Great article on www.standard.co.uk about the rich “protecting themselves” against intrusion at home.
There are so very many gems I can’t even begin to list, but I loved this one at first glance:
Valuable artworks can be injected with tiny microchips linked to the home’s security system. If they are moved without warning, they automatically trigger a lockdown of the house and the police are alerted … As soon as you take the painting away from the wall the chip triggers a camera to look at it. If something is wrong, an alarm goes off and the doors to the room lock automatically so the intruder has nowhere to go. You can put these chips on hanging art or statues or anything.
So just thinking about that - thief trapped in a room with your valuable painting? What will they do?
I’d always thought the peasants would revolt with pitchforks and torches. Given this article, I don’t think they’ll need to. There’ll be hundreds of thousands of Howard Hugheses hidden away in safe rooms. They’ll simply die out.
Interesting. No mention of on-site electrical generation, on-site potable water wells, and not a peep about ventilation systems. Weak links, all. I’d bet all these fancy security devices default to ‘close’ or ‘lock’ if the power is cut, too. Given a full peasant revolt, those panic rooms will serve as their tombs.
Ah, yes, I have the perfect model for a person of your refinement. The Amontillado System is the finest offered. Your neighbors will nickname you Fortunado and you will forever rest in peace knowing that you are secure within the walls.
And should you wish, elegant sire, to truly express the artistry of the fascinating depths of your distinguished tastes, you might upgrade to the potentially disconcertingly expensive “Ducal” model; complete with self-sealing doors.
This is someone who needs professional intervention, ASAP. For her sake, as well as yours. Maybe start out non-criminal, by contacting some sort of elder services (not sure what programs are in your area).