The Barking Dog Alarm and Other Clever Deterrents

Beware of the dog sign
Perhaps not quite the right thing…
Source: Popscreen

Protecting ourselves and our most valuable possessions is an important issue we should all consider. With that in mind, here are a few barking mad deterrents you might not have come across.

The Barking Dog Alarm
They bark yap and snarl and are a great deterrent for intruders, but not everyone wants a dog. Well with a motion sensor barking dog alarm you can have security, without the cost…or mess. Burglars (and the Postman) won’t know the difference.

Barking Dog Alarm
All the bark with no bite

Easy Pickings
Filling an old wallet with fake cards and scrap paper is a great way to fool thieves who break into your home. The same thing applies to broken laptops and phones, which you can ‘carelessly’ leave lying around the house. Fake loot can often save the real treasure.

Old brown wallet
‘Oh look a wallet I can steal…’
Source: Peter Bjorn and John

Dummy Security Camera
Security cameras are a great deterrent but can be expensive and complicated to install. A dummy camera on the other hand keeps thieves away at a fraction of the cost and bother. Smart.

Dummy Security Camera
Instant 1984 security

Lime in your Beer
It’s a scorcher of a day and you’re relaxing peacefully, until a pesky fly starts buzzing in your ear. Well don’t let it go for a swim in your cerveza, just pop in a lime, recline and sip at ease. Safe in the knowledge that there are only bubbles, not buzz, in your beer.

Sol with lime in top
Fend off those fiendish flies
Source:Horse and Country

The Clever Gecko
But how do you keep yourself safe from pesky flies and mosquitoes? Obvious solutions like mosquito repellents and long sleeves aren’t always enough. In Senggigi on the Indonesian island of Lombok, the locals get fake tattoos of geckos to fend off pesky insects.

Gecko tattoo
If tattoos could talk this would say yum yum
Source: Tattoo Stage

Too drastic? Well for a range of more conventional security gadgets like motion sensor solar entrance lights, dummy cameras and the ingenious barking dog alarm, visit the Clifford James website.

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