May 5, 2008 11:16am CST
I live in a rural area that is not too crime ridden but we do have a few drug addicts around. This weekend I went down to my mom's house across the road. I had left my lawnmower there and planned to finish mowing her yard but it was gone. This is the second time our lawnmower has been stolen. I know who took it the first time and they are in prison for murder. I don't have a shed to lock it up in. My mom is living with us now so her house is empty. Does anybody have any ideas for inexpensive security devices? I've thought about security cameras but I think they are pretty expensive.
6 May 08
i would suggest a very crude ,inexpensive but effective security device. you get some used strings and tie up old cans and other clanky things and hang it on door knobs and windows, anywhere they could possibly get into.
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5 May 08
I think you would be better off to buy a small shed and padlock it, also make sure you report it and ask if they can patrol your area from time to time.I am also in rural area and have had no problems but I have alot of lights to light the area.
8 May 08
That's pretty awful, lucy. I think that in your community area or neighborhood, anyone should suggest setting up an anti crime spree or something. Get some men on duties to patrol and go around a few rounds during random nights to avoid such incidents. But another factor would be how co-operative everyone in your neigborhood is. Another method I could suggest would be for you to keep pets; if possible fierce pets. It doesn't have to be dogs, but I do know of this particular cat in my neighborhood area, and it's black and brown in color and he is a very fierce one. I call him "fighter". He is fierce and whenever you pass by, he would have this look on his face and would make some purring noise should someone acts suspicious. Here are some methods. I hope you could use it for reference or planning.