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Old 09-10-2004, 07:39 AM
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low cost security system

Hey guys,
Does anyone else use a baby monitor as a low cost garage security system? Before i got the intercoms between the garage and the kitchen, i used to use a baby monitor as a means of hearing what was going on in the garage in the middle of the night. These can be had at garage sales for a couple of bucks, they pick up the slightest sounds (had a rake fall over one night and it sounded like a bulldozer was in there). I put a piece of black electrical tape over the little red light, so the boogie man doesn't know he's being listened in on and gives me time to load the .357. Haven't had a break in yet, but i sleep a little easier knowing if someone does try it, i'll be there.



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Old 09-10-2004, 09:28 AM
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That's a great idea.

I know it's stupid, but my house and garage are never locked, even when nobody is home. Most of the time the keys are in the ignition of all our vehicles. Lived there almost 25 years and never had a problem....' course when I drove a fully marked State Patrol squad it was parked there and that probably helped.
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....' course when I drove a fully marked State Patrol squad it was parked there and that probably helped.
LOL...you think
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:26 PM
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Dogs make great "security systems" as well.
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:50 PM
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That's a great idea.

I know it's stupid, but my house and garage are never locked, even when nobody is home. Most of the time the keys are in the ignition of all our vehicles. Lived there almost 25 years and never had a problem....' course when I drove a fully marked State Patrol squad it was parked there and that probably helped.

Where do you live again?.............................lol
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:28 PM
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Bigbird.... Must be nice. When I had a marked police cruiser parked at my house, I just had more problems. Had my house and cars egged, windows broken out of the cruiser, and a favorite was a line of empty beer cans on the light bar.

I lock everything I got.
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Old 09-11-2004, 06:19 AM
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Bubba keeps an eye on things for me.
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Old 09-11-2004, 03:20 PM
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Bubba keeps an eye on things for me.
HAHAHAHAH Very nice.


I live in the middle of nowhere but I still make sure everything is locked.
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Bubba keeps an eye on things for me.
thats scary looking...death from above
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Old 09-12-2004, 03:54 AM
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Bubba keeps an eye on things for me.
Now that killer cat should be on a poster. LOL!!!
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I'v been using one for about two years now and it works great. Only had one problem; It woke me up one morning with the sound of a baby crieing???? The wife and I looked at each other with the "what the ******* look" Turns out a couple with a baby just moved in next door and we were on the same channel. Those things have some range, that house has to be 100 yards away. Went to channel B and all's well again. I thought about switching to their channel around 5 am and firing up the chain saw!!!! " Baby with a chain saw"
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I'v been using one for about two years now and it works great. Only had one problem; It woke me up one morning with the sound of a baby crieing???? The wife and I looked at each other with the "what the ******* look" Turns out a couple with a baby just moved in next door and we were on the same channel. Those things have some range, that house has to be 100 yards away. Went to channel B and all's well again. I thought about switching to their channel around 5 am and firing up the chain saw!!!! " Baby with a chain saw"
Ahahaha...........that's funny, the parents would freak out!

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Bigbird.... Must be nice. When I had a marked police cruiser parked at my house, I just had more problems. Had my house and cars egged, windows broken out of the cruiser, and a favorite was a line of empty beer cans on the light bar.
Maybe that's a difference between city, county, and state. Since I worked the Interstate, I rarely dealt with locals.
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Old 09-17-2004, 10:04 PM
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I'v been using one for about two years now and it works great. Only had one problem; It woke me up one morning with the sound of a baby crieing???? The wife and I looked at each other with the "what the ******* look" Turns out a couple with a baby just moved in next door and we were on the same channel. Those things have some range, that house has to be 100 yards away. Went to channel B and all's well again. I thought about switching to their channel around 5 am and firing up the chain saw!!!! " Baby with a chain saw"
ahahaha, next time just say "don't worry you two, I'll take care of the baby" see what happens.

You guys are paranoid, using baby monitors to protect the garage. man
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:37 AM
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How about a cardboard cutout of a redneck holding a shotgun in the back of the garage?

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