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1,221 - Buffing Up Home Security

July 1st, 2016

Episode 420 of 489 episodes

Do you feel safe in your own house? If not, learn how to protect yourself in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:29 Explanations: 4:03 Fast dialog: 18:27 Martin: Why do you look so upset? Joselyn: Our neighbor’s house was broken into last night. The burglar stole her laptop and some jewelry. Like us, she doesn’t have a security system. Martin: Burglar alarms aren’t foolproof. Well, I’m not letting any burglars get close to our house. Let’s go. Joselyn: Where are we going? Martin: To the home improvement store. We need to buff up our security. I want to install motion detectors, floodlights, and security cameras to the outside of the house. Joselyn: I suppose that’s a good idea. Martin: I also want to put a timer on our indoor lights and a better deadbolt for the front door. Joselyn: Those will probably help. Martin: We can find out the cost of metal bars for the windows and a security door. Joselyn: Whoa, I think that might be a bit much. Martin: Nonsense. If we’re going to do something, we’re going to do it right. Barbed wire on top of our fence would probably be next… Joselyn: That’s not a good idea… Martin: And last but not least, we’ll need an attack dog. Joselyn: An attack dog?! This is sounding more like a military compound than a home. Martin: That’s right. When I’m done, Fort Knox will have nothing on us! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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