Defense Against Crime

26/06/2009

Keep is Secret, Keep it Safe

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Keep it Secret…Keep it Safe

 

Burglary4As I informed you in a previous article on Home Invasions, 1 of every 5 homes will experience a break-in or home invasion this year, according to the FBI crime statistics. That’s over 2,000,000 homes a year and there are over 8,000 home invasions per day in North America. In the last week I’ve personally heard of 5. According to most criminal experts, when a criminal breaks into your home they will spend less than fifteen minutes inside and the will look in the usually places for the most valuable objects to steal. Once the burglar or burglars are inside your home they are going to look in the obvious places, like your Master Bedroom.  The first items of interest to them will be jewelry boxes, lockboxes, cash or checkbooks and any weapons such as guns or rifles. They usually look intensely for these particular items first, unless they are aware of something else you have like a new big screen TV because you advertised it with your trash. The next items that are of interest to the burglar are things they can easily pawn. This usually means electronics such as smaller television, CD players, Laptops (with your personal information on them), computers, watches, cell phones, and cameras.  They will also steal power tools and musical instruments. The next items they will look for are expensive souvenirs you many have collected for years, like a Franklin Mint set, or porcelain figures. Last they will look of anything of value or interest that that they can  keep for themselves.  As I mentioned in an earlier article when my friend’s apartment was broken into years ago, the crooks stole meat from her deep freezer. The most experiences burglars know the best places in the house to look, and can be on their way with your most treasured or valuable possessions in a few moments.

 What can you do?  First never keep your most valuable jewelry in your jewelry box?  My friend only has inexpensive jewelry in her lockable jewelry box. The lock on the box really isn’t a deterrent against a criminal. Please make sure you have an inventory, photos and the serial numbers of all your items, and have them stored some place away from your house. This also helps for insurance purposes such as natural disasters or fire.   So where can you put valuable stuff in your home where it will be safe?  A good safe can cost you upward from $150. But there is a more budget friend alternative solution.

 A remarkable solution is what is known as a hidden safe or diversion safe. This is a concealment device used to hide things for the purpose of secrecy or security. They resemble ordinary household object such as a book, a soda can, a candle, a pillow or a food canister. The general idea is that such an ordinary and inconspicuous thing would not be expected to contain anything of value. These hidden or Diversion safes are inexpensive personal protection products specifically designed to look like every day, ordinary household items, but they are actually either hollowed out containers, or contain a secret compartment that you can hide valuables in to keep them secure from burglars. Various enforcement agencies strongly endorse these products as an inexpensive yet highly effective way to protect your valuable. According to the Chicago Police these units are better than a locked safe and a thousand times cheaper

 Remember the scenario that I gave you, when I burglar breaks into your house, he is going to look in the obvious places.  He is not going to look through your can of fruit cocktail, or at the soda cans in your pantry, or the hair products in your bathroom cabinet, or paint cans in the garage.  After all would you think there is anything of value there?

 The items I mentions above are all available as diversion safes. They come in a wide variety of household objects that can be placed anywhere you would normally expect to see them.  Hidden Products Safes (Diversion Safes) look and feels exactly like the real products and are indistinguishable from the genuine product because they are remanufactured from an original container.  These products safes and are even weighted to feel full.  The realism allow you to hide your valuables in plain sight of the criminals.  We are all familiar with the book safe as seen in many movies, but how many criminals today would think to examine the book shelf where you keep your cook books? How many would ever think cash was in the Rug Deodorant canister under the kitchen sink?  How many with examine the hair spray canister in your bathroom for your mother’s pearls?  Would they think of looking at the flower pots?  There are even hidden safes or key hiders that you can use outside of your house to place your spare key The key rock is common, but unless you have a pile of rock around your yard where it would fit in, I wouldn’t bother.  If you have a sprinkler system, there are key hiders that look like a sprinkler head, there work great in flower gardens.

A Sample of Hidden Safe Products

A Sample of Hidden Safe Products

 

We recommend that as part of your anti-theft countermeasures that you invest in these products and feel more secure that your valuable will be left alone if a thief should pay an unwelcome visit.

 

By Victor Swindell, owner of PepperEyes.com, a division of Swindell Enterprises. PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking personal responsibility to protect themselves, and their families with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal security products. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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