Defense Against Crime

15/01/2015

The Easy Way into Your Home

Filed under: Home Security Information — peppereyes @ 6:32 PM
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After Seeing the below story on the News, I was prompted to issue this warning ….again.110310_1949_AGoodWaytoS1.jpg

http://www.live5news.com/story/27860623/burglars-kicking-in-doors-in-several-summerville-neighborhoods

According to the FBI crime data, the easiest and most used way for a criminal to get into your house is just to kick in your door!

According to the Department of Justice crime statistics every 12 seconds a home is invaded by going right through the front or back door. This is called door frame failure. The hour between Two o’clock and Three o’clock in the afternoon is the biggest break-in time.

If you would, open your front and back doors and look at the dead bolt plate. There is just one inch of soft wood protecting the safety of your home – your door casings can not protect you from a thief kicking your door.

Betcha didn’t know that.

Thieves are counting on this.

There are lots of articles in the blog that I urge you to read on home security and home invasions. All of these articles have useful tips to prevent you from becoming the next victim.

One of them is this one.

HOME INVASIONS – Part 1 – What you should know.

Our immediate recommendation to help prevent your door from being kick in is to purchase a door strike plate like the StrikeMaster II or similar  that is available is most large home supply stores like Home Depot or Lowes.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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15/03/2011

HELP Police I’ve been….


So often we here on the news stories about robberies, burglaries, or break-ins.

Basically there are three types of thefts.

LARCENY – larceny is the trespassory taking (caption) and carrying away (asportation, removal) of the tangible personal property of another with the intent to deprive him or her of its possession permanently. In almost all states, it has become a statutory crime through codification. Generally it’s when someone who has the right to be on the property, takes something (theft) without the permission of the owner. Shop-lifting is a form of larceny.

One Larceny Theft happens every 5 seconds
 

 

BURGLARY– unlike Larceny, the theft occurs from someone who does not have permission to be on the property, and steals your property. Burglary also comes in Type and degrees. There is Breaking and Entering, where there is forced entry to obtain the item. If you leave your garage door open and the thief just enters your garage and takes your weed-wacker, then that is just entering. Burglar in the first degree is a planned heist. Second degree burglary is a theft that takes place in a commercial establishment, research center, business center or a structure like room, ship, vessel, car, vehicle, plane or any place that is used for or carrying out business. A burglary in the second degree is also known as Commercial Burglary

One Burglary happens every 15 seconds

 

ROBBERY is taking or attempting to take something of value from another by violence or the threat of violence. Robbery can be committed against individuals, businesses, and institutions like banks. It is a felony in all states. Threatening people on the streets with a baseball bat and demanding all their money and jewelry is robbery, even if the person is not injured. Pushing an elderly woman down on the sidewalk to steal her purse is also robbery. Of course there is robbery at the stroke of a pen, but I won’t go there.

One Robbery happens every 1 minute

So, if someone at your Christmas Party steals your diamond watch from your home ..that’s Larceny.

If they enter your house without your permission and steal your diamond watch that’s burglary

If they take it from you by force or perceived force..that’s Robbery.

Now count how many times this week on the Evening News they use the wrong term.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable personal protection products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for yourself, your home or your business, buy our high quality discount personal protection products and arm yourself with the knowledge of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.     

17/09/2010

How You Can Help Fight Crime

Filed under: Crime Prevention — peppereyes @ 5:06 PM
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You don’t need a bat cave, or super powers to help deter crime. However, you can do something to prevent and deter crimes targeted against you, your home or your business. You can start right now to protect your home and property by reading the information in the blog or other resources. Your local law enforcement has book that you can get for free. Once you are armed with the information of what you need to do, make a security check of your premises as mentioned in our home invasion series. Once you have identified problems with your home security you need to IMMEDIATELY CORRECT and SECURE those weak spots. You should take a home inventory and mark your valuable. Know what to know when the time comes and you are in a dangerous situation. Protecting yourself and your property is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, not your local law enforcement. You must do everything you can to protect yourself and your home and deter criminals from stealing or breaking into your home.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best personal protection products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for yourself, your home or your business, buy our high quality discount personal protection products and arm yourself with the knowledge of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

19/08/2009

The Home-Breakin ..what would you do?

Filed under: Crime,Crime Prevention — peppereyes @ 10:38 AM
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Will your door frame fail?

Will your door frame fail?

I read the following story in the Post and Courier Police Blotter. And it iterates the crime of home invasions.

Four people reportedly invaded a home in Hollywood and told two men living there, including one who was disabled, that they better pay their drug bill.

The two men told deputies they knew the alleged invaders. The four had a drama of their own when a female entered the home and told her “boyfriend,” one of the alleged invaders, that he should go home, according to a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office report.

The early July 12 incident began when the door to the home was kicked in after the middle-age disabled man seemed slow to respond to knocking, the report states. Two men came inside and demanded a drug bill be paid, but the men denied owing them any money. That’s when two more invaders reportedly entered, including the woman who wanted her boyfriend home, the report states.

 The female advised the home’s occupants that if they owed money, they ought to pay it. All of the reported invaders fled in multiple vehicles after stating that the next time they come back, it won’t be “nice,” the report states.

 Now imaging if the person sitting in their home is you. You are cooking in the kitchen or perhaps you just finished eating, and you are sitting on your couch watching the television.  All of a sudden your door is kicked in.

What would you do?
What could you do?
Can a crook easily kick in your front or back door?
What countermeasures do you have in place, or will you be caught unprepared?

Think about these facts:

  • 1 of every 5 homes will experience a break-in or home invasion. That’s over 2,000,000 homes!
  • Statistically, there are over 8,000 home invasions per day in North America
  • 38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occur during home invasions.

There are different methods criminals use to gain entry during a typical home invasion that you need to be aware of.

One of the most common methods is to simply use force to gain entry. According to the FBI, the easiest way for a criminal to get into your house is just to kick in your door! The FBI also says every 12 seconds a home is invaded by going right through the front or back door. Strangely enough, two o’clock in the afternoon is the biggest break-in time.  What typically happens is , the criminal approaches your doorway and proceeds to kick the door in. A solid kick aimed just below or above the doorknob will often break open most doors, even those with a deadbolt installed.

A more traditional home invasion approach starts out similar to breaking and entering. The assailant uses a lock pick, lock bump, or pry bar to defeat your door or window lock, then slips into your house and surprises you in another room. These methods can take place at anytime day or night.

A criminal may also use deception to get into your home. This type of invasion usually takes place during the day or early evening. The criminal approaches your front door and pretends to be someone needing help such as wanting to use the phone because their car broke down, or ask for directions, etc. They may say they are doing a survey, selling something, or working for the 2010 census, or have a parcel for you to sign for, or may tell you they have run into your car or your child (if they know you have one). There are countless other reasonable sounding phrases that can be used to get you to open your door.  Once your door is open, the criminal smashes their way into your home, to do as they will.

In order to protect yourself and your home from this type of crime, there are many precautions that you should take. Criminals generally look for opportunities that require the least effort, so by making your home more secure, you can make it less attractive to criminals. To start with, you should make sure that both your front and back doors are made of solid wood or metal and install one-way peepholes at eye level. You should also reinforce all doorframes so that your doors cannot be easily kicked in. A “Beware of Dog” sign or a security alarm sign are good deterrents.  I’ve covered many  counter measures on my Personal Protection and Security Blog

PepperEyes.com is dedicated meeting your safety needs by assisting 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.

See Also

  1.  HOME INVASIONS – Part 1 – What you should know.
  2. HOME INVASIONS – Part 2 – Defensive strategies (ii)
  3. Defending Your Castle Part 2
  4. HOME INVASIONS – Part 2 – Defensive strategies – Alarms Systems (iii)
  5. HOME INVASIONS – Part 3 – Defensive strategies – Securing YOUR House (i)

22/07/2009

Bonneau, SC resident tired of criminals taking his stuff


Burglary4I first saw this story on Live 5 news, and this news is just indicative of what is happening in small town America. The Mayberry’s of America are having major issues with gangs, and rising crimes. Bonneau, SC is a small town community that is dealing with a string of burglaries for several months. In 2000  Bonneau, SC had a personal crime rate of 174 per 10,000 residents and 174 property crimes per 10,000 residents.

However, 2009 paints a different picture of this once small and peaceful community.  In June 2009 Berkley county had an unemployment rate of 11.3 % according to the Employers Association of South Carolina, Inc.  The unemployment and bed economy in  these uncertain times are causing a rise in crime. Bank robberies use to be rare, now their frequency has seemed to increases. The same has happen with property crimes. I know of subdivision in Dorchester county that have had a rash of break-ins.  In the story that was reported, citizens in Bonneau are just ‘fed up’ with their homes being burglarized, and they want this crime spree to end. Criminals are breaking into their homes and stealing valuables and personal stuff that they worked hard purchase. They are not only taking stuff out of homes but building materials such as lumber and tools from sites.

 One man has been a repeat victim who says he’s fed up, and ready for something to change. “Well, not only me, but other people are being burglarized in their homes, taking valuables and all personal stuff,” the victim, who asked not to be identified, said.

 The problem has grown so bad that citizens feel that have to say in their homes in order to prevent being robbed. Citizen patrols and neighborhood watches have increased, but for those who live in a more rural setting, other actions need to be taken. The man in the story has gotten surveillance equipment in order to catch the criminals.

 Please review my blog on Home Break-in for additional tips and techniques for safeguarding your home. In addition to that information it is also important that you keep pictures, and records of your property including the make, model and serial number of each item. You can also invest in some property marking tools so that you can identify your items later, if they are stolen.

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 responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal protection products.

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