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Barking Dog Alarms

Updated on July 27, 2011

How a Dog Barking Alarm Will Keep Your Home Safe

A barking dog alarm is one of the best ways to protect your home if you do not have a real dog.

A dog barking alarm is an electronic device that protects your home when you are away by emitting the sound of a real barking dog.

They are easy to operate, require no maintenance and are very effective in deterring unwanted intruders from entering your home.

Police say that barking dog alarms are excellent for deterring would be burglars. As well, they cost a lot less than owning a real dog.

The sound of a real dog behind the door or window is often enough to cause the burglar to leave your home and go somewhere else.

How Barking Dog Alarms Work

These alarms use sensors that can detect when an intruder comes close to your home.

The devise is usually placed near a door or a window (areas where intruders usually choose as points of entry). It senses motion on the other side of a door wall or window.

When an intruder gets near, the alarm is set off and what is heard is the sound of a vicious barking dog. The sound is very realistic and does quite well in sending the unwanted visitor off to another house.

An alarm with the sound of a barking dog provides all the same protection as a real guard dog, without having to actually own a real dog.

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Top Rated barking dog alarm

Why Barking Dog Alarms are so Popular for Home Protection

Home security systems and burglar alarms can be quite expensive.

By comparison, a dog alarm can be just as effective and costs a lot less.

Many people use these dog barking alarms to protect more than just homes. They can be used in RV's, camping tents, factories, warehouses, retail stores and more.

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How to Use a Barking Dog Alarm

Most of these types of alarms are best placed near a window or door. If you have a front and back door, it can be a good idea to have a separate alarm for each area.

They do require an electric outlet for power. Simply plug the device in the outlet and then adjust the sensitivity.

Some alarms come with different sounds that can be changed.

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burglar alarm system

Traditional Burglar Alarm Vs. Barking Dog Alarm

Do I Need A Full On Burglar Alarm System or a Dog Alarm?

So you want to protect you home right?

You have a couple of choices. You can invest in an elaborate burglar alarm security system or consider a barking dog alarm.

The security system is actually a great idea if you have the money. These usually tie into a company that will alert the police if there is an intrusion and the police will rush out to your home. These systems often come with loud audible alarms, that sound off and let the whole neighborhood know you have have an unwanted visitor.

Depending on how elaborate you go, you can secure every possible entrance, including windows. The problem s that this can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Yet, they work very well.

The barking dog alarm, on the other hand, is intended to serve as a deterrent. It costs a whole lot less than the security system and can work quite well to ward off unwanted intruders. The dog barking sounds are so real an intruder will think there is a guard dog in the home and go to another home that seems easier to break into.

So the answer to the question depends on how much you have to spend and how extensive you want to go to protect your home.

how to burglar proof a home
how to burglar proof a home

How to Burglar Proof Your Home

We are talking how valuable a barking dog alarm is here to help protect your home from unwanted intruders. But there are additional things you can do to make your home even safer.

Durable Doors: One of the best ways to prevent thieves from entering into your home is using durable doors and door locks. Install dead bolt locks in your home because they are not easy to manipulate by one who is outside and will require a hammer if the thief really wants to break into your home.

Have Mail and Packages Removed: A huge pile of mail or packages on your front porch or doorstep is a signal to burglars that you are not at home. If you have a trusted neighbor, ask them to pick up your mail, packages, and even your newspapers. You can also stop to the delivery of your mail while you are away.

Create A Diversion: It's not a bad idea to ask a neighbor to water your plants while you're away, feed your pet, and other small activities. You could also ask them to park their own car every once in a while in your driveway to give the impression to potential thieves that there is an activity in your house.

Bright Lights: Many crime experts advise that a house that is well lit is always a good ways to prevent break-ins.. So install outside your home motion-detector spot lights which are lights that have sensors. These are designed to automatically turns the light on when there is movement on a certain area in your home.

A good idea is to create the illusion of activity in your house by using timed switches on every floor of your house. These switches can be programmed to turn on your house lights at different times of the day on a any floor.

Bedroom lights can be turned on at a certain length of time during the evening to give the illusion that whoever is in the house is preparing to sleep.

Security Camera: As well, consider having security cameras installed in strategic locations in your home. There are some inexpensive surveillance cameras that will even transmit information to your personal lap top computer.

Timed Appliances: Now if you can have your lights automatically turned on, you can also have timers installed in your home that will automatically turn on any of your appliances on certain times of the day usually during the late morning to late afternoon thus giving the impression that the house is occupied.

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      5 years ago

      A barking dog alarm is a great idea.

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      Cynthia Davis 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I always wondered how these barking dog alarms actually worked. Thanks for this brilliant lens. Angel Blessings**

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      sukkran trichy 

      6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      really a great idea. useful gadget.

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      6 years ago

      This is a very creative idea, the barking dog alarm. It sure makes sense. Heck what can it hurt. I'll probably buy one and give it a try.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Very cool idea. Barking can be really scaring... Thanks!

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      Dogs and dog alarms certainly would make an intruder think twice about breaking into a home or business. Good idea!

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      7 years ago

      Certainly a cool way to keep the burglars away.

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      7 years ago

      I didn't know these existed and its such a great idea. Great lens!!!

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      7 years ago

      My grandparents have a couple of these devices that make barking dog sounds in their home. They say they work great. They keep one by the back door and one by the front door of their home.

    • LaurieKristensen profile image


      7 years ago

      I never heard of this kind of alarm before... what a great idea!


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