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Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
This info has been out there for quite a long time so I wouldn't worry too much. I saw a report on this YEARS ago.
Also, if someone wants to get into a house, a lock is not going to stop them in any case.
I own a construction company and on occasion, have been contracted to get into foreclosed homes that the banks did not have keys to and it's easy to get into a house in seconds without a key or lock bumping and before anyone asks, no I'm not going t explain how to do it.
You know what gets to me? When someone says they aren't going to explain it, it's because it is so very easy that most people don't realize how easy it is! The simple fact is that everything you don't want to explain is available on the internet. I myself am a specialist in computer security but this led on to physical security and i became addicted to picking locks and other security measures.
The simple fact is that everything you know, criminals know. What frustrates me is that consumers think this information shouldn't be released. The criminals already know this stuff. If we, the community that deals with this, expose the problems then we can only help the public and encourage the manufacturers to up their game.
Originally posted by nrky
99% of home robberies are done on impulse. If you create the illusion that your house is secure, it's more likely to deter a robber. On the other hand, if you deck your house out with security stickers, fancy window coverings, etc., then thieves will see that as a sign of wealth.
The age-old idea of getting your neighbours to park in your driveway and collect your mail for you, creates the illusion that somebody is home, and deters thieves.
It's all about keeping up the illusion, people.