All systems and every single one has their vulnerabilities weather it is software or hardware. I want to share with you that your average criminal whether he is a thief, burglar or intruder is not a muck head, paro, simple average man or woman that exist before. Everyday new technology gives birth and as this happens some geek across the road from your 2 million dollar mansion has just found a new way to hacked or break your alarm code, jammed every radio signal that your alarm system works on. This person may also just learn how to hack or break-in to a particular communication network and can gain access to your system network at home. Access to your home security system, which depends on communicating with the outside, leaves your home vulnerable to anyone.
These gurus have so much time on their hand that sits at home and develops ways to make money and sell their ideas to what I call High Tech Criminals. The average thief, burglar or intruder have also work on their game as well and have also stepped up their game. Some of these even gurus have become high tech Criminals as well. I used the words High Tech Criminals because these guys are one step ahead of the security companies, the responders and the police.
One simple example of how high tech criminals have become. A burglar doesn’t walk or drive through neighborhoods to scout for a new home to break into these days. These are things of the past. Let me enlightened you. A simple drone with camera and infrared at night and you fly it through a community or a district at night or day and collect all data you need on every house. Most of them don’t work alone again if they want to put good technology to the test.
What are the advantages?
- They would hardly be seen and detected by most persons.
- There are quiet, an can disappear very quietly
- Out of motion detection rays
- No license plate to relate to if seen
- They can fly high and have cameras with zoom or infrared
- Recording of information and studying carefully before making the final move
- Looking to your backyards, surroundings, fly up to the doors and windows
- Know your lock, your cameras, your security system
- Look for a heat signature
- Check to see how many persons are at home
- Which part of the house each person is
- See where your dog is located
- Can also feed your dog if need be.
- Check-in on your neighbors, and see if there are at home
- If an alarm is triggered, you can see how far the nearest person is
- Launch from a distance not even close to the area of attack.
- Practically can fly by itself
What are the disadvantages?
- All drones use some sort of frequency to fly on
- 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz are two of the most common frequencies
- Drone detectors
- Drone jammers can be used to prevent such from flying
- Jamming range: 400-1000 meters
- Antennas: Omnidirectional or directional patch panel antennas
There is no need to spend dozens of dollars to purchase some expensive equipment which can be effective against drones. Spectrum jammer is very light (just 2.7kg), compact (260x260x70) and has an incredible jamming range of 200-600 meters.
This is just one way that High Tech Criminals are stepping up their game to evade the long arm of the law. This equipment makes them more undetectable and more effective. So homeowners prepare yourself for the new High Tech Criminals. An average homeowner will not buy a drone jammer or detector. These pieces of equipment are very costly ranging from $800 to $18,000 dollars the US. Reading this information I know I have opened your eyes and minds to many other things I did not mention here.
How to secure your windows and doors from intruders
Don’t leave windows open or unlocked anywhere in the house.
Easily accessible windows should ideally be fitted with double glazing.
Laminated glass or plastic glazing film is harder to break, so consider this for easily accessible windows.
New windows should be in line with the British Standard 7950 or PAS 24.
Windows with key-operated locks on the show may put burglars off, but remember to hide the keys out of sight and somewhere the burglar can’t reach if the glass is broken.
Ideally get locks that secure the window to the frame, rather than ones that just secure the handle.
Remember that whether you’re in or not, a burglar can see into your home more easily if the lights are on and it’s dark outside, so consider getting curtains or hiding valuables from sight.
Ensure the door frames and doors are solid. Your external doors should be at least 4.8cm thick and hung with 12cm hinges.
Doors should ideally be fitted with deadbolt lock
Wooden doors can be made stronger with steel strips fitted to the frame and around the lock.
Doors with glass panels are less secure, but can be fitted with laminated glass or plastic glazing film for extra protection. Glass breaking detectors can also be fitted.
If you’re getting new doors, get door sets (the door itself, frame and locks) that are Pas 24 certified.
Fit a chain or a latch to the door, and opt for a viewer so you can check who’s there before letting them in.
Letterboxes should be fitted 50cm from the door lock, and valuables and keys shouldn’t be within sight of it – an internal cover plate will offer extra protection.
For door/window sensors: A sensor on each door leading to the outside is vital. The actual garage door typically doesn’t have its own sensor. The door going from the house to the garage should have its own sensors also. The average home has more than six windows it is a user’s preference whether or not to get a sensor for each one. To cut cost, add a motion sensor to the hallway. That way if someone breaks in from any of the room windows the hallway motion detector will catch them. However, for parents with kids on the lower floors, we do recommend getting a window sensor or security camera for each room.