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Practical Home Security: A Guide to Safer Urban Living download ebook

by Alex Haddox

Practical Home Security: A Guide to Safer Urban Living download ebook
ISBN:
0615551920
ISBN13:
978-0615551920
Author:
Alex Haddox
Publisher:
Palladium Education, Inc. (October 12, 2011)
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Pages:
100 pages
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1124 kb
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1600 kb
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Home Improvement & Design
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Rating:
4.6

Alex Haddox is recognized internationally as a personal security expert and weekly host of the top-rated Internet podcast Practical Defense. He currently writes a column for Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine

Alex Haddox is recognized internationally as a personal security expert and weekly host of the top-rated Internet podcast Practical Defense. He currently writes a column for Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine.

Alex Haddox lives in Los Angeles, CA with his close-knit family.

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Reviews:
  • Yananoc
I wanted to like this book more than I did. While it gives many useful tips, it is both outdated and superficial. Outdated, because it never even mentions the Internet and the information many people reveal about themselves. Not only for chat reasons (“I”ll be away on vacation next week, so excited!”) but out of necessity. If you run a home-based business, you absolutely need to explain who you are, where you are, and what you do, which can give a burglar information about your habits and what valuable work-related equipment you probably own. And unfortunately, every time someone thinks up a great tip, like hiding cash in the freezer, burglars are online to read that too.

This book is superficial, because it fails to address the details of things like how to choose and install a home security system. Which many people will want to do themselves to save money. It doesn’t even address safes. It doesn’t address identity theft, which is common after burglaries and robberies. Once they steal your credit cards, ID documents, and financial statements, guess what they’ll do next?

Some of the advice doesn’t make sense. For example, oleander bushes are poisonous, but will not deter criminals because they’re not going to eat the shrubbery. Varying the times you leave for and return from work by a few minutes will not change the fact that you are away from home from about 9 to 5 every day. This book also does not address the security issues of different types of properties. How close you are to your neighbors and whether you have a gated property present different advantages, but different problems as well. Speaking of which, this book never mentions enlisting your neighbors for mutual security aid.

Practical Home Security is a quick read, almost a magazine article. It needs to go far further than it does.
  • Dori
At 102 pages, this a very concise book on home security basics. Much of the information I read in this book I had already learned through doing various Google searches on home security. However, the author did mention a few things that I hadn't thought of to help make yourself less of a target to criminals. He does not go into details about which locks, screws, home security systems, etc. are the best to purchase. He leaves that to the reader's discretion based on the reader's budget for home security. If you know nothing about about home security, then this is a good place to start. If you're already educated on the basics and looking for something a little more in depth, then choose a different book. I'd recommend "Kick Ass" Home Security! Veteran Police Officer Reveals Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Burglars, Thieves, and Other Scum-of-the-Earth!
  • Mallador
About a year ago I found Alex's podcast and listened to every one of them. The early part of the series focused on how to protect your home. The others are a combination of how to protect yourself and a lot of common sense topics.

This book is a good summary of the information in the how to protect your home series.

If you are like I was when I first discovered Alex's podcasts you will benefit greatly from this book. It covers a lot of topics that will really help you get your act together in making your home less of a target for criminals.

As I found out, just because you live in a nice sleepy neighborhood that does not mean someone will not kick in your back door and come into your house. If I had known then what I know now they might not have chosen my house.

The book is pretty concise. I think that the kindle edition at $4.99 is a good value.
  • Thohelm
If this is your first time reading about home security, then this book is a very good primer. That being said, a lot of the information in here is pretty common sense that can be found in a lot of other free areas. Think of this as more of a place to get conversations started about home security, or as something to get you thinking about what you need to consider. It's not just about a security system, or a home defense firearm, its about a state of mind and about getting into a thief/invader's mind and preparing for the common criminal.
  • Steelcaster
The book is short, to the point, and is all about practical actions you can take to improve your home security. Essentially the same information is given in the Practical Defense podcast. I like it better in written form so I can consult it whenever I need, and check things off as I go.

You should know however that if you follow all of the advice and do much of the work yourself, it will take a few months and a few thousand dollars to accomplish it all. It will also require changes in many things you do on a daily basis. There is more to it than just getting a monitored system from a company like ADT. Of course you can pick and choose what suggestions to implement.

Side note: If you decide to purchase an electronic security system, I recommend Frontpoint. It is the cheapest over the term of the agreement and has very high customer satisfaction. I would avoid Vivint - they are very nice on the phone but terribly disorganized if not outright deceptive when you need to change something or cancel service.
  • Lamranilv
This book is the best in its class. It compliments the book, Kick Ass Home Security. Buy them both and have a good small library to protect you every day housing needs.
  • Umsida
This is more of a brochure than a book - its like 50 pages. Content was good, but does not differ from the articles Haddox writes for magazines.
Very good introduction to basic home security. Things to think about, different options, different considerations, etc. I recommend "Kick Ass Home Security" after reading this book.