re-inforced door

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Blog entry by spokanewoodworker posted 01-13-2009 09:17 AM 978 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

it’s an outside door that is on the dark side of the house-not very visible
except a small area from the street. couple years ago i caught a couple guys trying to jump my fence at midnight-they came up through my neighbors yard behind me. i have also seen these two guys scoping out my garage from the street driving by slowly. since then i’ve noticed shoe scuffs on my garage door and one of the garage doors was actually bent inward a fraction. once they posed as power company people and went to look at my gas meter along the side of my house where that door is. when i went to see what they were doing they were looking at the side of my house and windows and then bs’d me about the meter being ok and left. i re-inforced all my doors and windows because i don’t fancy being ripped off. hope this explains.

-- spokanewoodworker

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#1 posted 01-13-2009 03:18 PM

Not much fun. I just moved into a new house a little over a year ago and within the first 6 months, we had a man standing outside the back patio door looking in at around 10pm. What he didn’t realize was that my wife was right on the other side of the wall in the living room. When she saw him, she screamed and he ran. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to run downstairs to catch him. Fortunately, the alarm was also on so if he did try (in fact if you pull on the door slightly, it will set it off (by my design). Since then I’ve put in motion lights in the backyard and I’ve upgraded my alarm to include additional sensors. The alarm came purchased with the house. If I had it my way, the alarm system would be very different and 100% usable.

If you need any advice from an electrical engineer with security knowledge and a whole lot of cheap solutions (I’m very frugile when I want to be) I can give you some ideas.

My philosophy is warn yourself and the burglar before he enters that the next house is their best option.

Personally, the best defense is a good offense. Show your marksman skills by posting your latest shooting target with several shots dead center and a sign that says, “Kill them all and let God sort them out!” It might make any potential burglars think twice.

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#2 posted 01-13-2009 03:30 PM

I’ve been robbed too many times. Had a guy break into the house when I was sleeping and he was IN the house when my wife came home. She woke me up and said “I think theres some one in the house” and I didnt believe it…...............she eventually made me think that there just might be so I grabed the 12 gauge

The police arrived, all of them at the front door? and when all the commotion was over there was nothing missing until it came to make breakfast. the fridge was empty, as was the freezer as were all the food cabinets.

I now have 4 dogs. two of them can and will bite.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 01-13-2009 04:13 PM

I called the cops one night about 1 am. I observed a guy on top of my shop, as that was his only entrance to my property w/o getting the dogs rialed up. We have 4 big outside dogs that love a good challenge and let everyone know they are there. Almost daring them to come on in. I grabbed my favorite weapon of choice and basically let him know next time he may not be as lucky as he was that time….lol
The cops told me dogs are better than an alarm. The alarm tells you that they have entered….the dogs tell you they have arrived but have yet to enter.
I Love them Dogs!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 01-13-2009 04:24 PM

I arrived home one time to see my dog have her teeth firmly embedded into the arm of a burgler who decided to put his fist through the glass of the door to unlock it.

he actually begged me to call 911 so I went to the fridge and cracked a beer, sat and said “I dont think so”..........”I think I’ld like to watch you bleed to death and enjoy this beer while you do!”. The more he struggled the deeper the teeth sunk in.

I did call the cops, he did get arrested.

I just love dogs. Anyone who comes here and even raises their voice gets to hear that gutteral growl and see the “FANG LOOK”

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 01-13-2009 04:59 PM

My dog before my daughter was born, wouldn’t have cared as long as you didn’t take her bed, but ever since my daughter has been born, she barks and growls like she is going to take your head off even to neighbors who frequently come over. She’s an 80 lbs Boxer and she can intimidate, but I’m not sure she would actually attack. Most dogs are worthless at home protection.

Personally, I would love to have a motorized turret with CS gas or Mace paint ball launcher hooked up to cameras that target and shoot you if you make one step on the property, but I think that would be a little overboard in my subdivision.

Still trying to figure out how to get the one kid (he’s over 18) that let’s his dog crap in my yard. I yelled at him and told his parents, no luck and he walks the dog early in the morning and late at night when I’m not awake or home) I was thinking of airsoft guns (for the boy or dog), or perhaps something like an electrified fire hydrant for the dog.

BTW Sprinkler’s work great to get rid of pesky Christmas Carolers (I have nothing against carolers, just the psycho lady that sings with them).

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#6 posted 01-13-2009 06:36 PM

I have never had trouble in my neighborhood, but I will be putting up NRA stickers, and the bumper stickers I have that say “I support Concealed Carry”, and “I support Make My Day Laws.”

-- Jace - - - --

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#7 posted 01-13-2009 07:28 PM

My favorite bumper sticker is “An Armed Nation is a Polite Nation”

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#8 posted 01-13-2009 08:24 PM


These two jerk offs that keep snooping around your place are not strangers. They know someone that has been in your house before. Nobody goes through that much trouble for a random burglary. Thieves are opportunists, people who are always looking for easy money. These two guys are aware of something that you have and they want it bad enough to scope out your place on more than one occasion.

Good Luck

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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