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Old 11-25-2014, 13:27   #2
The Reaper
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Door chimes can be very effective.

A real dog is better.

Put up security system and video surveillance warning signs.

Keep doors (including garage) and windows closed and locked.

Leave lights and TV news / talk radio on when you are out.

If you come home and find anything amiss, call the cops. Do not attempt to clear youe home if it has been compromised and you are safely outside.

Avoid setting patterns, as much as is possible.

Boobytraps expose you to huge criminal and civil risk, even if it is activated during the commission of a crime.

If you contact the LEOs, what crime do you believe has been committed, or evidence that it is likely to be committed?

If they think you have boobytrapped your home, you may be the one arrested.

I strongly suggest you avoid the boobytrap idea.

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