From the NY Post:
This man's home is not just his castle -- it's his impregnable fortress.
Watched over by nine security cameras and guarded by roll-down gates, window bars, four locks on the front door and barbed wire in the side and back yards, octogenarian Harry Luft figures he's safe from Queens' "crazy people."
"Warning: Burglar Alarm," says a sign that almost seems redundant posted on the front of the Ozone Park house.
"I live alone, and I was robbed here three times," said Luft, a retired bookbinder.
"I'm not a nut or anything like that," he said. "I just want to protect myself. Life is too short. I lived to be 86 years old, and I don't have many more years to go."
Luft, who has two children, began installing protection around his house on 105th Street 20 years ago, shortly after his wife died of cancer.
First came the roll-down gates -- but they didn't stop thieves. Six years ago, Luft said, he was robbed of a TV, jewelry and cash.
So he built up his security systems, eventually installing the cameras, which he said cost "a little over $10,000."