July 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm #18632
Yes, first step is just to make them harder to see and harder to get, so some kind of screens, and bars would make sense.
I mean if they want to get in they will get in even with bars, but if they need time and effort that mean much more risk, they mostly go for the easier opportunity.July 14, 2014 at 1:40 am #18721
We sprinkled powder on the windowsill and under the window to get handprints and footprints. Thorny “ornamental” plants under the window are also good deterrents. Piano wire across the window helps. Surprisingly, we found cigarette butts and we don’t smoke. Hope these ideas help.July 14, 2014 at 2:09 am #18727
Our insurance adjuster made us install a hand railing along our basement stairs because of a recent court case in which a thief slipped and broke his leg. He was arrested and convicted, but sued the homeowners for negligence and won a substantial settlement. Maybe you would like to listen to these two legal opinions before you proceed.
Here is a good interview that pertains to self-defence in the home:
Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast interviews Massad Ayoob on Lethal Force Aftermath (Episode 1094) http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/episode-1094-massad-ayoob-on-lethal-force-aftermath
Here is a DVD that pertains to self-defence in countries that use Common Law (England, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand): Peyton Quinn’s “Bulletproof Legal Defense” produced by ISCQC Production. There’s also a .PDF for download, but they want your e-mail address at http://stresshooting.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=114July 16, 2014 at 10:58 pm #18955
White Knight – glad you got a trail cam; good choice. If you don’t want to have that “prison” look on the window a broomstick sized dowel in the window jam will not let it open without breaking. Good luck – hope nothing comes of it.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine
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