Can someone make a silent Laser Alarm that would be effective up to 200' in my back yard behind my business? Keep Out "signs" just keep out my friends and good neighbors. It is a welcome sign for criminals. I am tired and afraid of not knowing there is someone on my property. Any suggestions please....
Forget the laser alarm. What you need is a very large, friendly dog.
Your friends will know not to be afraid of him and intruders will flee at
the sound of his bark. The only downside is you'll need a pooper-scooper
the size of a backhoe.
Strange looking horse that guy is walking!
What breed is that canine?
It's supposed to be "Hercules", the world's biggest dog, an English Mastiff with a 38 inch neck and weighing 282 pounds. However, that's not Hercules. The dog in the picture is a Neapolitan Mastiff.
Internet debunkers claim it's a hoax, and a doctored photo. There are at least two other pictures of this couple and the horse and dog out there, only this one is usually by itself. A picture from the rear, reveals that the dog isn't really that big.
Me Thinks You Need ....
A Laser Cat ....
Any electronic eye system that sets off lights or buzzers when the beam is broken will work. I'm sure radio shack or some other electronics store can help. Remember that if you install a system that is set off by motion or when the beam is broken will also go off when an animal or bird passes through the electric eye. Get yourself an outdoor camera that attaches to the trees like the hunters use and you will have pictures of what is entering your property. The flash should be enough to scare them away.
Don't Wake the Dog
SMILE Ur on Video
A mix of fake and real video cameras will be a deterrent. A video system can be set to alarm and record whenever it detects movement in selected areas, and then transmit the image to you. Costco may be a good source.
Don't laugh about the cat.
A friend has a terror cat that forced my daughter to escape thru a bedroom window when she was watching their house for them.
She is not animal shy - she owns a thoroughbred horse and has owned a couple mini horses
Cats can be dangerous
There are plenty of laser alarm set ups out there, something like this would work.
If you have a fence, even one that is only six feet tall, razor wire is always an option. If anyone is brave or stupid enough to cross a fence with razor wire on top; more power to them.
Why not get a security system with cameras. They'll trigger alarms on motion and you can set the "field of view" for the alarm within the camera's recorded view. This is so you can record motion within the camera's view but only set the alarm if motion is detected in a defined area like a door. A four camera system is not that expensive when compared to break-ins or damage and it provides PROOF if you need it.
With more notable internet routers that are under $100, there are apps for adding wireless and wired cameras that you can then view from your smartphone. It's certainly not nickel and dime stuff but you can view it from almost anywhere in the world.
Another option is a basic smarthome installation that you add a piece here and there once in awhile including cameras. The smarthome stuff allows you to monitor garage doors, house doors, windows and more all from your smartphone. Prices range from fairly cheap to yikes!
I like the sign that says "Due to the rising cost of ammunition, warning shots will no longer be fired."
Man's 2 greatest fears are being eaten alive and burning to death.
I like the "dog fix".
When I worked for the city, the guys got sick & tired of all the vandalism in the park restroom. So they put in a remote camera. The very first night the camera took a video of two dummies stealing the camera! Guess they thought the recording device was in the camera--Nope!!
You should have multiple cameras, each one in view of another camera.
Noise doesn't wake me (side effect from sleeping on the 03 level of aircraft carriers) So I rigged up flashing lights to my bedroom with magnetic relays if a door is opened they start flashing and will not stop until I reset the system. Just don't set it if you don't want to know what time your kid comes in from his date!
Depending on your area, you might get away with this - I went thru a Mustang phase in my youth and was looking at a 65 Convertible in a Mustang-only bone yard when I was attacked by 3 or 4 geese. Them birds can be pretty loud, and MEAN...
Chased us right out until the owner got them corralled again.
Harbor Freight has an inexpensive "driveway alarm". the unit is small and the receiver goes inside the house. Works surprisingly well. Buy several with the same frequencies and place around the area.
Forget the alarm part and just fry them with a laser!
I built my place for tactical defense, ... choke points and kill zones. Sounds harsh, and it could be, but the secondary benefit is it makes alarms and surveillance set up much more coordinated.
Chat up your friendly local retired USMC combat commander for all the details of setting up a compound for maximum defense.
Geese make great "watchdogs". They make a lot of racket but are pretty much harmless - unless your so short they could get to your face. They'll bite and can bring a little blood, and "flog" you with their wings and make some bruises, but little more. If they attack you, just stop and reach down and grab them by the neck or bill and shake them around a little and they'll go running off making all sorts of racket - like they'd just whipped an army.
Also, if they run loose in your yard, they can make quite a mess.
I'd like to get a few as we live in the country back off the road, but my wife won't let me. Also, their eggs are huge and good, but they're seasonal layers.
My Dad served in Korea. He told me they used geese in an enclosure around ammo storage areas, as no one got near that place without the goose alarm going off.
My brother keeps a catahoula around. Larger ones like his drag home small bears and other wildlife. Most people shat themselves when they see this guy coming. Yes, that WAS a horse.
Or maybe you could go with this ? I little more "hands on", but immensely satisfying.
I have an "invisible fence" around my house and all outbuildings -- about 5 acres. It's a small wire barely underground (at some places it hangs on my pasture fence) that sends a radio signal to a box on my dogs' collars when they get within a few feet of it. This gives my lab and pitbull plenty of room to run. They bark, and bite tires and plastic bumpers of anyone who comes near their domain. Friends and family call ahead and I tie the dogs. If I'm expecting a package, I leave a pickup parked in the driveway so the driver can pull beside it and lay it on the truck without getting out. Sometimes they lay it at the end of my gate near the wire. I also have security cameras to photo a thief, but, the dogs have been a great deterrent. I make sure I keep my liability ins paid up!
After thinking about this for a bit all I can come up with is that it is a sad state of affairs when a property owner has to go to extremes to protect what is his.
What has this country come to?
I may not be a mental giant but I am beginning to understand why my wife wants us to get a a license to carry concealed in NH
I understand that the crime rate near the stops on public transportation near big cities is higher than normal.
We don't live near public transport but who knows when they will will target us or you?
at least there is some deterrent in not knowing if the guy next to you is packing heat.
I used to work for DOC. Few people really know what scum floats all around us. I thought I was pretty hip to such things, but was shocked to learn what "programs" DOC had in place right in my own back yard. Not to mention County, City, and who-knows-what-else !
Carrying a weapon is like pet ownership. It is not something you just go do, and everything is taken care of. It is an ongoing process of practice and training and the mental preparedness/agility to deal with an emergent situation when everything suddenly goes sideways. One must learn to think like a crook to anticipate how a crook will see you and your property as a target and then develop "obstacles" (we call them choke points) to make entry risky for the bad guy and defense entirely to the advantage of the defender. You need backstops and having more eyes on your place (same-minded neighbors)
It isn't rocket science, but there is some tactical theory to best apply it. Doing it half-axxed can be more dangerous than doing nothing at all.
Burger - You make a good point! As a retired Railroad Police Dept. Special Agent, after 34 years in law enforcement, I can't begin to guess how many guys have come into my office and told me that they intended to purchase a handgun for their wife for protection, and wanted my advice on what type of gun would be best.
My advice was always the same,....that if the wife would not be dedicated enough to obtain proper training with the weapon, and practice regularly and often in order to become familiar and proficient with using (and retaining) the gun instinctively, a gun would be a big mistake. Without such training and regular practice, introducing a handgun to an already bad situation will usually just make the situation much worse. Usually, a better choice would be something like pepper spray or even oven cleaner.FWIW,.......harold
Another choice Harold. Wasp spray. It will spray up to 20 feet.
Harry - Excellent!
Bubba, Its best not to go inside till I git home. Two of the cobras got out of there cages and thay cood be enywere.