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Old 08-31-18, 12:32 AM   #1
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I am planning to renovate my house next month. It was built by my grandfather in 1965 and since then there was no major work done to it. There are many areas where a complete change is required. One thing I will need to keep a check on is the security of my house. We have not taken any security measures yet in the house. Recently there has been a few burglary cases reported in our surroundings and I don't want to take any chances for granted. I need something to be installed at my house after renovation. I have not used anything like this yet and it would like to have more information about it. You guys might have used such systems in your house. So if you could share some important points that need to be noted while selecting and installing then it would help me. Thanks

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Old 09-01-18, 04:52 AM   #2
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Most professional thieves don't care about home security systems. 3 or 4 dudes will smash in the door all hit different areas and will be gone about the police are even called.

Don't leave stuff outside, if it looks like a construction site, you get crack heads looking for tools and copper to steal.

Your best bet is cameras and dogs. And not little rat dogs, serious dogs, 60lb and up, something big enough to jump up on someone and rip off an ear.
Cameras because most of these people are known to local law enforcement and they don't want their picture taken.
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If a home security system is not an option for you, you can get some loud dogs, cameras, home security stickers...
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Old 11-13-19, 12:52 PM   #4
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Audible alarms work in some neighborhoods and not in others. Poorly installed alarms are easy to defeat, even by amateurs. Most of the residential and commercial alarms I've had to deal with fall into this category. If your alarm goes off every time the wind blows the neighbors may send a note attached to a brick through your window.

Monitored alarms are hit and miss as well. Some police jurisdictions get so many false alarm calls from monitor stations they don't bother to investigate. Some monitoring stations employ the same people doing the burglaries. The list goes on.

Dogs are good in urban areas, not so good where the houses are spread out. Many burglars carry a small bore pistol to shoot the dogs. Multiple dogs eliminate this problem but then you may get barking complaints. Cattle dogs can be a good choice. Though small, they tend to sneak up and attack without warning.

Cameras work well in most places. But don't waste money on any system that can be disabled by cutting the power. Mine has this flaw so I have it running off a marine battery good for about 1 day after the power gets cut. You also need to locate the recorder where it can't be taken. And don't even think of buying fake cameras. The dumbest of teenagers can spot them.

Talk to your local law enforcement patrol officers. They deal with the problem and often have a good idea of what works best in your area.

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