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Posted: 4/28/2011 8:37:51 PM EDT
i know a lot of you guys are LEO or ex LEO. what is your take on exterior lighting to deter criminals? lots of lights, no lights, some lighting? recently there was an attempted break in at my house and i was told to turn on more lights. but i now have a feeling that could actually make things easier for a criminal. what is the word? what do you guys think?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:00:56 AM EDT
sent you an email with a PPT link
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:17:53 AM EDT
thank you i will check it out.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:15:11 PM EDT
There are a lot of factors. Can neighbors see your house? or motorists? Lighting only helps if someone might see the would be burglar attempting to enter.  If you are in a city the answer is different, have you thought about an alarm.  Lighting also is for night time issues when usually someone is home.  If the house is empty at night or large enough that you wouldn't hear someone breaking in the alarm is the way to go.  I think a good Dog is a deterrent also.

You are on AR15.com so you obviously have one good tool to protect while your home.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:35:02 PM EDT
how to best deter criminals via lighting?

mount a flashlight on the end of your mossy 500 or remmy 870?


Sorry... I couldn't help myself
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:42:21 PM EDT
how about the light of a muzzle blast
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:46:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nightrain349:
There are a lot of factors. Can neighbors see your house? or motorists? Lighting only helps if someone might see the would be burglar attempting to enter.  If you are in a city the answer is different, have you thought about an alarm.  Lighting also is for night time issues when usually someone is home.  If the house is empty at night or large enough that you wouldn't hear someone breaking in the alarm is the way to go.  I think a good Dog is a deterrent also.

You are on AR15.com so you obviously have one good tool to protect while your home.


have dog, alarm and a few things that go bang. problem with my neighborhood is no one is ever outside and/or looking.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:00:26 AM EDT
what's a PPT link? and why can't the rest of us other readers know about it?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:04:08 PM EDT
We had an attempted home invasion at my old apartment Friday at 3pm while wife was pregnant a few years ago.  We couldn't move fast enough from there...Glad they didn't get pass the deadbolt.  Good thing I wasn't home, nuff said.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 9:30:51 AM EDT
I have spot lights at each corner of my house, motion sensor lights on my horse barn, a big ass German Shepherd and I always keep a old target (silhouette) hangin in the backyard. I figure if the lights and dog don't scare them, then the fact that a shot up target should show what they can expect if they try. I am fortunate enough to have neighbors that watch each other and usually someone is almost always home. If we are away The family or friends stay to watch the animals.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 12:12:48 PM EDT
Ok here's what you do first you position your artificial lightning generator about 3 feet from the door, I prefer a really large directional tesla coil then you.... oh you said lighting, see I thought you said lightning... by lighting do you mean blinding/burning lasers?  because if not i'm out of ideas on how you can deter criminals with it
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 1:16:53 PM EDT
He's here all week, folks....  try the veal, and don't forget to tip your wait staff.  

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