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Timely review of burglary prevention steps to be taken

Here's a local TV station's segment on preventing home burglaries.  They asked 86 people serving prison time for burglary to provide information and what they got was very revealing (though standard stuff).  Worth a watch (3:29), though you ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Nov 4 2016 - 4:12pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

How would you have fared in this home invasion attempt?

Watch this home security video of a recent Philadelphia home invasion attempt and honestly ask yourself: If these guys had done the same thing at my house, how would it have turned out?  (Don't just read my description of the home invasion ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jul 16 2015 - 9:51am - 7 comments - 0 attachments

Time to batten down the hatches?

Michael Snyder, in his signature way, is advising readers to batten down the hatches regarding your safety based on recent developments.  I live in Philadelphia so I battened down my hatches a long time ago. However, just this week a began carrying a ...

Discussion - thc0655 - May 27 2015 - 12:57pm - 6 comments - 0 attachments

Real world survival tips from Ukraine (via FerFAL)

FerFAL, author of Surviving the Economic Collapse , recently posted some very valuable survival tips on his website gleaned from people who are surviving in the current civil war in Ukraine.  There are numerous very valuable lessons we can learn from ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Mar 6 2015 - 4:26pm - 14 comments - 0 attachments

Home invasion armed response on camera

In an apartment building, a crazed man kicks in his neighbor's door wielding a machete intent on killing the two people inside.  The resident locks his door but when the crazed, homicidal man kicks in his door he fires three shots from his handgun, ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jan 23 2015 - 6:02pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

"Bump key" burglaries

Here's a news story about a string of "bump key" burglaries in South Jersey all committed by the same suspect.  Considering how easy it is to gain entry into a home using a bump key and considering you can watch how-to videos on the ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Dec 18 2014 - 8:53am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Mega-burglary in "super safe" suburb

Here's a megaburglary ($200,000 in jewelry and whatever else was in the safe) in a so-called "super safe" suburb (Moorestown, NJ). The house looks to me to be worth well north of $1 million.  The homeowners went away for the weekend ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Aug 12 2014 - 9:24am - 9 comments - 0 attachments

Don't hide gold in your dresser!

If you must hide valuables at home (instead of in a private vault or bank safe deposit box), at least make them hard to find.  I handled a burglary recently in which the burglar was in the victim's house for at least 30 minutes but DIDN'T ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jun 30 2014 - 2:19pm - 13 comments - 0 attachments

Fortify your doors

Fortify your door! I handled a burglary recently which illustrates several facts about securing your home from burglars.  The victim in this case lives in condo in a building with 6 floors and 24 units.  The victim’s condo would probably sell ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jun 30 2014 - 1:36pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments

Prevent burglar's entry through your garage

I have previously shared that I responded to the burglary of an NFL player's home in which entry by the burglars was gained through the garage door.  The entry was gained by breaking one of the small pieces of glass in the garage door, then using ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Mar 25 2014 - 10:19am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Clever thieves use your electronics against you

The following link highlights two clever burglaries/thefts in which the criminals used the victims' electronic gadgets against them.  In the first, criminals broke into the victims's  car while they were at a football game. Among the items ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jan 14 2014 - 11:20pm - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Gangster scarecrows in Detroit

Westcoastjan shared a great news article in the 11/29/13 daily digest which I couldn't resist commenting on and inviting you to think about for your own situations. Gangster scarecrows keep robbers away from Detroit home by  ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Nov 29 2013 - 4:22pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Home invasion so easy a cave man could do it!

Here's a home invasion so easy a cave man could do it!  In fact when the three perps are caught, I'm betting they will turn out to be the modern equivalent of cave men: IQ below 90, significant criminal history, and failures in every aspect of ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Oct 23 2013 - 10:35am - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Washington, DC Resiliency Group

An information-sharing forum to foster a resilient community in the Greater Washington, DC Region.  (agriculture, alarm system, burglary, capitol, chickens, Chris ...

Group - KatieLoovis - Oct 14 2013 - 4:00pm - 0 comments

Dogs: A false sense of security?

We've talked before on PP about the pros and cons of dogs in the home as crime deterrents and defenders of the home and your family.  It is definitely true that some criminals will not target a home that has dogs, or dogs that are frightening to ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Aug 2 2013 - 10:53am - 5 comments - 0 attachments

Assume criminals are watching and plotting

Two South Jersey burglars find homes to burglarize by studying the obituaries in the newspaper and then hitting the deceased's home while the funeral is going on.  This kind of thing is common all over the country. ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jun 17 2013 - 5:52pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments

Community defense as police resources dwindle

Here's a link to a shtfplan.com post which discusses how neighbors are banding together in East Oakland, CA to patrol their own neighborhood to deter crime.  Police resources in their city have been dwindling and police response to the ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Mar 9 2013 - 1:44pm - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Maximizing Personal Safety and Home Defense

Personal safety and home defense is the set of habits, skills, attitudes, resources, attitudes, and equipment used to defend one’s self, property, and other people from various criminal threats in one’s home. It focuses mainly on one’s safety either ...

Discussion - jimtaylor - Dec 28 2012 - 3:14am - 6 comments - 0 attachments

Home burglary by relatives

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/12/25/ministers-home-burglarized-on-... The above link describes a burglary at the home of a minister on Christmas Eve while the minister was away conducting Christmas Eve services at his church.  I assume ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Dec 26 2012 - 2:53pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Residential safes

I have included here a portion of the material in my wiki on "Personal Safety and Home Defense" regarding the use of safes to secure valuables in the home.  Safes offer valuable protection, but there is a wide range of features and costs.  ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jul 6 2012 - 3:31am - 4 comments - 0 attachments