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Makers of movies and TV shows have it all wrong, says Walter T. Shaw, retired from the most infamous burglary ring in America. Rarely do thieves wear president-look alike masks, pantyhose or any face coverings at all to pull a job. Many times, they don’t even wear gloves.
“Thieves are arrogant; they don’t think they’ll be caught. And they’re not the least bit worried that a neighbor will be able to get a good enough look to give a description to the cops,” Shaw says.
However, Shaw does shares their Achilles’ heel: “They don’t have the time — or in many cases the talent — to disable surveillance systems. And they don’t want video surveillance of them rummaging through your home winding up in the cops’ hands or worse, on the evening news for their own neighbor to finger them.”
Video monitoring is a crook’s kryptonite, so make sure you protect your home and business using video. Shaw says burglars don’t know where the video is being recorded, since many video solutions today offer secure, cloud-based recording (with no recorder in the home or business to destroy) they’re likely to pass right on by. The footage could be captured offsite, so the moment they enter the home, it’s too late. They’ve been caught on candid camera,” Shaw says. Check out these Criminals Guilty of Being Dumb.
Read the full article “A Master Thief’s Home Security Tips” from MSN here.
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