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Old 12-30-2006, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default To drive away burglars

If you have no dogs, you can pretend to have! A Beware of Dog sign on your fence, a dog house in the back yard, even a loose dog chain or bowl can drive away a potential burglar.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Another thing that works well is to leave some lights on in different areas of your house whether you are home or not. If it looks like a busy household a burglar is less likely to break in. Who would want to deal with a house full of people?

The beware of dog sign is a great tip Papia!
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you still get those recordings of dogs barking. I remember years ago someone I knew had one queued up so that if someone stepped on the front porch the recording would begin to play, low at first then gradually louder as if the dog were getting closer to the door.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm that could work, I don't know if all this would make me feel paranoi or safe though...
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Having lights on and "Beware of Dog" sign do work for small time operators. But we have to keep in mind that these are old tricks and are now known to everyone. Utlimately it's your lock on which you have to depend.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is true. Career criminals get wise to tricks all the time. No harm in using them, but it is a good idea to make sure the locks on your doors and windows are sturdy.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Quite true, most burglars are not idiots either...I'm sure they do know many tricks of the trade
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Although I do like the idea of the sign, I always make sure my doors and windows are locked. There are people today who aren't even bothered by the signs. Some don't even care that the lights are on. Keeping doors locked I think is the best thing to do.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wouldn't it be cool to be able to rig a spotlight that would go on should a burglar break in, and then have a taped message cursing him or her out? There might be enough shock value to slow the burglar down just long enough for the police to get there.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That might be a bit too much...but then again, I don't live in the aweful neighborhood either...
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