When I bought my house in the country, I thought I might be a little bit afraid. There's a fairly large window in the basement, and outside steps without a door on it that anyone could just walk in. My daughter and I put up a door in the basement, but it's not all that secure. And I tlked to my 2 sons about putting bars on the basement windows. Well I moved in. And I wasn't one bit afraid. Most of the time don't even pull down all of the shades. But that has kinda changed. Yesterday morning, before daylight, my older sister, 87, heard a big crash in her home. Someone had thrown a large rock thru a large window in her kitchen. She kept a small ladder in her bath room, planning to go out the bathroom window if any one broke in. Well that s just what she did. But she fell and hurt her back. She made it to a neighbors and they called the police. She's in the hospital. with a cracked verteba in her back. I think she is going to be allright. But that put a fear in me, that I better get a plan. First, both of my doors have glass in them. All a person would have to do is break out the glass and walk in. They would be in my bedroom, before I could do anything. Does anyone have those storm doors with bars on them? How secure would they be? my son said to put up a gate on the drive way. But they could park at the road and walk 75' and be at the house. I don't think that would help. An alarm at the drive way might be better. that would give me a little time. I've got a cell phone I carry with me every where. and sleep with it. But I'm about 8 miles out in the country. It would take too long for the sheriff to get here. Any ideas?