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Posted: 9/13/2009 11:05:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 11:05:46 AM EST by Sique]
I've been looking at buying a new house and found one with big windows that let in sunlight and show off the trees in the backyard. It looks great. The windows run from the floor almost to the ceiling across the length of the dining room area, split only by frames between some of the windows.

Yes, it's a concern that opportunistic criminals and zombies would very easily crash into the house.

Ideas on how to defend houses like this??

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 11:18:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 12:00:25 PM EST
Against non-zombified very human and mortal interlopers, I'd recommend about three or four German Shepherd sentries.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 12:05:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Backwoods_556:
Against non-zombified very human and mortal interlopers, I'd recommend about three or four German Shepherd sentries.


I have to admit I was mostly thinking of the non-zombified types. I don't know how many criminals take the trouble of actually breaking windows, although in this case it seems like they would have to at least consider it. There would be no crawling through the broken window, since the windows are floor level they could easily step right through and continue their burglaring.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 12:35:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Molon-Labe:
Rolladin security shutters.

Those are kind of cool, we don't have many of those around here. Kind of makes me wonder if Florida is the most secure from zombie attack.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 12:48:26 PM EST
I have installed them over all my windows. I highly recommend them. In addition to zombie/burglary protection, they also help with energy costs.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 2:14:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 4:25:14 PM EST by Sique]
Originally Posted By Molon-Labe:
I have installed them over all my windows. I highly recommend them. In addition to zombie/burglary protection, they also help with energy costs.


How/when do you roll them up and down? It is automatic from the inside?

I guess from a practical perspective I would only roll them down when I am gone for a long time, like on vacation. I'm not sure if I would roll them up / down every night, depends on how easy it is.

I went to see this house by the way, its in an area where crime is very low, and its on a secluded street. However I still like being prepared.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 2:25:39 PM EST
The controls are inside. There are three options: electric, crank handle or pull straps. I got pull straps so that they will function in case of power loss.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 8:03:13 PM EST
Big windows or small, if a crook wants in, they'll get in....zombies on the other hand will flock to that thing like moths to an open flame.
I recommend this for Zombie Sentry duty.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 4:34:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Semislinger:
Big windows or small, if a crook wants in, they'll get in....zombies on the other hand will flock to that thing like moths to an open flame.
I recommend this for Zombie Sentry duty.


Sorry, not enough guns on that guy. You need something more along the lines of what they used in the movie Aliens
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 7:05:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2009 7:08:17 AM EST by Crito]
something cool for windows


Not that brand/company but I am going to get something like that. You could get a welder to do it for you and cost less with thicker steel.



Its good security if combined with an alarm system. And if there is a fire: no locks, just a lever or latch or a pin to pull out to get out.

edit: Once I get a house, hehehe
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:27:55 PM EST
Well I personally am not a big fan of those size windows and most definitely not with those large trees and shit out there.
One good storm or some high winds and your big pretty windows are lovely hazardous shrapnel.
That in conjunction with the fact that it shows anyone lurking out there just what you have inside makes it a big negative for me.
However, these are all reasons I love Blaze and Max.... My wife's German Shepherd and my Doberman.

note. that zombie sentry is not a bad lookin gadget to invest in either
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:30:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sique:
Originally Posted By Molon-Labe:
I have installed them over all my windows. I highly recommend them. In addition to zombie/burglary protection, they also help with energy costs.


How/when do you roll them up and down? It is automatic from the inside?

I guess from a practical perspective I would only roll them down when I am gone for a long time, like on vacation. I'm not sure if I would roll them up / down every night, depends on how easy it is.

I went to see this house by the way, its in an area where crime is very low, and its on a secluded street. However I still like being prepared.

Be neat if they had little squares or rectangles cut out from them every so often....in case you need firing ports.


Link Posted: 9/15/2009 11:40:16 PM EST
http://www.3m.com/us/arch_construct/scpd/prestige/safety_security.html?WT.term=security+film+for+windows&WT.campaign=1352&WT.source=google&WT.medium=cpc&WT.content=505476886&cshift_ck=1457316842cs505476886&WT.srch=1

sorry having a brain fart and cant remember how to make the link hot.

its to a 3m security laminate film for windows. its supposed to make them "impact resistant". may be something to consider. may stop a crook or some blowing debris, but a zombie horde is coming thru...
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 12:08:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By JSteensen:


Be neat if they had little squares or rectangles cut out from them every so often....in case you need firing ports.



They are custom made for your windows...I'm sure you could order them that way.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 12:15:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sique:
I've been looking at buying a new house and found one with big windows that let in sunlight and show off the trees in the backyard. It looks great. The windows run from the floor almost to the ceiling across the length of the dining room area, split only by frames between some of the windows.

Yes, it's a concern that opportunistic criminals and zombies would very easily crash into the house.

Ideas on how to defend houses like this??

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4331/2910326613.jpg


Very nice. Just use trained killer trunk monkeys.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:42:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Semislinger:
Big windows or small, if a crook wants in, they'll get in....zombies on the other hand will flock to that thing like moths to an open flame.
I recommend this for Zombie Sentry duty.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/images/talon-swords-02.jpg


If I owned that I would break the windows myself and beckon the zombies forward just to watch it work.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:55:33 PM EST
I hear 3M makes a window tinting/security film. I just googled it and found this site http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/WF/3MWindowFilms/Solutions/Residential/
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:59:43 AM EST
I have seen the 3M laminate in action. Pretty impressive stuff.
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