reply to post by Asktheanimals
Something else to cover would be lighting and use of thorny plants to deter entry around windows.
Yep, this is one of the reasons we planted rose bushes under windows. Simple solution, that looks good too. (and roses can be used in medicinals). We
love motion sensor lighting too (as they can't always be sure a person didn't turn it on, and it lights them up good).
Works like a charm.
Unless you're sleeping. Personally, I prefer a multi-layered defense.
First, deterrents to make them move on to the next house. (fences, thorns, signage)
Second, things that hamper their ability to get inside.(good locks, good doors, reinforcements)
Third, things that make noise if they do get inside.(alarm, dogs, bird)
Fourth, things that give me time to wake up and arm myself (interior door locks when we sleep)
Finally, reasons they wish they never got inside (firearms, very upset dogs)
Any crook going through all of this, must be really determined, and is going to be pretty disappointed. Most of my electronics are securely wall
mounted, we're not big on jewelry, and good luck actually finding where things of value are. The nice things I have are big, like furniture,
appliances, etc. Not exactly good black market items.
All of this is really to protect the things that are truly valuable...my family and I.
edit on 22-5-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason