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A Sign of Home Security

Updated on May 22, 2011

Here is His Sign

The other day one of my best friends told me he never locks his doors or windows. His thought are, my house is old, like my own personal antique. The doors and windows would be hard to replace so my hope is that if someone wants in they will not break my hard to replace doors and windows trying to enter. My suggestion was to post a sign outside stating: My house is old and my possessions are also old but mine. I have no state of the art burglar alarm. My television is at least ten years old and my stereo is older. If one of my daughters have left their laptop computers at home neglecting to take them to school, they are not high tech and have their homework on them. Please do not take them for they have worked very hard to complete their studies. The main thing I want you to understand is that I have a very large Rottweiler dog who is very possessive of my property. He will chew you another ass-hole. Also be aware that if I am home or another member of my family is home I have a loaded 45 beside my bed. I also have two loaded shotguns in a nearby closet. With these weapons I or a member of my family will shoot what is left over from my dog. This sign is not meant to intimidate you in any way. It's only purpose is to explain to you why if you are not dead after entering my home without my permission you find yourself in the hospital missing vital parts of your anatomy. I think a sign like this would eliminate many break-ins. We as Americans have the right to protect our property and our families. Few of us exercise these rights. Instead we seal ourselves up in our custom made homes with our “safe rooms” to go to and hide. We live in fear that someone will kick our doors in like on the ADT commercials and run in and violate us. We should take control of our lives like my friend and not live in fear. This is not to say throw open your doors and open up the flood gates. If you have something to protect, protect it. Don't go overboard. The average person does not need state of the art equipment. Use your head. Let common sense prevail and not fear. All I am saying is unless you live in a high crime area and break-ins are a way of life where you live don't become a prisoner of your own home. I worked in the service industry for over thirty years before retiring and have seen people so scared that they walked around with a key pad ready to press the panic button at any given time so convinced that some one was lurking outside ready to kick in their doors and rob them. Maybe my friend is too lax, but maybe by not living in fear he lives a better live. Strike a balance in your life. Don't live in fear.


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      Diy Man 6 years ago from Behind you?

      lol, nice hub

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      Alex Zelahy 6 years ago from Indiana

      I take security seriously. My friend lives out ouf town and has always had big dogs. The security has to fit the area yu are living in. After spending the day with him and him telling me his system I thought I would pass it on. It would not work in all situations. Thank you for your comments. It means you read my blog and that means alot to me.

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I wouldn't want to mess with you Alzel, lol! People have the attitude, it won't happen to me! Well, it did happen to me. I was robbed at gun point when I worked at the Pizza Hut. We were not cautious. At night we made a bank deposit and they must have staked us out. Everything changed after that, not more night bank deposits and we replaced the burnt out floodlight!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      I like the "idea" of a sign...It is straight to the point and can be "Tongue in Cheek" or Very Radical...We have a Strange Society today, between Illegals and Criminals who probably will stop and nothing if they want in. Yes, we should quickly dial 911, but I'd also like to be HOLDING A LOADED GUN! GOOD HUB ALZEL.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wherever there are Castle Doctrine laws allowing homeowners to use deadly force to protect their property, there are far fewer break-ins and burglaries.

      Nobody wants to get shot!

      Having said that, always use your head if you have a break-in. Call 911, and then go to a defensible position, like a closet, loudly announcing to the criminal that you are armed, have contacted the police, and know how to use your weapon.

      In most cases, that tactic alone is enough to make the criminal leave in a hurry

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      fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

      I admire your attitude and love those signs. I think between your friend with no locks and you;there exists a middle ground. But I love your attitude. I'm all for taking responsibility for every part of our lives. Great Hub! This shows genuine Yankee ingenuity.