Thursday, October 26, 2006

South Africa Burglar Signals

Interesting report from OSAC about criminals using strategically placed beverage cans outside a residence to indicate the difficulty of committing a burglary. Different can colors represent levels of difficulty:
  • Red: May encounter resistance, be prepared to use armed force
  • White: Easy target
  • Green: All clear, nobody home
Signs and signals other than cans may also be used. Something for guards and staff members to consider when practicing situational awareness.

1 Comments:

Anonymous JPG said...

Same tactic is used in Paris by robbers when preparing basement robberies, by using signs either written on the door or left in front of the basement.

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