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    Home security

    What do you use, if any, and what's it cost? Adt, etc



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    Re: Home security

    I just play Barry White next to my front door all the time. It makes potential robbers think about the potential to see me indisposed, and clearly frightens them away. I'd say it's a fairly cheap (I think maybe $5 a month in elec), and effective. Haven't been broken into in 20 years.


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    Re: Home security

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    I just play Barry White next to my front door all the time. It makes potential robbers think about the potential to see me indisposed, and clearly frightens them away. I'd say it's a fairly cheap (I think maybe $5 a month in elec), and effective. Haven't been broken into in 20 years.
    Sounds a lot like my burglar repelling rock on my porch. Its been out there for years and I've not been burgled yet. It must be working.



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    I carry two guns with me at all times.


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    Re: Home security

    I use renters insurance. If they want something bad enough they'll come in and take it. I refuse to have a shoot-out with anyone so I don't keep a gun in the apartment (I think I may be the only Texan that doesn't have a gun).



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    Re: Home security

    Well the gun works if you're there, etc, however it doesn't do much when gone to work, etc unless you put up NRA signs or some such. Even with a gun, it's not going to detect the break in :)



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    Re: Home security

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    I carry two guns with me at all times.
    Me too. One is my left arm and the other is my right arm.


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    Re: Home security

    I just took some extra stickers from my parents house and put them around my house. No problems yet.



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    Re: Home security

    I live in a suburb in Iowa, why do I need a security system? There is one that came with our house and I just unhooked it.



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    Re: Home security

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I live in a suburb in Iowa, why do I need a security system? There is one that came with our house and I just unhooked it.
    Not sure if you've heard, but burglaries are not isolated to inner-city areas.

    http://crimereports.com/map/index/?search=+Urbandale+IA



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Not sure if you've heard, but burglaries are not isolated to inner-city areas.

    Search CrimeReports.com
    The majority are identity theft and this site doesn't show any for the last 6 months in Johnston. I've never heard of a stranger breaking into a house in Johnston and killing anyone in the last 10 years that I've lived here so I'll take my chances.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    The majority are identity theft and this site doesn't show any for the last 6 months in Johnston. I've never heard of a stranger breaking into a house in Johnston and killing anyone in the last 10 years that I've lived here so I'll take my chances.
    That site only does reporting for Urbandale. You can't possibly be naive enough to believe that there is zero crime in Johnston and all the action is here in Urbandale.

    Home invasions with killings involved are very rare, but residential burglaries are much more common than you might think. They just don't get the publicity.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    That site only does reporting for Urbandale. You can't possibly be naive enough to believe that there is zero crime in Johnston and all the action is here in Urbandale.

    Home invasions with killings involved are very rare, but residential burglaries are much more common than you might think. They just don't get the publicity.
    I remember hearing about a series of thefts in Johnston not too long ago. Apparently the thieves were targeting unlocked parked cars and garages that were left open. Like a lot of things, don't do anything stupid and you don't have much to worry about.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    That site only does reporting for Urbandale. You can't possibly be naive enough to believe that there is zero crime in Johnston and all the action is here in Urbandale.

    Home invasions with killings involved are very rare, but residential burglaries are much more common than you might think. They just don't get the publicity.
    I'm aware that there is crime everywhere but it's not high on my list of worries. Sorry, I'm sure I'm the odd man out.



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