According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, some 3.7 million burglaries occur each year in the United States. Noting this, it makes sense for home and business owners to do whatever they can to ensure that their property is safe. For most, this simply means having a quality home security system installed, something that can offer both peace of mind and full home or office protection. But others might want to amp up their security efforts, and there’s no shortage of ways to accomplish this. One rather unconventional way to enhance facility security is with what’s become known as “burglar paint.” This post is designed to take a closer look at what exactly burglar paint is and how it may be able to help you.

Burglar Paint Explained

Yes, burglar paint is a real thing. In fact, it’s better known as just “anti-vandal paint” or “anti-climb paint.” And as you may have guessed, it’s a pretty self-explanatory product. Essentially, it’s a slicker type of paint that makes it harder to ascend. So, provided that a would-be thief is eyeing your property and doesn’t have a ladder to set against the structure, they likely wouldn’t be able to climb the building very easily or at all if this paint was applied. What’s more is that they’ll likely be left with an unsightly dark paint stain on whatever clothes that they were wearing at the time of their hopeful climb. We’ll have more on that later.

Burglar paint is usually darker in color, which can be a big deterring factor from using it across the entire exterior of your home or office. However, the good news is that it can just as easily be applied to certain areas that may be more likely to be climbed by someone looking to break into your property. These are areas such as:

  • Drain pipes
  • Gutters
  • Fences
  • Wall tops

It’s Real, But is it Legal?

Yes, it is legal! The only problem is that burglar paint should not be used in areas that are frequently touched or that people come into contact with regularly. Why, you ask? It’s because the paint has a tendency to actually smear off onto clothing. This, of course, is good news for any potential wrongdoers, as it can help police pick out the thief easier, but it’s not exactly ideal to get all over your business casual attire when you’re just leaning against the office wall taking a phone call on your lunch break. Complicating things, this sort of paint is difficult to remove as well. So, noting this, we repeat – if you’re thinking of applying some burglar paint to your property, don’t do it to areas that come into contact with people. In fact, maybe don’t even apply it to ground level areas.

Contact Us Today

So is burglar paint a good security solution for your property? That’s your call completely, but we should note that a good security system suffices just fine for most homes and offices. That’s where we can help you out. For more information on our security systems, and to receive a free quote when it comes to outfitting your property with one, contact Protect America today.

It’s better known as just “anti-vandal paint” or “anti-climb paint.” And as you may have guessed, it’s a pretty self-explanatory product. Essentially, it’s a slicker type of paint that makes it harder to ascend.