Tips for Burglar Alarm Owners
If you have valuables in your home like jewelry, computers, or electronics, it may be a good idea to install a burglar alarm. That way, if you're away and someone breaks into your home, the alarm company will dispatch police to investigate.
When we arrive at a house with a tripped alarm and see a broken window or open door, it is our duty to enter the home and try to catch any burglars in the act.
TIP#1: If the 'valuables' you are trying to protect are drugs, cash, and guns, a monitored burglar alarm may not be such a great idea.
Why? Well, after officers enter the home to ensure nobody's inside, what do you think happens when we see drugs, pipes, marijuana plants, sawed-off shotguns, and bundles of cash lying around in plain view?
Just ask the 36 year old woman that drove up to her house to find it full of cops looking for a burglar.
"What's going on?", she asks.
"Do you live here?"
"Yes, this is my house" (wrong answer)
"Turn around and put your hands behind your back."
TIP #2: If you are going to rush home after the alarm company calls your cell phone and tells you police are on the way to investigate a break-in, you might want to rid yourself of the baggies of Meth, the handgun, and the large wad of cash in your pockets before you ask the police, "What's going on?"
TIP #3: What if you are a drug dealer and want to protect your contraband, illegal weapons, and bundles of cash from your drug-using customers or rival drug dealers? I recommend a secure fence, dead bolt locks, metal security doors and maybe a vicious dog or two. I've also heard it may be helpful to quit smoking crack and pursue a high school education in order to find a legitimate way to make a living.