Protection Against Robberies
Our house is in a small cul de sac of only 2 houses. We are surrounded by tree and shrubs in the front yard and by a heavily forested area in the rear.
We have a built-in alarm system and use it all the time. And we have labels on all the windows and doors saying that the house is protected by an alarm system. But we don't feel safe because there are been a couple of break-ins in our neighborhood recently, one of them in broad daylight. So we know the area is a target for people who are up to no good.
When we go away, we always tell our next door neighbor, set the alarm and use timers that control lights to go on and off to make the house look lived in. We also have a radio controlled by a timer, so that, if a crook is looking around to find out if this is a good place to break into, he'll go away if he hears the radio. We also take one of our cars out of the garage and leave it in the driveway.
Even with the alarm, we feel the rear of our house is vulnerable because it is surrounded by trees that make it easy for a crook to hide. We were thinking of adding an addition electronic barrier, a motion detector on the stairs to our deck that would trigger turning on a light or, better yet, the sound of a vicious dog barking. Has anybody got one of those things, and where can I get one?
Thanks for your help.