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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How can the tech savy individual secure his/her home? 3

tezbobobo writes: "After having my car broken into for the third time this year, and with the police not even attending, what steps can I take? With an infinite budget this would be easy, but noone has that. I've already installed security lights, but what else can the tech savvy individual do?"
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Ask Slashdot: How can the tech savy individual secure his/her home?

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  • Get one that comes with big, sharp teeth

    • It's extremely difficult - if not illegal - to beat an analog dog. Probably the best security available. Cameras are helpful, and discouraging to fiends if visible. Motion-sensing lights are almost mandatory with or without a dog. A motion-sensing notification (auditory) device can be helpful too - something with a gentle beep. If your intuition is sharp and you can forecast the event, a sixpack, pellet-rifle (or paintball) and camera can be divine. But the question failed to mention circumstances, environm

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead