Home security photoset 3 Security breaches June 2006
the photos indicate security inadequacy based on lack of knowledge.
How does your home compare?
photos tend to show you the violence that felons will do to your
property. Usually the cost of repairs or replacement would be more
than the value of the stolen items. Obviously the house would be
unoccupied during the day. This damage would not be at night if
the occupants were home.
of a locked door with the split off piece in the next frame.
Its easier to kick in the door than unlock the lock
of the door lock.
glass paned door smashed to gain access to a room.
of the door.
doors are usually wooden frame with hardboard covering the interior
which comprise cardboard egg crate filler. This door is designed to
keep out the draught and give privacy. It has no security value.
Note the black marks on the panel. This is a result of many kick
with a rubber shoe.
locks holds in the frame. Kicking breaks the door away from the
It may be better to leave interior doors unlocked and avoid damage.
If the alarm is sounding however a locked door would delay access to
some sections of the house.
panel door from the other side.
You may note (enlarge) there is also kick marks of the cupboard
door. It was probly locked and no entry was gained. I do not have
details of these events, I am only able to examine the photos
supplied to me by the SAPS
damaged stable door. These are usually at the rear/concealed side of
your property. Please consider fencing from the sides of your house
to your boundary with your neighbour. It would not be expensive and
could prevent access to the rear of your property and deter a felon.
is an accordion type security gate. It has no top or bottom track
and being cheaper does not give much protection. It just keeps the
dogs out and the children in. Note in the 2 photos the lock is still
fastened to the wall but has become detached from the gate and
should not be used for exterior protection. It would be suitable for
use in the passage to prevent access to the bedrooms if you were