Criminals look for easy targets when selecting the home they want to burglarize. They want to be in and out quickly and not be seen. They’ll target homes that are not occupied without security over homes that appear occupied and have security.
With a budget of under $20 you won’t be able to find a fully fledged home alarm system but you can get items that help by giving the impression that your home is occupied, has security or can bring attention to the burglar and be seen. These are all things they want to avoid. They want it to be as easy as possible for them.
In my selection I’ve looked at items that can help in the fight against the criminals, with 1 in 15 households suffering a burglary each year it is important take the precautions you can to stop your home from being the next target in your neighborhood.
GE Personal Alarm Kit
Noise is also something a criminal wants to avoid and that is one thing this alarm kit generates with a 120 db loud siren when a door or window is opened that it is being covered by the sensors. (The price on this varies and can be over $20)
It has 4 window/door contact type entry sensors one for a door and 3 for windows. They are wireless and portable. It is easy to install and comes with the tape and screws needed to complete it. The sensors come in 2 pieces with the sensor fixed to the door or window and the magnet to the frame. The batteries required are 4 X LR44 batteries per window sensor and 3 AAA batteries for the door sensor.
When the door or window is opened more than an inch the alarm is sounded warning you that it has been opened and hopefully scaring off any one opening them that shouldn’t be.
This is a standalone system – it doesn’t send out notifications and the sensors all work independently of each other.
These 5 recommendations can help in making you less likely to be a victim of crime especially if you use them as part of an overall security plan as described in the book by Sgt Mark Buschena.
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