I love to shop…in fact, my undergrad is in retail merchandising which, in my mind, makes me a professional shopper! No shopping venue is off limits. I like high end department stores, discount retailers and flea markets just as much as online auctions. A deal is a deal. So when I came across “Security Signs” for sale online, I had to take a peek out of sheer interest. At first glance, these signs looked professional, but clearly lacked any brand association. If I can find these fake security signs online, individuals in the profession of breaking and entering can also find them.
Why wouldn’t thieves educate themselves on home protection? After all, robbing and thieving is a way of life and it seems perfectly reasonable that a professional thief would know what signs mean ‘I paid for these fake signs online’ vs. ‘Protection 1 is calling the police the moment you break in and enter’. So while the initial idea of scaring a criminal into not entering your house with a fake sign seems like a good idea, in reality, it is not a good deal. In order to protect yourselves from thieves, you need something more than a sign; you need a home monitoring system from Protection 1. You actually do get what you pay for!