This post is an expansion of my earlier post 10.
Many of us putting up cameras do so as a security component of our families well being. One component is security screens. Another component is guns.
After my scary incident with a back window screen break-in to my house, while I was home 10 years ago, I needed to make my house more secure. I initially put up bars over the back windows as a temporary measure. I don’t like the looks of them. The pictures below show security screens for doors and windows that I found at NX STAGE SECURITY out of Modesto CA 95357.
This is a close-up of a screen corner. The mesh is 1/16" thick and punched with 1/8" Ø holes. You will injure your hands trying to cut through it with a large knife.
The mesh material is one single piece, If a would-be intruder tried to sled-hammer back a section of the screen from its inner frame attachment and slide it to the side, it wouldn’t work, the screen is not in sections. He would need power tools to defeat the screen.
With every window and door covered with these screens, I have no qualms about leaving windows and doors open.
The screens do not interfere much with viewing through the windows from the inside or outside of the house.
The following two pictures show GunVault SV500 that can be obtained from amazon.
If the perimeter security is breached then self-defense is needed. I chose handguns for this. The next pictures show how I deployed some of them.
All of the deployments have a 3/8" Ø stainless steel plastic coated cable attached to them that terminates under the floor in the crawl space or through the wall into a void space. So a nightstand can’t be simply picked up and removed from the house with the gun attached to it.
I can punch in the safe code by braille, no need to see the key pad.
This is also a braille operation.
This is a false bottom box that is lifted off the gun safe.
Here the safe is accessed and opened. This safe is a GunVault SV1000s obtainable from amazon.
This last picture shows an American Security DV652 under the bed safe opened. This is an under-bed long gun safe used for my shotgun. It is bolted through the floor into the crawl space with special anchorages that engage the floor beams. I am not relying on the strength of the flooring sheathing,
The first three safes shown have a 4 button keypad with the same custom code for each. I settled on a single-finger keystroke sequence, One finger hits the four keys in a sequence of your choice. I earlier used a two-finger sequence. I learned the hard way this is not a good idea for me. While I had the back door and windows of my house wide open because I was adding extra latches to my NX STAGE SECURITY screens and unknown to me a car thief was jumping over backyard fences to evade chasing police. He jumped into my backyard and made his way into my house. I heard him in the hallway and was going to greet him thinking he was a neighbor checking on my progress. When I saw him he had turned his back to me and headed back down the hall. I quickly retreated into my bedroom to get my handgun from the night table safe. I didn’t know how many strangers were in the house. I couldn’t get into the safe because the two-finger code was too hard to get right on the first several tries. I was locked out for 30 seconds. I was too nervous, After settling down I opened the safe and retrieved the gun, and went into the hallway. The intruder was jumping over my back fence and heading away. Why the u-turn? He was apparently looking for a way to a street, but there was a police cruiser parked in front of my house waiting for him to appear. They did catch him, and I replaced all safe codes with single-finger ones.
Now the under-bed safe will not accept a simple 4-key code. It must be 6 numbers or more. So I would use a code like 141421356 or 314159265 that I find easy to remember because they are the square root of two and the value of PI to eight decimal places. Easly looked up on a smartphone.
I also use this concept in passwords.
Hope this was useful information?