Perimiter Security System Needed
One thing that I have been looking to set up for my home is a perimeter security system. Although we do have an alarm system with security monitoring, in many ways I feel that if we are home when the system goes off, there really isn’t much time to prepare ourselves if there was a determined perpetrator (just think about the Sharon Tate murders).
On top of that, since I live in semi-rural suburbia and back in the woods a bit, my plot of land can be accessed from practically any direction. Although my long driveway is a great defensive choke point for automobiles coming up to my property, if someone is on foot there are no good choke points that would restrict their direction. This lack makes it a security nightmare.
Given this security issue, I’ve been looking into purchasing some kind of device that can provide 360 degrees of security which will act as an early-warning to potential home invaders.
If money weren’t an option I’d purchase a high-end underground fiber-optic perimeter that not only alerts me to the exact location of an intruder but would show me through infrared cameras who or what it is. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of dollars is a bit out of my price range. To keep it within budget I’m looking more into the lower hundred range.
One of the security systems that I have been looking into is a passive infrared MURS (multi-use radio service) based system made by Dakota Alert. I’ve seen this system promoted on survivalblog.com as well as other sites around the web and it seems to be getting pretty good reviews. It’s also fairly inexpensive, so it could be a great potential option for me.
Now that you know what my situation is, what I’m looking for is some thoughts from you guys on this. Perhaps one of you has a perimeter system in place that you could provide feedback on. And when I do finally make the purchase, I’ll be sure to do a review on it once it’s in place.
So if any of you have any ideas on this or experience with the MURS or similar system I’d love to hear it. You can leave a comment below the article on this blog, send me a note through my contact link, or reply to the newsletter if you’re a subscriber.
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