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Old 09-08-2016, 08:44 AM   #21
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I use motion sense lights in the front and back of my house. I have no windows on the side so unless they come through the wall someone will see them. My neighbor behind me is super nosey and let's me know when something is going on. She is super annoying but it is handy having her watching my house....kinda.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:13 AM   #22
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I have thought about having a camera over the driveway installed to show the motorhome. We live in a nice area that also has quite a homeless population, and we are nearby a park. Unrelated, but I am also considering having interior cameras installed downstairs accessible to my smartphone, to see what the dogs do when we aren't home. They tend to get into things, and no one confesses!
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:06 PM   #23
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Our coach stays in the driveway when we're home, so it's obvious to people who go by on a regular basis that we're gone. Our trips are usually about six weeks in length, too, so we put a protective cover over the car that's left behind in the drive - even more to show we're not home. We just make sure to let our neighbors know we're leaving and they watch the place for us. Also, we're in the unincorporated part of the county, so if you let the law enforcement folks know you're going to be gone they'll let the officers driving through the neighborhood know to watch. Beyond that, we have a young lady that comes over twice a week to feed the tortoise. Everything so far, knock on wood, has been great with that plan. Of course, we have great neighbors, too.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:08 PM   #24
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We have one car in the driveway and I have a third car (an old clunker but still runs) that I put against the gate when we leave. No body here has mentioned this, but a long time ago a security guy told me to buy dead bolts that key both sides for all my doors. That way if someone breaks in they will still need a key to get out thru the door. So if they want to take everything out the window, have at it.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:24 PM   #25
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i use these
Eco plugs https://www.amazon.com/Eco-Plugs-Con.../dp/B01E5DGXO4

they interface to your wifi from anywhere so you can turn on and off the items attached to them.
they worked great when we were gone for 2 weeks to Mexico this spring.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:25 PM   #26
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Thats not a bad idea. The retired chief of police lives 2 doors down from me, and is a good guy. He helped a friend of mine get a court date moved after he got a speeding ticket because his court date was his first day of work at a new job. I may go talk to him and see where to drop some donuts off at.
since he retired he eats healthier. Bagels are now the new doughnuts
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:30 PM   #27
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We have one car in the driveway and I have a third car (an old clunker but still runs) that I put against the gate when we leave. No body here has mentioned this, but a long time ago a security guy told me to buy dead bolts that key both sides for all my doors. That way if someone breaks in they will still need a key to get out thru the door. So if they want to take everything out the window, have at it.
That is a very good idea with keyed deadbolts. We have to pick up the trailer from where it lives 60 miles away so I can pack it here at home, then we bring it home to unpack it and take it back to where we park it. So all of our neighbors know when we leave and come back. It is a good neighborhood and if our neighbors saw anything a miss I am sure they would call the police.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:30 PM   #28
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After a major robbery at our home while we were at work. We were only gone 3 hrs. We now have security system cameras inside and out. So when ever we are at the lake we feel safe.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:31 PM   #29
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DW and I have really discussed this and wondered how others felt about this issue. While we don't store the TT on our property, we worry when we are gone for a month or two that it may become obvious that no one is home. We have a good security system (internet connected) and may soon install cameras (also internet connected) as we have some less-than-trustworthy looking new neighbors just up the street that would notice my 1 ton gone for a while. Most on the street would not know we have a TT because we never bring it home due to a curved portion of street out front; will not fit without blocking the street.

We have two adult daughters that live very close, so one of them will come over and take my wife's car for the day and then park it on the other side of the drive later. We have light timers inside as well. I also fill out a form with the Police letting them know we are gone and whom is allowed to be in or around our house. Lastly, I have neighbors on either side that are pretty good folks and would give me a call if something is going on.
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We like SimpliSafe also. Have one of their entry sensors on camper door for when it IS at home.
Hmmmm.... that's a good idea! I also have SimpliSafe. Be an easy fix.

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