I'm sure many of you, like me, have in home alarm system. I wonder how many alarms actually work or deter intruders? My kitchen window is very vulnerable sitting right on my deck and anyone can come in or through it, if they really wanted to because from the outside it's so low to the deck floor. Also my potting table is right in front of the window and it just has to be moved or climbed on for someone to break the glass window.
I'm a bit nervous with alarm companies because several weeks ago there was a killing on my street. An intruder got in through the same window as all the townhomes are built the same, and shot and killed a 32 year old woman. Her mom ran from the front door at 3am, hitting the alarm as she went screaming into the street. Well the alarm did her no good at all. In fact the alarm company called the next day saying, and I quote, "We got an e from you last night about your car alarm"...
Well that really shocked me to say the least and yes, these women had a well known brand alarm company!
I feel so much better about my kitchen window as it is full of glass that will come tumbling down if anyone thought to try getting in. I have all glass objects along with shelves made from old jalousie glass I found in a trash pile. All I had to do was cut the glass to fit and used some strong twine as rope hangers.
Knowing the window frame was made of wood, I simply screwed in kitchen cup hooks to hold the twine that was made to hold the shelves. It's sorta like the macrame holders we made back in the 80's. Yes, it may swing if knocked but it works perfectly.
I know this idea is crude but I feel so much more comfortable at night knowing if anyone
wants to get into the window I will be sure to hear all the glass come crashing down into the sink. Along with it being my alarm it also acts as an attractive window decoration, don't you think?
I sure hope no one ever has an intruder in their home but it's always a good thing to be ready for anything or anyone. All the other windows and entry ways in my home are secure but this window is my only fear
If I hear the crashing of glass in the night I have my baseball bat sitting beside my bed and I'm ready to bash a few heads. Just to let you know, I've had lessons in self defense and have a mean swing.
How many of you have not only an alarm system but a system of your own?
Stay safe all!
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