10 Tips to Preventing Home Invasions by Robert Siciliano © 2014
- Strangers: You tell your children not to talk to strangers, so why do you open the door to a total stranger?
- Peephole: Install peepholes, talk through the door.
- Posers: Home-invaders pose as delivery people, public workers, or people in distress.
- Make a call: Under no circumstances do you open the door unless you get phone numbers to call their superiors.
- Distress: If someone is in distress tell him or her you will call the police for them.
- Do not call the police!: If you live in a high crime area where law enforcement takes a while to respond, and if someone is trying to break into your house while you are in it, calling the fire department will sometimes get help to the scene quicker. Do this only if you are desperate. Firefighters are not equipped to handle violence. However squealing sirens can deter a criminal.
- Home Safe Home: Consider a second line or a cell phone in your bedroom. Burglars often remove a telephone from the receiver when they enter a home.
- Get alarmed: An alarm system activated while you are sleeping will prevent a burglar from getting too far. Newer alarms have cellular options, a safeguard even if the phone lines are cut.
- Money and jewels: One simple reason your house is chosen is someone tipped off the Home-invader that you have valuables. Your friends or children or baby sitter might have unintentionally bragged.
- Get armed: Having a non-lethal weapon in the form of a Taser or a Pepper spray in close proximity to your bed or front door can debilitate your attacker before they gain control.
- Locks: Call a qualified locksmith to take a physical security survey to help you determine the most efficient way to lock up. Many products on the market are a false sense of security. A qualified locksmith should be a professional associated with well known manufacturers.
Similar Posts from the Security Blog
- 11 Ways To Prevent Home Invasions
Strangers and posers: You tell your children not to talk to strangers, so why do you open the door to a total stranger? And never talk to strangers via an open or screen door. Home-invaders pose as delivery people, law enforcement or public workers.
Distress: If someone is in distress tell him or her you will
- 18 Snagged In Home Invasion Ring
When a municipality has an organized ring of home invaders you know they have problems.
In Fresno Country California a special task force including officers from the sheriff’s department, SWAT teams, and local police agencies had to be created to conquer the growing problem of home invasions in their district. As you know a home
- Top Security Tips against Home Invasions
In one of the worst publically known home invasions of the 21st century both defendants received the death penalty. Joshua Komisarjevsky, confessed to the attack on the home and family of Dr. William Petit, and the murders of his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and girls Michaela Petit, 11 and Hayley Petit, 17.
His partner in this horrendous crime
- 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
- 10 Personal Safety and Security Tips
Fundamentals: Body language is 55% of communications. That’s your walk, posture, facial expressions and eye contact. Awareness is being alert to your surroundings at all times. Intuition is when the hair on the back of your neck stands on end. Voice tone and pitch equal 35% of communications. The way a person communicates physically and