Busted Burglar Blog

Welcome to Busted Blog, where we focus on home security products and helpful hints. In the posts below, you'll find write-ups on products that we suggest on our Indoor Ideas and Outdoor Ideas pages. Each blog post is organized to provide you with a quick overview of what the product itself is supposed to address in the context of home security. Next, we go into detail on the specifications of the product itself, and provide commentary on additional components (batteries, for example) that you may need to get up and running. Further, if we have learned of any helpful hints or troubleshooting in our research efforts, we include them in this section. Finally, we add a Busted Burglars Tip, which typically illustrates where or how we have made use of the product being suggested! 

Front Porch Package Security

Front Porch Package Security Upon the writing of this post, Black Friday isn’t yet fully in the rear view mirror, and Christmas is just around the corner. Front porch package security, however, may be far from your mind. Regardless of date, this post is highly applicable in home security in ...
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Garage Security

Garage Security Many Busted Burglar readers have garages, and are understandably focused on garage security. Whether detached or part of your home’s main structure, the average garage is sure to hold more than just a home owner’s vehicles. Unfortunately, a potential Burglar is going to realize this as well. But ...
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Security Light Timer

Security Light Timer Busted Burglars has written extensively about the importance of making your home appear to be occupied at all times. At very least, this step will encourage a potential Burglar to move along to an easier target. Check out how other Busted Burglar readers work to make their ...
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Sliding Door Window Security Bar

Sliding Door Window Security Bar Many Busted Burglars readers have written to us inquiring about how they might protect their windows. At first, we were keen to suggest the Window Security Film, written about extensively here. Upon further inspection, however, we discovered that Busted Burglar readers were more concerned about ...
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LED Security Solar Lights

LED Solar Lights This one is a really nice mix of home security and outdoor design. We’ve written about a variety of motion sensing lights here, but we would be remiss to fail to include the LITOM Led Security Solar Lights: Yes, like our other suggestions, the LITOM system is ...
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Home Security Signs

Home Security Signs We’ve written before about the benefits of putting potential burglars “on notice”, and convincing them to move on to the next house, rather than picking your own. Sure, you can do this by purchasing video cameras, like the ones we have suggested here. But, what if these ...
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Sweeping Your Home for Hidden Cameras

Sweeping Your Home for Hidden Cameras We have written here about the benefits of installing a home security camera in your home, and even touched upon a certain type of home security camera: the hidden camera. These devices can be great, but with their prevalence on the market increasing in ...
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Glass Break Sensors

Glass Break Sensors One of the most beautiful features on any home are the windows it contains. The benefits of natural light are hard to understate. Oftentimes, however, it is this very beauty that is shattered when a Burglar makes entry into your home by breaking a window. This is ...
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Selecting the Right Home Security Camera System

Selecting the Right Home Security Camera System One of the easiest ways to add an immediate impact to the security of your home is by the purchase of a reliable home security camera system but how do we suggest going about Selecting the Right Home Security Camera System? Selecting the ...
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Home Security for College Students

Home Security for College Students An overwhelming majority of Busted Burglars readers have children. Many of them have hopes of sending their son or daughter off to college in the future. Perhaps you, reader, are that certain son or daughter. Everyone knows that sending a son or daughter off to ...
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Home Security for Seniors

Home Security for Seniors Many Busted Burglar readers have contacted us with questions about how to best enhance the security of their parents or grandparents’ homes. Another significant number of readers have been these very parents or grandparents! This article contains a number of helpful hints for use by seniors ...
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Selecting a Home Security System

Selecting a Home Security System So you’ve decided to select and electronic, standalone, security alarm system, but how do you go about Selecting a Home Security System? This is one of Busted Burglars #1 tips for enhancing the security of your home, but with so many options on the market, ...
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Best Landscaping for Home Security

Best Landscaping for Home Security At Busted Burglars, we have written extensively about products designed to protect the exterior of your home, and have also written about the importance of keeping your landscaping and shrubbery well maintained and inconsistent with creating a convenient hiding place for a potential Burglar. Perhaps ...
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Best Strategies for Home Security Lighting

Best Strategies for Home Security Lighting There is little doubt that an effective lighting system is one of the most important components of any home security system. We have written this post to educate our readers about the Best Strategies for Home Security Lighting. Busted Burglars has written extensively about ...
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Home Security While on Vacation

Leaving for Vacation? Enhance your Home Security While on Vacation Finally, you and your family are going to take that vacation you have been meaning to take for yours. Your bags are packed, your destination is awaiting. Invariably this trip will occur during the summer months when the kids are ...
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Busted Burglar Readers Share How They Secure Their Homes

Busted Burglar Readers Share How They Secure Their Homes How about some tips and tricks on home security products and helpful hints from fellow Busted Burglars readers? Busted Burglars has asked several of our readers how they have chosen to enhance their homes personal security. We think you’ll find your ...
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Decorative Spotlight Path and Landscape Lighting

Decorative Spotlight Path and Landscape Lighting As part of our focus on exterior safety, we have frequently discussed various forms of exterior lighting, such as the URPOWER 2 in 1 Solar Spotlight and the LEONLITE Outdoor Security Light. Our next suggestion is similar in concept to the former, but is ...
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Outdoor Hide-a-Key

Outdoor Hide-a-Key We’ve all been there. Distracted by the frantic pace of life, we manage to run out the door just in time to make it to our meeting, remembering to grab every last thing on the way out the door, except, of course, your keys! This has happened to ...
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Outdoor Security Camera Two-Way Intercom

Outdoor Security Camera with Two-Way Intercom We’ve talked about how to secure your exterior door from the inside with the (1), and further discussed how to achieve increased security with the Schlage FE595VCAM619ACC Camelot Keypad Entry with Flex-Lock and Accent Levers, Satin Nickel, by the Schlage Lock Company on the ...
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Garage Overhead Door Contacts

Garage Overhead Door Contacts We’ve focused a lot on the interior of the home, and the exterior of the home, but one area that is frequently overlooked, while still containing a vast array of possessions that the safety conscious homeowner desires to protect, is the garage. A vast majority of ...
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Electronic Key-Pad with FlexLock

Electronic Key-Pad with FlexLock We’ve found that what is missing from the numerous other home security websites is a sense of practicality. At Busted Burglars, we thrive on practical suggestions, and our next proposal is no exception. Perhaps you’ve read some of the Busted Burglar posts on how to enhance ...
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Multi-Purpose Locking Cable

Multi-Purpose Locking Cable One of the most frustrating things about home security is the inability to keep tabs on all of your outdoor possessions. Frequently, we hear stories of grills being stolen from porches, bikes being taken from back yards, and lawn equipment being taken out of the sheds. The ...
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Multi Purpose Locking Solution

Multi Purpose Locking Solution Your first line of defense for protecting your home is your property line. Many home owners have a fence along much of their side yard, and the entirety of their front yard. A fence works great for its deterrence and privacy value, but only so long ...
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LED Solar Spotlight

LED Solar Spotlight Our next suggestion touches on another practical approach to protecting your home. It is no secret that one of the most effective methods of preventing a prospective Burglar from targeting your home is effective lighting. Think about it. One of a Burglar’s greatest assets is the ability ...
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Nest Cam – Outdoor Security Camera

Nest Cam - Outdoor Security Camera You’ve likely loved your Zmodo 4CH 1080p HDMI NVR with 4 x 720p High Definition Wireless WiFi Smart Outdoor Indoor Home Video Security Camera System Night Vision with 500GB Hard Drive, as suggested by Busted Burglars for your indoor needs. Our next recommendation is ...
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Outdoor Security Floodlight – Motion Activated

Outdoor Security Flood Light - LED - Motion Activated You read about our Mr. Beams suggestion, which is ideal for those locations experiencing somewhat limited traffic, and somewhat delayed light exposure time. Our next suggestion picks up where Mr. Beams left off, and is ideal for lighting more heavily trafficked ...
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Portable Door Lock

Portable Door Lock This one is really cool. It’s perfect for those of us who are frequently on the road, and often find ourselves staying in locations devoid of all the security features we find comfort in at our homes. Specifically, this product is perfect for those instances for securing ...
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Wide Angle Peep Hole

Wide Angle Peep Hole Our next suggestion is common to many doors, yet often goes unnoticed. Merely its presence suggests that the occupant of a home is savvy on security, and it alone often persuades potential burglars to move on down the block. We are talking about the common peephole ...
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Low-Door Slide Stop

Low Door Slide Stop There are a variety of unique ways to bolster the security of your interior and exterior doors, but the following product contains a nice mix of two critically important features - Security and Notification. It’s no secret that centrally placed deadbolts, even when enhanced, can be ...
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Mid-Door Swing Stop

Mid Door Swing Stop Aside from windows, one of a Burglars preferred avenues of entry into a home is one also chosen by the home owner. The door! A Burglar will often opt to force entry into a locked door in an effort to avoid experiencing a cut by a ...
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Infrared Motion Sensor

Infrared Motion Sensor If you loved your Doberman Security SE-0106-4PK Ultra-Slim Window Alarm (4 Pack), you’ll love our next product recommendation. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra set of eyes on your house while you slept? A great way to alert you to a Burglar in the nighttime ...
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Window Vibration Alarms

Window Vibration Alarms By now, you may have read our recommendations on the GordonGlass 8 Mil Security Window Film. Our next recommendation is something that goes hand in hand with the Security Window Film. Wouldn’t it be great if you could not only deter Burglars from attempting to enter your ...
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Smart Indoor Cameras

Smart Indoor Cameras Many have been fortunate enough to avoid it, but the reality is, Burglary is a far too commonly occurring crime, perhaps because the Burglars are typically able to have a high degree of success, in a short period of time, and with a very low chance of ...
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Window Security Film

Window Security Film It is no secret that windows provide a relatively easy point of entry into the home, especially those located at or near ground level. It doesn’t take much effort to simply crack a window with whatever item the opportunistic Burglar comes across while preparing for entry. Often, ...
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Mr. Beams NetBright Spotlights

Mr. Beams NetBright Spotlights The last thing a Burglar wants to attract is attention. This is why one of the most important things a homeowner can do to secure their home is to create reactive lighting. Never heard of reactive lighting? Allow us to explain. Reactive lighting is a source ...
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Fake TV – Burglar Deterrent

Fake TV - Burglar Deterrent Research has shown that the majority of Burglaries are crimes of opportunity. Despite the fears of many home owners, a Burglar does not desire to make entry into a home while it is occupied. But how can we make our homes appear to be occupied ...
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