Sponsor Robert Siciliano as he runs the Boston Marathon for Miles for Miracles, Children's Hospital Boston
ROBERT SICILIANO is fiercely committed to informing, educating, and empowering Americans so they can be protected from violence and crime in the physical and virtual worlds.


Check here if you're human


Increase Security with a Life Size Card Board You

Pin It

A cardboard cutout of you or a cardboard action figure of a WWE wrestler is a creative and inexpensive way to DIY home security that adds a layer of protection to your home security system. And it doesn’t cost a lot and it’s kind of fun.

I’m serious!!!!

This is not an idea I just thought of one day, it’s one I stumbled upon by accident.

A few years ago a “speakers bureau” I work with actually went ahead and had a 6 foot cardboard cutout made of me for a trade show they were doing at a Boston area convention center. While I was flattered, I was certainly amused.

The bureau president called me and told me what he was doing then offered the life-size me to me once the show was over. I was like “What am I going to do with that?” and he made a joke that it could keep my wife company while I was on the road, and actually a cardboard me that doesn’t talk or talk back would be appealing to my wife so I picked it up from him.

I brought it home and put it in my garage and let the dust collect on it. Then I had a kid. And at 1.5 years when she started walking she eventually came upon the cardboard me and it startled her. Her mom trying to explain that was as funny.

Then shortly after I had a party and brought someone into my garage to jump in the car for a packy run and the cardboard me scared the heck out of them. Since then about a dozen people have been jostled by it. Now it’s just funny!

Now, especially when I travel, the cardboard me is standing in front of the TV. My wife loves him. I’m a little jealous.

Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to Home Security Source discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.

About the Author
ROBERT SICILIANO, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com is fiercely committed to informing, educating, and empowering Americans so they can be protected from violence and crime in the physical and virtual worlds. His "tell it like it is" style is sought after by major media outlets, executives in the C-Suite of leading corporations, meeting planners, and community leaders to get the straight talk they need to stay safe in a world in which physical and virtual crime is commonplace. Siciliano is accessible, real, professional, and ready to weigh in and comment at a moment's notice on breaking news.

Similar Posts

  • 10 Home Security Tips You Never Thought Of
    Ten out o the box home security tips for maximum home safety: Get a life-size cardboard cutout of yourself and put it a few feet away from a window that’s gives the impression someone is always home. Get another life-size cutout of you lying on the couch watching TV and keep the TV on while you are
  • World War II Veteran Fights Off Suspect in Home Invasion
    An elderly World War II veteran fought off a man who had broken into his home and attacked the Marine veteran. The Boston Herald reports the Vet was sitting in his living room watching TV and his wife was upstairs. The home invader comes in and attacked the Vet, then “as he was being attacked, the
  • Nicolas Cage’s First Hand Home Invasion Experience
      Apparently Nicolas Cage at one time didn’t believe in home security systems. He recently filmed a movie called “Trespass” about thieves’ who con their way into the opulent mansion where Cage’s character lives with his unhappy wife (played by Nicole Kidman) and their daughter, Reuters reports. The tagline for the title is: “When terror is
  • 5 Smart Ways to Protect Your Home from Dumb Burglars
    Having been a home security expert for years, I am always amazed at how dumb criminals could be, but there’s always a homeowner they can outwit, such as in the case below: A man burglarized two houses in Marshall town, Iowa, and then sold the loot on Facebook, says a story in the online Times-Republican. The
  • Sheriff’s office offers Home Security Tips
    Here’s good advice from a sheriff’s office about how to protect your house.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Xtreme School

Featured in

Anderson Cooper John Stossel Robert Siciliano Featured in
Browse by Month

Browse by Category