Well - it happened again last night. So, six times, now.
Only last night was different than the others.
All the others have always been around 11:20pm and last night it was at 3 am. As the BOOM woke me from a deep sleep, I couldn't tell from which direction it came from. My mental immage was the -back door- closing, rather than the front door. I got up, checked all the doors and windows, and listened for anyone upstairs (just in case it was them getting home late and pissed). Nothing - everything as it should be. (locked and chained)
I can't afford CCTV. There are other options, but even they are pretty expensive. But I think I've though of another thing I can do.
One of the criteria I'd like to have, is to make sure it IS my front door - getting woken qickly like that, I dont have time to focuse on where the noise is coming from. And the other criteria is to 'prove' (to whoever) that its not a random, toe tickle kick of a passer-by, but a dertermined THUMP to try and break down the door.
I have a screamer lock - I got it when I got my scooter. This thing has a loud scream, not only if it's being cut, but even if it MOVES. So I'm thinking of putting it on the door at night. When the door's been kicked when I was awake, I also heard the bells I had on it jingle, so I know he's kicking it hard enough to do that. If he kicks it that hard, this alarm will go off.
so I'm thinking of trying that. What do you think?