I called EATL Burglar Bar and got a voice mail - if you want to get creative, then my friend Jason can do just about anything with decorative steel blacksmithing - he built a really sweet cage for his AC in Lakewood. It's a part time thing for him - he's a full time employee at the Botanical Garden.
I've always said that if I could buy the EATL Burglar Bar space then I would open a bar and call it The Burglar Bar.
Bee - there are some really cool surveillance camera solutions that integrate with the internet and are enabled to let you keep an eye on the premises, even on your Blackberry. If you've been a crime victim, and if that one side of your house is the most vulnerable, then the only other idea that I have is one of those electrical shock traps. Pain for these perps is very satisfying.
Nothin' like the smell of fried predator in Edgewood.
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My favorite story of a makeshift security device is from Lakewood circa 1999 - the year that I got my license. We listed a $39,000 property on Meador in Lakewood. This kinda-sorta Medieval enthusiast with a sword collection and a "coat of arms" decor style lived there and of all things he was actually getting an employer sponsored transfer to Bainbridge, GA (where $39,000 goes just about as far as it does in Lakewood)...we needed to help with some staging issues, starting with his perimeter security devices.
At the rear screen door off of the kitchen, he assembled a spring-loaded hammer device attached to a 12 gauge shotgun shell. If the device were armed from inside, then anyone who opened the door from the exterior would activate the spring and would be sprayed with a deadly faceful of buckshot. He says that no one ever broke into his house.
God Bless America.
What is the electrical shock trap that you speak of? I will definitely contact you if I end up needing a blacksmith so your friend can make some pretty burglar bars for me. Thanks for your help.
Lee, you are snarky as usual!
I know everyone thinks your crazy, but they don't know about the break-ins on your street, the kind of foot traffic you have in your neighborhood or the girl that got robbed in broad daylight in front of your home. I want you to be safe, so if the burglar bars will do it, then go for it! I don't want it to effect your re-sell value, but since that's 7-10 years off; I support your decision 100%, and I'm confident they'll be gone before you list.
I wish you the best and of course stay safe and feel safe, but there are so many other options out there today.
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I know a skilled blacksmith who could handle your order in his spare time.
Get your burglar bars on!
Nevertheless, I hope you have a really good reason for this step, Bee. This is so 20th century.
Go with the closed circut tv. this could even get you a break on your insurance!
Burglar bars would cost you just as much if not more and it's big fire safety hazard! That could make you insurance go up!
I would rather install one of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tABFbtmJHuA
Unless you have a castle or something else that would really match up with the bars.
Thorny bushes below the windows are almost as effective too!