Let's start off by stating the obvious: It is a very, very bad idea to booby trap your home. Not only booby traps are prone to malfunction but, statistically speaking, those who live in said house are at great risk of suffering injuries or plain death from them. Also worth mention is the fact that most jurisdictions look upon this practice as negligent and as the use of excessive force (meaning, people paid frigging damages to burglars who were injured by booby traps). Booby traps could never deter or detect perpetrators legally like a good security system would. With that said, here's our countdown of home booby traps gone wrong:
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As this day and age require every means we have to better our safety, we'd like now to offer you age-old methods to improve your domestic security. Note that these tips are not meant to replace a modern security and surveillance system. Nothing could replace that.
Here are some enhancements and home security tips for your home life's advantage:
- The All Seeing Eye: research has constantly shown that people behave themselves much better when they feel they are being monitored. Regardless of the fact whether you already own a security system, it's good to place eye symbols outside your door. Yes, a mere sticker above the door, around the hallway, will do.
- Spare key Placement: Never try and hide the key to your home around the entrance, hallway or garden. No matter how clever the spot you've...