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Need Security Solutions, Robbery/ Break-in 4 Times In Last 8 Months! Need Help!

Hey Everyone, couple quick things.

I am blown away by the energy, compassion and level of commitment that I have been exposed to here.

I had been aware of Dr. Paul for a wile but did not really study or come to accept many of his policy stances until June of 2011.

Since then I can tell you my ENTIRE outlook on life has changed. From a Negative to a Positive, complete 180. I understand our problems and do not discount them one bit but I am eternally grateful that I, know what they are and continue evolving ideas as to, how to best do my part to fix them.

That being said, I have an issue I MUST deal with and SOON.

I have been living in Houston for about a year now, I was in Galveston for 4 years prior to that. Since August 2011, I have had, my house broken into/robbed 3 times and my car broken into on once. Last night being the most recent, it was quite traumatic as it was the first time someone has broken in while we were home, asleep.

ROBBERY/ OR BREAK-IN 4 TIMES IN 8 MONTHS!!!

Now I believe in Personal responsibility and am fully aware that Police DO NOT prevent crimes, but rather clean them up.

I do not wish to lock my self in my room and never come out either, I think that is a big theme going around here... i.e. I am opposed to giving up my LIBERTY for SECURITY.

That being said, I have moved once, installed, alarm sensors on my doors, windows and garage doors. Set up motion sensor lights outdoors and filed for my concealed carry license. These are all things that, for the most part, do not really inhibit my activities in life.

MY QUESTION IS:

What do some of you do for personal security? I live with my two 1st cousins, who are practically my sisters and I, as the Man of the House feel as if I need to provide some other means of security.

I was thinking of setting up some type of plan, but I don't really know where to start, so I'm starting HERE.

I would GREATLY appreciate ANY and ALL help/ suggestions.

Thank you, God Bless and Stay Free.

P.S. I know this is a little off topic, and by some may be considered a distraction from the main goal we all have which is to get Dr.Paul Elected but I turned here FIRST FOR A REASON.



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Something in 9x19mm, .45 ACP or .40 S&W

That's what I would recommend.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

SHOTGUN...

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Now that there's been plenty of serious advice given

A little creativity goes a long way too.

How to install a redneck home security system:

1. Go to a second-hand store and buy a pair of men's used size 14-16 work boots.

2. Place them on your front porch, along with several empty beer cans, a copy of Guns & Ammo magazine and several NRA magazines.

3. Put a few giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.

4. Leave a note on your door that reads: 'Hey Bubba, Big Jim, Duke and Slim, I went to the gun shop for more ammunition. Back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls -- they attacked the mailman this morning and messed him up real bad.I don't think Killer took part in it but it was hard to tell from all the blood. PS - I locked all four of 'em in the house. Better wait outside.'

5. Installation complete.

On a serious note though, simply leaving a TV or stereo on in the house or garage, and a room that is unable to be looked in from outside's door closed with a light on in it, like a bathroom, often leaves a question as to whether someone is awake, or home.

As others have said...

As other have said get cameras! While they might not prevent crime they can certainly be used to find and prosicute criminals.

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war- starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
-Ron Paul

question

I hear all the time that if you shoot an intruder that happens to be outside your house you are in trouble (unless you have a couple of empty acres) but what if you are attacked and you stab someone outside your house? For example, that vulnerable 10 yards between door and house.

I miss the days when I had a big male doberman who I had trained to "go seek" but the amount of dog food I would have to plan on is daunting much less the time to train one again.

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

If you're tired of being robbed...

...stop letting the police in without a warrant.

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Guns, locks, dogs, cleanliness

Guns - Once one criminal is shot by a gun-carrying homeowner, everyone hears about it. They start to think twice.

Locks - Deadbolts are cheap and easy to install. Plus, repeat burglars will see that you have added new deadbolts and will be dissuaded a little.

Dogs - Dogs will die for you. They are the ultimate for pack loyalty. Even a tiny dog will do anything and everything his little body is capable of in order to protect the rest of the people in the home.

Cleanliness - An appearance that a property is lived-in, cared-for, and maintained will make a trespasser feel uncomfortable.

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You are on the right path, getting a concealed-carry permit. I hope your cousins learn to shoot as well.

As far as guns, they can start to cost money, so here is the order in which I recommend investing.

#1 - Shotgun: Simple interface, low maintenance, easy for intruders to see in the dark, very loud and attention-grabbing, and incredible stopping power, even against heavy armor.

#2 - Revolver: Still simple and reliable interface, multiple rounds, low cost, low maintenance.

#3 - Pistol: Multiple clips means virtually unlimited stopping power.

#4 - Rifle: When under siege, one hidden person with a rifle can save hundreds of civilians in the open.

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I will pray for your safety, and of course I encourage you do the same.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Have you ever

thought about having a comcast alarm system with panic button installed?

Keepin' it real.

living in the country

Recently added more fencing with a lot of brush cut down. I have 4 of the good shih tzu that only bark for a reason. I have that thang that makes that noise that causes burglars to reconsider their activity. and even though I have double paned glass with the metal bars between I am considering using the clear plastic film. but lately I have been considering adding the one thing that thwarted my life as a sneaking home late teenager. Geese. Geese never get used to anything human and will raise a racket even if you have been taking the garbage out at 10 pm for the last 10 years to say nothing of trying to sneak into the house quietly at 12:30. Four or five should do the trick and they make pretty good weeders as long as you wear shoes lol

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

A dog...

maybe some cctv cameras motion decetors , camouflage bear traps around your windows, firearm and duck tape that should do it..

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

My $.02

I am Security and Law Enforcement for a living. That said, I can tell you some people also steal... for a living! They get good at it.

After you did those things you listed, like motion sensor lights, you still had a break in. I would be frustrated too. If you find out how they got in, learn from it, and do what would have prevented or significantly stalled that particular means of entry for starters.

I would put security film anywhere someone might want to break a window, especially if you have one of those doors with the small windows they can just smash and unlock the door from the inside. Glue the edges to the frame or the whole window will just pop out. I DON'T LIKE glass break sensors, too many false alarms, but that's up to you.

Oh, and install deadbolt locks if you haven't already. Oh, and that hiding the key near the door thing? DON'T! The professional thieves WILL FIND IT.

Do you know how they got in last week?

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I just moved to a different house about 1.5 months ago now. The Previous two (2) home invasions were at the house I moved from.

In my "new" place that was built in 1940 we have had a car break in, and home invasion.

The perps broke into our Garage, it has a lot of windows, old windows. Our Garage is fitted with the same alarm system as the rest of the house.

Security Film? is that like video cameras or like a film, tape like material?

We have two of those doors where half of the door is a window. but we have it where you must insert a key to lock/unlock from both sides of the door. (no knob to lock)

We got rid of the key under the mat type thing for the same reason you listed above.

EVERYBODY WHO RESPONDED... THANK YOU! It has been a real help hearing from so many opinions.

Don't stop believing

Here is a video of an attempt

Here is a video of an attempt to break through the 3M brand film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRmvtfK3-4

Security film is like plastic window tint, but stronger. Remember, glue the edges so the window doesn't pop out. Nothing can completely keep someone out, but this will slow them down to the point of it being impractical.

I really like the film from a company out of Canada called ACE. Applies to 1/2" thick glass, it will stop bullets for $10-$14 per square foot!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ODNp7BewR0

A Monitored Security System,

A Monitored Security System, a Shotgun, a Handgun, and a dog. In that order.

When I was 14 I worked for a

When I was 14 I worked for a white man that lived in an all black very run down crime ridden neighborhood, He was a bit of an old redneck type and like to BBQ in the front yard. When he first moved in there they were having a party in the front yard and he got drunk and brought out his shotgun and sat in a lawnchair periodically shooting it up in the air and yelling "yeehah!"

He never ever had a problem in the neighborhood.

Nanny cameras

A burglar that has defeated a security system isn't like to expect "nanny cameras" as well. Arrests are a great deterrent. For "home invasion," (i.e., you are home), nothing beats a 12 gauge pump. Just pumping it is a great laxative for a would-be burglar; and, if they actually make it in, you are unlikely to miss.

One word.

Firearm.

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Can you get a dog?

My cousin had this dog that would let people break in..and the dog wouldnt make a sound..until he got behind the person..or could get a clear shot at the guys neck..The dog was trained to be quiet...until he got the thief in his jaws...Then my cousin would come out with a gun..beat the crap out of the dude..and the rest..well..I wont go into that. But the dog worked
I would also suggest moving..if you can...some type of security system..maybe motion censor lights that cut on when a person is in the yard.
Cant remember what there called but they do make these things you can attach to the doors and windows...someone breaks in they make a really loud noise that will have you jumping out of your skin.

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Dogs are the best deterrent according to law enforcement

If someone hears a dog barking inside the house they have no idea if the dog will attack.

If I were to get a dog I'd get a standard poodle. I know, I know...the "poodle" thing but they don't look as prissy as a small poodle, you can get a black one, they don't shed, they are really smart and they aren't hyper like the small ones.

Actually if you get a dog you should get two, they are much happier with a playmate.

Yes,dogs do work

My 90 pound doberman will let them in and then chase them to a corner and then holds them there until I get home to deal with it. He has done this twice.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I don't even lock my doors....

and frequently leave the keys in the ignition.....
remind me not to do that when I come and visit with you, which will be fairly soon.

The best thing to do is move

The best thing to do is move to another area...where are you living now, in the ghetto?

For $100 a month you can have your home monitored by professionals (for example http://www.broadviewsecurity.com/broadview-home/) and get some personal home insurance (less then $15 a month to cover your stuff up to $20.000).

Buy a gun but make sure you won't kill someone unless your life is at stake, you must be mentally deranged to shot someone over a Plasma TV.

Moving out of that neighborhood would be by far the best decision.

In Texas.. Cut them in half if they enter your locked home.

"you must be mentally deranged to shot someone over a Plasma TV."

WRONG!

If they are in your home in Texas and broke in then it is your duty to cut them in half with whatever fire power you have.

You are perfectly within your right, you will be serving your community and if they are in your home that way your LIFE IS AT STAKE.. even if they are holding your Plasma TV.

Shoot them.

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3 things

Survellaince security system: computerintelligenceagency.com This guy is my brother. He works for department of defense now. Contact him, I'm sure he'll give you great info on cameras. These cameras are high resolution, 360 degree "fish eye" cameras which can be accessed from smart phone/CPUs.

Finally, I just invested in a shot gun. I had a threatening situation where an angry antiRP neighbor tried to break in. My German Shephard was the first to greet the door. I waoudl sleeping at the time. He didn't make it in but left a note and ripped up my RP yard sign. I seriously would've shot the f*** if he made it in.

Which brings me to dogs. They are the first alarm. German Shephard and Pitbull.
Good luck.

Holistic

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

What did the note say?

How did this escalate from him not liking Ron Paul to attacking your home?! You should have got him on camera with your cell phone and had him booked. Oh man. This has got to be some story. You should post a whole break down of this thing. Please detail this for us.

The note said

Dear Neighbor,

As a Libertarian and a Ron Paul supporter, you understand personal responsibility. So shovel your sidewalk asshole... or wait for the city to do it.

This made no sense to me. A) The sidewalk was shoveled, and it was still snowing B) The city doesn't shovel it for you, they give you a fine.

Finally, I called the police the next (that night I went looking for the bastard) day, and Officer Fish was a jackass. He scolded me for not calling the police, and told me that the sidewalk needs to be cleaned two hours after it snows. Then I scolded him and said what's the difference, you guys only clean up the mess, it was late at night and I didn't want to spend two hours filing a police report; furthermore, I asked him "when did it stop snowing?"

And, he said 1/2 hour ago (this was the next day mind you).

This was when I canvassed my neighbor hood and left a "dear neighbor" letter to all republicans to come out to caucus and please support me as a delegate.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

I have 1 pit bull and 1 American Bulldog

Was raised with big dogs all my life and family never had problems with home break-ins. Car break-ins and vandalism a different story.

11-87 12 gauge mag shotgun with #4 high brass LEAD turkey loads

Also invest in quality used Ruger Mini-14 with 2-3 30 round mags and federal 55gr. ammo.

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My house was broken into

My house was broken into nearly 2 years ago. They took quite a bit of electronics but fortunately didnt really make any mess other then the broken back window and my dogs(yorkie attack dogs) were safe. I was pissed but thankful cause it could have been alot worse. Anyways, shortly after I bought a 12 gauge, now I sleep like a baby. Also got a house alarm and I set up cameras around/in the house that will text me when I'm not there and they detect motion. But honestly man, its happening pretty often for you... I'd probably move and still by a gun or three. Hope all goes well for you from now on.

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Something Inexpensive

These are great if you are a heavy sleeper and don't want a dog:

http://www.homesecuritystore.com/p-1022-alarm-stand-2-in-1-m...

I might also recommend some laser motion detectors outside, like your driveway so you can be alerted if someone walks/drives on your driveway. While they are preparing to break in, you're sitting at the front door with your shotgun.

Don't advertise you have guns, just one more reason to break in and steal them.

Personally, I have a glock 9 mounted on the side of my nightstand with laser sight, 870 Remington 12g within an arm's reach, plus a locked and loaded AR-15, Son has a .22 pistol, also got a Sniper Rifle (.308).. baseball bat behind each door. My 15 year old can pick off a quarter at 100 yards too. Make sure your kids are comfy with guns! I had him join the gun club in high school. I have enough ammo (50k rounds) to protect my entire neighborhood. I prefer to buy ammo over gold. Easily traded when TSHTF.

I have 4 video cameras at my office and 4 at home. They upload to each other's ftp locations incase they steal it, at least I'll have a backup. I use Pingdom to make sure my internet connection is up at all times and it alerts to my cellphone with a very loud ring.

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