How to Select a Burglar Alarm
Burglars dislike noise - it attracts attention. A barking dog is the best deterrent in preventing burglaries. However, a watch dog cannot always be depended upon. some professional burglars have been known to carry delectable "dog snacks" in their pockets - and with a full stomach, some watch dogs make friends easily and forget their purpose of guarding the premises. The most reliable safe-guard to protect your home and possessions is a reliable alarm.
Many types of burglar alarms can be obtained for residential use. It is advisable, however, that basic hardware security measures be followed first. If additional security is desired, the following recommendations could be helpful.
- Obtain estimates from three alarm companies, notifying each of this procedure.
- An audible alarm is recommended over silent alarms for residential use in order to first protect persons and secondly, property.
Don't depend entirely upon an alarm system to protect you - be sure to use proper locking devices. Any alarm system should include:
- A battery-powered fail-safe back-up.
- Fire-sensing capability.
- Read-out ability to check working of system.
- Horn sounding device installed in attic through vent.
When shopping for an alarm system, take this list with you.
If the value of small personal items warrants protection, a secondary barrier is an additional safeguard. On a hinging closet door, install a 1" dead bolt lock. Store your jewels, furs, cameras, guns, silverware and other valuables behind this barrier. Be sure to "pin" the hinges (as outlined in "How To Burglar-Proof Your Doors" - available from the above publisher.)
Crime is on the increase throughout America - and most of the world! It is vital that you take steps to protect your family, your home, your possessions and yourself. It could save a life . . .maybe yours!
Many burglars enter homes by simply breaking glass windows. A good deterrent is to have better quality glass installed at vulnerable points around the perimeter of your residence.
While a purse snatching is one of today's most common crimes facing women, strong arm robbery (hold-ups, muggings) is the most prevalent act where men are generally the victims.
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While we don't like to talk about it - or even think about it - crime is on the increase in America, and throughout the world. The number of burglars, muggers, auto thieves, robbers, purse snatchers, etc., is growing at an alarming rate.
The majority of devices mentioned in this report cost very little. All of them will help reduce burglary and make your house or apartment more secure.
The "art" of picking pockets is among one of the world's oldest professions. Author Charles Dickens' Artful Dodger is probably among the best known pickpockets. However, all are not juveniles--and all are not males!
Purse snatching is a crime of opportunity. You can eliminate that opportunity. Every female carrying a purse is a potential target.
Street crime is on the increase in most large U.S. cities. It is also becoming more prevalent in small communities. The following list of "safeguards" will help protect you - and may even save your life!
One of the most common non-violent crimes facing America today--and most of the world--is shoplifting. So prevalent is this problem that most stores and shops automatically increase prices (as much as 10%) to cover these losses.
How to Protect Your Home from Intruders