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Guardian Self Defense and Security Blog

Improve Your Home Security

Property crimes such as burglary and theft have reached epidemic proportions in both urban and rural settings throughout the US. Reasons include the economy, drugs, gangs, and lack of education. Will it get better? Don't bet on it, if fact the trend suggests the opposite. While your at work all day or all night your home sits idle. The chances of becoming a victim of property crime is very high. There are things you can do right now to secure your home and thus maintain a higher level of security. Do you own a dog? In a survey of 300 prison inmates who'd been convicted of burglary or residential crimes over 95% stated an unfriendly dog would deter or scare them away. Almost all of the respondents said that a dog that barked and made lots of noise would deter them from targeting that home. Another larger study of nearly 600 individuals convicted of property crimes posed the question of what are the most effective burglary preventer's. The top answer was a burglar alarm, window senors was a close second, followed by security patrols and then having a dog in the house. Concentrate on just a few things today to dramatically improve your home security situation. First, complete this home security survey This means answering honestly and addressing answers of 'NO' with an action plan. If you don't already have a home security alarm, consider adding one right away. They are much more affordable then you think and a cinch to get working. If you don't have a dog, maybe it's time to think about adding one to the family. Do some research and choose the breed that works best for you and your family. Labs, retrievers, and shepherds are great companions. They are very smart animals, territorial by nature, easily trained and typically make great watch dogs.
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