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.


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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