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A little Evil idea that may protect your display

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I have been worried about vandals in my area, so I thought I would take some preventative action. Last night it paid off.

Now before I tell you my idea, please understand, I do not do this to harm anyone, and I place plenty of the "High voltage at all times" signs around my yard.

This is what I have done. I took a VERY LOW POWER electric fence transformer. ($30) and ran the fence wire ($9) on the back side of my high profile items. Once the show is over, a timer turns the fence on. The transformer is a VERY LOW VOLTAGE!! It is one that is just meant to shock dogs, or small nuisance animals.

Last night I had a vandal stop by around 2am, the only thing I heard was screaming and cussing. I found 1 item of my display knocked over and skid marks leaving my road.

Just thought I would share my inexpensive proactive security.

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I love it! I say turn the voltage UP!! I have no pity for vandals - they get what they deserve. :P

Glad they didn't do more damage to your display.

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LOL!!! Awesome idea!

I just hope they don't try to come back and damage anything.

That's my biggest fear, but I have a paintball gun ready and waiting in case they do.

I just don't understand what the motive is behind destroying Christmas lights. It amazes me even more that I live in a neighborhood with several police officers, fire fighters and emt's. and most of the officers drive their cruisers home. If they are not careful they are liable to be shot by something more than a paintball gun.

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DANGER WILL ROBINSON! Evil is not what we do.

As tempting as it might be to punish the bad guys for messing with Christmas displays, leave that to law enforcement. They wear the bullet-proof vests.

Signs and bright lights are the best deterrent.

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DANGER WILL ROBINSON! Evil is not what we do.

As tempting as it might be to punish the bad guys for messing with Christmas displays, leave that to law enforcement. They wear the bullet-proof vests.

Signs and bright lights are the best deterrent.

I have since notified my local law enforcement of the issue, and they will be sending a patrol car by periodically to check on my display.

Bless the brave men and women who protect us all.

Chuck, what does "Danger Will Robinson" mean or come from? I am just a little lost on that one

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"Danger Will Robinson" comes from an older TV show called Lost in Space, before my time. It usually means to just watch out as there could be potential problems. For instance, you could be liable for injuries sustained from your fence, even though it is meant as a deterant, lawyers see it as a hazard.

Will Sanders

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While I love the idea of the eltric fence...I must agree with Chuck when ti comes to bringing any type of gun out weather it be a pistol, or a water gun...Lets leave the "big stuff" up to law enforcement...

But I love the idea of the shocking fence...Servs them rite..

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Well thankfully I don't have to worry any longer. The great local law enforcement was able to track down the crooks. All is well. The fence will stay as the police loved the idea too. But per your suggestions, the paintball guns will stay away

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Well thankfully I don't have to worry any longer. The great local law enforcement was able to track down the crooks. All is well. The fence will stay as the police loved the idea too. But per your suggestions, the paintball guns will stay away

I like the fence idea (only since you have proper signage, which will cover your tail). You just need to add a video camera (not for security but for youtube of the 2AM entertainment). But also agree on avoiding the paintball guns. You have no idea what type of weapon the vandal might be carrying and when they see your gun they pull out theirs (and claim "self defense"). I suspect that their gun will win that gun battle.

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