Comment: Now that there's been plenty of serious advice given

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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.