Nice Skippy1. That issue about security lights that cannot be tampered with ... that one caught us once. Make very sure that your backup electricity supply (inverter / generator) cannot be cut off. It is a very weird sense if your electricity goes out when it really should not, and you know with an absolute certainty there are burglars around.
mountainannie - delincuencia in Spanish does mean full-blown, hard core crime. It is not the exact equivalent of delinquency in English, which means less serious/juvenile crime.One of the things that would be useful is if the press would stop referring to what is happening as "delinquencia" which where I come from is sort of like stealing hub caps and putting graffitti up on walls and treat armed robbery as hard core crime.
mountainannie - delincuencia in Spanish does mean full-blown, hard core crime. It is not the exact equivalent of delinquency in English, which means less serious/juvenile crime.
Although not quite a false cognate, there is a different nuance.
Do you have access to very high circles in this society?
Very interesting to read all this advice on security. Maybe dr1 could set up a seperate forum for security. Just an idea.