Who Needs a Home Security Camera?

Who needs home security cameras? Anyone who owns a home, town home or condominium should have one. A home security camera or even a one is an excellent, major deterrent to home burglary.

Not long ago I read an article about a professional burglar who had committed over 1,000 burglaries in his career without getting caught. Needless to say, he was very successful at what he did. He had certain rules for himself that he followed religiously which all contributed to his success.

Well, he finally got caught. It seems the police were on to him for a while but they could never quite figure out where he lived so they literally had to catch him in the act-which they eventually did. That may have been dumb luck. Call it what you will, the bad guy finally was apprehended.

He reluctantly confessed to most of his crimes. As part of a plea deal he made with the District Attorney, he agreed to reveal some of his secrets so that the police and homeowners would learn from him some tips to avoid being a victim of home burglary.

The first two tips and his biggest rules were: if you see a security camera on a home or even a sign that says there is a security camera-stay away; and if you see any signs of a dog in a home or even a sign warning of a guard dog-stay away. Those were the two biggest deterrents for him to burglarize a home.

He admitted in his post arrest debriefing that he always looked for weaknesses in home security such as open windows or garage doors. Believe it or not, almost 35% of all home burglaries happen through unlocked windows and doors.

He looked for little things that would create noise when he was walking up to a house like gravel in a walkway that could make a surprisingly loud crunch. If there was any sign on the windows, in the front yard or even a bumper sticker that indicated the homeowner had a gun-he’d stay away. An NRA sticker comes to mind.

One of the questions that he was asked was from street distance ‘could he tell the difference between a real home security camera and a fake security camera?’ He admitted he couldn’t.

Home burglaries are one of the few crimes in the country today that are on the increase. We have discussed the reasons for this in the past. It mostly has to do with the fact that homeowners make it so darn easy to burglarize the home. They put up very little in the way of resistance for any burglar.

Who needs home security cameras? You do!

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