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#1 twinkletoes

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    Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:31 PM

    Ok, I am so F'in pissed right now!!!! Sorry, but this is going to be a long rant!

    This has had to be one of the worst weeks I've had in a while. I've had 2 funerals to attend. Heavy deadlines at work. Family drama about the wedding (as usual).

    Not to mention, last night we went out to Dave & Buster's for a function for my company and got home like 3am this morning. I accidently left my digital camera/bag in the truck, but took my navigation system out. It wasnt an hour later until I heard one of my dogs barking. We ran outside and what do we see! Someone through something through my f'in back window of my truck and stole my camera!!!! A camera that I havent even had for 3 freakin months!!! And I have tinted windows!!! My doors were locked and the alarm was set, but the alarm on the car doesnt sound unless a door is opened. They rummaged through my FI's car, but I think the dogs' bark scared them away. We are the only house in the cul-de-sac and everyone's house is pretty far apart. So it had to be more than 1 person. And they found a victim's purse in the empty lot across from us.

    So we call the police, and they take FOREVER to get to our house. Come to find out, the damn thieves hit every house in my subdivision (its only 1 street long with about 20 or so houses). They also hit a lot of houses in the next subdivision over in the past couple of weeks. WTF!!!!! Ok, as police officers, wouldnt you try to warn the citizens of your community to be on the look out or something. I'm still trying to get over the fact that the police said they don't fingerprint the scene! I mean, its totally my fault I left the camera in the car (that's what I get for having too many drinks). But they were too bold. The vehicle was in my freakin driveway!!!! My stupid garage is too small to park my truck in comfortably!!!

    So now I have to wait until Monday afternoon(take a day off of work) for someone to come out and fix the window. More money out of the budget! I would have rather just left my doors unlocked and still have a damn window!

    Ok, with all that said, does anyone know of any good security systems that will activate with the slightest touch. I would rather the alarm go off even if someone bumps against the car, then not at all. Or what about a good camera surveliance system for the home? We are going this morning to look for some, but I was just looking for suggestions. We are also getting more motion lights.

    Or does anyone have advice on starting a neigborhood watch? All the neighbors were outside this morning and we briefly discussed it. But I would really like to get something going sooner than later.

    Thanks for letting me vent!
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    #2 Yari

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      Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:51 PM

      Wow, that totally blows. I am so sorry to hear this happened to you.

      I don't know of a good car security system...good luck!

      #3 sohappy

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        Posted 18 February 2008 - 02:57 AM

        I'm so sorry that happened to you. I don't know the name of the system but maybe someone here will know, there is one where it will give verbal warnings if you stand too close to the car. Its very sensitive so when people drive by (loudly) the alarm goes off so it can be annoying too.

        Don't you wish there was a stun gun built into the car so it would shock jerks that break into cars?

        #4 twinkletoes

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          Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:24 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by sohappy
          I'm so sorry that happened to you. I don't know the name of the system but maybe someone here will know, there is one where it will give verbal warnings if you stand too close to the car. Its very sensitive so when people drive by (loudly) the alarm goes off so it can be annoying too.

          Don't you wish there was a stun gun built into the car so it would shock jerks that break into cars?
          Yes, that is the one I'm referring to. Lol, I want it to say ,'Back away from the f'in car now!!!' lol. Hopefully someone can tell me the name of it. We did pick up a camera security system and actually caught someone on tape last night dropping a stolen car off in the front of our house.

          However, the police took an hour to get here so the suspect was long gone! Come to find out, the police department is VERY short on staff and thats why it takes so long to respond. Crazy!!! They said they are a bunch of 16 year olds.

          And this morning, the subdivision across the street got hit again and the vandals drove a truck through their front window and spray painted more than a dozen houses with vulgarities. I guess I got off lucky.

          Well, I'm off to talk to my neighbors about the neighborhood watch!
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          #5 becks

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          Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:44 AM

          Oh Christine! That's terrible; I'm so sorry!

          I'm not much help. But at least in the short run, you might talk to your neighbors about pooling resources and hiring a security guard to patrol the area at night.

          Scary stuff. Be safe!!

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