| > >The trick is to have a FAKE phone line and a burglar alarm that will
| > >alarm when the fake phone line is cut.
George Wenzel wrote:
"The idea is not to make your house impenetrable, it's to make your house
less attractive than other houses by making it less appealing to a would-
be thief. Locks, alarms, dogs, and whatnot make your house less
attractive than the next guy's house. It's called 'target hardening' -
if a burglar is going to break into a home on your street, he's probably
going to pick the one with the most reward and the least risk."
George Wenzel also wrote:
| > I sincerely hope you're not that paranoid. If you are, I suggest
| > building a fake house next to yours with lots of fake valuables to be a
| > decoy, so that the burglar breaks into that one instead of yours.
Sounds like Nick is suggesting what you encouraged, yet you're critical of
that. I sense a contradiction.