Mostly because I am a big old chicken I like a certain amount of security around home and the cottage. These days you just never know who is lurking around waiting to break in and steal whatever you have.
That’s because there are a lot of folks who would rather take what they want than earn what they want.
Of course, that means home security has to be on the minds of everyone, regardless of if your home is a house, apartment, cottage or trailer, or for that matter, a castle.
With that in mind, we take home security pretty serious. I am careful at the cottage as well, keeping things out of sight, good locks on doors and windows etc.
However, as the saying goes, a lock only keeps honest people out, or something like that….in other words, a lock is not infallible.
I’m also a pretty sound sleeper. Not a good thing in terms of home security. I wouldn’t likely hear anyone break in until they came into my bedroom and asked for the keys to the van. Yup…I am a deep sleeper.
On the flip side, for anyone now considering breaking into my house, I stay up very, very late at night, and often spend the late night hours watching television while cleaning my shotgun and oiling my hand grenades….just saying…..
However, in order to give me time to load the gun, I have a home security door alarm on the doors, something to let me know that someone who isn’t supposed to be coming into the house, is coming into the house.
Home security alarm systems can cost mucho money, usually a monthly monitoring fee, etc, which is fine, partiucularly if you are away at the cottage a lot or not at your cottage.
But there are less expensive home security door alarm systems or alarm tools that are almost as effective as a monitored home security alarm system. I am talking about a home security door alarm like this GE 50246 Smart Home Door Stop Alarm
This inexpensive(about 10 bucks) door alarm requires no wires or complicated installation and is powered by a single nine-volt battery. All you do is place the pressure-sensitive Door Stop Alarm at the base of any door, and the device will emit a powerful 120-decibel alarm if the door is opened. Not only that, the rubber base pad provides traction on wood, tile, vinyl and carpet that can also help to slow an intruder by acting as a door stop for an added measure of security.
The small size means you can take this home security door alarm with you on vacation and use it on a motel or hotel room door, a feature I like very much.
I usually prop a chair against the door knob in a hotel room, just because there is a possibility of someone having a room key coming in unexpected. This door alarm would certainly let you know they were trying to get in and if they were bad guys, probably scare them away.
Also a great way to catch your teenage son or daughter sneaking home in the middle of the night…..Ha Ha!!