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Suggested Ways To Avoid A Home Evasion

Jan 28, 2008
Criminals are realizing it's easier and safer to commit a crime of home invasion tan holding up a convenience store. The rewards are also "much greater".

Intruders are aware most home dwellers are not thinking about someone forcing their way into their home. This gives the intruder the advantage.

One reason home invasions are on the increase is simply because it's a mater of criminal economics...where else can a criminal get so much under one roof.

Suggested ways to avoid a home evasion

Keep all doors locked whenever possible. Leave a spare key with a neighbor or with someone in case someone in the family is lockout. Add security devices to all doors and windows. Increase the strength of exterior doors with a solid composite. Install a peep hole and use it before opening the door. Make sure you have proper lighting at night to allow you to be able to see. You may also want to add a surveillance camera at the entry of your home to make it easier to identify the person at the door, without having to be so close to a possible intruder.

Never open your door to strangers. Making sure that your doors are always locked and utilizing secured locking mechanisms will assist in your safety. If you feel that you are at any risk it is important to notify the police immediately. They could leave your front door and go to someone else's.

Always keep the window coverings closed especially at night. If you have windows that do not have a window covering make sure this window is never left unlocked like a kitchen window. Exposed windows can tell the criminal about some of the contents in your home and how easy or difficult it can be to access your home.

Never appear to be home alone. Make sure you have the Television or radio on, use your home as if everyone is there. The fewer people home makes it a simpler opportunity for your home to be invaded.

As you have probably been told before, practicing your security plan and testing and

Always be alert every time you drive home. Criminals have been known to follow a potential victim home after stalking them. The criminal may want to see where you live, only to return later.

If you are a victim of a home invasion you should cooperate with the intruders. This will have a calming effect and lessen the chance of being injured. Remember. It's better to give up your possessions than your life.

Never look the intruder into the eyes. By doing so they may feel you will be able to identify them, and increasing danger to yourself.

The following is some suggestions on how to protect you from a home evasion.

Home evasion is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Home evasion is when a criminal forces their way into a home, while the residents are there, in order to commit crimes such as burglary, rape or murder. Your home is to be a safe haven for you and your family, home evasion is one of the scariest and devastating experiences a person can live through. There are ways for you to protect you and your family from a home evasion.

* Install motion sensors for outdoor lighting. When there is movement around the outside of your home the light will come on and alert you to a possible intruder.

* Installing complete home security system to monitor all doors and windows will help in providing a higher level of protection when armed. Home security systems come in several choices from a specific need with different levels of pricing.

* The installation of specialty cameras can deter an intruder by recording their attempts to monitor your daily activities prior to the crime.

There are additional ways to add security and protection but should not replace a complete home security system., there are
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Ralph Winn. 35 years in the Security System industry. Home Security and Alarm Monitoring tips.
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