Safety Tip Of The Week-Home Invasion Prevention Tips
The term home burglary is familiar to everybody. But the term home invasion is a relatively new concept. It refers to a burglary that takes place when the occupants are home. Normal burglaries take place when the occupants are gone. Thus the chance for confrontation in the perpetration of other crimes like rape, assault and murder is drastically heightened.
According to police statistics 90% of all home burglaries are preventable. The average burglar will spend no more than 2 minutes trying to get into a house. So if you can keep the bad guys out of your house for 2 minutes chances are they’ll pick on another target.
Most home invasions happen right through the front door. So tip number one is to keep your doors locked at all times even when you’re at home. The second tip to prevent a home invasion is to use your peephole. If you don’t have one, get one. Know who is at your front door before you let them in.
Don’t be like I used to be and reflexively open your front door when somebody rings your doorbell. See who is there first. Once your door is opened an inch it’s easy for the bad guys to force their way in.
And the third tip is always keep some Self Defense Products around the house like a stun gun or a pepper spray or both-just in case.
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