Discussion in 'Reptile News' started by Snapped, Oct 1, 2017.
I echo your sentiments above, Bluetongue1. Well put.
So what were the worthwhile points made on security?
· CCTV has its limitations. For those criminals who know it is there and where it is ahead of time, it is not likely to be effective.
· Monitored silent alarms can be effective in catching the culprits in the act.
· Dogs are an effective warning device and potential deterrent on premises that are occupied e.g. the family home.
· Trained guard dogs will not take baits and will take down and hold intruders.
· German Shepherds are an excellent choice for a family watch dog due to their natural behaviours which can be maximised by appropriate training.
· For highly valuable collections, layered security is very effective (refer post #97).
From my reading, most reptile thefts target easily stolen animals that can then be readily off-loaded to provide money for drugs. Targeting of a particular animal appears to be a rarity for it generally requires a buyer ahead of time to make it worthwhile. This is different from the theft of multiple animals of a particular nature that are considered highly desired in the trade.