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Subject:  Re: Brinks — is it worth it? Date:  1/21/2004  2:39 PM
Author:  rsprang Number:  44975 of 137307

Two words: big dog.

According to the Superthief book, a big dog dish (ie like the size of a childs wading pool) with an appropriate name on the side (eg killer) can be a good deterent. He mentions a variety of techniques for bypassing dogs - drugged steaks, a rabbit (distracts them), quiet means of killing them, etc. Mostly he said that the dogs didn't bother him - a kind word and a dog biscuit dealt with most of them.

If you want a dog without the hassle of a dog, sells the robodog - a device that can be triggered by a motion sensor or any other x10 device and sounds like a viscious barking dog. BTW, they also make a pretty decent alarm system for about $100. It's available with a dialer (so it can call out itself) or in a monitored version.
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