Why Your Dog Is An Excellent Crime Deterrent

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dogs make excellent crime deterrents
dogs make excellent crime deterrents
Since the beginning of time dogs and humans have been largely inseparable. Today’s domestic dogs are descendants of wolves and foxes. For centuries humans have depended on dogs as companions, hunters, and guards. If you don’t already have a dog, security experts recommend that you give serious thought to owning one. The most hardened criminals, such as convicted burglars, rapists and murders, suggest that a dog is one of the most effective deterrents against crime.

Dogs can hear and smell much better than us. This allows them to detect the presence of a would-be-intruder long before we can. The heightened senses they possess allows us the time to prepare to defend ourselves. At the same time the dogs bark lets a criminal know they have been detected – which, in itself is usually enough to convince them to abort a planned crime. Criminals know that most dogs will attack if they feel their owner or territory is being threatened.

Don’t go out and buy a dog solely for protection, you must be willing to provide a loving home for your companion. The breed of dog is really personal preference. Breeds like German Shepherds, Dobermans, and Rottweilers are popular security dogs. Labs and Retrievers tend to make great pets for families with children. Research suggests that even more important than the size and strength of a dog is the dog’s bark. The louder and more continuous the bark, the better. So even a small dog that barks when others approach can make an excellent crime deterrent. By nature, dogs are nocturnal even though they tend to adapt to our sleep patterns. Even still, there instinct is to hunt at night and this makes them awesome home protectors while we rest.

Tips For Securing Home Doors and Windows From Intruders

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One of the easiest ways a burglar enters your home is through an unlocked door or window. Securing home doors and windows is quick, easy and inexpensive. Believe it or not, over half of all intruders enter homes through unlocked entry doors and windows. Nearly 40 percent of all break-ins take place during daylight hours. Most families fail at taking the number one precaution of always securing entry ways in the home. That being said, locked doors won’t stop a determined criminal but here are a few things you can do to make the job as difficult and time consuming as possible.

Tips For Securing Home Doors and Windows From Intruders

    Tips For Securing Home Doors and Windows From Intruders

  • Strengthen your entry doors. The door itself should be hollow core metal or solid wood. Try to avoid doors with heavy glass or wooden panels. However, if aesthetics win out, consider installing double cylinder locks – the kind that require a key to open from both inside and out. This will prevent an intruder from simply breaking the glass or wooden panel to unlatch the lock.
  • Install a heavy duty strike plate and 3 inch screws. These pieces of door hardware are inexpensive and provide extra protection against forced entry. Quality strike plates are made from stainless steel and offer different finishes to match your door.
  • All solid exterior doors should have a peephole installed. This will allow you to see whoever is outside, prior to opening your door.
  • Install deadbolt locks on all entry doors with at least a 1 inch throw. Security experts agree, that if you do only one thing, installing a deadbolt on each entry door is the most valuable thing you can do to secure the home
  • Sliding doors or patio doors leave your home most vulnerable to break-ins. Secure them with shatterproof or impact resistant panes. One way to provide extra protection is to install locks with vertical bolts or alternatively a door brace for added security.
  • Home Video Catches Burglar

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    When you list your home for sale, the last thing in the world you expect is for your real estate agent to steal clothes from your house. But that is exactly what a homeowner’s video surveillance camera caught recently. The homeowner presented the video to police who promptly arrested a man wore burglary. Police believe that the real estate agent has done this for quite some time.

    Read the whole story HERE.

    “How can something like this be prevented? Here are tips:

    • Install security cameras as part of your home security system. Not only can they trigger an alarm that sets off additional lighting and loud sounds, but they can notify the homeowner with a phone call or text message.
    • The cost of a surveillance system will add value to your house. Plus, some homeowners’ insurance plans give discounts if your property is equipped with a solid security system.
    • A camera that’s in plain sight provides a hefty deterrent to potential intruders or vandals. Imagine the peace of mind this will give you when you’re away—or even at home.”

    This four channel Wireless Security Camera system can provide you more than adequate coverage around your home increasing your home security and give you valuable peace of mind.

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    Mail Theft Tips

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    The National Sheriffs Association which is the group behind the neighborhood watch program puts out a variety of personal safety tips as well as home security tips including these mail theft tips.

    One of the most popular ways for thieves to steal your identity is through your mailbox.

    1. Don’t leave outgoing mail in an unlocked mailbox.

    2. Take your mail to a blue collection box or your local post office and don’t leave your mail in a collection box that is full.

    3. Pick up your mail right away after it’s delivered.

    4. Get a locked mailbox or convert your unlocked box to the lockable type and make sure that the mail slot is big enough for the letter carrier to insert your mail. Your letter carrier cannot pick up mail from this type of box.

    5. Have regular income checks deposited electronically into your bank account via direct deposit.

    6. If you are expecting credit cards, checks or other valuable mail and don’t get it, promptly contact the senders.

    7. If you see suspicious activity on your street promptly call 911 and report it to police.

    8. You might want to “opt out” of receiving pre-approved credit and insurance offers from the credit bureau mailing lists by calling 1-888-5OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) or by visiting online at www.optoutprescreen.com.

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    If you have a Security Surveillance System like the one shown here, you may want to aim one of the cameras towards your mailbox for added protection.

    By following these tips and using common sense, you can lessen your chances of being a victim of mail theft and possible identity theft. Getting your identity stolen is bad enough, trying to get the damage done to your credit is a nightmare.

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    Burglars Caught On Video

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    Three burglars broke into a home in Kansas City, Kansas recently and stole a computer, two televisions, five guitars and many other valuables. The local Fox television station did a story which you can read HERE.

    The homeowner had recently installed surveillance cameras after his home had been burglarized.

    The cameras picked up images of the burglars which he hopes will help police catch them and get his property back.

    Police tell us that if you have images of a burglar, the chances of catching him improve by over 50%.

    Burglary is a huge problem across the country with one occurring every 13 seconds according to the FBI. 30% of all home burglaries happen through unlocked doors and windows.

    This wired Four Channel System is one of the least expensive home security surveillance systems available. It has four wired bullet cameras that can be placed around your home for excellent security.

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    Combat ‘Door Knock’ Robberies With Homeowner Camera Systems

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    In a story out of San Francisco “Police are reporting a big surge in so-called “door knock burglaries” all over the Bay Area. That’s when thieves knock on your door and if you don’t answer, they break in. But now, more and more homeowners are catching these guys on camera to help police. 7 On Your Side found out more about how a surveillance system can help keep your family safe.

    It’s always been homeowners who are surprised by burglars. Now, more and more, it’s the burglars who are shocked when they find out their crimes were just caught on camera. Surveillance cameras scare off intruders and they lead to arrests. So we decided to show how you can protect your home with video surveillance.

    Some of the crimes captured on camera are stunning. In one, a team of burglars was caught on camera in San Jose. A woman clutching a baby was seen on camera knocking on the front door. No one answered, so her partners broke into the back of the home.

    Another video showed burglars in San Leandro who never knew a camera was watching as they cased a house, then quietly pulled up a car, and wrenched open the back window.

    In another case, two men kicked their way into an El Cerrito home only to realize a camera had captured their crime. One tried to knock it out, but it was too late.”

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    Handyman Caught On Video In Theft Of $70,000

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    “A suspicious Sanford homeowner installed video cameras and caught her handyman stealing $70,000 in jewelry, cash and other personal belongings, police said.

    Mary Pflueger told Sanford police that on Oct. 11 or 12, approximately $400-$500 in cash and a digital camera went missing from her home.

    Pflueger installed two hidden cameras inside her home on Oct. 27 because she suspected her 53-year-old handyman Philip Liles had been stealing her things — including a Tiffany & Co necklace valued at $6,100, according to a report.

    Video footage later showed Liles taking items from the safe inside her home. The police report included a list of more than 30 stolen items, including $500 in cash, necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets.

    Sanford police monitored the camera outside of 59-year-old Pflueger’s home Friday, when Liles returned to do yard work. The camera recorded him opening a safe and removing two $50 bills.

    “This time, the Sanford Police” were waiting for him, a news release said, and Liles was arrested at the scene.

    He is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, dealing in stolen property, false ownership to secondhand dealer, grand theft and petty theft.

    Police recovered some of Pflueger’s stolen items at a local pawn shop.

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    Security Cameras Catch Burglars In The Act

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    Neighbors in one Franklin County town are hoping their home surveillance system will help detectives catch three men who broke into their home Tuesday. The video shows the men breaking in and then running when a resident scared them off. Chris Jones said he awoke to noises Tuesday morning. He’s living with a friend who had just installed surveillance cameras inside and outside the home.

    The rest of the story is HERE.

    While on the phone with 911 he hollered out to the intruders, scaring them off. It was not until he saw the videotape that he realized they were armed. The Franklin County sheriff is investigating. No one has been arrested.

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    Cameras Could Catch Illegal Dumpers In Ashland

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    Officials plan to install hidden cameras around town to catch people illegally dumping trash, Assistant Town Manager Michael Herbert said Friday.
    “TVs, mattresses, a lot of junk that’s disposed along that roadway. Stuff shows up there and never goes away,” said Selectman Mark Juitt, who first raised the concern earlier this month.

    He said he sees big piles of garbage along the commuter rail access road near Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 135. Herbert said people also dump near the Howe Street landfill, but it’s hard to catch dumpers in action.

    The rest of the story is HERE.

    The town could fine property owners up to $300, but officials aren’t eager to fine the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or themselves, since the town owns the landfill.

    Instead, cameras will keep an eye on dumping hot spots and other secret locations to catch the perpetrators, Herbert said.

    Police will monitor the cameras and only review footage of people dumping trash, Herbert said.

    “The only people we’re going to pay attention to are the people who are doing something illegal,” he said.

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    Naperville Police Warn Residents About Burglaries

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    Residential burglaries are plaguing Naperville with 12 occurring in less than two weeks, according to police.

    In half of those cases between Aug. 29 and Sept. 10, the burglars entered unlocked homes at night while the owners were sleeping, police said. In nearly all of the daytime cases, doors and windows were forced open.

    “We’re thinking that there’s probably a couple different crews out there, and in one group either a suspect or suspects are doing nighttime looking for open doors and another group or person is doing daytime kicking in doors,” Sgt. Lou Cammiso said.

    The rest of the story is HERE.

    In the nighttime burglaries, the burglars seem to be sticking to the ground floor and swiping items that are easily accessible like laptops, wallets and other items people have left out. In the daytime when no one is around, they are going to other parts of the homes and have grabbed as much as $30,000 in jewelry from one residence, according to Cammiso.

    Residential burglaries numbers spiked in August with 17, up from seven in July and nine in June, Cammiso said. There have been eight this month.
    Many of the most recent burglaries have occurred on the south side of town. The Police Department is deploying detectives to the south side to do surveillance work, and police also are asking residents to lock their doors and report any suspicious activity.

    “We all believe it’s going to be a tip from the public about a suspicious person or vehicle that solves the case,” Cammiso said. “It’s a lot of ground for a handful of detectives to cover.”

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    Burlary Caught On Video

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    “A lamp was turned over. My jewelry box was emptied. There was a pillow on the floor missing a pillow case,” said Schwarting, who then checked her home surveillance video system.

    The video recording from several cameras showed a minivan pull into her driveway. A man got out of the vehicle while a woman passenger stayed inside the vehicle.

    The video shows the man knocking on the door, and when nobody answers he checks around the side of the house. The man can then be seen returning to the van and putting on a pair of gloves before grabbing a chair and going around the corner where he removed a screen and went through an unlocked window.

    A short time later the video shows the thief coming out of the house with stolen items, including the victim’s shotgun.

    “It makes me kind of scared to be around here until he’s caught,” Schwarting told KIRO-7.

    In several other burglaries nearby, police said the thief has removed unsecured air conditioning units from windows to get inside homes.

    In one case, he walked through the unlocked front door of Eladice Arnold.

    “They took antique heirloom jewelry. All my gold and silver,” said Arnold.

    The thief entered the home even though 85-year-old Lowell Arnold, who is disabled, was sleeping in a living room chair. Lowell uses an oxygen tank to help him breathe, and he said it appears the thief unscrewed the connection from the tank but did not steal it.

    “I’d say it is very dangerous,” said Lowell Arnold.

    Both detectives and victims are hoping everyone takes a good look at the video posted on the KIROTV.com website and they expect someone will be able to identify the crook and call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

    “I want to see him caught, definitely,” said Eladice Arnold.

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    Home Security Tips

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    With so many people owning homes and those homes representing the biggest investment that they have, it makes sense to know as much about home security as you can possibly get.

    So here are some home security tips that will help improve your home’s security.

    The very first thing I would recommend is that you join a neighborhood watch program. It is the single most effective tool against home burglary and it doesn’t cost a thing. It is absolutely free

    When it comes to doors make sure you use a solid core or metal door for all entrance points with a heavy-duty deadbolt lock with a 1 inch bolt. Make sure your door has a 160 degree wide-angle peephole no higher than 58 inches.

    If you have sliding glass doors make sure you put a blocking device on them all. Use highly visible alarm decals; beware of dog, security system in place and so on.

    Make sure all your windows are secured with secondary blocking devices block all accessible windows open no more than 6 inches for ventilation and make sure no one can reach through an open window to unlock the door use devices to prevent the window from being lifted out.

    If you have an alarm system, make sure you have visible signage for it. Window/Door Alarms are effective burglar alarms too.

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    Home Burglarized-Almost

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    Police are investigating an attempted burglary in a local neighborhood. The homeowner was gone for a while. When he returned he found five strangers inside his house. You can imagine how unnerving that can be. When they saw the homeowner, they dropped what they had their hands and fled. Police are looking for them at this moment.

    “Safety officials say home invasions can happen anywhere and at anytime. Green Bay Police report the city’s east side has also had several burglaries in the past week.”

    We encourage you to read this article on How To Improve Your Home Security in Four Easy Steps.

    One of the best ways that you can protect your home against burglary is with some fake security cameras, or even better we recommend the Electronic Watchdog which is a motion sensor alarm. When motion is detected up to 20 feet away from the unit, the sound of an angry barking dog starts.

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    HomeSafe Security System-Product Review

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    Law enforcement officials will tell you that 90% of all burglaries can be prevented and that over 30% of them occur by gaining entry through an unlocked door or window.

    There is no better time consider getting some home security tools for your place.

    The HomeSafe Home Security System represents an inexpensive solution to your home security needs. It sounds an alarm and will dial up to five preset telephone numbers to let you know that motion has been detected or a window or door has been opened in your home. A landline is required. It can be armed or disarmed by a remote control unit. The alarm is 105dB which is loud enough to even alert neighbors.

    This unit is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to provide security for your home. It can handle up to 16 wireless motion detection sensors or window/door sensors enough to cover even the biggest of homes.

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    Home Burglary Caught On Camera-How To Catch The Bad Guys

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    Last November a family in Salida, California had an alarm system and security camera installed in their house because they were burglarized. Well about a week ago they were burglarized again but this time the bad guy was caught on video.

    You can read the whole story and watch the video HERE

    The burglar stole jewelry and believe it or not asafe that contained many valuable family memorabilia that cannot be replaced. This all happened when the mother took her son to school.

    How To Catch The Bad Guys

    This surveillance camera with the family used was actually a hidden camera that was installed in the lower level of the house. Frequently our hidden cameras are used as security cameras. If you get a hidden camera like this Air Freshener Spy Camera (shown here) no one would suspect that they are being watched and it is a good way to catch a burglar for police to identify him at a later date. In this case the police are asking for assistance to identify the bad guy.

    Our hidden cameras record images are motion activated basis to an 8 GB SD card for easy playback.

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