Wanting to defend your home is a common trend among most people, being able to defend your home all depends on what kind of measures you take. In the movies this can mean spreading a wide assortment of toys on the floor in the hopes that burglars won’t look down and will, in comedic fashion, slip and knock the wind out of themselves, or even installing a panic room that essentially seals off the most important part of the home, your family. But some people have taken home defense to a rather ridiculous level in movies. Usually there’s a reason but a lot of it is paranoia brought on by a lifestyle that is anything but safe and secure.
Here are just a few home security systems that you might laugh at or wonder why they’d ever be necessary.
5. Home Alone
When two burglars can be taken down by a kid with a bunch of toys and a mindset for trouble you know they’re not much good at what they do. It’s only by the end that they start to outsmart Kevin and begin to anticipate what he’s going to do. Thankfully it’s a kids a movie so you can’t really fault the level of hilarity that ensues. In a real drama however these guys probably would have figured this house is no longer worth the trouble after a few broken bones and seriously damaged bodies.
4. The Incredibles
There aren’t a lot of better systems that can defend your home than an omnidroid that can think for itself and resist everything but the most powerful of Supers. This thing has been shown to be able to withstand nearly everything that Supers can throw at it and just keep marching forward. If you’re an evil genius or super villain then it’s the must have for any lair.
3. The Italian Job
Any home with a guard tower is simply way too expensive to be considered attainable by any but the most super-rich. Plus, having a guard tower is a little pretentious since it means that you aren’t technically defending your home but paying someone else to do it. Why in the world should they care aside from the fact that it’s a paycheck? Plus, if you work for a guy that treats you like dirt why would you bother?
2. Bad Boys II
Tapia has more than just a guard tower, he has armed soldiers guarding his home and a full crew of thugs armed with automatic weapons of all sorts. Of course that’s not much of a match for a small band of highly specialized soldiers and a couple of very motivated detectives. They plow through Tapia’s home defenses as though they’re nothing more than a bunch of amateurs.
1. Panic Room
I get the idea of a panic room, I can understand that it’s used for home defense, and I can understand that it’s for safety concerns if someone enters your home. But wouldn’t a shotgun or a handgun be considered a little more defensive than a room to go run and hide in? Plus what happens if the burglars decide to be ultra-psycho and simply burn the house down around you? The room does still operate on the home’s electricity I’m assuming and unless it has a filtration device that leads to the outside for fresh air it could be a death trap.
Back in the day home security used to be a revolver or a rifle close at hand, remember?