Thread: Alarm Systems
10th Jan 11, 05:21 #1
So because we have a gun law thread, I thought this would be good.
I laugh every time I see the commercial on tv where the guy breaks in to the house and the women and child run upstairs to the bathroom and then the alarm company calls the house to see if everything is ok. What a crock of sh!t this is. In the real world you are lucky if you can get to your gun and shoot the sonofabitch. What I want in a alarm system is a warning when my property is approached. One that alerts me and lights up the total area where the intruder is. It is easier to shoot them if the lights are on them. Of course my secure area would be dark. You would be real lucky if law enforcement arrived within 4 minutes. Try and see what you could accomplish in 4 minutes if you were a violent criminal.
Another dumb one is that the guys jumps out of bed - grabs his gun and goes searching for the intruder. We learn this from television. So now the intruder has the element of surprise instead of you. So obviously you get shot and the intruder gets away.
Another one that gets me is the old magnet on the door or a window. The alarm company charges you a fortune and the intruder enters with a glass cutter and a suction cup.
I lived in the desert once on 5 acres. I can assure you that no one would get to my house undetected let alone enter the house. And in the event a intruder did, unless I was in a drunken coma (possible) it would be the intruders last breakin.
In Europe it is a bit different due to the density of living. Less time to react and then you have no gun so now what?? Obviously give them everything they want and help them to escape. If they are not violent you are probably good to go. On the other hand if they are violent I hope you did a good job building that cross-bowObama to Biden - "Let the Welfare checks rain upon the Earth - I am going to a barbecue"
10th Jan 11, 10:36 #2
Whenever a house alarm goes off in our area we just think 'will someone turn that frickin' thing off!!!' You can almost be sure that the alarm has either tripped itself or a cat has wondered in through the cat-flap.
However, if it is was a burglar, the chances are he wouldn't be carrying a gun. In which case I could punch him in the face and wait for the police to arrive.Blasphemy is a victimless crime
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10th Jan 11, 11:02 #4
I can't imagine what it must be like to live in such a state of perpetual paranoiaUseful F1 Twitter thingy: http://goo.gl/6PO1u
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10th Jan 11, 20:48 #6
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If you could understand Afrikaans you'd laugh at this whilst finding it a bit sad because in some ways it's not far from the truth.....
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11th Jan 11, 05:38 #8
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My intruder plan is to assess the danger. If he is bigger than me, I will scream and cry like a girl while my wife attacks him with a nail file. Surely thats got to be scary.
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11th Jan 11, 07:46 #11
The company next door has an alarm system that starts whenever their neighbour's cat touch the basement windows. The " programme" keeps about 5 minutes and it starts over and over for hours. In the meantime nobody checks what happened, neither the security company nor the company stuff. So I presume that a thief can act without problems. The funny thing is that the police station is about 50 metres far off this building and whenever I complain about the noise and the fact that nobody come to check they say it's not their business and don't bother to move their as*es there.
On the other hand we have a famous case here when a guy acted Roamy's way ( by shooting the intruder ) and the thief felled from the building and died and then the thief's victim was accused of murder.
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