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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

14 Reasons Monitored Home Security Isn't Worth It

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Len Penzo writes:

You think you're buying peace of mind. But our writer details many reasons why you really aren't getting what you paid for when you pop for a monitored home security system.

Are those homeowners crazy? Or crazy like a fox?

I took the plunge and got one not long after moving into my current home and it certainly provided peace of mind -- for a little while.


However, I eventually came to realize that the cons of owning a monitored home security system far outweighed the pros. Here are 14 reasons why:

Read Len Penzo's entire article: 14 Reasons Why Monitored Home Security Systems Are For Suckers

Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Predators and Personal Protection

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Thanks to author Bob LaRose for this enlightening article. A link to the entire article can be found below. 

To the Editor:

Regarding the Oct. 24 issue of West Newsmagazine (“St. Louis County Police respond to area concerns about serial rapist”), I am excited that people are taking a proactive position on the predatory violence against women. Our community needs this very much.

As a self-defense instructor and a retired Marine, I take the safety and security of law abiding citizens seriously. I commend the Krav Maga folks in their service to our community. I am familiar with Krav Maga from spending time in Israel and in their gun defense courses. It is a good form of combatives.


Recently I graduated from the West County Citizen’s Policy Academy, where I was enlightened about the reality of violence and crime in our community.