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Jun 11, 2012, 09:47 AM
SecurityGuru
DIY Home Security
As I have been going through the DIY Network message boards, I noticed that there was not much information on home security. Here are a few quick and easy DIY home security tips that can help prevent a burglary in your home:

1. Install a peep hole in your door. Always be sure to check who is there before you open your door for anyone.

2. Lock your doors and windows even when you are home.

3. Keep all electronics and valuables away from the window.

4. If you are going away for a few days, have a trusted friend or family member take in your mail, newspapers, and other assorted signs that you are not home.

5. Keep your home well lit inside and out.

Here are some additional DIY home security tips.

- Dan (SecurityGuru)

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Jun 11, 2012, 10:34 AM
Conrad
Most home break ins, are actually opportunity walk ins. Unlocked doors to the home or garage. Get in the habit of locking your doors after entering, just as you would buckle your seat belt when driving.

And for as little as 25 dollars, you can purchase an
official ADT yard sign and 5 ADT security alarm stickers off EBAY. It may send a would be thief down the block instead of your home. There is no easy way for them to know if you have the alarmed security system or not.
Jun 11, 2012, 06:23 PM
swschrad
big deep-throated dog.

angry-sounding big deep-throated dog.

angry-sounding big deep-throated dog that likes kids.

there are three good options.


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Jun 12, 2012, 08:18 AM
Jaybee
I'm planning on getting a bunch of spammers and putting them in a ring around my property. Then, if anyone approaches my house, they are assaulted with a barrage of misdirecting links - they will be so busy and lost that they will never even find my stuff. Smile


Jaybee
Jun 13, 2012, 03:30 PM
SecurityGuru
Not trying to be spammy if it seems like it. Just trying to offer some basic home security tips that people tend to ignore. If one home invasion is prevent because I posted these tips, I am happy.

@conrad: signs can work but remember if they're stupid enough to try in the first place, they may be stupid enough even with 50 security signs. Good call on always locking your doors. Home security is useless if they can walk right in.

-Dan


Learn more great DIY home security tips from Dan.
Jun 14, 2012, 12:22 PM
nona
now that's excellent advise from Jaybee, but why doesn't diynet delete these messages when they are reported. I reported this guys message several weeks ago but nothing has been done, so what I've been doing is exactly what Jaybee advises
Jun 14, 2012, 04:00 PM
swschrad
boards manglement apparently has issues getting rid of anything that isn't flat out spammery on its face. put in one useful tip (don't advertise your vacation absence and address on Craigslist!) and they don't jump you for poaching on their expensive infrastructure sneaking your own ads in without paying a nickel.

for make no mistake, these boards draw attention to Scripps and their friendly advertisers. otherwise, we'd have to pay per post.

perhaps Electronic didn't get that memo.... .

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Oct 16, 2012, 08:14 AM
Jaybee
And everyone give a big 'welcome back" to the subject of this thread - just posting under a different name.


Jaybee
Oct 16, 2012, 10:57 AM
Conrad
My thought is why not keep newly joined posters from posting all links (usually to their businesses), for a set length of time as well as a set number of posts? Kind of a probation period, if you will?
Oct 18, 2012, 04:07 PM
JB Builder
Best security lesson I have learned is in the garage.
This is a one handed operation.
One arm bandit isn't only at the casino.
Do you know how easy it is to wedge a garage door in top center from outside and then stick a wire loop taped to top of a 4 foot stick through this entrance and fetch the emergency puller latch ? The garage door basically opens by itself and then you just lift with 1 hand. Someone needs to invent a security device so this doesn't happen. Happy millions ! Ty.
Oct 18, 2012, 04:21 PM
swschrad
they have. it's called "hunk 'o' rebar." bend one and stick it in one of the cutouts in the roller track above a roller.


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Oct 19, 2012, 05:14 PM
JB Builder
Ah true. After i google'd it i have discovered there is actually some really nice garage door security devices.
Oct 31, 2012, 08:20 PM
Ordered
quote:
Originally posted by Conrad:

And for as little as 25 dollars, you can purchase an
official ADT yard sign and 5 ADT security alarm stickers off EBAY. It may send a would be thief down the block instead of your home. There is no easy way for them to know if you have the alarmed security system or not.


You know, that's a pretty sneaky idea. Good, but sneaky.

The key is to always make it appear that someone is home even when you're not.
Nov 30, 2012, 02:33 PM
jsballardx
We just got settled into a house but I don't know if there's much value in a home security system. Why not get a big dog or something like that? I certainly don't want to install it myself but the missus thinks we can do it.
Dec 08, 2012, 01:48 PM
swschrad
it's pretty easy to install the bits and pieces. if you go wireless, then there's no wiring, but the control station needs to be programmed.


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Dec 19, 2012, 01:15 AM
jameswilson7
Is home security system worth to pay such big amount? I think it’s a little costly that includes the installation charges & monthly charges etc. isn’t it cheaper to get good locks & precautions?
Do you guys have it at your home?
Dec 24, 2012, 02:37 PM
swschrad
a thug who REALLY wants in will get in. crew-served automatic weapons, guard dogs, and razor wire can cut the number down some. you can't do that.

the drughead who wants a quick score of something they can hock will usually rattle knobs, or climb into an obscured open window, or pull on car handles at 2 AM to see if anything is unlocked. it takes a second for you to fix any of those issues.

in between is the pro thief who, if they see something blingy in the window, will take the risk and break in. an alarm will scare some of them off. a loud angry-sounding dog will also have that effect.


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Oct 31, 2013, 07:46 AM
GardenSprite
Once again another useless spammer pretends to offer advice. And how appropriate that it's on Halloween. Is it also a full moon?