What’s In The Mind Of A Professional Burglar??

March 31, 2009 by admin  
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With home burglary crimes on the rapid increase, have you ever wondered what makes the professional, criminal burglar tick?  What is on his mind and why does he think the way he does?  When looking at protecting the perimeter and interior of your home, you need to think just like a burglar.  If a burglar is looking at your home as a target of opportunity, what weaknesses will he see?

Here is a video link with a law enforcement official interviewing a burglar.  Pay very close attention to what the burglar is saying and make sure you are aware of any weaknesses in your security protection.  If you have any, fix them right away.  The cost of being proactive is cheaper than being a victim of a home burglary crime.

Become more aware of your home’s immediate surroundings as well as the people and the cars that come and go in your neighborhood.  If you have individuals strolling down your street on foot - looking as though they do not live in your neighborhood - keep a vigilant eye open as they may be casing the neighborhood.  Get to know the neighbors in your immediate vicinity. 

Here is an must watch interview with a professional burglar.  Listen up!  watch?v=pWxzNctBVtY&feature=related  - Courtesy of CMPDvidcast

Story Courtesy of Mail Online

Burglars regard jail ‘as a school for honing their criminal skills’ 

Burglars regard jail as a school for honing their criminal skills rather than as a deterrent, according to research published today.  Criminologist Professor Martin Gill said house-breakers swap ideas in prison to “improve their technique”.

His research for Halifax Home Insurance - which involved in-depth interviews with 13 burglars - also found that in some cases security measures work to a burglar’s advantage.

For example, some burglars say security lights provide a “handy light to work by”, although others do reposition sensors to avoid triggering the lights.

Prof Gill’s report said: “Security measures designed to act as a deterrent were risk-assessed and managed by offenders to reduce the risk of getting caught; the majority were confident that they could commit the crime with no consequences.

“Nevertheless, they very much focused on the easy opportunity. Prison was regarded as a learning school for improving techniques to break into properties and was used to share ideas amongst inmates.”

A separate poll of 1,670 householders by Halifax showed that 34 per cent who had a burglar alarm fitted to their home said they rarely activated it.

A further 33 per cent also said they assumed ringing burglar alarms in their neighbourhood to be false.

Homeowners who leave curtains closed when away from home to make the property appear occupied may actually encourage burglars, who take it as a sign that occupants are on holiday, the report said.

Empty packaging left outside a property which indicates a new purchase - such as the plasma TV boxes - also indicates to burglars that there is something expensive in the house worth stealing.

Halifax’s Vicky Emmott said: “The report provides a number of frightening insights into how a burglar operates which will hopefully make people think how they might better protect their home.”

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Betty Tonsing, Ins Agent, 04-01-09

March 31, 2009 by admin  
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How safe and well-protected is your home?  Betty Tonsing, Insurance Agent, talks with your host Cheryl Watterson about home security protection and home insurance protection

Protecting your home and family with a home security system and quality 24-hour alarm monitoring services before you become a crime victim is being proactive! Protecting your home with exceptional home insurance coverage with a quality insurance provider is both proactive and SMART!!

Join me as I talk with Betty Tonsing, Insurance Agent, South Bend, Indiana. Betty operates a major insurance company on the west side of South Bend.   She and her Team have continued to grow their business by providing exceptional customer support and educating clients about being properly protected in the event of a major home burglary or a home fire disaster.

Our discussion will cover:
- How having a home security system w/24-hour monitoring services can also benefit you with lower premiums.
- Why homeowners should maintain a Home Inventory List or video of their belongings and valuables in case of a major fire disaster/burglary.
- Why apartment renters need “renters insurance” too. And by having a monitored security system - they also will realize discounts and lower premium savings.
- Learn about a great insurance benefit savings you receive when your home is protected by this company!

Be sure to join us on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 6:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. PST. Listen online live @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/letstalkhomesecurity or via telephone @ (646) 727-3396.

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Family In Austin, TX Awakens To Violent Home Invasion

March 26, 2009 by admin  
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Family Awakens To Violent Home Invasion As 10 Criminal Thugs Storm Through The Front Door.

Police Investigate Possible Gang-Related Ties - Courtesy of KXAN Austin News

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin police are investigating a possible gang-related home invasion. Police have asked the media to withhold some of the details, because they are worried about the safety of the family.

Early Thursday morning, the Austin Police Department was called out to a disturbance call at a home in Northeast Austin. The caller said his neighbor was being robbed and that there was a man with a gun laying on the ground with a gun. The officer arrived to find suspect Sean Gilbert Morrow, 26, on the ground.

The victim said he was asleep with his wife and their baby in the room when Morrow and nine other men broke into their bedroom, putting two guns and a knife to the back of their heads. The victim told police Morrow said, “We will kill you if you try anything.”

The suspects also reportedly made several other threats and claimed to be members of a gang. Meanwhile, Austin police said they do not know why the family was targeted.

The men took off with the family’s television set, a wallet and keys to a Cadillac Escalade. The men tied the man’s hands behind his back with some cable, and nine men took off in their own vehicles while Morrow tried to steal the car.

However, Morrow figure out how to start the vehicle, so police said he busted down the front door and chased down the woman who ran and tried to hide in the bedroom. The victim told police Morrow forced his way into the room and and forced her out to the car, demanding she start it for him.

When she got in the car, she hit the lock button, trapping herself inside. Her husband was then able to free himself and tackle Morrow until police arrived.  Click to watch the video here.

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Cheryl Watterson, Radio Host, 03-25-09

March 25, 2009 by admin  
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cheryl-rCheryl Watterson, Security Expert/Radio Host Talks About Crime On The Rise And How To Avoid Being A Victim Of A Home Burglary/Home Invasion Crime.

Doesn’t it seem like the world has gone totally crazy!?  That you have to be consciously aware and alert at all times to everything around you - your personal safety, home security, identity theft, and more.

Crime is rapidly increasing and it is our responsibility to provide the protection and security for ourselves, our home, and our family. 

Join us as we discuss the various ways to stay one-step ahead and fight back against the  home invasion criminal by providing impentrable protection coverage and safety for our home and family.

Join us on March 25, 2009, 6:00 pm/EST - 3:00 pm/PST.  Stay Safe!!

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ATM ALERT - Skimming Cash Out Of Your Account

March 24, 2009 by admin  
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Alert! Alert! There’s now another new way for high tech identity theft scammers to steal not only your ATM code and password, but all of your hard-earned cash!!  Have you heard of ATM Skimming?  If not, you need to watch this video and read up because it is happening all across our country.

Today was the first time I had heard about this type of ATM scam.  We all should be aware of this scam and what to look for since this scamming device looks exactly like part of the ATM machines we use each day.  Without being alert that something seems “strange” with your ATM machine, you might just blow it off as part of a bank upgrade.

Watch this video and read the skimming article because your cash may be at risk!

Courtesy of  Copninja and NBC Channel 10 News

Courtesy of Bankrate.com

A sharp-eyed customer making a transaction at an ATM outside a Boca Raton, Fla., Bank of America branch noticed a gap behind the metal faceplate of the ATM. A closer look revealed double-sided tape was all that kept the faceplate in place. Thinking it looked a tad suspicious, the customer gave a yank and the faceplate came off in his hands.

What the man had discovered was an ATM skimming device. Slide your ATM card into a skimmer and it will read all the account information stored electronically on the magnetic stripe, plus, depending on the sophistication, record your personal identification number, or PIN, as you punch it in on the ATM keypad.

Next thing you know, your checking account is notably lighter.

ATM skimming devices come in two flavors: ones that interferes with the ATM operation and ones that don’t.

The skimmers that interfere with the ATM operation are a bit easier to detect because even though customers insert or swipe their cards, it’s not the ATM’s card reader so the ATM isn’t actually being used and the customer isn’t getting any money.

That was the set up in the Boca Raton incident.

“They probably cased several ATMs at different banks, looking for an ATM face that they could build,” says Detective Pedro Palenzuela of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

“They used a grayish, fabricated metal container that looked like the same material. It was shaped to fit on the ATM but inside was a small laptop computer. It prompted the customer with a touch-screen instead of a keypad. The ATM had a card reader next to it.

“There was also a sign that said the ATM instructions had changed. The customer would swipe their card and would be prompted — ‘Welcome to Bank of America.’ It had all the instructions Bank of America would have. The customer would slide their card and the computer captured the information, saving it to the hard drive and storing the PIN.

“Then the customer would see a screen that says, ‘Thank you for using Bank of America. There has been a malfunction.’

“It was a pretty good scam,” says Palenzuela.

In other skimming cases, the thieves don’t interfere with the normal operation of the ATM. The skimmer is placed over the card reader but doesn’t block off the reader, and the customer gets money when making a withdrawal.

Thinking thieves
The bad guys are efficient and competent, says Rob Evans, marketing director at NCR, an ATM manufacturer.

“They’re not idiots or drug-addled junkies trying to get $20. They’re consummate businessmen. They adjust for the last countermeasure that we put in place. We build the wall higher, but they keep coming back with taller ladders.”

It’s hard to pin down numbers on just how pervasive skimming is becoming. It’s been happening since the late ’90s but has become more popular with the criminal element with the advent of smaller computing devices.

It can happen not just at ATMs, but also at cash registers when you make a purchase. Pay your restaurant tab with a credit card and you have no idea what the waiter might be doing with the card when it’s out of your sight.

But skimming at ATMs can be much more damaging because of the number of accounts and the amount of money that can be quickly accessed.

Kurt Helwig, executive director of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, which is spearheading a task force to tackle the problem, says criminals are willing to invest some time and money in skimming frauds because of the potential bounty.

“Twenty years ago, we defined ATM crime as someone getting hit over the head and having their money stolen. Then it was shoulder-surfing, watching someone punch in their PIN and leaving their receipt behind. This is the next step. It’s not just a one-on-one robbery. There’s a lot of money involved.”

Read the rest of the story -   Next: “… we’ve become victims of the convenience we demand”  

We all need to be vigilant about our entire security from our home security, personal security to our identity security.  There are invasion robbery scammers working hard to steal whatever they can from us.  And ATM skimming is another avenue they are working on.  Educate yourself, know what to look for, and have some type of Identity Theft Protection setup.

Be responsible for your personal identity & security protection.

The Ultimate Lock-Solid Protection

March 22, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Solutions

The Ultimate Lock provides solid strength for any perimeter door protection.

Would you like to keep the home intruders out of your home?  In setting up your home security protection - don’t rely solely upon ONE type of protection strategy.  Let’s say you want to protect your home by having a home security system installed.  That is an excellent home protection strategy and would be my Number 1 recommendation.  However, I would not stop there and say you are totally protected.  To get the very best protection coverage, I would recommend building layers of protection.

The violent home intruder is becoming bolder and bolder.  What that means is he may not care if you have a security system - even with the alarm warning signs and windows decals around your home .  He may attempt to break into your home because he knows he has time - anywhere from a few minutes to 10-15 minutes - before the police show up.   That’s all the time he needs to get in, grab what he wants, and out the door he goes…with your valuables.

What can a homeowner do to slow the criminal down?  First you have the alarm system installed.  Then you start hardening the perimeter of your home beginning with the weakest areas first.

Most home invasions happen right through the front door.  To the burglar or home invader they consider this their job and know exactly where to kick the door to cause it to give in and open right up.   Make sure the deadbolt hardware on your door is strong enough to withstand the brute force from a violent intruder.  Otherwise, you may become a victim of a home burglary or home invasion.

For an even stronger door make sure to reinforce the frame and hinges around the door.  I have seen front doors kicked in and while the deadbolt lock held the door intact,  the frame had splintered and gave way making an opening big enough for the intruder to get through.

How old are your deadbolts and locks?  If they are over 10 years old, consider updating them to stronger and better quality locks.  One of the newest deadbolt lock inventions is called The Ultimate Lock.  This lock is superior to just about any lock that I’ve seen.  Be sure to checkout the video at the end to see The Ultimate Lock in action.

In fact, here are some of the outstanding benefits of The Ultimate Lock:

  • It can withstand up to 4,000lbs of force
  • Has a specially engineered steel strike plate
  • Has a super hardened steel security bar
  • Has a patented lockout feature
  • Has a high security 6-pin anti-bump keylock

You have to see this lock in action to believe how it works.  And WORK is exactly what an intruder would have to do to get through a door with The Ultimate Lock installed.  Watch this video and see how this locking device should be one of the next protection strategies in your home defense system.

Stay safe and protect your home and family.

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Answers From A Security Expert

March 21, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Solutions

Cheryl Watterson, Radio Host/Security Expert answers questions on home security protection.

Article Courtesy of Home Alarm Pros.com.

cheryl-rCheryl Watterson, the author of HomeSecurity911.com and also of the Let’s Talk Home Security Radio Show is an expert in the field of Home Security. Cheryl not only blogs on the subject daily, she was also a security specialist for ADT for over 20 years. So when this woman has something to say about Home Security you better listen! I had a couple questions pressing my mind about Home Security and I thought “who better to ask than Cheryl?”

Cheryl was kind enough to answer a couple of my questions to help give us some more insight into our Home Security. What’s in bold are my questions I asked her and what’s in italics is her response. I do recommend reading Cheryl’s blog at HomeSecurity911.com. I always learn a ton each time she updates with a new blog post.

Do you think the Economy is really effecting people’s home security? Any comments on this?

Cheryl: Absolutely the economy is one of the biggest factors. I have been stating that as far back as September of last year that our slumping economy is a major cause of the increase. Any time the economy takes a downturn, home burglaries tend to increase. This is such an easy way for criminals and potentially desperate people to get quick and easy cash. We are seeing something totally unlike anything I’ve seen before and that’s the increase in home invasion robberies.

I worked as a security consultant for a major alarm company for 20 years and saw every trend - up and down - in the economies; however, I never saw home invasion robberies like I see today.

What do you think the Home Alarm Industry needs to do to better help it’s customers in their home security efforts?

Cheryl: The home alarm companies are interested in selling their equipment and service. Period. If you read my blogs you know that I absolutely believe in a home security system as the number one protection, but I don’t stop there. The homeowner needs a comprehensive perimeter protection as well as the home security protection to give them the absolute best protection for their home and family.

Thank you so much Cheryl for your reponse. This is very valauble information for all of us.  Take note from one of the industries experts that a Home Security System is neccessary in protecting your home. But it’s not the only thing! There are many other things you could be doing to better protect you, your family, and your belongings. As Burglars and Criminals alike get smarter and smarter, it’s important that our home security plans get smarter as well!

Another very interesting thing Cheryl mentioned was Home Invasion Robberies. These are robberies that take place with an occupied home! These are the scary ones because they involve good people getting hurt and bad people getting away with more than just stolen belongings. Cheryl sees a disturbing trend in this area of crime and it’s definetly something we should pay attention too.

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Women Living Alone May Be Targeted….Secure Your Home Today!!

March 19, 2009 by admin  
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The South Bend Tribune states “man broke into their homes, hit them and robbed them.”  There is a home invasion intruder - and possibly more than one - targeting women who live alone in the City of Elkhart, Indiana.  Within the past week approximately four homes were broken into while the women were there alone. 

Women who live alone - young, middle-aged, or elderly - should take every security precaution to ensure their personal safety and that they have a safe and well-protected home.  Many women become targets for these criminals by the mere fact that they live alone - and women don’t even realize it.    If you live alone, you should be on heightened alert whether you are at home, going to work, or wherever you are.  Women are typically a much easier victim for a home intruder or an attacker.  These home invasion intruders are becoming more emboldened and violent! 

Many women are complacent about their personal and home security protection thinking “it won’t happen to me.”  Yet, thinking that way can cause you to let your guard down.  Once that happens - you become an easy target for a home invasion robbery attack.

Here’s an article I wrote back in October 2008 that describes what happened to one young lady who lived alone.  The time is right now to become proactive with your home security protection.  The slumping economy is causing more and more home invasion intruders to come out of the woodwork - sort of like cockroaches

Many are out of work, looking for drug money, involved in gang-related initiation activities, and are going after the easiest way to get cash!!  Become Proactive Today in your home and personal security protection!!!

Courtesy of www.homesecurity911.com

Ladies, if you are living alone and don’t have a security system for protection you are being very naive.  In today’s world and in today’s economy it only makes sense to have a security system that protects your home, your family, and you. 

We just saw in the news this week a young anchorwoman, Ann Pressly, who was violently attacked - beaten, stabbed, and left for dead - after someone got inside her home.  This is a young 26-year old woman who lives alone and has a high visibility position.  People know her because she is seen on TV each day so they know a little about her schedule - when she is at home and when she is not.   If you are a high profile person like Ann Pressly, you may be more vulnerable to a predator attack than the average person.  Be proactive and install a security system for your protection!  

When you are alone at night, you can set your alarm while watching late night TV or right before you go to bed.  If there is a burglary or home invasion your alarm will alert you, make a tremendous amount of noise - also alerting the intruder, and will automatically notify your alarm company to immediately send the police.  If the perpetrator missed the alarm security sign in the front of your home (which is your first line of defense), then the high decibel alarm noise will be a big deterrant in scaring him away.

If you are in bed when the alarm goes off at 3:00 a.m. indicating there is a possible home intrusion, your first instinct may be to grab your personal protection, baseball bat, or your firearm. An intruder who breaks in at 3:00 a.m. is someone to be very wary of because he is more than likely a violent intruder.  You want to make sure you block any access the intruder may have to you.  As long as you are the only one home, immediately lock your door and place a door guard against the door to prevent the intruder from opening.  If you have a keypad or panic button in your bedroom,  press the panic button right away.  That way your alarm company will know you are in the home and need IMMEDIATE help!!  Your alarm siren should sound off for about 5-10 minutes.  The police should respond and be at your home well before then.

In my Home Invasion Prevention Training, I recommend that homeowners have a Home Safety Plan of Action so they specifically know what to do should they have a burglary or home invasion while at home.  With a well-thought out action plan, you know automatically what you will do ahead of time.  If you wait until the home invasion happens to decide what you should do, you may freeze up with fear and do nothing.  Don’t let that happen - be prepared, be proactive, and plan ahead.

If you are a young lady who lives alone, consider your security and safety as a top priority.  There are too many predators who will take advantage of young women thinking they are easy prey.  The first step to your protection is knowing you may be vulnerable and that you are going to do whatever it takes to reduce that vulnerability and avoid becoming a victim of a home invasion or burglary crime. 

Here are some steps to take to be proactive in your overall security protection:

1.  Install a quality security system in your home and include a panic button.  Keep the panic button or a second keypad in your bedroom.  Make sure all entry doors to your home are protected, windows that are especially vulnerable, and combine with interior motion detectors.  Your alarm rep can make recommendations on the best protection.  And always consider fire protection too.  (As a security consultant for 20 years, I know how valuable fire protection is).

2.  Make sure you have strong locks and updated deadbolts on your doors (with extra long bolts) and that the windows also have strong locks.  You can add some extra strength to your windows by placing dowel rods into the track of the windows.  Make sure you keep your doors and windows locked even while at home.

3.  Your perimeter doors should be solid core doors with reinforced frames.  Weak doorframes with high quality deadbolt locks can be kicked in with the frames giving way, but the door with the strong deadbolt is still intact.

4.  Look at putting a door guard at the front and back doors to your home that open in.  This again will add some extra strength to your doors.  If someone is going to intrude upon your home, make them have to work hard at getting in.  Most burglars don’t want to have to exert a lot of effort breaking into homes.  If you have built a strong and hardened perimeter, chances are the intruder will give up and go away.  HARDEN THE PERIMETER OF YOUR HOME.

5.  Because the master bedroom is definately where the intruder is going (at least at some point), have a good quality lock on that door as well.  Consider changing your door to a solid core door with reinforced frames.  You may want to have your master bedroom become your “Safe Room as you wait for the police to arrive.

6.  Have a Safety Plan of Action on specifics you will do to maintain your safety and any family members’ safety.  The plan should include your taking a self-defense class to learn techniques and tactics to defend and protect yourself and carrying some kind of personal protection products like pepper spray, mace spray, Taser C2, Stun Gun or Pepper Gun that can be used to fend off an intruder.  These are all non-lethal devices only meant to throw off an attacker giving you a chance to escape to safety and call the police.  Many women who have been stalked or previously attacked are resorting to firearms for personal protection.  Lethal or non-lethal - make sure you follow the legal requirements and that you are properly trained in how to use the device.

7.  Develop a safety and security awareness about things around you, the people around you, and any gut feelings about social situations you may be in.  You will want to develop a more heightened sense of security and common sense about situations you may have ignored before.  My daughter, who is 28, has told me I am too paranoid about personal security and safety.  I tell her it’s not being paranoid, it’s been realistic and using common sense about safety, being aware of what is going on and knowing how to protect yourself so you don’t become a victim of crime.

For women who have experienced an assault, a violent attack, or a rape, their whole outlook on life has totally changed forever. Please consider the above recommendations and make sure you place your security and safety high on your priority list.

Again, put a security system in your home!  Check this link on how to get a high quality, affordable security system monitored 24-hours a day by the world’s #1 alarm company - ADT Security.

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Stay Aware…Stay Alert…Stay Alive!!

Michael Bane, Downrange.TV, 03-18-09

March 16, 2009 by admin  
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Michael Bane, Radio Host/Editor of Downrange.TV talks with Let’s Talk Home Security host Cheryl Watterson about guns, personal protection, safety, and how to keep your home and family safe.

Bane has an amazing website that all gun enthusiasts,  outdoorsmen, sportsmen, and those seeking additional information on personal protection and safety will benefit from. 

Michael hosts his own weekly radio show on Downrange.TV called “Down Range Radio with Michael Bane.”  He is also Host and Producer for the following shows, “Shooting Gallery”, “The Best Defense”, and “Cowboys.”  You can go to www.downrange.tv and access these shows.

I came across Michael Bane a few weeks ago as I was writing an article on Home Invasion Prevention for www.homesecurity911.com.   The video Michael had put together on Home Invasion Prevention (shown below) was perfect and went right along with my blog article. 

Courtesy of Michael Bane, Downrange.TV

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The video was so well put together that I contacted Michael to see if he would agree to talk with me on my radio show Let’s Talk Home Security radio.  He agreed.  The valuable security information and knowledge he will impart about personal home protection using a firearm, the best defense in personal safety, and how to avoid a home invasion will certainly be of great benefit to everyone who listens.

Be sure to listen to the interview with Michael Bane on Let’s Talk Home Security radio show Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 6:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. PST.  The radio call-in number is (646) 727-3396 or listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/letstalkhomesecurity.

Home Invasion Prevention Tips

March 16, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Solutions

Proactive Home Invasion Tips on how to protect yourself in a home invasion robbery.

Here is an excellent video that covers what you should do to protect yourself and your family in a home invasion scenario.  Please watch this video as the producers provide real-life, valuable home invasion tips.

The thinking among most people regarding home invasion robberies is “it won’t happen to me!”  If you live in a small town, city, or community you are as vulnerable as those who live in the larger cities.  Especially now with our sagging economy. 

Courtesy of Michael Bane, Host of Downrange.TV

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We all should take the necessary preventative steps to secure our home, tighten up and harden the perimeter of our home, and ensure our family is protected.   When I read the daily reports on home invasion/home burglary crimes happening across our nation, most are committed by intruders who violently kick in the front door or take a big body and violently force open the front door.  WHAT DOES THIS SAY?  This says that the front door  is definately one of the weakest links and the intruders know this! 

After installing a security system, the #2 most important step in target hardening the perimeter of your home is installing the best deadbolt locking system and reinforcing the door frame.  The harder an intruder has to work to get into a home the sooner he will give up and move on to an easier target.

Home Invasion Prevention Tips

1.  Be proactive by installing a home security system.  Having a security system protecting your home and family can give you a tremendous amount of “peace of mind.”  A security system can be a simple and basic system that protects primary entry areas.  Or you can set the protection up to cover a more complete system that protects for burglary, intrusion, duress holdup, fire and carbon monoxide.  A security system is a 24/7 early alert warning system that sounds off a high decibel alarm siren when an intrusion or fire happens and then notifies a 24-hour monitoring service to quickly dispatch the police.  The best deterrent of a security system is having your alarm yard signs in the front and back areas and warning decals on your windows.  Take action and have a security system installed before you become a victim of a home burglary/home invasion robbery crime. 

2.  Install a strong, heavy-duty deadbolt/locking system on your perimeter doors - especially on the front door.  Don’t rely solely upon the security system for your total protection.  Why do I say that?  These criminals are quick, they know what they are doing, and know exactly where to kick your door for it to bust right open.  They also know the police response time can be anywhere from a few minutes to 5-10 minutes.  This can give them time to be in and out before the police arrive.  Check your locks and deadbolts to make sure they are strong enough to withstand a 250 lb. forceful kick.  One of the best and most ultimate locks on the market today is “The Ultimate Lock.  This lock, combined with your security system, can give you an impenetrable level of protection.  Another device you can use would be either a door stop alarm or a 20-gauge steel door brace.  These are reasonably priced and are excellent for an interior door such as your master bedroom or SAFE ROOM.  These products can keep the door from being opened allowing you time to notify the police to an attempted breakin. Or time to grab your gun!!!!  

3.  Check the window locks around your home and replace any that are not working properly.  Then go to the local hardware store and purchase dowel rods that you can measure and cut then place in the track of the windows to prevent them from being opened.  Be sure to grab some white spray paint (if that’s the color of your windows) or stain so that when they are placed into the track of the window they blend right in and no one will be able to tell they are there.  But they now added superior strength to your windows.  By doing this you are forcing the perpetrator (punks) to break the glass to get into your home and most burglars do not want to do that.  (Too much noise, might get cut, and takes too much time).  Be sure you have your alarm window stickers in the lower right or left corner as a warning.

4.  Check all perimeter doors to ensure they are solid core wood or metal core doors.  Any outdated flimsey doors should be replaced with stronger doors.  Reinforce the frame around the door and make sure the hinges that are not removable if they are on the exterior of the door.

5.  Have a planned SAFE ROOM set up in your home that you and your family can escape to in a home invasion robbery.

6.  Consider keeping some type of personal protection device(s) in your homeThis could be personal protection like Pepper Spray, Mace Spray, Stun Gun, TASER C2, or even a firearm.  Be sure to follow local law and city ordinances regarding these personal devices and take the appropriate training to ensure you know how to use your protection devices if you need to.  Click and checkout all types of personal protection devices at The Personal Security Store.

7.  Do Not open your door if you are unsure who is there!  This is the scam a majority of home invasion criminals use to get you to open your front door then violently force the door open.  If unsure who is there, ask before opening the door.  Remember, you do not have to open your door to anyone.  Carry a cell phone or home phone with you in case you need to verify who the person is or if you need to contact 911.

Be proactive and protect your home and family today!

Protect your home with an ADT home security system starting at $99/Installation Fee plus the 24-Hour Monitoring Services.  Call 866-755-6137 and speak with a security professional.
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