Monday, September 10, 2012
I had the chance to look over a booklet about attempted home burglaries recently and read a few more tips that I found interesting. In the US, 3.2 million homes are burglarized each year! One of the best things you can do if you suspect a burglar is nearby (or even in your home!) is make noise. They don't like the noise and will often leave to avoid any confrontation.
Another safety tip is to have a plan in case an intruder does get into your home. It may be something that you don't want to think about, but it's a good idea to take the time to plan out your actions. When faced with stressful situations, people tend to react quickly and without much thought. If you think through a few scenarios, you will be able to pull that information into your head quickly.
Some good ideas are to be loud, as mentioned before. If you think an intruder might be lurking close by, yell out to someone else in the home (even if you are alone.) Turn the television up louder, or flip the lights on outside. These actions can cause a burglar to leave your home and look for another that isn't as loud or lit.
We have a few home security products around our home for our protection. It helps, too, that there are large dogs in a few of the houses near us that always bark when people approach our properties. We've had vehicles stolen in the past, but thankfully nobody has ever entered our home. I plan to do what we can to keep it that way!