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#1 posted 09-24-2010 07:02 PM

Remembering, too, that active and passive security systems really only stop the “crime of opportunity” (you can’t really stop the pro), I like the notion of “securing the place,” the best you can.

Most local Police Departments will walk through your property with you, and advise you on exactly what you should do to make YOUR property less attractive to burglars.

Random thoughts: metal grating (not wrought iron, but fat chicken wire) on the inside of windows, well secured. Solid-core doors. 3” screws into your striker plate, for your deadbolt. Security hinges. Window pins/locking mechanisms. Lots of thorny shrubbery, on the outside of the building, making it harder to access windows. Solar-powered, motion sensitive lighting, from up high.

That sort of thing. Many municipalities offer up brochures, online (easy to Google for) about making your home safer. LOTS of cheap, easy stuff to do.

Again: you’re just trying to make the opportunistic thief—inherently lazy—go elsewhere.

Safe travels !

-- -- Neil

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