Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Why Should You Install Home Security Signs?

Bill Engvall, famous comedian from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, has a bit that he does in his comedy routine about signs.  Basically, he feels some people need signs to let others know that they're stupid.  An example he gives is a friend who came over to work on a car and grabbed the exhaust pipe and burned his hand.  According to Bill, having a sign could have saved his friend injury.  Bill would've alerted him to the danger.  While signs can be a great warning, you have to have the right sign.  

  • No Trespassing.  While this sign can protect you in a
    civil law suit, it's not a great deterrent for burglars.  Face it, if they are breaking into your house (illegal) and stealing (illegal) then it's not likely that they will care that they are trespassing. 

  • Beware of Dog.  In a recent study by CBS Atlanta , five top dog breeds were put to the test to see if dogs would prevent burglary. Some yelped or whimpered.  One did tricks, and one let the burglar carry her. None fought the burglar off.  When it comes to dogs, what burglars fear the most is noise.  Their bark will alert neighbors that something is wrong.  

  • Home Security Sign.  According to the The Greenwich Study of Residential Security, homes without security signs were most likely to be broken into. Given a choice of two houses, one with a home security sign and one without, a burglar is going to choose the one without a security sign.  While the importance of home security signs is obvious, what home owners must know is that signs are not fool-proof. Careless homeowners tell burglars all they need to know.  Newspapers left piled up, no lights, and a full mailbox show that the homeowner is away for an extended period of time.  A flat screen TV box by the trash can shows exactly what this residence has to offer.  A burglar who has been casing the premises can also see if the owner is activating or deactivating the alarm or even locking the doors.  A home security sign is a great deterrent for burglary when used with common sense precautionary measures.  

Bill Engvall gives signs for stupidity.  That's a bit of a strong word, but not having a home security sign?  Well, that's not too smart.

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