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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.