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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:46 PM
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Poll question: Does Your House Have An Electronic Alarm System?
Is it just a "local" alarm, or does it call a monitoring service?

We have one on every window and door and even on the attic access panel and the crawlspace access hatch. We also have double-locks on our bedroom doors.

Yeah... we're a little paranoid.

-- Allen

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:47 PM
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1. Who are you working for? The FBI? n/t
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:50 PM
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2. No. And I don't lock the windows.
I'm pretty casual with my security. Do you think I should be more careful? Perhaps you could come over and inspect my house - I live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. It's the big white house at the end of the block.


I'll leave the light on for ya. :hi:
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:52 PM
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5. Hey... we're neighbors! I live just 14 miles from 1600 PA Ave.
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:56 PM
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9. Really!? Well then just drop on by.
You don't even have to knock - we don't worry too much about formalities here.
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:51 PM
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3. No and they keep trying to sell me one
I live in a little town where the crime rate is next to zero and the alarm system people keep trying to sell me an alarm.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:52 PM
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4. I use the 'home alone' alarm system
the entire house is booby trapped with paint cans.

:+
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:52 PM
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6. Nope, just 2 dogs and 2 heavily-armed occupants...
... who can shoot the eyes out of a hummingbird at 25 yards.

:evilgrin:
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:53 PM
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7. no, and I rarely lock anything anyway....
eom
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:55 PM
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8. Nope. I live out in the boonies
it would take a miracle for anyone to even find my house. If they did, they couldn't possibly enter quietly because it's old and everything creaks and squeaks. By the time they got anywhere near me, I'd have either the .12 gauge or the 9mm handy as they both live by my bed. And I'm pretty cranky when you wake me up. :evilgrin:
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:58 PM
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10. No, but I have a sticker on my window that says I do!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:58 PM
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11. Our Neighborhood Is Mostly Safe, I Think. A PanicRoom Would BeNice Though.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:00 PM
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12. Heavy-Duty steel doors
Some apartments probably have additional systems, as do the offices on ground level.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:02 PM
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13. I have a live alarm
called a dog -part lab, part ridgeback, part horse. He jumps up and looks you in the eye.
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:08 PM
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16. That's our 'intruder alert system', too.
The 'armed response' dwells within.

;)
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:14 PM
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19. Our ShihTzu Barks Incessantly At Any Stranger Outside...
but once they come INSIDE, she's all over them... "Hi! Pet me! Hi! Pet me! Pick me up! The TV is over here! Here's the safe! Pet me! Let's play!"

So, she's a good alarm, but not a good guard dog.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:02 PM
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14. Yep.
I have alarms on all the windows and doors. This is basically at my family's insistance. I'm a single woman living alone, and I've been stalked by weirdos in the past. I also have a trained attack cat. :-)
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:05 PM
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15. Yes, and several munitions
as long as my right wing neoconservative nutjob next door is armed, and the fanatical neocon movement is staying strong, I intened to stay armed to the teeth.

Now Mr. Burgular, guess which one of us is the better shot? Me or hubby?
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Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:09 PM
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17. No, six German Shepherd Dogs...to date, no break-ins....eom
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:11 PM
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18. I have a scary looking dog who doesn't get off the couch until I am
all the way inside the apartment, much less bark. But when I am here, he keeps me safe.
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Devil Woman Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:37 PM
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20. Yes,
and I have two Lugars.
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BamaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:40 PM
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21. No but
my driveway has a police car parked in it every night so I think I'm cool lol.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:41 PM
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22. Yes, but
it's not hooked up.

It was here when we bought the house.

We aren't paranoid.
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:43 PM
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23. No
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 11:43 PM by solinvictus
But we have two alert chihuahuas. My SO jokes that their bark is saying, "Get the gun, Daddy! Get the gun!".
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:44 PM
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24. I've got a furry alarm system


She won't stop anyone from getting in, but she will make a lot of noise & lick them to death.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:45 PM
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25. ADT lots of home invasions around these parts
(mace/shotgun, revolver,22,and machete inside)
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