Burglar On Demand is an advice service on Twitter that provides security tips straight from the minds of those who know the ins and outs of breaking and entering—ex-thieves.
Led by Chief Burglary Consultant, Jon Douglas Rainey, our team of theft experts and Arlo™ engineers are live on Twitter to answer all of your home security questions and arm you with the tips and tactics you can deploy to protect your home.
Also, confused that home cams are a solution to burglaries.
You can talk the burglar down via two way audio....
Even if the guy in video is a bona fide bad guy, your dreaming if you think you are going to get that caliber of criminal coming out to your house to sell an Arlo or two.
Probably just some 'wet behind the ears' troublemaker fresh out of Juvenile hall with nothing real on his rap sheet. Probably a shoplifter or if you are really lucky, a peeping tom. But don't get your hopes up.
These guys are dangerously close to making FTC violating claims.
Indeed. Unfortunately, since this type of pitch is relatively novel, it might be some time before the FTC catches up with the outrageous claims.
In the meantime, the safest course for those demanding competent field assessments from former burglars is to insist on using only Certified and Licensed Burglar Advisors.
A few tips that might come in handy assessing the your Advisor
Burglar should have documented "job" history
Burglar should be completely unbondable
Burglar should repeatedly fail background test
Note a failed drug test, while nice, is NO substitute for a failed background test.
Also note that one size does not fit all. Consider the venue: Commercial vs. Residential vs. Industrial.
A 'smash and grabber' is totally different than a 'second story guy'. Specialties are another differentiator, lock picking, safe cracking, tripwire and sheer face repelling are just a few that might be offered.
Finally, make sure and interview your Burglar in person before signing on.
Pro tip: Dust for prints after, good Burglars leave none.
Nobody has any problem with a self-confessed, (hopefully) former burglar doing security assessments of your house - before you buy?
What if you decide not to buy? Now you've got a (hopefully) former burglar with intimate details of the layout and contents of your house... and you just pissed him off by saying no and wasting his time.