Home security, you know, during the transition to make USA great again

img_20170120_091414Here’s something I did today in just sixty seconds. Replace the tiny deadbolt plate screws with long screws because, here’s the deal:

Money, Food Stamps and Welfare Checks might be in short supply for some people who can get a job but wont take a job, that is, until they wrap their minds around getting a job, and that means that home invasions may sharply spike until the entitlement mentality of some is replaced with a perspective emphasizing initiative. Admittedly, it’s difficult for druggies to get jobs because many of them look terribly wasted. The trick is to get them to get some self-esteem. I never thought that worked for anyone ever, unless that self-esteem comes from getting to know that our heavenly Father loved each one of us so much as to send his Son among us to die for us.

img_20170120_091528Meanwhile, there is an exercise in prudence and, quite frankly, deescalation of possible confrontations which takes just a minute. Deescalation is always good. This involves exterior doors to your house / apartment. Take out the tiny screws that come with a dead bolt plate (whose tininess makes it easy to kick in a door), and replace them with, say, 3″ screws, making it really difficult to kick in a door, as the longer screws go beyond the frame of the door and into the supporting structure of the house. Seeing that you’ve done this can put off a potential home-invader altogether. They can see you’ve done your homework.

We just now had another bit of violence in the parish territory, this time down in Marble. The sheriff is calling the scene of violence suspicious. Personally, I doubt if the fellow who died could beat his own brains out with a baseball bat / crowbar. So, just my humble opinion, it wasn’t a suicide. The suspected purveyor of the violence had already, it seems, been in prison for providing extreme and deadly violence to another. Drugs may be involved in the life of the alleged provider of the violence.

Things happen, and they happen quickly, and we should assist in deescalation by taking precautions with that which costs pretty much nothing in time and treasure.

And no, what I say in this post isn’t a microaggression against druggies. Being helpful and doing things that will deescalate situations is always helpful.

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One response to “Home security, you know, during the transition to make USA great again

  1. Better still, replace the strike plate with a strike box and long screws. The door itself needs to be strong too– if the panels of the door itself can be kicked in, or if the door is a hollow piece of junk, the strike box is useless. Finally, if the door has glass panes or is near glass, the lock needs to be a double-cylinder version and the key can’t be left in it or else someone can just break the glass and unlock the door. Fire-safety types abhor double-cylinder locks and they are actually illegal in some places, but I’d rather take my chances with a fire than with a person who is out to get me, and as one with libertarian instincts, I think that citizens should be allowed to make that choice for themselves. Being in the habit of carrying the key at almost all times is useful too.

    If you have an attached garage, don’t forget the door between the garage and the rest of the house. Treat it like an exterior door in case someone sneaks in while you’re driving into the garage, or in case someone hacks the code to your garage door opener.

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