Originally Posted by Easy_E
While owning a dog is a lotta work and expense this is a good argument to have one...
Can't beat a good dog.
Even a lockable bedroom door could have gave those people a valuable second or two if they were otherwise prepared.
A motion sensor positioned wherever (inside/outside), set up to trip an audible alert/radio in the bedroom (or wherever) would be pretty slick setup too. Nothing like Slayer blasting at 3am to put you in warrior mode, only to have you run out and find your fat girlfriend huffing down cold cuts in the kitchen.