Day 3 Of The 14 Days Of Home Security & Personal Safety Protection

December 8, 2009 by admin  
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Welcome to Day 3 of the 14 Days of Home Security & Personal Safety Protection

Thanks for joining us for 14 days as we discuss problems and helpful solutions to maintaining a safe and well-protected home and strategies to keep personal safety a high priority this holiday season!

Install Outdoor Motion Detection Sensors On Your Home & Be Quickly Alerted Before A Car Break-In Or Home Intrusion Happens!

Problem:  There has been an overwhelming increase in the number of home burglaries and invasion robbery crimes while people are at home.  There has also been a dramatic spike in the number of homeowners reporting car break-ins of vehicles left in the driveway.  These  crimes are happening in just about every neighborhood throughout the U.S. and the police are not able to keep up with the high amount of criminal activities.

Solutions:  Install a perimeter system that gives an “early alert warning” that someone is approaching your home, attempting to break into your car in the driveway, trying to enter the garage area, or breaching the perimeter of your property.  Wouldn’t you rather know ahead of time that an intruder is potentially about to break into your home or bust out your car’s windows or rip-off  the wheels on your car left in the driveway?  For many homeowners the most frightening scenario is the thought of being awakened at 3:00 a.m. with an intruder standing above you with a gun pointed at your head.  The Voice Alert Home & Driveway System is an alert notification that does just that - it alerts you in a voice the precise location of a potential intruder on your property.

Tips For Implementing Solid Perimeter Protection Using An Early Alert Warning System  - The Voice Alert Home & Driveway System

  1. The Voice Alert Home & Driveway System uses outdoordriveway-alert-system-picr-12-8 wireless motion sensors that detect movement and then triggers a signal to a receiver/control unit inside the home.  A voice message will identify the location of where the intruder is by the exact area or zone.  If the owner is at home when the property is breached, they will immediately be alerted and can respond appropriately.  (Be sure to have a home security plan of action).
  2. An intruder coming onto your property at 3:00 a.m. is not expecting anyone to be awake.  The element of surprise is what they are looking for.  A home intruder who comes in while people are at home and asleep expect to catch the homeowner off-guard and within their control.  Therefore, we suggest you connect an outside siren with a loud decibel alarm to your Voice Alert System.  Noise is a big deterrent and most intruders will leave when a siren goes off as they don’t want to be caught or identified.  You can also connect the Voice Alert System to lights inside the home that will come on when an intruder moves through the outside sensors.  (This usually requires an electrician to setup).  Again, the intruder wants the element of surprise.  If lights come on that may indicate that someone is home and surprise is gone.
  3. Typical locations for installing the outdoor protection sensors would be covering the front door area or front of the home; the garage and driveway area; the back yard and back door area; and other vulnerable areas the may require alert notification.
  4. Other important applications you can use The Voice Alert Home & Driveway System for - Child monitoring, Pool safety, Home automatic and for Small business security. 

The primary key is KNOWING well ahead of time that a potentially “bad situation” is about to happen.  You would certainly want to know if someone is breaching the perimeter of your home or about to bust out the windows in your car or even that a car is driving into your driveway at 3:00 a.m. 

Check out The Voice Alert Home & Driveway System as part of your overall home security protection plan.  Remember, building levels of protection around your home will make your home more difficult to get into and less likely a target for home intruders.

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Burglars Hit Hard In South Bend

December 2, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Solutions

Once again the front page of the Local South Bend Tribune states, “Burglars hit area hard.” There has been a recent surge of burglaries on the cities northwest side and South Bend - like other cities - only has so many police officers who can handle these crimes.  Burglars know this and are out in force!

During the past few months I have been saying that there would be a dramatic increase over the holidays in home burglary crimes.  Criminals are desperate and don’t care one bit whether they violate your property or your rights!  So what do you do?  Fight Back!!

Homeowners this message is for YOU! Take action to protect your home and family.  Stop being complacent and thinking this type of crime won’t happen to you. Here are steps you can take to fight back by implementing optimum protection strategies to target harden your home against intruders!!

7-Steps To Fight Back Against Home Burglary/Home Invasion Robbery Crimes

1. Install a good quality home security system with 24/7 alarm monitoring. This should be your #1 “To Do” in order to protect your home.  Set up your security protection to deter intruders.  Make them think twice before selecting your home by initially placing visible alarm yard signs in the front and back areas of your home and put alarm decals on windows.  Your alarm company will be alerted to any type of home intrusion, burglary or emergency and can immediately dispatch the local police.  There really is no excuse not to protect your home and family with a security system.  Remember the police can’t be everywhere and the security and safety of your home and family is your responsibility.  Be proactive and protect your home.  (Get an ADT Security system installed and start your peace of mind today.  Call 800-699-9238 and use Promotion Code A51539 and get a $200 mail-in Rebate. Be sure to give the Promo Code A51539 for full credit).

2. Harden the perimeter of your home.  Evaluate perimeter doors, windows, and locks.  Make sure to have solid core wood or metal doors for the main entry doors.  Reinforce frames around doors that are older or outdated. Consider upgrading deadbolts and locks to ensure they can provide solid protection in case of a forced intrusion.  If your door gets kicked in with the forced kick of a 250 lb intruder, you want to ensure your deadbolt lock will hold the door in place.  Check our security partners at to see how effective this locking system can be.  Windows and glass slider doors that are especially vulnerable can have a security window film applied on the inside glass to make it virtually  impenetrable to be broken through in an attack.  Check our security partners at

3. Install an Early Alert Warning System for your home.  The Voice Alert System will let you know when someone is approaching or on your property within a specific radius of your home.  Outdoor sensors transmit an alert warning to a voice annunciator inside your home to let you know what area of your property is being breached by potential intruders.  Wouldn’t you like to know well ahead of time that someone is trying to enter your home or break into your car in the driveway?  The Voice Alert System lets you know giving you time to respond and alert 911.  Go to for details.

4. When you are at home, be sure to keep all doors and windows locked. If a stranger comes to your door, DO NOT open your door unless you know precisely who it is.  The majority of home invasion robberies happen right through the front door.  A homeowner automatically opens the front door without thinking and is confronted by a violent home intruder.  Make it a habit to ask who is at the front door before opening.  You can always communicate through a closed door. You are under no obligation to open your door to anyone - especially strangers.  Ask for identification if it is someone claiming to be from a utility or delivery service company.  Carry your phone and call to confirm their identity or call 911.  We hope to be to provide the Chain Reaction Home System in the near future.

5. Be sure to keep trees and shrubs trimmed around your home so you don’t give home intruders an easy place to hide.  Keep shrubs, bushes and trees well-trimmed - especially around ground level windows - so they do not block out light or serve as a hiding place.  Also  adding motion sensor lights around the home can provide a strong deterrent.  The best place to install motion sensor lights would be in the front, sides, back, and garage side of the house.  A suggestion would be to have the motion lights connected to a light or lamp inside the home.  That way if the outdoor motion light is activated it also turns a light on inside the house.  This gives the real impression to the burglar that someone may actually be at home.

6. When you pull into your driveway keep your car doors locked and observe if there are strangers around as you pull into the garage.  While still in your car, close the garage door and make sure it if fully closed as you exit your vehicle.  It is easy to become overwhelmed with groceries, packages, and work-related items to the point we aren’t paying close attention to what is going on in and around the garage area.  If you must park your car in the driveway or along the street in front of your home, take any valuables inside your home or place in the trunk.  Leaving valuables in plain view of a car burglar will make your vehicle extremely vulnerable.  Always lock doors, roll up windows, and if you have a door opener, take it inside.  Remember in a car break in the burglar can likely get inside your glove compartment and steal personal information such as car registration, etc.  Consider investing in a quality car alarm.  Also the Voice Alert System is another option letting you know when someone is near your car.

7. Keep some type of personal protection like pepper spray or mace near the front door - easily within reach in case of a forced intrusion. If you have small children, keep it out of reach and away from them.  Some homeowners resort to other non-lethal protection like a TASER or Stun Gun, other homeowners use lethal firearms for their family personal protection.  Be sure to follow local, city, and state laws regarding this protection and always make sure you know how to properly use the personal protection you select.  Keep in mind that the intruder may be armed so use your best judgment on how you will defend yourself. (

These are also important steps that should be included in your overall home protection.

  • Have a Home Security Plan of Action that states exactly what you will do to maintain the safety of your home and family.  This plan should outline some specific strategies that will help to strengthen the perimeter of your home and outline things that you can do to help provide additional protection for family members if you are involved in a home invasion attack.  The plan may also encourage taking a self-defense and/or personal safety awareness training class.  By learning safety awareness and self-defense techniques and tactics, you will know defensive ways to protect yourself against an attacker whether at home or on the street. (
  • Join or form a Neighborhood Watch Group where neighbors know each other in the immediate vicinity. Get to know the neighbors across from you. Have a form and get to know your neighbors so you can all watch out for each other.  Go across the street 5 houses to the left and 5 houses to the right and do the same on your side 5-houses to the left and 5-houses to the right.  Then exchange names, phone numbers, addresses, and vehicle types.  Recognize any unfamiliar vehicles especially those driving slowly looking at individual homes.  When you arrive home, if there is an unfamiliar vehicle parked in front of your home with people inside, you should drive on especially if you are the least bit in doubt or have a “gut feeling” that says drive on. (Form attached at the end the FREE Report for neighbor names/addresses).
  • Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Sometimes your intuition or instincts will let you know when something isn’t right.  Listen!  When you are out and about be aware if someone - perhaps a stranger - seems to be watching you too closely, seems overly friendly, or way too interested in your personal affairs.  Be aware of any vehicle that you feel is following you a little too closely as you drive home.

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Stay safe and protect your home and family.

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Fighting Back Against Violent Home Intruders Who Kill Dogs

November 17, 2009 by admin  
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Fight Back Against Violent Home Intruders Who Kill Dogs!!

Another family dog gets killed in a violent home burglary in South Bend, Indiana.  Homeowners please don’t rely upon your dog(s) to provide the security protection for your home.  This new wave of home burglars and home invasion intruders are violent - and they are carrying guns. They also have NO QUALMS ABOUT KILLING YOUR DOG - and that might even include YOU if you get in their way!!

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Set up a home security plan and begin protecting your home and family with top level protection that includes a security system.  Build an impenetrable level of protection around your home so intruders aren’t able to come right the front door or one of your windows!!

Do it now!! There is absolutely no excuse for not having a security system in our current economy.  Many people don’t realize it doesn’t take thousands of dollars for a good quality home security system.  Right now you can setup some simple common-sense protection around your home by going to your local hardware store. (Click simple common-sense link for info).

Fight back and protect your home, family and your pets.  These criminals are CRAZY VIOLENT and it doesn’t appear that crime is slowing down - especially as we head into the holidays.  (A time when it usually gets worse). Remember, desperate people do desperate things - however, I think these criminals actually enjoy what they are doing.  HEARTLESS DIRTBAG PUNKS!!

I  wrote an article on Friday the 13th about a sheepdog who was killedpet-sheepdogr2 when burglars broken into a home in South Bend, Indiana.  After these punks ransacked the home and ripped off the homeowner’s electronics and other valuables, they shot and killed the crippled sheepdog.

Then a few days later two family dogs were shot and killed during another burglary in South Bend.  Imagine coming home to find out your home has been broken into and all your valuables stolen.  That would be hard enough to fathem.  But on top of that the burglars shot your dogs as they made a clean break!  Heartless criminals!!

Home burglary and home invasion robbery crimes are plaguing neighborhoods all across the country.  Law enforcement officials can’t be everywhere so we need to personally take action to ensure our home and family are safe 24/7.  You can do that!!  There are effective steps and actions you can implement that will give you tremendous peace of mind. 

Be proactive and start today by implementing these actions!!

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Top 25 Most Dangerous Cities In The United States

October 29, 2009 by admin  
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Is your city one of the top 25 most dangerous cities in the United States?  Crime is increasing in almost every city throughout the country but in some areas it is infecting the entire fiber of the community.

You see unemployment dramatically increasing, people are losing their jobs every day, drugs are on the rise, and people are turning to the easiest way to make a buck - through violent home invasion robberies, home burglaries, personal assault robberies, and business burglaries. 

Having been a security consultant for a large alarm company for twenty years I saw crime on a daily basis.  Never have I seen crime exploding as it is today!  People need to be more proactive and take responsibility for setting up their home security protection.  By target hardening your home - both the perimeter and interior - you can make your home a less likely target of a violent home invasion or home burglary crime. 

As we approach the holiday season this has always been a time for giving and a time for “increased crime.”  We don’t need an increase in crime!  My recommendation is to start today by implementing optimum protection strategies -building layers of protection - for your home.  Refuse to become a victim of a senseless and violent home burglary - home invasion robbery crime.

Click this link and review the steps you can take to provide a solid and secure home for you and your family.

Here is the list of the Top 25 most dangerous cities in the United States.  Is your city one of them?

  1. St. Louis, Missouri
  2. Detroit, Michigan
  3. Flint, Michigan
  4. Compton, California
  5. Camden, New Jersey
  6. Birmingham, Alabama
  7. Cleveland, Ohio
  8. Oakland, California
  9. Youngstown, Ohio
  10. Gary, Indiana
  11. Richmond, California
  12. Baltimore, Maryland
  13. Memphis, Tennessee
  14. Trenton, New Jersey
  15. Richmond, Virginia
  16. Kansas City, Missouri
  17. Atlanta, Georgia
  18. Cincinnati, Ohio
  19. Washington, DC
  20. North Charleston, South Carolina
  21. Reading, Pennsylvania
  22. Newark, New Jersey
  23. Little Rock, Arkansas
  24. San Bernardino, California
  25. Orlando, Florida

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If you haven’t already done so, take action and start your home protection today!! 






Naked 91-Year Old Vet & Dog Corner Burglar Till Police Arrive

September 23, 2009 by admin  
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You Go Grandpa!!!  That’ll teach these punks to mess with a 91-year old.  When the drunken burglar came messing around a Lakeworth man’s home in the early morning hours, his dog went into action and cornered the home burglar while grandpa grabbed his gun and cell phone.

He immediately called the police for backup while he held the intruder at gunpoint.  One thing - grandpa forgot his pants!  He was stark naked.  But who cares - he’s 91, a WWII vet who probably served his country well, and survived a criminal burglary.  Naked or clothed - I like his attitude on crime control!

Dog + Gun + Security System = Priceless Home Protection!!

Here’s story and what the naked 91-year old went through Courtesy of Palm Beach

LAKE WORTH — A burglar early this morning clambered over a backyard fence on a quiet block on the city’s west side. He picked the wrong house.

He made it maybe a couple of steps before Rettt the dog, a mixture of Rottweiler and Doberman pinscher, charged, tearing the intruder’s shirt from his back in a growling, ferocious attack.


This gave homeowner Robert E. Thompson, 91, time to jump out of bed, grab his gun, a .38-caliber revolver loaded with hollow-point bullets, and to phone the police.

Then he went out back to let the guy know how he felt about home invaders. He raised the gun and shouted out in the darkness. He thought there might be three or four of them. He didn’t care.

“The funny part was I didn’t have any clothes on,” said Thompson, a World War II veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart during combat tours in Europe. “I was standing out there with a .38 in my hand, and I was stark naked.”

Already terrified of the dog, the burglar, who looked to be no older than 20, took a step toward the nude 91-year-old, and that was it for Thompson.

To read the rest of the story -CLICK HERE.

As I’ve said many times, dogs are an excellent early warning system.  And you can’t beat having a firearm to protect yourself with, but having a home security system would’ve blown the eardrums off the intruder, possibly alerted the neighborhood, and notified the police for help.

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Could Social Media Tip Off Home Intruders?

September 16, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News, Home Security Training

Listen Up - Could your Twitter and Facebook postings tip off home burglars to the fact that you aren’t home?

facebook-pic1When you tweet where you are or Facebook all your friends that you’re having the best cup of coffee at Panera Bread or Starbucks, are you alerting some unscrupulous “friend” that you’re not at home and that may be the opportunity for a home break-in?

Your first inclination may be “NO WAY” - who would possibly do that?  A savvy “professional” burglar that’s who.  Look at the number of burglaries and home invasion robberies that have dramatically increased over the last 18 months.  Anything is possible - you just need to be ahead of the game.

You see “online” child predators disguising themselves as “friends.”   Who’s to say there aren’t “online” local home burglars who carry their cell phones set up with Facebook/Twitter apps so they can keep up with what their “friends” are doing 24/7. 

Someone could potentially “friend” local community peeps on both Facebook and Twitter and just watch the conversations.  When someone is on vacation - talking about how great the oceanview is in Florida or that they are visiting family in California, this may be a great opportunity to checkout the home to see if anyone is REALLY home.  Bingo!! The home is totally empty — AND NO SECURITY SYSTEM!!

My suggestion is protect your home and family right now so you don’t have to worry what you say on Facebook, Twitter or whatever social media you use.  What is holding you back?  Taking action now means you’ll spend less money, get a good level of protection without breaking the bank, and have total peace of mind whether at home or away on vacation.

Checkout the great offers through ADT Security.  I’ve had ADT for 23 years and it’s the best peace of mind you can have when you consider your families’ safety and your home protection.

Install your security system today and tweet all you want about the coffee at Starbucks!!




Gun Sales Rise As Home Burglary & Home Invasions Increase!

August 17, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News

Courtesy of WRDW News 12


Many homeowners ARE taking action when it comes to protecting their home and families against home invasion intruders.  As crime increases and more and more homes are burglarized and violent home invasions take place, homeowners have decided to protect their families with lethal weapons.  Intruder -  Beware Of Homeowner should be the sign to let intruders know that homeowners aren’t going to be complacent and take it anymore. 

If you are one of the homeowners who is purchasing a firearm to protect your home and family, be sure to follow some common-sense rules.  Become properly trained in how to use the weapon, purchase the right firearm for your needs, keep firearm safety a high priority, and get a home security system too!

If you become a victim of a home invasion crime while sound asleep, you may not hear the intruder get into your home so the firearm is useless.  If you have  no noise to alert you - an intruder can be in your bedroom before you even know it with a firearm pointed at your head.  At least the security system will have protection points that the intruder has to violate or set off as he tries to get into or move about your home.

A really good level of protection is a security system, your personal protection of choice (firearm), and a loud barking dog! 

Take a look at my article Home Security Action Plan for some steps to protect your home and family.

Stay safe & protect your home and family!!  Keep firearm safety a priority.

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Burglarized While Asleep-It’s Time For A Security System!

June 16, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News

cw-burglar-thief-4-blogrRecently I opened up our small town news magazine (approximately 12,000) and this was one of the articles, 2 Homes Burglarized While Owners Slept.”  That’s a pretty scary scenario to find yourself in.  To know someone is bold enough to come right through your door knowing that someone may be home takes some guts! 

For those of you who have had this happen and don’t have a security system, shame on you for not being more proactive and ensuring your home and family are well-protected against this type of crime. 

It makes the crime more serious when the burglar enters a home while the homeowners are there and asleep.  He now has moved from a home burglar to a home invasion intruder.  By coming in while the homeowners are asleep, the intruder is not afraid - he is emboldened and definately means business - and sometimes it is violent. 

This type of criminal may well be on drugs, working with a gang initiation, or with a roving group of home intruders.   Whatever type, they are looking to take your cash, credit cards, jewelry, guns and whatever they can easily carry and they aren’t afraid of the consequences.

Homeowners who do not have any type of security system for their home should develop a daily habit of security and prevention.  When you leave your home or go to bed at night, make it a simple habit of checking to ensure all doors and windows are locked.  If you have a garage with a service door, ensure the service door is locked and that your garage door is down.  If you leave a vehicle outside, make sure you do not leave your garage door in the car as well as valuables.  This only entices the criminal to bust your windows to get what’s inside your car.  He really wants to get into your home and it makes things so much easier if the garage door opener is within reach.

Why not take a moment and think like a burglar.  Take a quick security check of the perimeter of your home and see what a burglar sees.  How well protected does your home look to a thief, a burglar, someone who wants to steal the things inside your home….and possible harm a family member if home?

• Do you have a security system?  If so, be sure to post both window decals and yard signs in the front and back of your home so a burglar can see from the street.  Make it a habit of alarming your security system at night and when you leave your home. 
• Do you leave outside lights on a night?  Lights can be a deterrent so leave a front porch light and garage lights on at night.  If you have a street light in the front of your home or nearby, that is a good deterrent as well.  Motion sensor lights are excellent too.
• Do you leave a vehicle outside instead of in the garage?  Make it a habit to keep your doors locked and take  valuables inside your home or place in the trunk.  Do not leave your garage door opener in your car when left outside.  Consider applying window security film to the glass to prevent a break-in.  VehicleGard is an excellent security film for cars
• Make sure all doors and windows are closed and securely locked.  If you have weak window locks, get dowel rods from the local hardware store and place in the window tracks to prevent windows from being slid up/down or side to side to open.  Make the burglar have to break the window in order to get through.  Most burglars don’t want to break glass and get cut or make a lot of noise.  They will usually opt for an easier home to break into unless they know exactly what valuables you have inside your home.
• If you purchase new valuables for your home, like a TV, media entertainment center, or anything of high value that comes in a box, break the box down and put it in your trash containers so people cannot see what you just purchased.  You may not realize that you are advertising to everyone - including the burglar- when you set the empty box outside along with your trash.

Again, if you don’t have a security system, be proactive and invest in one.  You can install a good quality security system at such a reasonable price today.  The protection and peace of mind you and your family will have definitely outweighs the cost.

Just knowing whether you’re home or away, sitting around watching TV, or asleep at night, if someone enters your “castle” uninvited, you will know it or someone from the alarm monitoring center will know it and be able to alert the proper police authorities to quickly get to your home.

Be proactive and don’t become a victim of crime!  Install a good quality home security system by a reputable alarm company.  That will give you total peace of mind 24/7.  You’ll be glad you did.

Protect your family and home now!

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