Well, considering that drowning is a major liability to your finances, not
to mention the possible deaths of the neighbors, I'd be very concerned.
I'd suggest to take the bulbs out of the motion detector. Put a socket in
the bulb socket, and run a zipcord extension into the house. Wire it to a
radio. When the radio goes off, very quietly call the police and explain the
At laest that way you're on record as "doing something about it".
Naa, the sign should say:
"Trespassers will be violated, survivors will be prosecuted." Drip some red
and or brown(the color of dried blood) paint around. That's do the trick,
except for TP. He'd enjoy being violated.
Get one of those alarms that float IN the pool to alert when a small child
has fallen in.(from a pool supply store)
Then if teens make a skinnydip excursion,they'll set off the alarm,and you
can paintball them (so police can ID them).Or whatever other methods of
dissuasion you prefer.After a short while,the problem will go away after
the teens know the place is alarmed,and you can cease using the pool alarm.
Not really. Its a kid thing. They're just havin' fun.
Pretty much...but it depends on how the neighborhood is laid out,
Sure...sometimes. But they don't hang these kids, ya know!...or even
send them off to jail. They're just bein' kids!
Put a lock on your gate. And make up a sign that tells them you know
they've been there...and that you've set up a computer camera to tape
More than likely, they'll move on to another neighbor! :)
Have a nice week...
Dyslexics of the world ... UNTIE !
Yes, in todays world, liability is a risk, especially if local laws require
pool to be fenced and posted. But just for fun, I'd hide a video or web cam
out there, and post the pictures to a web site, or mail to the parents.
This is not universally true, the municipality that we formerly lived
in, as well as most of the area around it did not require a pool to be
fenced depending on the size of the property and the pool's location
on the property! Most people who had pools and no small resident
children DID NOT have them fenced!
Wake up TRENT ,,,,signed release from your burgler ! HHHaaaaa HHAAAAA
HAA,,,,,,, surveylance is legal.... I do it..and if it wasnt , I still
But I prefer my 22 and chainsaw , .its free food for my Pigs,
saves me a ton o money, and my pigs love me. and crime is waaaay down
yea bullets go up then down, mine are probably in a few roofs. in
chgo , but privatly after court the cops were happy, said I made
crime go down in my area...I got off free , but they beleived i
helped the area
It really isn't the same as in the case of a burglar injuring himself after
breaking in. Most jurisdictions recognize the concept of "attractive
nuisance", for example an unfenced (or otherwise inadequately protected)
swmming pool. In general, a homeowner is not liable if a burglar hurts
himself, but may well be liable if a child drowns in a swimming pool that the
owner has not taken reasonable steps to keep children out of.
In fact, a lock may be *required* by law in his area. AFAIK, most if not all
jurisdictions require that swimming pools be protected by at a minimum a
fence too tall for small children to climb, *and* a self-closing gate with a
latch that is out of the reach of small children.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Trespassing is not typically trespassing unless you post signs in
according to local law. Putting up a fence might help you legally as
long as the gate is locked and not just latched. Otherwise you might
be accused of having an "attractive nuisance". If a lawyer can prove
that you knew people were sneaking into your pool and did not take
reasonable steps to stop it, you might be found liable on that basis.
Trespassing laws vary by state and don't always follow the rules of
Do you have signs on your front and back door...that no strangers are
allowed to enter without permission when yer not home?
Do you have signs on your fence...that no one is allowed on the other
side of the fence after 1a.m. and before 5 a.m. without permission?
There are situations where, indeed, trespassing is trespassing.
Have a nice week...
Dyslexics of the world ... UNTIE !
I think its the wind blowing your stuff around, but if it is someone
swimming late at night, put some bright motion sensor lights aimed on the
pool. They probably would find this discouraging and you might happen to see
Good suggestions. But, even if it is 'just the local kids'.
In this litigious world, now, would it be a good idea to put up a
sign that says something along the lines of "No use of this pool
area without permission and supervision of the owner. Not
responsible for injury. ..... " etc.? If anything happened and a
liability claim was then made against your homeowners policy you
might be in a better position to say; "I warned them".
Some amazing things happen in this crazy world; one hears the
occasional story of the parents suing for injury (even death)
when their youngster had no reason to be trespassing, especially
at some odd hour of the AM!
There was a case not long ago where a toddler wandered off, for
short time, and was found floating in a local pool; a
contributing cause was that a gate had been left open. It was not
of the type that swings closed and latches automatically! A small
dollar latch MIGHT have saved the youngster?
The most amazing case, to me, was a lumber yard that had ongoing
problems with trespassing youngsters jumping from one stack of
lumber to another. Eventually one of them fell and was injured.
This was despite the lumber yard locking gates, high fences and
barbed wire accompanied by on site security. Ultimately it went
to court and the lumber yard was held liable! Following this the
yard closed down, permanently, putting a number of people out of
work! Another case was where a teenager was in the habit of
climbing a particular power pylon. Slipping, he grabbed a live
conductor and suffered terrible burns. The boys parents demanded
compensation from the power company (the child was about 15 or 16
btw). In that instance the power company was deemed to have
followed every possible precaution including the placing of
signs. Although not held liable the power utility did contribute
towards the boys treatment at Shriners hospital. While still in
hospital the boy managed to get his girl friend pregnant! Neither
of his actions seemed very responsible to most onlookers!
Fortunately there does seem to be a slight swing towards
responsibility, recently. I've heard of two cases where the
parents of several teenagers who caused 'deliberate' damage were
held responsible and must pay the several thousands ($15,000 in
one instance) of dollars that it cost to repair the damage. But
these were cases of outright damage, not innocently intended
trespass and leaving a gate dangerously? open.
You don't want to wake up some morning and find a neighbours dog,
or, God forbid, a person, dead in your pool? The recording of a
barking dog played on your stereo etc. might help? Perhaps you
could plug the stereo into one of those motion detector operated
lights? Although that might not work or might cause some
electrical noise on the audio?
Have you got any ingenious and technically competent relatives,
friends or young associates who might, for example, temporarily
rig up an alarm bell/siren when the gate is opened or something?
You can also get a light that you can plug in that will flash
brightly, at random giving the impression that someone is taking
a photograph! Those measures might discourage without too much
Not sure why 'outside' lights coming on due to nocturnal animals
or trespassers would wake one up 'inside' the house. If such
light wakes a person up draw the curtains and/or drape a heavy
blanket inside over the bedroom window? Not much point having
such lights as a deterrent if they don't work? Or you could make
them less sensitive, maybe so that they only come on when a large
body, such as a person, a moose or deer (depending where you
live) etc. or perhaps a car comes into range on your property.
Many of those lights are adjustable or perhaps the judicious use
of some tape over the sensor windows will reduce their
sensitivity to smaller creatures. Experiment a little!
Good luck. Terry.
I think I just found the answer to your problem. I was at Radio Shack
yesterday. They have a personal alarm/protection device. It looks like a
little blue football, but a little flattened. There is a pin in one end
with a key ring on it. When you pull the pin, there is a very loud alarm
sound. It would be simple to rig up a couple on gates or attatch a thread
to the pull ring. When it goes off, it will really make a racket.
$9.95 each. Go look at them.
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