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.

Diversion Safes-Product Review

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In today’s blog post we’re doing product reviews of diversion safes. What are diversion safes?

The best way to describe them is as innocent looking, common household products such as food containers, cleaning products or soda cans with hollowed out interiors that are big enough to hold items such as cash and credit cards, jewelry, small collectibles and in some cases handguns.

Some good examples are this Maxwell House Coffee Diversion Safe that has an interior department of 3″ x 3.5″. The container is weighted to give it the feel of the real thing and of course it has the exterior look of the famous tin of Maxwell House coffee. Burglars spend on average 10 minutes inside a home on their burglarizing so you have no chance to look everywhere which is what the appeal is for diversion safes – “hiding things in plain sight.”

Another example is this Outdoor Diversion Safe that can be used to hide keys. No more getting locked out of the house.

Check out all of our other fabulous Diversion Safes to help protect your valuables.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Favorite Targets Of Home Burglars

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Reedley, California is located approximately 22 miles south of Fresno and is just slightly above middle-class America with a relatively young population which means they are working people. That area has received a rash of home burglaries in the last couple of weeks.

Read the whole story HERE.

In only one instance did burglars need to use force to break-in. The other burglaries were through unlocked doors or windows. All burglaries happen during the daytime when no one was at home except in one instance when a 50-year-old woman was inside the house-she managed to scare them away.

In every case cash and jewelry was taken and in some instances firearms were stolen. In one case a TV was taken.

The reason we are highlighting these cases is because they are excellent examples of what not to do. Obviously number one is to lock all your doors and windows even when you’re not home. A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States. A scary statistic is that less than 13% of all burglaries ever get cleared by the Police Department. So it’s a high reward and low risk enterprise.

And don’t think for one minute that burglars don’t “case” their targets. They do their homework and look for homes that appear to be affluent with no visible sign of a security system or other deterrents to do in their burglary.

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Burglars are looking for cash and credit cards, jewelry, firearms and other small valuable items that can be easily pawned for quick cash. They spend on average 10 minutes inside a home. They cannot look everywhere. Which is why we suggest using Diversion Safes as a way to hide your valuables.

Diversion safes are common household products with hollowed out interiors that are big enough to hide cash, credit cards, jewelry and in some cases small handguns.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!