Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lateral Thinking And Home Security

In their home some people attach a key to a string and hang the key behind their letter box for when they forget their key and are locked out. Obviously this is a big security "no no" but donning lateral-thinking hat, how can this be utilised as a security measure? My idea is that the string could be attached to a device that triggers an alarm - when the string is pulled the alarm sounds or alternatively, the device could contact you on your mobile. It goes without saying that no key would be attached the string. It's a safe bet that the string would only be pulled when someone is thinking of burgling your home.


dpayne said...

This is a creative idea and a great way to catch burglars. It's funny but it's so easy to overlook a simple thing like leaving a spare key hanging up as a major security issue. However, when you think about it, it would be very easy for a burglar to just walk into your home and take something like that.

I think that it's important to make sure that your home is as secure as possible. One way to do this is to make an investment in a quality home security system. I think that any good system should come fully backed by guarantees such as a performance warranty, a full equipment warranty, an emergency service guarantee, a false alarm fine guarantee and a satisfaction guarantee. If you find a system that will offer this many guarantees you know that you are getting something you can really trust.

John said...

Hi dpayne

Thanks for commenting!

I have a few fledging ideas regarding home security and soon I'm hoping to start a brainstorm on BrainReactions about the subject to see if any other people have similar ideas to add.