Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to Survive a Mass Shooting

Mass-Shooting-AdviceAccording to the online magazine The Nation, there were 16 mass shootings last year (2012) in the United States, leaving at least 88 dead.  Two of the deadliest shootings last year happened in a Colorado theater and a Connecticut elementary school, but so did many others in which multiple people were killed.  Mass shootings happen at random places, such as a church, a movie theatre, a soccer field, a salon, a courthouse, and the list goes on.  While some argue shootings are predictable, the truth may be that they are in fact random.  So how do you survive such a random act of violence?  The key may be preparation and taking action.

        As ABC News explains in a 20/20 report, in an emergency situation, quite often people go through a fight or flight process.  It has to do with our frontal cortex and how we act neurologically.  This often causes tunnel vision and impaired hearing.  But what also kicks in is muscle memory (if stored) and adrenaline.  Both of which can be used to survive a mass shooting.  Let’s break down the top five tips to survive such a shooting.

        PREPARE:  If you are a student of some sort, the chances are (hopefully) you’ve experienced some sort of mass shooting drill at school.  Just as Home Security Store recommends you prepare for the worst as far as natural disasters go, so too you should prepare for a possible shooting, especially when in a crowded place.

        RUN:  If the shooter is far way enough, you’ve got to run and not stand still or hide.  If you are in an enclosed building, find the nearest exit and get out.

        CAN’T RUN?  HIDE:  In California, residents are taught not to run in the case of an earthquake – rather duck and cover under the biggest object you can find such as a heavy and sturdy desk. The same could be said for where to hide in a shooting situation.  First, find a room if you can and lock the door.  Put a chair, sofa, or anything in front of the door.  Next, turn the lights off and then hide under a desk if need be. 

        SILENCE IS GOLDEN:  Silence your cell phone and if you can use a landline to call for help and tell authorities where you are.  Remember, a landline is easier to track than a cell phone is.  Also, if you don’t have your cell phone with you then leave it behind.  A ring could mean the difference between life and death.

        FIGHT:  If it comes to a fight, then do it!  Here’s where your physical survival skills must set in.  Of course if there is a group of you, fight together as one – fight as a mob.  The trick is to utilize anything you can find as a weapon – fire extinguishers, scissors, hot coffee, glass objects, even a pen. Aim for his hands and if you can’t do that then aim high for his eyes, face, shoulder, and neck.

The bottom line is – when caught in tragedy you have to do something.  Keep in mind the first five seconds of a shooting can make or break your odds of survival.  Also be prepared and think out the decision to place yourself in a high-risk place, such as a concert, a football game, a public park, or an auditorium of some kind.

Ralph Winn

5 Tips to Protect Your Home From Harsh Weather This Winter

Harsh WinterWith autumn officially upon us, it is time to prepare our homes from the future harsh weather conditions being predicted by scientists this winter. From hurricanes and tropical storms to flash floods and freezing temperatures, no matter where we are in the world, we are being told to brace ourselves for weather events which may end up being more severe than usual for this time of year. In an attempt to avoid the structural damage that harsh weather is known to exact on homes, smart homeowners everywhere are using some of the same tips that we are presenting to you today.

TIP #1: Install a FloodStop System for Water Heaters

Ask anyone who’s experienced a leaking water heater (like moi) and they’ll tell you that whether it’s a slight leak or a major flood, they’d avoid this sort of mess if they had the chance. Luckily, you have that chance and should take full advantage now. By installing a FloodStop System for Water Heaters like the one found in our main store, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you will be notified by an alarm immediately when a leak occurs. Your home’s protection doesn’t end there, however, as the FloodStop System will also immediately shut off the water heater’s valve in order to prevent full-scale flooding.

TIP # 2: Install Water/Flood Sensors

Unfortunately, water heaters aren’t the only appliances that present a flood threat inside your home. Frozen pipes or leaking hoses elsewhere in the home can also break and cause significant damage to flooring, walls, cabinets, furnishings, etc. In order to avoid such a catastrophe, we advise you to install water and flood sensors, which will try to contact you on up to three different telephone numbers so that you can avoid the displeasure of extreme water damage. 

TIP #3: Install Freeze/Temperature Alarms

Often, damage to a house which is caused by a weather event happens while we are away from home. Time is of the essence in these situations and it is important to rush home as soon as possible in order to minimize damage and stop a threat. But what happens when you are unable to drop everything and return home? What happens when you are traveling and getting home in time just isn’t possible? Well, for such a scenario we recommend that you install a device like the Freeze Alert which will allow you to call into the unit in order to remotely check the temperature in your home before freezing temperatures hit. The idea here is that you are able to remotely monitor your home’s temperature instead of waiting for an alarm to contact you AFTER freezing temperatures are recognized inside of the home. Having the ability to do so gives you the luxury of sending a family member or a building manager to your home to adjust the temperature inside before it’s too late.

TIP #4: Protect Your Pipes

If you’ve already spent a Winter in an area where pipes are subject to freezing, this tip isn’t news to you. To those of you who’ve recently located or who are experiencing colder than normal temperatures this Winter, listen up. Pipes exposed to outside conditions freeze pretty easily when temperatures fall below 20 degrees fahrenheit. To protect your pipes from freezing, cover them with insulated sleeves and try to leave at least one faucet running at minimal force just to keep water circulating through your home’s plumbing system.

TIP #5: Prevent Ice Blockages

Snow that accumulates on rooftops can lead to significant water damage in a home. While snow at the top of a roof generally melts due to heat radiating from an attic, vacation homes or even your own home can experience a threat from rooftop ice if you are planning to travel this Winter. For one thing, while rooftop snow will melt, snow along the edges of your roof may not. Ice built up along the edges can block water from running off as it normally would and cause it, instead, to run into your walls. Rooftop ice that does not melt (like when you are away for an extended period) may also cause rooftop damage due to weight and pressure building up on a roof. Knowing this ahead of time means that you can (and should!) take precautions. Doing things like checking your attic to assure its proper ventilation and insulation, and cleaning your rain gutter can go a long way in preventing ice blockages.

Your Turn

You know what they say about an ‘ounce of prevention’, so please think carefully about applying these tips to your home’s security this Winter. We also know that you’ve got some great harsh weather tips to share with us, so we hope you’ll take a few minutes to post those in the comments section below. Also, if your home’s structure has suffered due to extreme weather in recent years, please tell us a bit about your story and what you now do differently in order to prevent similar disasters in the future.

Ralph Winn

Halloween and Home Security

HalloweenHome security is something that should be on your mind all year long, but extra attention should be paid to it as we approach Halloween this year. Why? Well, as we sometimes ask you to do, think like a criminal would for just a few minutes. What better time is there to break into a home than on October 31st?

Think about it, people of all ages will be wearing disguises on that day. Strangers will freely roam every neighborhood in America throughout the evening. Many homeowners will have their houses decorated, sometimes with props that will obstruct doors and windows from street view. Half the neighborhood will also leave home to trick-or-treat or to attend Halloween-themed events and strangers approaching a home will not be an unusual occurrence. And no one will even think twice about perimeter lights being turned off at night since doing so is a universal ‘no candy here’ signal for trick-or-treaters.

Never Let Your Guard Down

Enjoying your Halloween festivities should never involve abandoning your home security senses. As we have already shared with you many times on this blog, good home security requires conscious thought and sound preparations. It is not something that you can afford to leave to chance, nor is assembling a DIY home security system a task that you should leave until the last minute. So, when planning for Halloween this year, stay vigilant by employing the following home security tips:

Keep Your Alarm System Armed

Weather permitting, consider sitting outside of your front door in order to hand treats outs. Doing so will eliminate the need for you to leave your system unarmed and you will not have to open your front door to strangers…or the possibility of a home invasion. So, bundle up, place a chair on your porch and safely enjoy the evening.

Leave Your Lights On

While a dark porch sends the message that you are not handing candy out, it also provides a cloak of protection to a disguised burglar. Remember that most experienced criminals can kick a door in or bump a lock in just a matter of seconds. Most also spend less than 10 minutes inside of a home, which means that they can be in and out faster than the time it takes for the police to arrive. With this in mind, you’re better off placing a large sign outside stating that you’re not passing out candy than you are leaving your lights off.

Put Security Deterrents to Work

Believe it or not, the average burglar does not like to work too hard at her job. This is why deterrents are known to be so effective when properly used. While you’re away from home on Halloween, consider using something like the Fake TV Burglar Deterrent Device featured in our main store, which will give criminals the impression that you are inside of your home enjoying a little evening entertainment even though you are away. Couple this with another deterrent like the Rex Plus Electronic Watchdog Alarm (which barks like a live watchdog whenever someone approaches your home) and even criminals with the least amount of common sense will think twice about entering your house.

Keep Strangers Out

Haunted houses are Halloween staples in most neighborhoods. Unfortunately, they also create prime opportunities for criminals to enter a home and perhaps even lie in wait to harm its residents. At the very least, they create opportunities for burglars to enter and use sticky fingers to exit with anything that’s not nailed down. Minimize your chances of becoming an unfortunate victim by selecting a community center or some other offsite location for your haunted house this year.

Keep Your Eye On Security

Before the date arrives, double-check your surveillance cameras and DVRs to be certain that they are in good working order and that cameras are properly set according to your intended field of vision. And if you have not already expanded your alarm system to include security cameras, this is as good a time as any to do so. Multiple cameras are recommended and remember that fake cameras can even be used to thwart burglars.

Think Like a Homeowner

Ok, that’s enough for thinking like a criminal. Now, think like a smart homeowner again and put your best foot forward in safely preparing for this year’s Halloween festivities. Share this post with your social media streams, your friends, family and neighbors in order that everyone may enjoy a lively day without suffering damage and loss from a security breach.

What Say You?

Have you ever been burglarized on Halloween? Do you know anyone who has? What tips or advice have we missed in this post? Your experiences help us all learn valuable security lessons. So, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about maximizing home security on Halloween in the space provided below.

Ralph Winn

10 Things You Should Have Learned About Home Security By Now (Part Two)

alarm2In part one of this post, we covered a list of five basic things that our regular readers should have learned from this blog by now. Really, this list is something that every homeowner should know about home security (so be sure to share it with your friends and family members). If you haven’t already read the first part of this post, we strongly urge you to do so, pronto! For those of you who are already up to speed, we present to you five more basic and very important home security lessons.

6. You Should Have a Home Inventory List (and update it frequently)

Some time ago, we offered you a how-to lesson on creating your own home inventory list. Hopefully, you’ve all done so already, but if you haven’t please note that this is a very important home security tip. If your home is ever burglarized, this is the most efficient way of immediately knowing what is missing and offering a detailed description to law enforcement officers. As serial numbers, distinct markings, receipts and photos should also be included, a home inventory list is also a good way of identifying your items should they ever be located by a pawn dealer or through a police bust.

7. Fake It Till You Make It

Surveillance cameras help deter crime. No one wants to be caught on tape committing a crime and, therefore, intruders are more likely to pass on burglarizing a home where one exists. We usually recommend multi-channel systems which require the strategic placement of multiple cameras in and around your home. Many homeowners even use a combination of real cameras alongside fake ones and thieves are none the wiser. College students or those on a fixed income can even benefit from having a single fake security camera as few criminals want to take the chance of being filmed in action.

8. You Can Have the Best Surveillance Technology On a DIY Budget

Homeowners building security on a DIY budget have been very pleased with the level of quality offered in today’s surveillance technology. Take, for example, the Sony Super HAD surveillance cameras offered in our main store. Able to offer a sharp, clear, finely detailed recording in every frame– whether in the midnight hours or in times of direct sunlight– there simply is no need to sacrifice the highest levels of surveillance security that you desire and deserve.

9. Pool Safety Should Never Be Ignored

Protecting your home against intruders is one thing, but protecting your children against any and all possible dangers in the home is everything. This is why we’ve taken the time to educate our readers on the importance of pool safety and make suggestions to help you secure this area of your home at all times. From alarms like the Safety Turtle Pool Alarm to other alarm types like the Safety Turtle Wireless Gate alarm, our readers now know that devices like these are available on the DIY market. Hopefully, we’ve also made it clear that homeowners who do not have children also have a responsibility to install devices like these just to keep visiting children and wandering pets safe, too.

10. Security Is All About Layering

Many of our posts tie into the general theme that layering home security is of the utmost importance. Prior to finding our blog, it’s likely that you hadn’t a clue about what layering was or how to go about using it to construct your home security system. If you’re new to this blog, layering simply refers to a combination of things including deterrents, lighting, locks and alarms. Essentially, you never want to rely solely on just one of these items, but you’re far better off creating multiple ‘layers’ of security that an intruder must ignore, bypass or disassemble in order to gain access to your home. The more layers your home has, the more work he has to do to break-in. We all know that most burglars are too lazy to do this work (not to mention it increases their chances of being caught) and so they’re more likely to pass on breaking into a home with multiple layers.

In Case You Missed It

Should you want to read more about any of the topics mentioned in part one or part two of this post, simply enter the most relevant keyword in the search box near the top right of this page and click the ‘submit’ button. From there, you’ll have access to every post we’ve written on that topic and you may even discover a few gems that you might have missed along the way. We hope that this blog has helped broaden your knowledge about home security and the various do-it-yourself options which are readily available to you.

Ralph Winn

10 Things You Should Have Learned About Home Security By Now (Part One)

SmartHomeOur longtime readers should be well-versed on the subject of home security by now. Even if you’re not, though, our archives are brimming with useful information to help you assemble the best DIY security system for your home. In part one of this two-part series, we now present you with a short (but crucial) list of things that you should now know about home security:

1. Wireless and Hardwired Systems Offer the Same Home Protection

There was a time when hardwired systems– that is security systems that involve detailed wiring inside of a home’s walls– were considered to be better than wireless security systems. In the early years, technology hadn’t developed to the point that it has today. Because of this, it wasn’t unusual for people to experience interference from nearby devices or even weaker signals between sensors and an alarm’s main base. Those days have long since passed, however, and, in most instances, today’s wireless alarms offer the same level of protection as hardwired systems. The only exception to this may be if a building’s square footage is too large for sensors to effectively communicate with the alarm’s brain. However, for average sized homes and, certainly, apartments and condos, there is no need to drill through walls and cabinets to install an alarm’s wires when a wireless unit can be installed in a matter of hours and offer the same level of protection.

2. Alarm Monitoring Is Not Only Essential, It’s Affordable

Prior to reading this blog you probably thought that alarm monitoring wasn’t a big deal. Since reading multiple posts on this subject, however, you now know that alarm monitoring, as in having a live third-party immediately on alert and investigating an alarm, makes a huge difference in your safety. Unfortunately, third-party vendors– even some of the largest and most popular names in the security business– have duped people into believing that the only way to secure such protection is to pay hundreds of dollars per year for such personalized service. It has been our pleasure to introduce you to Alarm Relay, though, so that you now know that alarm monitoring can be secured for a mere $8.95 per month.

3. Burglars Are Your Friends

Ok, not really. We hope. But they can be and that’s what we’ve tried to teach you here. Criminals aren’t always creepy guys lurking in dark alleys at night while plotting their next heist. Much to the chagrin of several homeowners, burglars have been their own neighbors, pastors (yes, that really happened) and even a few trusted friends– or the friend of a friend. Whatever the case may be, we’ve stressed this point in an effort to urge each of you reading this to be very mindful of who you allow into your home and who you give access to in terms of providing spare keys or carte blanche access to your garage, tool shed, etc.

4. False Alarms Are Preventable

We’ve made a lot of fuss about people who have very capable alarm systems, but deliberately resist using them. A good majority of the time, people like this don’t arm their alarms simply because they’ve experienced too many false alarms. Understanding that this can be annoying, as well as expensive (some cities charge for police officers being dispatched on false alarms), we’ve shared how most false alarms are preventable. Often, they are due to human error like forgetting an alarm code or to things like faulty installations or even loose window or door sensors.

5. Deterrents Are Just As Important As Alarms

When you first arrived on this blog, you probably thought that an alarm was the end-all-be-all of home security. Since joining our readership, however, you now know that while an alarm is an integral part of an overall system of protection, it is not the only important component involved. This is because deterring burglars from approaching your home in the first place can be just as important as installing a DIY alarm system. To state this another way– doing things like placing security signs and motion-activated lighting around your home, is just as important as protecting your home with an actual alarm system.

Need to Catch Up? No Worries, We’re Here For You

Stay tuned for part two of this post where we’ll share the rest of the list and offer five more important things that you should know about home security. And, don’t worry, if you feel a little lost on any of the subjects covered here, there’s still time to explore and learn. Everything discussed today and in part two of this post has been presented in more detail in earlier posts. So use the search box to your right and take a few minutes to catch up while you’re here. You owe it to yourself, your home and your neighborhood to know everything that you can about home security in order to prevent a burglary from happening to you or someone you love.

Ralph Winn

Avert a Sneaky Thief

iStock_000011431032SmallBelieve it or not, every burglary is not immediately recognized. It may take days or even months before someone realizes that they’ve been ripped off. How is this possible, you ask? Simple –  some thieves don’t ransack a home looking for random items of value, sneaky thieves will sometimes target a single valuable that may not be immediately missed. Examples include, a single piece of fine jewelry, a small collectible or even cash previously tucked away for a rainy day.

Who Would Do Such a Thing?

Often, when these sly burglaries happen, they are initiated by someone who’s had access to your home in the past. This may be a housekeeper, a utility worker, a handyman or even a personal acquaintance. Often, this person has visited your home without any suspicion whatsoever only to return on their own at a later date or even send someone else to do the dirty work instead.

Real Life Examples

Several months ago, one of our faithful readers reported that his Hot Wheels collection had been stolen from his attic. He hadn’t noticed it right away, but a worker had been allowed access to his attic for a legitimate reason. Unfortunately, this is where his valuable collection was stored for safekeeping and it wasn’t until later that he noticed that it was missing.

A few weeks ago, I met a very heartbroken woman who reported a similar incident in her home. This time, however, a thief had stolen a family ring which had been passed down to her from generations beyond. Because of the ring’s sentimental and dollar value, she seldom wore it unless attending a very special, formal occasion. It wasn’t until she was dressing to attend one such occasion that she even realized that the irreplaceable item had been lifted. While she had a longtime trusted housekeeper, which she was quite confident would never do such a thing to her, she did recall a day or two when her housekeeper had brought an assistant to help her around the house. Hmmm.

While I don’t know the outcome of either of these scenarios, I do know that they are common occurrences. Although there are likely suspects in these cases, there’s no guarantee that the suspects are actual thieves or that these items can ever be retrieved. This is why we constantly remind our readers to be extra vigilant about who is allowed in and around their home.

How You Can Avoid Becoming the Victim Of a Sneaky Thief

Ok, all thieves are sneaky, but as you now know, some are sneakier than others in that they leave very little evidence alerting you that a crime has even happened. So short of never inviting anyone into your home, what can you do to avoid being ripped off by one of these types? Here are a few ideas that we suggest you implement right away:

       Keep valuables in an ultra-secure location such as a safe or a locked closet or cabinet. For example, consider keeping valuables in a closet secured with a keyless entry system like the Adel Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock, which you can install on your own and will ensure that the closet can only be opened by your fingerprint (or the fingerprints of another household member programmed into the lock).

       Place security cameras throughout your home. You may even want to install a hidden camera system such as a Functional Smoke Detector Covert Color Camera. Be sure that jewelry boxes, safes or other places where valuables are stored are within the camera’s vision field.

       Store items in a diversion safe. In addition to a traditional safe, consider storing small items like jewelry and cash in a diversion safe. A good example of such can be found on our main page where you can check out the Diversion Safe Fruit Cocktail Can, which looks like an ordinary canned good while safely concealing your small valuables.

As much as I know about home security, I often find myself leaving valuable things in plain sight. My guess is that you do the same thing since most of us feel relaxed, safe and comfortable in our own homes. With that said, let’s heed the reminder to place valuables in safe locations and take extra steps to monitor and secure those locations right away.

Can You Spare a Moment For Our Readers?

Your voice is important to this blog. We appreciate your comments and we thank you for sharing your stories with us (like the poor guy who lost his Hot Wheel collection). Your sharing helps others think more closely about their security, which is what this blog is all about. With that said, we hope that you’ll take a few moments to enlighten us with a few more tips on how we can avert sneaky thieves. So, tell us, have you ever realized a theft long after it had occurred? How did you discover it and were your items ever recovered? Which home security products did you invest in as a result? Our comments section is now in your hands.

Ralph Winn

The Alarm System of Tomorrow, Today (Get iSmart)

Accompanied with an all-new, in-house produced online commercial, the iSmart Alarm is the new buzz of excitement making its way around Home Security Store. Our customers are excited, our experts are impressed and there is a consensus moving around the home security industry that this is the alarm system of the future.

Imagine an alarm system that fits in the palm of your hand. That’s the easiest and most honest way to describe the iSmart Alarm. Complete with 2 door/window contacts, 2 key fobs, a motion detector and an innovative control panel, the iSmart Alarm includes all standard alarm system accessories.

The Twist: All the accessories are monitored and controlled through your smart phone (currently available for iPhone and Droid systems). The “innovative control panel” is called the Cube One and has one simple job: Connect all of your accessories wirelessly and send them straight to your smart phone ‘iSmart Alarm App’ for operation. The Cube One only requires a power source and connects to your home internet router via Ethernet cable.

From there, everything runs through your smart phone. Arm and disarm your system, hit the panic button in an emergency situation and receive instant push notifications in real time to know when your home has been intruded. With all this technology, you’d think this baby would cost a fortune. Think again.

The Even Bigger Twist: It’s affordable. There’s no easier way to say it. Compare prices. Take a test drive with the system. We’re confident that the technological and psychological value of the iSmart Alarm trumps its monetary value.

The Benefits:

1) No Monthly Monitoring Fees, No Contracts

2) Lightning-Fast Installation

3) Your Remote Control is literally Always in Your Hand – Anywhere in the World

4) Add up to 99 Sensors

5) It is Worth More than its Price

I don’t know about you, but I like it when life is easy. And owning a good security system always seems like one of those ‘just out of actuality’ ideas because of big box companies that promise the ultimate, fail to deliver and end up running up prices per their silly little contracts. I feel confident in saying- my iSmart Alarm has made the security-dedicated portion of my life easier. Every time I worry about my home or family, I simply look at my phone. In one glance I know everyone is safe and the house is under control. That’s powerful.

To learn more, visit iSmartAlarm

And, if you’re still unsure about this system, ask our handyman husband in the commercial above about the benefits of the iSmart Alarm.

Ralph Winn

Victims Use Built-In GPS on iPhone to Find Burglar

At 23 years old, you should have a firm understanding on today’s technology. iPhones aren’t anything new. GPS went main-stream more than 6 years ago and there is no place in the world that you can hide from Siri or the On-Star lady, unless you turn your ‘Location Services’ setting off and even then- somebody somewhere (*cough* US Government *cough*)is always tracking a smart phone’s whereabouts.

I’m not an expert on iPhones or Droids, but even I could tell you these simple facts. Either oblivious, delirious or plain stupid, 23 year old Timothy Patrick from Arcadian Park, South Carolina somehow managed to let this very common, very public knowledge slip his mind the night of Friday, September 21st in Charleston, SC (according to WTOC-TV 11, Southeastern Georgia).

Charleston PD Information Officer Charles Francis said Patrick had broken in to a downtown apartment and stolen several items, including 2 iPhones. The victims woke up about 7am the next morning and tracked the phones to two downtown cross streets. There they found Patrick carrying one of their book bags that was also stolen during the burglary. They notified the police and Patrick was taken in to custody and charged with first-degree burglary as well as possession of marijuana and another controlled substance.

Without a doubt- he is our dumb criminal of the week. I don’t know the Charleston area well, but let’s put some pieces of this story together to try to understand the nature of this criminal and how we prevent similar morons in the future from intruding on our lives.

First unintelligent choice: Patrick didn’t power down the iPhones. It’s the only way to get an iPhone off the grid. It’s almost as if he was waiting for a call…

Second unintelligent choice: Downtown areas are always populated. First he steals from a downtown apartment, and then he takes a Saturday morning stroll around… downtown? I guess we’re passed the era of getaway cars and hide-outs?

Third unintelligent choice: Wearing around a stolen book bag. I mean- come on man. Why don’t you just paint a target on yourself? And while you’re at it, use one of the stolen iPhones, post a picture of you and your righteous new bag on Facebook, ‘check-in’ with your cross streets and make sure the Charleston Police Department is ‘following’ you. Heck, you might even get a ‘Like’ on your pic, bro.

What can we learn from Patrick, who- might I add- was already on probation for another burglary? I can assure you that not all criminals are this dumb. Some are- and for these slow thinking prowlers, a simple door-window sensor or trip wire system near the front and back doors of your home or business will probably be enough to at least scare them away.

For the burglars who find weak points on your property- we always recommend a camera system. With a home surveillance system, you now have visual proof of what your criminal looks like. If they escape their attempted burglary unscathed, their picture will now be on public display because of your cameras- and for the innocence they steal from you, they’ll lose their own in public. Just in case they put a little more tact into their iPhone-napping than Good Ole’ Tim.

Ralph Winn

 

 

See the article on wtoc.com here.