Careful with "Doggy Doors" & Taking Pictures

Real Estate Agent with Tierra Antigua Realty SA624527000

Wanted to touch on another issue that has come into play with a number of burglaries: Doggy doors. An unsecured doggy door has basically the same as a unlocked front door or window. Burglars will often access the house through the doggy door, or they will reach through the doggy door and unlock the main door. If you have a doggy door, or if you are thinking about installing one, please make sure that it is locked just like any door or window when you are not at home. If you own a property with a Doggy door that is no longer in use, consider sealing it up or removing the door.


Stright from the Tucson Police department is the following advice:   whether or not a person who witnesses this type of activity can legally take a picture of a suspect. The answer is yes, you can. A person has no reasonable expectation of privacy to their image when they are out in public in plain view. So, feel free to snap a picture or video of the activity and send it to the police department.

Here is a link:

TipSubmit that is done through TipSoft in conjunction with The analysts receive the tip and any attached photograph instantly. If you have a video, you can just mention that you need to submit video in the comments, and you will receive a reply that will give you the best way to submit the video for that particular tip (graffiti, burglary, suspected narcotics activity, etc).



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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

What a great idea.  Reminds me of the Christmas movie, "Home Alone".  The burglars got in through the doggie door, well sort of.

Jul 31, 2015 02:39 AM #1
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Spirit - You make a great point about doggy doors. They need to be secured when nobody is home.

Jul 31, 2015 09:51 AM #2
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Spirit, this is an important message.  I have seen enormous doggy doors that many adults would crawl through.

Jul 31, 2015 12:17 PM #3
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Super post with super content, glad I came across it in the archives.

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