I was reading this post over on another site, pretty good read but a little unnerving as I too live in the middle of nowhere and I have caught people in my driveway at 2a.m., fortunately I have a security cat that sees everything while my 210 lb dog sleeps. But I was wondering if anybody had an opinion on what would make my house, or someone elses, look like an instant turn off to someone wanting to do harm. I have a very large and increasingly protective dog. I make sure he gets walked down to the street every day at 5:30 to get the mail and hang out so everybody can have a look at the goods and personally I am not a small guy, about 210 with low bodyfat. I guess my wife, who is paranoid, is finally getting into my head. I have the interior covered assuming I have wake up in time to react. But any other advise would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your thoughts. Here is the link: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=289497 The details of my encounters with people at my house are as followed: 1. Caught two guys at the bottom of my driveway that my wife almost hit at 2 a.m., the lights were off and the were sitting in the dark at about 170 m from my house but out of view of the road. She called me, I rolled up on them ready for battle. They were both pretty unsavory characters and claimed that there car wouldn't start. I will save you the rest of the details but the I FORCED them to attempt to start the car and it started right up. I let them know that if they ever came back we would not be having another conversation. 2. My freaking cat spots something in the woodline outside of my home one night at one in the morning. Whoever the guy was, he was stupid because when I came to the window he tried to move but moved quick enough that I picked up his movement. The dog was then released out into the yard to pull security while I retrieved the AR. The guy made it out of the yard before the dog got him, or the dog buried him really quick and came back. LEO informed, and nothing after that. This all happened within a two week period last month.