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The best alarm system you can have is three large well-trained guard dogs. I can say that, since I've done security electronics in some of the more secure places in this world, and for a while I had every-day conversations with professional burglars.


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I guess it depends on the level of involvement you are looking for. If you just want to be able to plug something in and it just works the Dropcam is a great option. Takes 5 mins to install and uses wireless network. A tiny fraction of the cost vs getting a full solution from what two security companies quoted me. If you want to build it yourself, then try ...


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Your options when it comes to home security is really broad in this question. the main home security options include CCTV surveillance, intrusion detection, state monitoring or theft prevention. My assumption with the focus of your question, is that you are interested in CCTV surveillance. I would not base my intrusion detection on the CCTV movement ...


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The system is designed to dial out on a phone line to a central station or a police monitoring system. These alarms have built in warnings for a failure in the phone line. This is a safeguard so you know the system is not working properly. So long as the system is operational and cut off from the phone line, it will continue to beep. By removing parts of ...


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Door locks are just a deterrent. If someone wants into your house they will find a way. A bump key is one way, but when they bump your lock, it ruins the cylinder. So they're not opening it the nice way with a spare. They're bumping the pins so they don't need the original keys. Good luck! Maybe try re-keying your locks.


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I used an install jig with a hole saw to open up the hole for the bolt on my metal security door. It is a little tricky but putting the hole saw in the jig for the handle/ lockset and securing with duct tape to keep it from vibrating out worked pretty well at keeping the jig lined up while the hole saw bit into the steel. This is always done knowing you ...



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