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Includes two window/door alarms, each with three adjustable settings off/chime/alarmLoud 120-decible alarm sounds when door or window opens, helps deter intruder and alert residenceEasy and convenient to install, requires no wiring, mounting hardware and instructions included, designed for indoor use onlyBuilt-in low battery test button to easily check battery life, includes four LR44 batteries for each alarmComes with a 90-day limited warranty. Perfect for home, garage, apartment, dorm room, mobile home, RV, office and more
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39 Reddit comments about GE Personal Security Window/Door Alarm, 2-Pack, DIY Home Protection, Burglar Alert, Wireless Alarm, Off/Chime/Alarm, Easy Installation, Ideal for Home, Garage, Apartment, Dorm, RV and Office, 45115:

u/Scruffys_Wash_Bucket · 206 pointsr/legaladvice

Not legal advice, but since you said you have to be awake at night to make sure he doesn't hurt anyone, I would suggest getting these magnetic door alarms and put on his bedroom door to let you know if he leaves his room at night. If he's not allowed a bedroom door, then put them on your door & the other children's doors. They're cheap and yes they may wake the entire house up, but that's better than him skulking around with a knife or a lighter.

They also make wifi cameras that can send notifications to your phone when they sense motion or noise. Video footage may also be useful if he gets violent again or self-harms (self-endangering behavior can be common with RAD) and tries to make accusations against you.

u/Flitterbee · 56 pointsr/breakingmom

It's ok. You woke up because your instincts told you something was up. That's the good thing here. The other good thing is that now you know she can unlock that stupid door, and that she will go outside. Now you can install and turn on these door chimes. Both of my kids escaped the house and were brought back by neighbors before they should have reasonably been able to unlock the damn door, and now we have these on every door AND one on the bathroom door so kiddo isn't getting in there at night either.

Additionally, I use a door monkey to lock him in his room at night and I have a vertical bar baby gate on his doorway since I'm paranoid. Little shit isn't getting out anymore.

u/novicebuttmice · 28 pointsr/AskNYC

install your own lock on the door, you don't need some asswipe lazy super to do it for you. also invest in a security camera system please

edit: jimmy-proof deadbolt or if you can't or don't want to modify the door, install one (or actually two, one on top and one on bottom) of these

You should also look into security alarms for your windows and doors, something like one of these. Or if you go through with the security system, you can get sensors that will let you know when doors are opened/closed.

People are psychopaths and can do really horrible things. People are also lazy (like your super or 311) and will only do as little as required. No one in this city will care about your security and well-being as much as you.

u/emmaleth · 23 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

You can get cheap 120-decibel, battery operated door alarms from Amazon.

u/sweetpea319 · 20 pointsr/Parenting

You might want to get something like this for his windows and house doors. It would also work for a classroom door.

u/mylifenow1 · 13 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Usually these kind of hairpins look like this.

The item in your photo looks like a lock picking tool.

If it were me, I'd put any valuables in a safe deposit box and carry some mace or other self defense items.

As another poster suggested, you can get inexpensive alarms for your doors and windows to use while you're at home.

Please stay safe. It may be a neighbor since they seem to know when you're out. There are ways to use an old cell phone as a security camera if you need an inexpensive alternative.

u/Janonaymous · 12 pointsr/homedefense

Check out the photos on the reviews. You can use the removable command adhesive strips to secure this to your door.

u/SpideyJen19 · 8 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

In addition to a nanny cam, put one of these on your door, so you’ll get woken up if you’re sleeping and there’s a break in:

Also, it’ll probably cause the person to flee.

u/Why_T · 8 pointsr/howto

Also a door alarm.

I don’t understand why you’d go through all the effort to build something that looks like trash. And spend more for it.

u/SchnauzerHaus · 7 pointsr/Parenting

Caught my stepson sneaking out at age 15. We went on full lock down mode, bought these alarms for the doors.

Then we screwed his windows shut, because we caught him going out the window. That all worked. We had a helluva time with him, and although he is 19 now, I can't say it's worked out right. We did the best we could as parents. We did drug testing, too. I hate to say it, but you have to figure hormones are coming into play, so maybe a "check up" by the doctor is in order.

u/Lil_MsPerfect · 7 pointsr/breakingmom

This has happened to me too. I'm so sorry you're going through this, it's so hard afterwards to calm yourself down. Can I please recommend you get some door alarms and put them on the exterior doors? They're loud but very effective. We have one for each door in and out, and we also used one on the bathroom when he was obsessed with putting toys in the toilet for a while. Right now my older son has one on his door when he's not in his bedroom to deter his younger brother from trying to steal his shit. Very handy!

u/sortaplainnonjane · 7 pointsr/Mommit

For her, her favorite stuffed toy from Grandma.

For us, these. It makes use feel better to know she can't get out of the house without us knowing.

u/TheBrontosaurus · 6 pointsr/creepyPMs

I would suggest talking to the cops if he’s showing up at your house. One instance won’t be enough for a restraining order but every bit of evidence helps. You can buy alarms that attach to windows and doors that will go off if it’s opened for about $10

u/Twoundertwotwo · 5 pointsr/Parenting

I like the ideas of a magnetic chime or alarm. It can alert you (and warn/scare the kid) that the door was opened but it doesn't prevent a door being opened in an emergency. These look good:

On the subject of kids escaping...anyone have a solution to for crank windows? I took the crank off so they technically can't "open it" but they can "unlock" the window. It has a stop built in so you can't just open the window without the crank (like if you unlocked it and pushed on the window itself, it doesn't open) but I don't really trust it in their second story bedrooms and I'm scared if they push hard on the window it will open and they can fall out. But I haven't ever seen locks for these types of windows. Anyone?

u/joshuads · 5 pointsr/news

You can install certain alarms with double stick tape anywhere.

u/kriswithcats · 3 pointsr/Divorce

I had never lived alone either, I went straight from my mum's to a friends and then in with my STBX. I was in the house for a couple weeks on my own and now in my own apartment since the beginning of this month. I am a very anxious person. I'm also very paranoid. I got an apartment with a garage. It was more expensive and obviously not possible everywhere, but something like that made me feel safe. A few other things I did: got a taser, got an addalock, got an alarm system (simpli safe, it includes a panic button next to my bed), got a baseball bat and got these two little cheap alarms off amazon ( ) that I turn on at night so if anyone opens my doors I can hear them. Don't know what I will do if I hear it, grab the baseball bat and hide in the bathroom?

I have 2 cats, they are pretty good about looking up if they hear a noise, but the fridge spooks them, so, I don't rely on them. A lot of people suggested a dog, but I'm only allowed 2 pets and my cats would likely murder me. I keep the light above the oven on all night, it's enough light so I can see out my bedroom doorway at night. I don't know when I became afraid of the dark, but there you go. Hopefully I'll get over it.

Before I moved out, I read a lot of articles about women living alone. Everything said get a dog, make friends with your neighbours (they'll notice if something odd happens or if they hear anything), don't do anything stupid, like be alone with delivery men or share a bunch on social media about where you live. I've posted things about living alone, but nothing really outside or local where people could figure out what apartment complex I'm at. not that I think they would, but like I said, I am an anxious and paranoid person.

I'm an introvert, but my love language is quality time lol... so I get lonely very easily. I've had people over, even to just watch a movie, or I go out to Target because it's a few mins away and I just wander the aisles. I've watched more TV than I used to and I do spend a bit more time on reddit. I'm sure I'll get used to being alone soon, but it's hard to adjust. This might seem silly because it doesn't directly have to do with loneliness or anxiety, but focusing on all the advantages of living alone helps as well - like I can buy certain foods without worrying someone will eat them all in one sitting! I can have my music on without annoying anyone watching football... hey, football never has to be on in my home again! I can leave a light on without anyone coming behind me and switching it off. I can have chips and dip for dinner. I can watch dorky cheesy movies without listening to someone's commentary on how dorky and cheesy the movie is. Reminding myself of all those silly little things chips away at the loneliness, which makes me feel more comfortable which makes me less anxious.

So, long story long, for my anxiety, the alarm system helps make me feel safe and I appreciate having the light on in the kitchen overnight. Find those things for you, and do them, regardless of how silly they might make you feel. Hope this helps, sorry for the novel :)

u/Automateher · 3 pointsr/homesecurity

This is horrific, I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. My first thought is very basic, those little door sensors that make a ton of noise when the door is opened.

Something like this

They're not fancy, but would probably be a good solution to scare somebody off until you figure out something more permanent.

Edit: fucking hyperlink, Jesus.

u/toddlersRcrazy · 3 pointsr/Parenting
u/philc79 · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

A shattered window wouldn't wake you? I'm not sure any audible device would suffice short of an air horn. However, vibration sensors are no good since you'll be walking around setting them off. You need the kind that are based on magnets. It's made of two pieces. One is fixed to the part that doesn't move, the other to the part that does. When the two separate, the alarm is triggered. I feel that would be a better option.

u/akifyre24 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Does it have a dead bolt? They make dead bolt covers that are so easy to install.

[Deadbolt cover](Safety 1st Secure Mount Deadbolt Lock

It was very simple to install. I think it involved loosening the screws and sliding the cover over it, then tightening it back up.

My three year old still can't even get it to turn even a little.

I also have a sticky door alarm higher.
It'll go off when one piece that's on the door is separated from the piece stuck on the door jam.

It's crazy loud. So if he manages to get it open and I'm in the other room, I'll know.

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u/sexyshingle · 2 pointsr/homedefense

Get one of these door alarms to turn on for when you're not home. They pretty loud, and night scare away a burglar during a break in. Not as good as paying for actual security monitoring of your apartment, but it's something.

There are IP cameras you can setup and use (they record locally to a microSD card) without having internet, but most require at least a cheap router to broadcast a wireless network (wifi but no internet) so you can connect to them from a computer and setup via their admin web page.

You might benefit from a LTE router/modem which uses a cell provider's data plan to provide you wifi. Not sure of your location but AT&T and Verizon both offer that... pricewise though YMMV.

As far as the car, best advice I can give is the usual: Don't leave items of value visible in it, always lock the car (you'd be surprised how many people leave their cars unlocked), park the car where you can see it, or in a well lit area of the parking lot.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

one of these

u/hahvahdsquah · 2 pointsr/arduino

I'm not a EE so don't know much about noise and cable length, but my hunch is that you should be able to run something that long with shielded cable, as opposed to just regular old unshielded hookup wire.

Are you going to build the actual sensors yourself? If you're running a whole bunch of cable it might be just as simple as creating two metal contacts for each door that touch/don't touch when the door is closed/open respectively, creating a closed or open circuit. If you want something fancier, there are a bajillion varieties of window/door alarms like this that you could probably hack.

While "drill a hole in the wall" is probably the easiest solution, as you mentioned, it's not that elegant...I haven't done anything with wireless transmitting before, but it looks like SparkFun carries relatively cheap RF transmitters and receivers. I didn't look at the data sheets so I don't know if you can just continuously broadcast analog data from the transmitters and have the receivers hooked up to your Arduino inside, or if you'd need one on both ends. If you do need a second Arduino, there are cheaper options like the Pro Mini - I just ordered one a few days ago (haven't gotten it yet), but my impression is that it's smaller, and basically the same thing as the Uno but you have to solder everything yourself, making it nicer for permanent embedded projects.

I'd be interested to see how this turns out to set up something similar in my own house, in case you feel like posting pics/code/circuit diagrams when you're done.

u/TheAethereal · 2 pointsr/SelfDefense

Many judo clubs are very much non-profits. You might be able to explain your financial and living situation, and get a reduced rate. I bet most any place I've trained in the last 10 years wouldn't turn me away if I was in danger and couldn't afford training.

Tasers are just going to be expensive no matter what. Plus you have to periodically train with it, and a single training cartridge costs something like $25. May be something to think about long term, but probably not a short term solution.

One of the cheapest, fastest, and easiest things I can think of is to get some of these stickers and put one around the area of concern. It absolutely will not stop someone who knows what they are doing, but it might give pause to some people.

When I mentioned alarm systems, I was thinking something more expensive, but you could also get something like this or this. The main purpose of this is to just make sure you don't get caught sleeping. That's a nighmare scenario. If someone breaks in, and you know about it, have a bat or something and fight. Your odds really aren't that bad. (Thieves and rapists really aren't looking for a life-or-death fight.)

None of this is ideal, but it can help a lot.

u/smellygymbag · 2 pointsr/Alzheimers

Theres inexpensive door chimes that go off when door is opened.

GE Personal Security Window/Door Alarm, 2-Pack, DIY Home Protection, Burglar Alert, Wireless Alarm, Off/Chime/Alarm, Easy Installation, Ideal for Home, Garage, Apartment, Dorm, RV and Office, 45115

I used to use simple stuff like this for when i had to travel with Alzheimer's parent bc you can like tape it to the hotel door and such. It wont keep them in though but it could wake you.

Some fancier for Alzheimer's:

Theres mats for beds and floors that detect when someone is out of bed or on the floor next to bed.

NYOrtho Bedside Floor Mats for Elderly Fallshield - Handicap Non-Slip Beveled Edge Fall Protection

Smart Caregiver Wireless and Cordless Weight Sensing Bed Pad - 10" x 30" (Monitor or Alarm Included).

I havent tried these though. I heard if you get a junk one though and your person is very light they might not set off the alarm..?

If you are only relying on alarms youll get this paranoid pavlovian response of "what was that? Was that the alarm? I better check!"

You could try locking them in tho it might cause a horrible reaction (frantic panic and wanting to escape type of thing). If you try this try for a cheap test first. :p. My dad would have busted the door down.

But ill be honest, the best thing we ever did to control wandering was to put up a perimeter chainlink fence, so even if they make it out, you know they are not getting far. We had a child safety rail on the bed to discourage attempts, a door chime, and a chainlink fence.

My mom didn't want to lock the door because sometimes she wanted to leave it open when it was hot, and she wanted to hear them and be able to rush in quickly in case they were in distress or fell. We tried id bracelet but dad kept taking it off

u/anomalypeloria · 1 pointr/toddlers

door alarms

These are the ones we got.

u/malaihi · 1 pointr/CCW

GE Personal Security Window/Door Alarm (2 pack)

Yes. There are a few different styles and options.

u/cowtipping1 · 1 pointr/homedefense

these are cheap and have a chime function, GE Personal Security Door Alarm i THINK you can hook them up to a central door alarm, but I'm not 100% sure.

u/twylight999 · 1 pointr/Parenting

I had the same problem. I got these. My little brother hates the sound and learned fast!

GE Personal Security Window/Door Alarm, 2-Pack, DIY Home Protection, Burglar Alert, Wireless Alarm, Off/Chime/Alarm, Easy Installation, Ideal for Home, Garage, Apartment, Dorm, RV and Office, 45115

u/appropriate-username · 1 pointr/GoForGold

Something like this maybe? Or this?

u/RobotPigOverlord · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Knives are not a good self defense tool. I train in combat sports and we train in knife fighting and all i can say is EVERYONE in a knife fight gets seriously hurt.

Pepper spray is my self defense tool of choice. Can be used without being in arms reach of an assailant. If u want something by the bed, u can get a roll of industrial velcro from the hardware store and pepper spray and attach a pepper spray to the side of ur bed frame or bed side table.

U can get vibration alarms for the windows to sound the alarm if a window is broken. And/or window alarms meant for opened windows. A good heavy duty lock for the door.

SABRE Window Glass Alarm - 2 Pack

GE Personal Security Window/Door Alarm (2 pack)

SABRE RED Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact, Pink Case with Quick Release Key Ring (Max Protection - 25 shots, up to 5X's more)

VIPERTEK VTS-989 - 19,000,000 V Heavy Duty Stun Gun - Rechargeable with LED Flashlight

u/cryingviolinist · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm really in need of some window alarms because I recently moved into a new apartment in a bad part of my town. I'm constantly worried about break-ins because two of my windows could easily be broken into.

My cat doesn't have a breakaway collar, and I'd really like for her to have one, just in case she gets hung up on something when I'm not around, she can break free.

u/Vandilbg · 1 pointr/Parenting

That was one of my personal fears. In addition to the toddler proof door knob cover we used some of the cheap stick on door alert sensors that beep loudly when the door is opened.

u/randomstudman · 1 pointr/homedefense

While not as exciting, OP could install one of these in her cabinet in case MIL is every back in her house (or really just because they're cheap and should deter anyone).

u/ViviElnora · 1 pointr/JUSTNOMIL

I'm not too surprised she wouldn't think anything of someone taking the car. The car comes and goes, that isn't unusual, and she may have forgotten that it is your car, not the neighbors (not saying the neighbors were the ones that took it, but she may have thought the car was theirs, so it wasn't something she had to worry about). I'm more worried that she might wander out on her own, let someone in the house, or leave the door unlocked. So my suggestions are going to be aimed at keeping her safe.

Door chimes, so she can't sneak out.

Consider the locks:
This does not mean you should change the locks in your loved one’s home so that they can never leave, but instead, have them moved to a higher or lower position on the door. If your loved one has to bend down or stand on their tippy-toes to reach the door lock, they will have a harder time opening doors. This small amount of extra effort gives them enough time to stop and think about why they’re trying to open the door, often giving themselves time to realize they have no reason to leave, and instead deciding to stay inside the safety of the house. Simply put, keeping locks out of eyesight leads to less chance they will wander outside of their home.

Motion sensor lights, both inside and out. Inside, they keep her from getting hurt because she forgot to turn on the lights. Outside, the regular reason for having motion lights.

And become more than passing acquaintances with you neighbors. If they are people you can trust (won't take advantage of her condition), let them know the basics of her condition and invite them over for coffee so she can get to know them. If they know what is going on, they are more likely to check in if they see something unusual, and if she has met them a few times, even if she can't remember who they are, she will be more likely to respond positively if they catch her wandering. Also, neighbors can be great security systems.

u/nuclearmango · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Seconding the renters insurance!! Depending on the company/coverage it can cover things stolen from your car while on the property (I only know this cause my car got broken into last night lol) you can insure any of your more expensive items for a pretty reasonable price.

Also I got some door alarms like this for my front and back doors.

u/travisjd2012 · 1 pointr/homesecurity
u/TheFeshy · 1 pointr/smarthome

When my autistic daughter was younger, we got these. It would be hard to find a solution much cheaper. It worked well enough - they're loud enough to be heard from a few rooms away. It's not "smart" but it's very cheap and reasonably effective.

Though if you already have everything set up through zwave and wifi, maybe you just need to add a z-wave siren to the mix? Though none of the ones on Amazon seem to have good reviews.