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    Damn, it's a shame this even has to be a topic, truly a commentary on our times. What ya might want to do is get a couple of the harbor freight motion sensor lights and use floods on them, that will discourage some folks. Another option is rigging up an siren to that setup.
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    In my area electric fences are against city codes unless specifically used on a property zoned farm and for control of livestock only. So you could be breaking the law just by putting it up. Even if it is fake if you advertise it as real expect a visit by the popo if it the same where you live.
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    What about a Doberman on a chain staked in the front yard.

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    12 gauge with rock salt? That worked really well on me when I was a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackwing View Post
    Wiring with powered electric fence system and posting so is NOT considered a trap (think farm fence)..
    Yeah...Yeah...a Farm Fence! There are camels and sheep near the manger to keep corralled.

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    You can grab the fence with a glove and you'll be fine. Doesn't even need to be rubber.
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    The times pieces have been stolen have been between 2 and 6 am. Believe me I wish I could use a 12 gauge and rock salt, but I'm sure the cops would have me behind bars before the thiefs finished crapping their pants. The lights in front of the house are on dusk to dawn year round so motion lite probably wouldnt do much good as they are determined as bright as it already is. I have added some brighter led bulbs. If I can catch them when I hear the motion alarm chime I can approach them so that they have to run at/by me to get to the street. I think at this point if they run at me I can hit them with bear spray in self defense. I can watch my cameras in hd on my phone showing the entire perimeter of the house. This is the 59th year the set has been on display. Never had any problems until he last few years and it got really bad real fast. I can understand playing jokes and ringing doorbells but this makes me really mad.

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    Hmmmmm. Pressure plate/pad attached to exploding dye packets like they use at the banks? Or a skunk spray packet? :-O

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    My experience is that if they cannot steal it, they will destroy it. We had a 20ft inflatable Santa in our front yard that the kids loved. It was staked down and tied down with thick metal wire - did not help as the other ends of the mouth took some box cutters or knifes and cut the whole thing up. Police was not even interested in the pictures that my security camera took (was not really anybody identifiable anyhow) so now we have a "pirate Santa" with a stitched up face...
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