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Darren Boyer, September 15 2023

Crime watching versus blocking

The past is filled with ways to watch crime.

The future is about blocking crime.

Blocking crime is simple.

Blocking uses every single tool that gets in the head of the potential criminal and stops them before a crime happens. 

These are clearly effective methods that prove to the potential criminal ‘don’t go there’.  

They work as fast or faster than a desperate addict in the middle of the night, who wants to impulsively steal something for the next high.

We know of about 20 ways to do this.  Most tools operate at the speed of light and are much faster than the criminal.  These tools aren't lawn signs and bright lights, they are approaches proven to be effective in thousands of cases.  

The more all the tools at once can be instantly deployed the more the safety level of a home increases exponentially.

There needs to be police and legal 100% support or it won’t last.  All 20 methods are well within those bounds.

Getting Unstuck

As a homeowner there are two choices.

1) Crime watcher - spend as little as possible until you have to.
This approach watches out for crime, and runs the risk it won't happen to them.

2) Crime blocker - spend $200-$2,000 to start and up to $1,500 per year.
This approach blocks crime in advance.
It avoids the human trauma and risk of injury or death.
It avoids the losses of time and reputation that come with property crime.

The Difference Between These Choices Over 10 years 

According to statistics Canada 5% of the population will experience a crime over $5,000 every year.

Dividing the crime watchers and blockers into two groups and estimating what will happen these groups over the next 10 years looks like this.

Group 1 - crime watchers after 10 years

50-100% of Group 1 will have lost $5,000+ from a crime at least once.
They will have spent $0 - $3,600 to watch security camera footage.
Expenses from crime and home security over 10 yrs = $5,000-$8,600+ for each major incident
plus the emotional cost,
plus the time cost
plus the reputation cost
plus the insurance cost
plus the cost if something wasn’t insured
plus the cost of things that were under $5,000 and stolen
plus the risk of something much worse being possible

As much as 50% of Group 1 will have had no crime and spent between $0 - $3,600 over 10 years
Expenses from crime and home security over 10 yrs = $0-$3,600

Those in this group that had no crime and no expense over 10 years look like they have had a free lunch.

Due to the random nature of property crime that picture could change very quickly.

Group 2 - crime blockers after 10 years

The likelihood of Group 2 experiencing a crime approaches 0%.
Homes nearby may also be blocking crime and create a much lower risk than the normal 5% chance in that area.
Expenses from home security over 10 yrs= $15,200 - $17,000

Is it better to have spend as little as possible and watch out for crime or to spending $15,000-17,000 over 10 years to block crime?

It depends on what the assets and loved ones are worth.  

Years later that iceberg still hasn’t melted

The difference between Group 1 and 2 is enormous when it comes to measuring total risk exposure not just the known spend.

Every year a few victims in Group 1 end up watching a crime take place on their property and unexpectedly get killed

The hidden secret trauma of so many other victims is like an iceberg. They say most of the iceberg is hidden, and that what you see is just a small part.

I’ve spoken to enough victims who can remember with incredible detail things about a crime they lived with years earlier, to recognize these scars are still there long after they seem invisible.  

Ways to stop procrastination

Statistically, people will not spend money on home security until they are a victim twice or more.

It becomes crystal clear at that point that what they assumed was ‘good enough’ was actually random chance.

That is one way to deal with procrastination.

The problem with reaching a boiling point, is that the people who suffer as that point is reached, can pay a much higher price than anyone wants to pay.

I’ve learned that a lot of people don’t want to procrastinate, they want to block crime, but it needs to be worth their time and money.

We built a service that for the first time ever, delivers everything a property owner needs.  We know of about 20 ways to do this.  Most tools operate at the speed of light and are much faster than the criminal.

The average cost is $35 or less per month.

Not only will the risk approach 0%, the net spend may even go down.  Our method avoids wasting money on expensive cameras or cameras in locations where they are not needed. 

See how this works here.

Written by

Darren Boyer


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