Home Security Systems Join In The War Against Vandals
Here’s a bit of trivia you probably did not know – the word “vandalism” is derived from the word “Vandals” and this was a tribe from East Germany in the 5th century that entered into the Roman Empire. They are best remembered for bringing Rome to her knees in 455. The Vandals were not in essence more destructive than other warring tribes, but due to the fact that Rome was held in such high esteem by other European cultures, this tribe became associated with wanton, senseless destruction and those seeking to destroy beautiful objects and works that had been created with great labor and were treated with veneration.
In current times acts of vandalism describe any sort of criminally inflicted damages, defacement of respected property such as through graffiti and the erection of strongly distasteful eyesores. There is an element of contempt on the part of the perpetrators for society and members of such. Home security systems have been developed in the effort to support the authorities in thwarting the angry efforts of vandals to wreak havoc and destruction. Although certain sectors of the population view acts of vandalism as artistic expressions it is hurtful to others when done illegally and without permission.
Vandals can be motivated by any number of reasons:
- Anger or disgruntlement with a targeted victim
- General anger with their culture
- Jealousy or desire to retaliate
- Spontaneous acts of rage
- Peer acceptance as is common in gang cultures
If a vandal trespasses on your property or forces entry into your home you may discover nothing has been stolen but that your property has been severely damaged or destroyed. You could return home or wake up to find your walls and works of art have been spray painted, your furniture has been slashed with a knife, rooms have been flooded, appliances have been smashed, your home has been set on fire and so on.
There is no real way to know if a vandal or gang of vandals will decide they want to target your home, so the best thing you can do to protect your home and property is to be proactive about it. A home security system is the ultimate method to discourage unwanted intruders like this, since they have no desire to get caught in the act.