Stopping Home Burglars Dead In Their Tracks

In the widely read article we wrote recently entitled ‘If You Move You’re Busted’ we discussed the scope of the problem of home burglary and backed it up with statistics. We also discussed several popular motion activated alarms and the two types of motion activated alarms: active and passive.

In today’s article we are highlighting several examples of how motion activated alarms can be effective at stopping home burglars.

Our first article is actually a testimonial from the chief of police in a local Georgia town where he credits the great decrease in burglaries to a push by the Police Department to get homeowners to install home security alarms. They are cheap and very effective. Most home burglaries have no witnesses because most burglars operate during the daytime when no one is at home. So a burglar alarm may be the only way to scare them off.

Another story out of New Jersey, police responded to a burglar alarm and found someone had entered a business and stole the cash register and an unknown amount of cigars.

In a different story a local homeowner shot a burglar who had gained entry into the home. The 53-year-old man was working in his home office upstairs when he was notified by his wife, who got a motion alert on her phone, from the couple’s motion activated alarm. Her motion activated alarm sent out the alert. The husband armed himself and ultimately shot one of two people inside his home who were going through their belongings. The two men were arrested several minutes later when they showed up at a local medical Center for attention. One victim was shot several times but his wounds were not life-threatening.

And out in Los Angeles where burglars do an average of 40 break-ins per day according to the story, with more than 14,000 residential burglaries reported to the Los Angeles police department in 2014.

A local security expert in Los Angeles offered up some tips for preventing burglary.

They included:

  • Using bright exterior lighting with motion sensors they can illuminate would-be thieves;
  • Install an alarm system and/or use motion detected alarms;
  • Use surveillance cameras both inside and outside of your home.

We have over 200 different types of alarms, but for home security this motion activated Barking Dog Alarm is one of the most effective. It can detect movement in a protected area up to 15 to 20 feet away. When motion is detected, the sound of an angry barking dog starts. It is just a proven fact that burglars don’t like dogs. The angry barking dog sounds are so realistic that they will fool any burglar.

Fake Motion LED
Fake Motion LED

And yes it’s true that surveillance cameras are an effective deterrent to home burglary but not everyone can afford the price of surveillance cameras which is why more one of our 43 different less expensive models of fake security cameras may work for you. This fake motion surveillance camera

Have you ever used motion activated alarm? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.