Use Your Old TV for a Security System

I just have to tell you what we have done with our TV that will not be used after Feb. 2009. We bought a security system at Harbor Freight an now when someone comes to the driveway or the door we can see who it is in the TV set.

You only have to install a very small camera (comes with the kit) in a place where no one will know its there. This has been a blessing as where our drive is we do not have a window. Now when someone drives up we can see them. My husband installed a light that comes on with a sensor so it comes on an lights up the place where the camera is aimed.

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This is using a TV set that otherwise would not have been used an one of the greatest security systems we could have. I might also add you can have any size TV and also it can be black/white or a color set. This was a very inexpensive system around $40.

By Jodi from Texas

August 14, 20080 found this helpful

Good Grief, Woman! You are brilliant! Thanks for sharing this .... Many people have to be alone at night and this will help so many of them.

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August 14, 20080 found this helpful

This is one of the best tip that I have ever read. Great job. Can you tell me where you got the camera kit from. You can email me at Jetr46 AT aol.com. Thanks

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August 14, 20080 found this helpful

WONDERFUL, just wonderful. Thanks for sharing .

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August 17, 20080 found this helpful

This is brilliant! I am one of those women alone, and I was wondering what to do with the old TV. Thank-you for sharing this!

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August 17, 20080 found this helpful

This is brilliant! I am one of those women alone, and I was wondering what to do with the old TV. Thank-you for sharing this!

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January 5, 20090 found this helpful

Extremely Excellent Idea!

Well, we are "wondering" who has been throwing trash, chewing gum & cigarette butts onto our yard & driveway in a "seemingly nice" city neighborhood. With a VCR hookup, this will definitely do the trick!

Thanks for sharing!

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July 13, 20120 found this helpful

We have had one for years. I love it. And when people find out you have them they tend to stay on the straight and narrow.

Also we got a discount on our homeowners insurance because we had it. May want to ask your Insurance agent.

Excellent post.

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