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Daily English 1221 - Buffing Up Home Security

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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 asecurity 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 !

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