Interesting Home Security Information

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tulianr, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    This is from a website which is set up and used by firefighting professionals, largely devoted to gaining entry to homes and buildings. I stumbled upon it while researching ideas for up-armoring doors. It contains a wealth of information from the perspective of one who is trying to make his home more secure and, conversely, from the perspective of one who is trying to gain entry to another person's home. I shook my head while reading some of the articles, thinking "this would be a goldmine of information for a burglar." Anyway, take a look, it may give you some ideas that you haven't considered. Below is a typical article.
    Interior Security Bars

    June 07th, 2012 | Category: Outside Functions
    Captain Rick Cravero from Tamarac (FL) sent in these photos of security bars on the inside of windows from a local neighborhood. When the windows are shut, the bars appear to look more like french window panes instead of security bars. One thing that may give it away is that in this particular case, is that not many jalousie windows had french panes.

    These particular bars are simply held in place by some self-tapping screws into the original window frame. These bars may slow us down a little, but shouldn’t be much of a match to a determined firefighter. Depending on how the window frame is secured (how many screws were used), pulling on the bars may remove the entire window frame. If the window frame is well secured, then inserting either the fork or the adz of the halligan in between the window frame and the security bar assembly to separate the bars from the window frame would speed up the removal. Once the frame of the bar assembly is weakened and separated from the frame in a few places, the entire bar assembly should be able to be “hinged” away from the window opening. The rotary saw always remains an option, but believe it or not, the hand tools may end up being quicker.
    The main thing to consider when faced with bars is to remove them early! Waiting until conditions deteriorate, or worse, when a fellow firefighter needs to bail out is not what we should be doing. Trying to minimize damage to the structure by waiting to remove them may actually cause more damage in the end. Simply open it up, and get the job done!
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  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Interesting site and I can see what you mean about burglars.
  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Very interesting sight. I forwarded it on to a friend that is a first responder to see what he thinks of it. I see the site as a double edged sword, nice to have the info there for FF/EMS, but how many people that commit burglary search the net? Most get there info from others while in lockup.

    From a prepper standpoint it's useful to find out how people may try to break in to your place.
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  4. Ajax

    Ajax Monkey++

    Interesting info. Helps you think about home security.
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