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Post by gringal on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:30 am

MexicoPete wrote:I use concertina razor wire in places were needed. It really isn't that noticeable.

It may be an effective deterrent, but honestly, it makes a place resemble a maximum security prison. It takes some time to get those bougies tall enough to cover it.

How about that electrified wire? Any experience with it out there?

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:07 am

Razor wire, electrified wire, etc. is very easily circumvented with wire cutters and/or a big, thick leather blanket. The best deterrent for keeping people out of the yard (IMO) is height. They would need a very tall ladder and hope they don't bust their ankle jumping down on the other side (unless they take their ladder over with them). Then once on the other side they better hope they can get back out......jajaja.

I just love those 6 foot walls with 4 feet of chain link and razor wire on the top. No way Jose.
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Post by Chapalagringa on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:08 am

I didn't realize there were different types of razor wire but ya, that's what we have too, the prison quality and I like it...my husband says it's nasty stuff and cut right through his leather gloves when caught on it.    

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I know someone that has an electric alarm, but the lock on the front gate was junk so when their house was robbed, entry was simple and didn't even trip the alarm. The good thing is that entry wasn't over the electric alarm fencing.   Other neighbors have  a high wall with the electric fencing and a battery backup.  A long while ago their power was cut by an intruder that received an electrified jolt.  They were afraid the person was dead in the lot next door but somehow survived and got away.  May have been hauled off by an accomplice.

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:13 am

Big wire cutters will take care of that razor wire no problem. In fact once you make one cut the coils contract and give you a nice opening.
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Post by Chapalagringa on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 am

CanuckBob wrote:Razor wire, electrified wire, etc. is very easily circumvented with wire cutters and/or a big, thick leather blanket. The best deterrent for keeping people out of the yard (IMO) is height. They would need a very tall ladder and hope they don't bust their ankle jumping down on the other side (unless they take their ladder over with them). Then once on the other side they better hope they can get back out......jajaja.

I just love those 6 foot walls with 4 feet of chain link and razor wire on the top. No way Jose.

EXACTLY!!  So it's not impossible to get over our wall but cut the power and how will you get out! lololol  EXACTLY!  bring your own ladder or you'll be searching for our heavy locked up ladder while beasts are biting your body...good luck with that, and you won't get away with much over the wall!  If you shoot my beasts than you just alerted the entire neighborhood.  We have neighbors that aren't afraid to call the cops.  

If we're home, we're not afraid to call the cops either...no one is coming over the back wall unless you want to kill yourself or break a leg or other parts of your body, that's where our house is set so come over the front or side and you give me a grand opportunity to call the cops before you reach the inside.  Too much trouble and literally hundreds of other homes in the area that are much easier to get into.  For this reason...not worried.
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Post by Chapalagringa on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:53 pm

with regards to installing razor wire, not that i personally did it myself but from what i can observe from my window and having watched it being installed, it's a mess to work with.  Ours isn't just stretched out and attached pole to pole so if cut it coils up and leaves the wall exposed, it has wires that run through it and are attached to the wall in various places, and the razor wire is also connected in varies places to the wire.  In fact, it was so awful to work with that there's a couple of crooked spots and when I "complained" about it, I was informed that it would stay as is because it's such a mess to work with.  Then add vines into it, it's not going to bounce back like a slinky ;0) the guy who cuts or messes with it risks getting pretty beat up with the stuff.  Add a sign that says not to feed the snakes in Spanish and all should be well.

To the op who has a cat, you could install a shelf or the cat will find a new place to perch.
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Post by MexicoPete on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:57 pm

Yes you can cut the concertina, razor wire. That is why usually along with it or intertwined therein goes an electrified shock/alarm fence +. +
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Post by CHILLIN on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:22 pm

And if you cut the electrical wire, the alarm goes off. Pete - you like gadgets. Have you of a iPhone app and video intercom setup. The iPhone can now control cameras, lights and alarm, but what about entry intercom? When someone rings the intercom, it goes straight to you iPhone, and you can talk through it. That would be an excellent security - whoever goes to your door will know you have a picture of them, and it looks like someone is always home.
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Post by MexicoPete on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:07 pm

You are right CHILLIN, I love my electronic toys, and I therefore go much farther than most would, and probably much further than needed. Not only do I have quite a few still color cameras that provide their own illumination at night, I have two dome cameras. These Dome cameras are movable and allow me to magnify etc. Oh, and of course the system is hooked up via Ethernet cable to the internet to a private webpage etc, so that I can check things out when not at home. The data is also recorded.

And yes I can communicate with and view persons ringing the doorbell, and then open the door from a distance should I wish.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:23 pm

Now all you need is a "taser drone" that you can control from your smartphone while you are away!

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Post by JayBear on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:45 pm

I agree razor wire, especially the kind in loops, when very noticeable (like on a front wall) spells "something valuable inside." But at the back of your lot, no problem.

I love Bob's idea of building the wall higher with glass blocks!!!

And personally, I like bouganvillea! But that takes a while to grow high and thick enough.

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Post by MexicoPete on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:59 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:Now all you need is a "taser drone" that you can control from your smartphone while you are away!

How did you know :) CheenaGringo?  I just ordered a drone.  Only kidding, of course. But when they become available and reasonably priced, it would be fun to order one. I could put an old iPhone on it and activate the camera and send myself videos and/or pictures of what is happening at my neighbors homes, or inside their bedrooms.  Again, only kidding, of course.  

However, if the prices drop, it would be fun to have one :)
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Post by JayBear on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:09 pm

A drone--what a wonderful thought. Can one get one that takes out the trash, checks the perimeter, turns on the sprinklers, walks the dog, goes to the liquor store??? Would this be a possible replacement for a husband???

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Post by CheenaGringo on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:13 pm

No, it is called a husband!

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