Why are dogs not reliable in ensuring home security?

Why are dogs not reliable in ensuring home security?

A burglar may be scared off by the ferocious barking of your dog, but will most likely not stop them from carrying out their ill intent. It’s barking

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A burglar may be scared off by the ferocious barking of your dog, but will most likely not stop them from carrying out their ill intent.

It’s barking loud. But silent in biting

The dogs that we have in our homes are not capable of preventing an intruder on impulse. Some may just bark at the sight of a stranger, but with a few treats, they will calm down and retreat. This is partly so because the pet dogs we have at home are usually friendly, mostly so that we can still have visitors, the safety of our children etc.

Proper training

A properly trained guard dog knows techniques and tactics to apply when there is an intruder in the house, and not just barking nonstop in the hope that the intruder will get scared and ran off. It does cost a beautiful penny to have your dog thoroughly trained to be a guard dog, but most of us are rather economical on this. A trained canine has a certain routine and does not eat randomly, so it is difficult to give it delicacies or poisoned food.

The dog is incapable of notifying security agents

When an intruder breaks in to your home, they want to finish their objective in the shortest time possible. The dog growling at them will not cause them to exit; rather they will quickly find ways of silencing them. At this point, your only help is if the neighbors are at home and they are security conscious such that prolonged barking will cause them to either inform you or the law enforcers.

Video surveillance

There are options of setting up a surveillance camera on your dog’s collar, but may be challenging for it to focus on filming and some images could be blurry. A surveillance camera on your canine can be disabled by merely removing the collar round the neck and the thief carries on with their course.

In the absence of your canine, your home is vulnerable

When you are going away on a trip, be it leisure or business, you are likely to either bring your dog with you or leave it at a day care centre. This means that you have removed your only home security and thus exposing your house to theft.

Plan B

Your initial reason for getting a dog was to have a loyal friend. Imposing on them to be the security system in the house either when you are away or when you are asleep is a rather steep responsibility. In this case, it is recommended that you install a technological home security system that will ensure that your home, assets and belongings are safe, including your dog.

In cases where you have a trained guard dog, integrating a home security in your safety plan is a perfect decision. In this scenario, the intruder will focus of silencing the dog first and forget that they are being recorded by your other surveillance cameras.

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