Opinionated @ CFE

The Illusion of Security


How many people do you know with a burglar alarm in their home? Now think about how many people have one of those home security signs in their window or on their lawn. Most of you probably came up with two different numbers. Many homeowners figure that the cheaper solution of a $5 sign will deter enough people to justify not spending hundreds or thousands on a system along with the requisite monthly fees. It gives the appearance of security without any of the expense. So goes the federal approach to domestic security, except we’re paying security system prices for the lawn sign. We are being given the appearance of security with fancy screening machines, onerous rules, and a color-coded warning system that has only ever used two of the five colors.


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