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Arming Homes With The Best Security Technologies

Home security technologies are getting advanced with every passing day.

Written By: Amy Morin

Home security is big business in today's world. About 2 million homes are burglarized each year in the United States, according to statistics from the FBI. Homes without a security system are 300 times more likely to become burglarized, but only about 17 percent of homes have a home security system. A home security system can help reduce a family's likelihood of becoming a victim of burglary. However, thieves are getting smarter. They're figuring out how to disable alarm systems and how to get around security systems without getting caught. Therefore, it's more important than ever for home security companies to offer customers the newest technology that will protect their homes. Staying one step ahead of the thieves is essential to the safety of homeowners. Cash and Smash Protection Unfortunately, many thieves have discovered that the easiest way to burglarize a home is t…

Five simple tips for finding the right security cameras for your business

Finding the best value security camera is not a question of simply comparing price tags, but also determining the necessary features. Many companies pay for features they do not need, or purchase the least expensive cameras that don’t have the necessary features. Security expert George Laegeler offers five key tips to finding the right security camera for your needs. Tip 1 It is essential to ensure that a camera offers the level of visual resolution that a business requires. A common and costly mistake is for businesses to select inexpensive cameras only to find that they do not provide the visual resolution necessary to meet specific needs. Alternatively, purchasing cameras with more resolution than required can be a wasted expense. Megapixel cameras provide significantly better visual performance than analog technologies. Be sure your security provider can give you informed insight on how much visual resolution you need for your specific application. Tip 2 Click here to read the full …

More Shoplifters, Dishonest Employees Are Stealing from U.S. Retailers

More Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees Are Stealing Profits From United States Retailers According to the 25th Annual Retail Theft Survey by Jack L. Hayes International

Just 23 major retailers apprehended over 1.1 million shoplifters and dishonest employees and recovered over $189 million from these thieves in 2012, according to the 25th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, the leading loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm.

“In 2012, shoplifting apprehensions increased 7.4% and the recovery dollars from shoplifters increased a amazing 22.7%.  Dishonest employee apprehensions and recovery dollars also increased in 2012, 5.5% and 7.0% respectively”, said Mark R. Doyle, President of Jack L. Hayes International.  “It should be noted that these increases follow similar increases reported the previous year!” Mr. Doyle added, “The seriousness of retail theft is a much greater problem than many people realize.  These theft losses are…

What motivates and deters burglars?

A researcher led a study to take a look into the minds of burglars, providing insight into their motivations and methods.
The team gathered survey responses from more than 400 convicted offenders.
UNC Charlotte researcher Joseph Kuhns said that the study helps to understand gender differences in offending motivations and techniques.
He said that by asking the burglars what motivates and what deters them, the team believes that this research can help people better understand how to protect themselves against these crimes and help Law enforcement more effectively respond.
The findings of the study were, when selecting a target, most burglars said that they considered the close proximity of other people - including traffic, people in the house or business, and police officers; the lack of escape routes; and signs of increased security - including alarm signs, alarms, dogs inside, and outdoor cameras or other surveillance equipment.
About 83 percent said that they would try to determine i…

Convicted Burglars Admit Alarm Systems Are Deterrents

IRVING, Texas — A new survey funded by the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) reveals that burglars are often deterred from specific targets that have alarm systems installed.
Conducted by criminal justice professors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC), the report titled “Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective,” uses feedback from 422 incarcerated male and female burglars across North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio.
Roughly, 83% of respondents reported that they would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, while 60% stated that an alarm system would cause them to seek an alternative target. More than half of the intruders said they would discontinue the burglary if they discovered an alarm. Another 31% said they would consider discontinuing the burglary, while 13% said they would continue regardless.

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Burglars Confess: Recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte Research Provides Valuable Insight into Motivation, Target Selection

University researchers study convicted burglars to prove effectiveness of alarms, shed light on habits and decision-making.
A groundbreaking new study by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte examines hundreds of convicted offenders to gain an unprecedented look inside the mind of a burglar, providing remarkable insight into an intruder’s motivation and methods.

According to the study, a majority of burglars considered the presence of deterrents such as alarms, outdoor cameras and other surveillance equipment when choosing a potential residential or commercial target. Approximately 83 percent of the offenders said they would attempt to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target. This was particularly true among the subset of burglars who were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary.

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HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots.
2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.
3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.
4. Leave a note on your door that reads:
Bubba,
Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don't think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of 'em in the house.
Better wait outside. Be right back.
Cooter
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