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So here is the setup,

my wife and myself both work long hours through the day, so my mother in law has been coming over picking up our dog in the afternoon, well today she came over and the bathroom light was on and our back room was locked, and when I got home tonight there was a hair brush a pack of cigarettes and a box of tissue on our kitchen table, and all our windows were unlatched. nothing missing guns all where they were left computers etc all fine,

My suspicion is my mother in law spooked someone and they hid in the back room till she left and then split leaving there smokes behind, because she saw the cigarettes on the table when she was here,

any thoughts?
 

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Is your house a rental or do you own. If it is a rental would your land lord show up unannounced?

If they left their brush and cigarettes they should have prints on them. I'd call the police to make a report. Odds are that they have some type of record, and could be caught. I'd also be sleeping with one eye open. Make a report... it won't hurt anything.
 

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not a rental, we think that one of the windows may have been left unlatched but, when we got home they were all unlatched, cops came buy said they could not really do anything, but they took the cig's anyway, my wifes grandad thinks it may have been just some teen couple from the neighborhood, trying to find a place to mess around,

our place sits off the road and has a woods on 2 sides, idk can't figure it out myself, but since I do not own a safe I had my father in law come by and pick up all my firearms save one, to hold on to at least till I get the locks changed tomorrow
 
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If someone can get into your house so easily: time to rethink plans.
Yeah, sure, some kids might think sport ******* is cool, adrenaline and all....but its your house?
What if that was YOU coming home, and it wasnt a couple of horny teens?
 

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need to figure out the point of entry. Get paranoid about this stuff man. Then youll KNOW how they got. Im not saying im better but I would KNOW how someone got in my house if they did. It would show.

Your home should be the MOST important place in the world to a man. Make it as secure as possible. The way I do it is to think like a thief....how could i get into my own house when i think its locked up. Then try to get in. I mean dont throw a brick into the window lol ....but I think you know what i mean.
 

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need to figure out the point of entry. Get paranoid about this stuff man. Then youll KNOW how they got. Im not saying im better but I would KNOW how someone got in my house if they did. It would show.

Your home should be the MOST important place in the world to a man. Make it as secure as possible. The way I do it is to think like a thief....how could i get into my own house when i think its locked up. Then try to get in. I mean dont throw a brick into the window lol ....but I think you know what i mean.
I locked myself of out the house yesterday... with the alarm set... so kicking the door was a no-go... because the sensors would loose contact for a brief second and set it off (It's OMG WTF IS THAT? LOUD) until I could kick the door out of the frame to get inside to disarm it and get my keys. Checked all of the windows, the other door, and ultimately called my little sister to bring me my spare key I keep at my mom's house. THANK GOD FOR BLUETOOTH! So I sat on the truck's tailgate until she arrived... just in time to get my keys, lighter, cell phone, and secure it up again.

I did give the door a few good kicks, but ultimately decided that I would just mess it up and gain nothing but a repair bill. LOL
 

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+1 with Jones. Figure out how yourself if you can. Are your windows really locked when they are locked? Some aren't so great - maybe a well placed dowel on the windows/doors might be in order. I like the security cam to - for not too much $ you can get motion sensitive hooked to your computer and broadcast to you/wife's office so you can see what's going on.

You must feel pretty violated too, so take care of that and make sure the misses is okay and feels safe.
 

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might not hurt to invest in some of those window alarms, too. My house was built in the thirties, and the windows are old, and I do not trust the latches. Placing dowels in them to make it harder to open, as well as a little alarm that goes off if the sash is raised gives me a bit more peace of mind.

Might be a bit late for this now, but be sure to look around the outside of the house for footprints, cigarette butts, etc. which might give a clue as to point of entry.
 

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I agree, you need to find out where entry occurred. And become paranoid. You will do more to figure things out than the cops will because nothing was stolen. That would totally freak me out.
 

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I did give the door a few good kicks, but ultimately decided that I would just mess it up and gain nothing but a repair bill. LOL
If you are ever going to break into your own house, don't kick in the door. Its never the door that breaks, its the door frame and that's 10 times more expensive than a window.
 

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I always say that once you move into a new house, rented or owned, lock yourself out of the house and try to break in. If you can do it with little or no difficulty, then guess what? It's that much easier for a thief to do it since they have special tools to do so.

Hope you get it figured out man. I had my house broken into back in August '08 and it's a helpless feeling.
 

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I'm getting a couple IR sensors from DealExtreme, only 10 bucks each, but they can be armed/disarmed remotely, and they are LOUD. Enough to discourage anyone from sticking around when they go off, and hopefully it'd be enough to have the neighbors call the cops. Might want to check into them for a on-the-cheap security solution.
 

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pretty sure there was a window left unlocked, so that would be point of entry, all are now locked securely, they took the time to unlock the rest before leaving that is what is really bothering me, I may be getting some close circuit cameras tonight gotta talk to the wife when she gets home,
 

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CCTV can be made available on a server, viewable on a website so you can monitor it while at work or other places wherever you have internet access. I have a friend of mine that monitors his home CCTV from his cell phone. Just an idea.
 

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Another cautionary tale mixed with a hearty helping of WTF ?!?!

:zombie: Undead Thread!

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