Anyone use a door alarm?

firepit

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Feb 26, 2020
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Retrievers? I have a golden and the only danger he would pose is drowning a stranger in drool
The one on the left is a Plotthound...she don't play around.
The one on the right wouldn't hurt a fly.
But they both bark and the Plotty will charge and bite if need be.
She is very well trained and can read me and my actions like a book.
She's my Girl.
But they are alarms that don't take a battery none the less.
If none of that deters somebody then I always have a equalizer on me[:D]
Never ever had a issue in all my years of camping...But that doesn't mean you
should ever let your guard down.
The world is full of victims who said...It will never happen to me.
Lets be honest...If your not around...what good is any alarm?
A pop up is a easy target for smash and grabs...Your stuff will be gone.
Leave a expensive item laying around when your gone and one should
never be surprised if it walks off.
 
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Fish N Farm

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Aug 4, 2020
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Pearland Tx
The one on the left is a Plotthound...she don't play around.
The one on the right wouldn't hurt a fly.
But they both bark and the Plotty will charge and bite if need be.
She is very well trained and can read me and my actions like a book.
She's my Girl.
But they are alarms that don't take a battery none the less.
If none of that deters somebody then I always have a equalizer on me[:D]
Never ever had a issue in all my years of camping...But that doesn't mean you
should ever let your guard down.
The world is full of victims who said...It will never happen to me.
Lets be honest...If your not around...what good is any alarm?
A pop up is a easy target for smash and grabs...Your stuff will be gone.
Leave a expensive item laying around when your gone and one should
never be surprised if it walks off.

The look on her face says it all. "Please come closer so I don't have to chase you stupid"
 

Toedtoes

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May 28, 2018
2,840
California
I'm just gonna say this for anyone thinking of getting a dog for protection. DO NOT DO IT.

Get a dog for companionship. A dog left outside to "protect" will be a problem dog. I dog that is a part of the family will provide all the protection you need (unless you have a golden ;) ).

If you don't want the dog to be part of the family, then do not get one.
 

firepit

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Feb 26, 2020
2,698
The look on her face says it all. "Please come closer so I don't have to chase you stupid"
She's a good ol girl...Very well trained and laid back...She has one heck of a nose on her.
Had since she was 8 weeks and she bonded with me from the get go.
Always got the serious look...And her ears peeled.
I sleep well with her around.
No electronic device could ever replace her.
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firepit

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Feb 26, 2020
2,698
I'm just gonna say this for anyone thinking of getting a dog for protection. DO NOT DO IT.

Get a dog for companionship. A dog left outside to "protect" will be a problem dog. I dog that is a part of the family will provide all the protection you need (unless you have a golden ;) ).

If you don't want the dog to be part of the family, then do not get one.
Agree on the outside part.
They can be one heck of a early warning system even if they aren't much in the way of physical protection.
 

Susan Premo

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Nov 5, 2020
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Minnesota
People can take whatever they like, so long as they don't annoy other people with it. But if you're leaving $2000 laptops in your camper while you toll around the countryside for the day, you get what you get.

Honestly I'd be shocked if your laptop was stolen even if you DID do that. You never hear about theft from campers. About the only thing you hear about is generator theft, and those sit outside, are easily portable, and are worth a lot, especially if they're inverters.
The best part of our city /county newspapers is the crime reports, I like the ones where people all over have cash, laptops taken, why, why? Would anyone, oh, and purses! Leave those things in their car?
 

Susan Premo

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Nov 5, 2020
840
Minnesota
Given that there is velcro around the door of the pup, I don't see much security value in a door alarm. On the other hand, we have a child who sleep walks and it's nice to have some kind of sound when the door opens because we won't want to find her down the road. I've never found her outside, but on one outing she had the door open and was standing there looking out.

Generally speaking we try to keep valuables at home. However, if I wanted to lock up valuables inside of the pup, I think I'd go for something like this bolted to the floor under one of the compartments:

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I just read in the new that a restaurant owner had a very big floor safe, the thieves somehow, manhandled it and hauled it down stairs and outside and got away. Must've been gorilla strength. That's what's going on now. And car hackings, with kids inside, and the high today is 9 ' . So I dont think a safe would help ya.
 

Susan Premo

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Nov 5, 2020
840
Minnesota
Been camping since 1968. Never had anything taken or even heard of anything criminal in any of my camping experiences. I guess there could be a first time.
We had our water container stolen off the picnic table, but the tent had tie downs around it, and they tripped on one, I hope it hurt!
 

Fish N Farm

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Aug 4, 2020
586
Pearland Tx
She's a good ol girl...Very well trained and laid back...She has one heck of a nose on her.
Had since she was 8 weeks and she bonded with me from the get go.
Always got the serious look...And her ears peeled.
I sleep well with her around.
No electronic device could ever replace her.
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She looks like she is watching the kids and daring them to go some where they shouldn't. When my daughter was a toddler we had 2 Boxers and when she went the back yard to play they would tear up the place trying to get out there. They were so big they would knock her down just wagging their tales and trying to give her kisses. Our front door had a small ground level stoop and one day the old woman put the baby on the front stoop and told her not to get off of it. We had a glass storm door and she left the wood door open and of coarse I had something about that and the wife said shut up and watch. So I did. The female laid down by the door where she could see the baby. All of a sudden all hell broke lose. I looked at the wife and she said Amanda got off of the stoop and Shasta can't see her. Sure enough that's what happened. On night I was wrestling with the kids on the living room floor and I tickled my daughter and she squealed and the dog bit my ear and blood was squirting everywhere on her new light blue carpet. She was not happy. I swore off dogs about 15 years ago because it hurt so bad when we lost one. But, 5 years ago we got a rescue from one of the wife's kids that had to move. She is old she doesn't raise a lot of hell she is going blind but when someone comes to the front door she doesn't know them she gets between the wife and them, it is so strange she doesn't growl. She just sits there and shows her teeth. When I pick at the wife and she is slapping at me for tickling her the dog steps in immediately. If I raise my hand up like I was going to hit her she barks. The little woman says that one of these days the dog is going to bite me. Your girl definitely has a no BS I am not going to mess with you look.
 

Jimbow

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Nov 30, 2012
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If it doesn't bother anyone and you feel better, who am I to tell you it's a bad idea. Plus they are cheap. In our pup we had an electrical box mounted to the floor in a cabinet that looked like it was secured with four screws. In actuality only one of the screws was full length. I even had a a fake cable coming in and out. A Kindle would fit and stuff like that. If we were going swimming wallets were safer there.
 

firepit

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Feb 26, 2020
2,698
She looks like she is watching the kids and daring them to go some where they shouldn't. When my daughter was a toddler we had 2 Boxers and when she went the back yard to play they would tear up the place trying to get out there. They were so big they would knock her down just wagging their tales and trying to give her kisses. Our front door had a small ground level stoop and one day the old woman put the baby on the front stoop and told her not to get off of it. We had a glass storm door and she left the wood door open and of coarse I had something about that and the wife said shut up and watch. So I did. The female laid down by the door where she could see the baby. All of a sudden all hell broke lose. I looked at the wife and she said Amanda got off of the stoop and Shasta can't see her. Sure enough that's what happened. On night I was wrestling with the kids on the living room floor and I tickled my daughter and she squealed and the dog bit my ear and blood was squirting everywhere on her new light blue carpet. She was not happy. I swore off dogs about 15 years ago because it hurt so bad when we lost one. But, 5 years ago we got a rescue from one of the wife's kids that had to move. She is old she doesn't raise a lot of hell she is going blind but when someone comes to the front door she doesn't know them she gets between the wife and them, it is so strange she doesn't growl. She just sits there and shows her teeth. When I pick at the wife and she is slapping at me for tickling her the dog steps in immediately. If I raise my hand up like I was going to hit her she barks. The little woman says that one of these days the dog is going to bite me. Your girl definitely has a no BS I am not going to mess with you look.
Its tough when you have to let them go...i always tell myself...they would want me to give another dog a home and find another friend.
Its sure is never easy though.
 




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