the LEO's from the car?"

    (What prompted this question was someone who was in their own house and shot someone that broke in and the home owner was NOT charged Thank God)

    So I answered the Professors question with these two statements:
    "well it depends if there is loved ones in the house im going in with my gun drawn,

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    if I know 110% that no loved ones are in the house then I would just call the Police." She frown upon that, and I said Sorry loved ones' safety first and if im there before the cops show up 10mins later to bad, call the ambulance next...
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    Quote Originally Posted by razor02097 View Post
    claymore mines.... problem solved.

    errmmm... yeah cameras and light would work too.
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    I like the motion sensing camera's. Can we substitute a paintball gun loaded with pepper-spray?

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    Nails in the fence or other potentially hazardous installations may be mentioned in your city ordinances. It would be easy to check on line. The liability issues will be the greater problem. Hate to see you or any other person victimized by the system for just trying to protect life and limb.

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    I know where a guy rigged a motion detector , which sets off a recorder of a big dog barking. May work for you.

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    I wonder what the potential liability of trip wires/motion sensor attached to some sort of 'pepper spray fogger device' would be?

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    barbed wire is alot better and wont be see as a "booby trap" which is illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckles View Post
    barbed wire is alot better and wont be see as a "booby trap" which is illegal.
    If I was trying to trap boobies I'd use a bra, I'm trying to make some potential criminals rethink they're choice of employment
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    I was in Lowes, Home Depot, or Sam's Club, I can't remember which, about a year or so ago and noticed they sold outside motion lights that had a built in camera. The camera is digital and I guess it uses an SD card of some sort, it seems like a good idea to me.

    IIRC each was around $100 each, maybe cheaper now. Do a google search it seems there are several vendors, I think they also sell a light bulb that has a camera built in it as well.

    Good luck.
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    Rather than the nails, you could mount a hot wire high up on your fence. It do the same trick, plus if anyone asks what it's for, you can tell them it is to keep your dog from jumping/climbing the fence.

    +1 on the Claymores by the way. I feel that messing with my home should be a lethal mistake for the BG.
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