Posts Tagged ‘Guard Dog’
With home burglary and home invasions making the news almost every day, homeowners are justifiably concerned about their own safety and security. There is a physical loss of an average of $1700 from each home burglary. There is another average of $1700 worth of damage done to the home. That pales in comparison to the psychological damage done to the homeowner and his family. It is a feeling of violation that lasts for years.
And yet it seems so simple to take some proactive steps to prevent home burglary. For example, nearly 90% of all home burglaries occur through doors and windows that are not locked. So doesn’t it make sense to start by locking them? Home security for many can be very simple. But homeowners are sometimes lazy and don’t take any preventative measures. Read the rest of this entry »
If you have spent any time watching Planet Earth or any of the other nature-related Discovery channel program that studies animals in nature you will find that many of their defenses are more of a psychological advantage than anything else, trying to look bigger than the attacker. The same can hold true when you are a human defending yourself against an intruder.
Home security systems aren’t perfect. Truth be told, they’re one piece of your protective puzzle. If you want to really keep burglars at bay, there are some psychological tricks you can use to complement the system. Here are a few:
Home security signs. Whether or not you actually have a system installed, signs or stickers that say you do can act as a deterrent to burglars. Some burglars just won’t even attempt to enter a home that they believe has a home security system. They’ll move on to the next house, not wanting to take the risk. Read the rest of this entry »