10 THINGS YOU WANT
TO KNOW ABOUT SECURITY
- Locks are only as secure as the door or door frame to which
- When necessary, only give a key or combination to your
or safe to a trusted friend or relative. If you are renting, you may be
required to sign a release assuming responsibility for the door, locks,
etc. in case of an emergency when the landlord needs access.
- A burglar alarm does not keep an intruder out. It is merely
deterrent. An alarm only notifies someone that an intruder has been
detected. Unfortunately, the time it takes for either the local
authorities or private agencies to respond, may be enough time for the
intruder to ransack your property.
- When a lock is picked, the cylinder is compromised by
the pins inside the cylinder without visible signs of tampering. High
security cylinders do deter, but not prevent other possible bypass
- A safe is designed to protect its contents against a
forces. It is crucial that you consider the types of protection you
require before making a purchase.
- Nothing is guaranteed burglar proof or pick proof; only
pick resistant. With time anything can be defeated. Basically, all we
are buying is time. The more security we have, the more time it will
take someone or something to compromise your fortification.
- When an intruder "stakes out" a place, he will usually
target of least resistance. If your neighbor has better security, you
are more likely to be the victim.
- Studies indicate that having a good high security lock on
is the best deterrent against burglaries. It is a fallacy that if you
have a good lock on your door, potential intruders assume your premises
must contain something of value worth stealing.
- Always request identification from service or utility
- Don’t get carried away. It is true that two locks
better than one, however, when in doubt refer back to rule number one.
Only a security professional can best determine what is necessary for