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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    If I had the money, a drill, and the ability, I'd definitely install those. personally, I'd be o.k. with installing a remote controlled machine gun to mow down trespassers, but of course that's not allowed.

    I just had a knock at the door. I am still in my PJs, so went to grab a robe before checking to see who it was. By the time I got downstairs, I saw a black guy and a scraggly looking white guy going door to door. I know there's no one next door, and the others wouldn't open their door to them. There's supposed to be no soliciting here, but occasionally, we'll get one. They broke my gate even further than it was already broken, by pulling it, rather than pushing. I don't know why people can't understand if it resists, try the other way, but everyone seems incapable of comprehending that. On the plus side, I went out to pull the gate closed again, since they were also incapable of closing it, and noticed I had a package, so at least they weren't package thieves.
     
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    I won't open the at all after I read that people were robbed when they opened their door, especially if elderly. The robbers pushed them aside, tied them up and robbed them.

    I read about this here (not my neighborhood) but in Fresno and people were warned to be careful.
    it was happening during the day and one older couple was even beaten.
     
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  3. Gary Ridenour

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    if you don't have an existing light then yes you'll need to have a new install done by an electrician.. BUT most homes already have existing front and back outside lights.. if you already have one all you need is a Phillips screwdriver. DIY experience get's it done. example



    also stores like Lowe's and home depot offer installation.
     
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    I forgot to mention you can have your existing locks changed to bump proof. I took mine off, including dead bolts to a locksmith. and it didn't take long. this was back in the 90's so i don't remember the cost but considerably cheaper than new locks. or you can pay them them to come out and do it.
     
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    if its free leave two otherwise shove off :)
     
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    That's what I have, secrurity motion activated lights. They are powered by solar panels up on the roof. If they turn on Izzy wakes up barking like mad. Although Izzy is only nine pounds, he barks until I let him out to go see what's up. I had them installed after all the theift I went through last year. The only problem is that a stray dog or bunny rabbit can activate the lights.

    Well maybe not the bunny anymore, since Izzy caught it last weekend and deposited it on my front porch dead. :(
     
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    My neighbor deactivated their motion detected light because the critters kept setting it off. We have a lot of possums, raccoons and armadillo here, never mind the deer, stray dogs, a few cats, and coyotes. Oh, and the wild hogs ha ha. I haven't seen skunks or bunnies here in the neighborhood. They probably have less of an issue with it now that the people behind them have large dogs they let outside sometimes to bark all night.

    That's good to know, thanks @Gary Ridenour. I'm home most of the time anyway, and they're taking a chance coming in here. I would definitely feel more secure knowing they couldn't get in via the locks, but where there's a will there's a way, and a lot of the petty thefts/burglaries in this area (general area, not my neighborhood, necessarily) are due to drug users looking for easy pickings. They will go through any cars that aren't locked. I get irritated when people suggest locking the cars. Of course most lock them, but occasionally, someone will forget, and that shouldn't mean they are deprived of their hard earned belongings. In my opinion, if they step on the property uninvited, they're taking a chance.
     
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    willing to give up your gun to Clinton ??

     
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    That was intense!
     
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    but its real life. happens every day
     
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    Yes, I know. I also know I'd pee my pants.
     
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    some of these gals did

     
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    Oh jeez!

    Do you know what happened? Did she kill him?
     
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    a forced break in. from the 911 conversation I'd say yes. sounds like it to me
     
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