Most effective security measures to protect your home against criminals

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Best security measures to protect your home against criminals

Ensuring proper perimeter security, keeping alarms maintained, and building good relationships with neighbours and community watch groups are among the best measures you can take to protect your home against criminals.

This is according to Fidelity Services Group CEO Wahl Bartmann, who recently spoke to MyBroadband about the increase in armed robberies at South African homes in the early part of 2021.

The latest crime statistics released by the South African Police Services showed a 7.6% rise in armed robberies at residential premises in the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the same period last year.
 
Surely this is basic knowledge by now, thanks ADT for the punt..
 
The most effective security measure is to make sure that you are a more risky target than your neighbors... If they've got no measures, put an electric fence, If they erect an electric fence, install an alarm, if they install a alarm, get huge dogs etc. etc.
 
I am actually using this tactic... I have invited numerous neighbors over for pool and a drink and then introduce them to my 3 meter long Boa Constrictor.... I hope that the word spreads...
why not? if its effective, then why not try it?
 
Which is the biggest risk? While you sleep or while you're at home awake?
My personal preference for order of importance:
1) Security gates on all doors going in and out. Preferably easy to close and easy to open from the inside so that you don't get lazy.
2) Outdoor lighting - lots of it. It's cheap and a big deterrent. I have about 10 or so that are on all night. People don't have time to waste if the area is well lit.
3) Cameras - they're a big deterrent and useful beyond the security element.
4) Alarm system mostly for key areas while you sleep and while you're away (don't personally care too much about theft).
 
At R389 for a box of 50 115gr PMP jacketed hollow points - In theory, with 230 majority seats in parliment, all of the issues befalling our country could be resolved for under R2000. Think on that...

 
Which is the biggest risk? While you sleep or while you're at home awake?
My personal preference for order of importance:
1) Security gates on all doors going in and out. Preferably easy to close and easy to open from the inside so that you don't get lazy.
2) Outdoor lighting - lots of it. It's cheap and a big deterrent. I have about 10 or so that are on all night. People don't have time to waste if the area is well lit.
3) Cameras - they're a big deterrent and useful beyond the security element.
4) Alarm system mostly for key areas while you sleep and while you're away (don't personally care too much about theft).
1) Alarm (PIR's, Beams and Door-Mags) linked to an efficient Armed Response company
2) Lighting - lots and lots of it, as you say - my home looks like a lit-up stadium
3) Safety Cacoon within the sleeping area
 
At R389 for a box of 50 115gr PMP jacketed hollow points - In theory, with 230 majority seats in parliment, all of the issues befalling our country could be resolved for under R2000. Think on that...

LOL

If you killed everyone single ANC member, new people would just step into their place.
People who would be chosen based on popular opinion.
Most of those newly elected people would be illiterate, a fair amount with IQs measuring so low that in the developed world they would be considered to have learning disabilities.
That is the kind of people that win the popular vote in SA.

#JustSaying.
 
Step 1, dont use ADT. Their response time is so slow that criminals in our area would continue breaking in even after the alarm has been triggered, just because they knew ADT wont bother them
 
Which is the biggest risk? While you sleep or while you're at home awake?
My personal preference for order of importance:
1) Security gates on all doors going in and out. Preferably easy to close and easy to open from the inside so that you don't get lazy.
2) Outdoor lighting - lots of it. It's cheap and a big deterrent. I have about 10 or so that are on all night. People don't have time to waste if the area is well lit.
3) Cameras - they're a big deterrent and useful beyond the security element.
4) Alarm system mostly for key areas while you sleep and while you're away (don't personally care too much about theft).
I understand the reasoning behind illumination of a premises. I however do not have any lights on outside, reason for this is simple. I have two very large, very intimidating black Great Danes... I think the fact that the criminals would not be able to see them at night would just add to the "risk" factor for them.
 
I am actually using this tactic... I have invited numerous neighbors over for pool and a drink and then introduce them to my 3 meter long Boa Constrictor.... I hope that the word spreads...
Tip: When it sheds, keep the skin, and display in a prominent position above your front door (like under the porch) - And, Voila! No more vagrants/hawkers/beggars ringing the doorbell. ;)
 
Always got hit in every place we lived, electrics, armed response, dogs, lights, beams, etc etc. Shyte will always try their luck some way, somehow. Took legit at least a year to snap out of that mindset too, it's ridiculous :(
 
Step 1, dont use ADT. Their response time is so slow that criminals in our area would continue breaking in even after the alarm has been triggered, just because they knew ADT wont bother them

Fake news.

FADT has often arrive at my neighbours house in 3 minutes, most companies will only arrive in 3 to 5 minutes. I have seen CCTV footage of criminals emptying a house of multiple TVs and laptops in 2 minutes flat.

The earlier the alarm goes off (aka when they have not even touched the security gate at front door yet), the better.
 
Fake news.

FADT has often arrive at my neighbours house in 3 minutes, most companies will only arrive in 3 to 5 minutes. I have seen CCTV footage of criminals emptying a house of multiple TVs and laptops in 2 minutes flat.

The earlier the alarm goes off (aka when they have not even touched the security gate at front door yet), the better.
Its my experience (and others in our area). Our house was burgled just over a year ago and it took ADT 16 minutes to arrive on the scene (based on CCTV footage). So no NOT “fake news”.

My outside beams picked the robbers up after they forced my gate off of its rail. The burglars continued to break open 2 security doors and my front door even after the alarm went off. Took them 6 minutes from the time the broke open my gate to where they left again. We saw the same pattern with a other ADT clients in the area. In fact another security company was on scene before ADT was.
 
Its my experience (and others in our area). Our house was burgled just over a year ago and it took ADT 16 minutes to arrive on the scene (based on CCTV footage). So no NOT “fake news”.

My outside beams picked the robbers up after they forced my gate off of its rail. The burglars continued to break open 2 security doors and my front door even after the alarm went off. Took them 6 minutes from the time the broke open my gate to where they left again. We saw the same pattern with a other ADT clients in the area. In fact another security company was on scene before ADT was.

People think because their area has this alleged 3 min response time, every area does. Fastest ADT I ever had was 10+ mins so I feel you.
 
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