Monday, January 21, 2013
This $10 garage alarm will scare away the burglars!
Most burglar alarm systems do not do anything until an entry is actually tempted. The sound of people talking loudly inside the garage will scare them into attacking some other home. That's why I picked up a used radio for $10 at a yard sale. It sits right by the side door to our garage--the most likely place of entry in our concrete-and-steel home. It's tuned to an FM talk station and the volume is turned up enough so it can be heard through the thick wall and solid door.
Since we're home all day, a timer doesn't turn the radio on until 9:30 pm, and it turns it off again at 5:00 am, when I get up. On a recent trip to Los Angeles, of course, we left it on for 24 hours. Highly recommended, folks!
What other ideas might you readers have for low-cost protection against burglars?
If you have a good method and include your e-mail, I'll send you a free copy of my e-book Dirty Tricks which has many more ideas for keeping the bad guys at bay.