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Best Techniques for Christmas Decoration Security

Best practices in securing and protecting a Christmas display
Tacky Light Tour
Tacky Light Tour
Posts: 43
7/20/2011 5:25:45 AM
Every year dozens of Christmas lighting enthusiasts lose valuable outdoor decorations to despicable robbers, thieves and bandits.

What are the best techniques for securing outdoor Christmas decorations?
Larry Charpiat
Larry Charpiat
Posts: 2
7/21/2011 6:49:45 AM
For blowups we use wood pallets and staple black landscape cloth over them and put large screw eyes on each corner of the palet. We place the pallets in the yard where we want the blow ups and screw the fan base to the middle of the pallet and use the scew eyes for the rope tie downs. This secures the blowups and keeps them dryer and out of the grass and dirt.
Lee Alder
Lee Alder
Posts: 9
7/31/2011 1:54:18 PM
I used a kit that is a closed loop alarm circuit. Basically used speaker wire all the way through items if it got disconnected the alarm and lights came on.
Kent Vosburg
Kent Vosburg
Posts: 152
8/1/2011 9:08:53 PM
good relationship with local law enforcement. Keep them and happy, and they keep me happy. When they don't have anything going on, they need to drive around... why not drive by my house. Sometimes a call to the police department can help you with this also.

Step two.. big German Sheppard. Most people don't know he is just a big cuddler, but he sounds ferocious.
scott weikel
scott weikel
Posts: 1
9/20/2012 2:44:49 AM
This is my number 1 fear! I have invested in motion detectors and looking into security cameras. I like the pallet idea, but I have over 50 inflatables to put out this year, so I will need a few.
Allison Alerine
Allison Alerine
Posts: 128
10/9/2012 12:00:40 PM
I put q-see cameras around the house.. from costco.. they are not bad at all.. even have sound capabilities .. you can see the quality from last years Halloween snow storm.. and the cameras caught the tree breaking in front
Allison Alerine
Allison Alerine
Posts: 128
10/9/2012 12:04:13 PM
love that idea!!!.. Lee Alder wrote:
I used a kit that is a closed loop alarm circuit. Basically used speaker wire all the way through items if it got disconnected the alarm and lights came on.
Hank  Plauche
Hank Plauche
Posts: 4
11/24/2012 2:15:26 PM
I put out a few signs that say

High Voltage

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