Home Invasion Prevention Tips

March 16, 2009 by admin  
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Proactive Home Invasion Tips on how to protect yourself in a home invasion robbery.

Here is an excellent video that covers what you should do to protect yourself and your family in a home invasion scenario.  Please watch this video as the producers provide real-life, valuable home invasion tips.

The thinking among most people regarding home invasion robberies is “it won’t happen to me!”  If you live in a small town, city, or community you are as vulnerable as those who live in the larger cities.  Especially now with our sagging economy. 

Courtesy of Michael Bane, Host of Downrange.TV


We all should take the necessary preventative steps to secure our home, tighten up and harden the perimeter of our home, and ensure our family is protected.   When I read the daily reports on home invasion/home burglary crimes happening across our nation, most are committed by intruders who violently kick in the front door or take a big body and violently force open the front door.  WHAT DOES THIS SAY?  This says that the front door  is definately one of the weakest links and the intruders know this! 

After installing a security system, the #2 most important step in target hardening the perimeter of your home is installing the best deadbolt locking system and reinforcing the door frame.  The harder an intruder has to work to get into a home the sooner he will give up and move on to an easier target.

Home Invasion Prevention Tips

1.  Be proactive by installing a home security system.  Having a security system protecting your home and family can give you a tremendous amount of “peace of mind.”  A security system can be a simple and basic system that protects primary entry areas.  Or you can set the protection up to cover a more complete system that protects for burglary, intrusion, duress holdup, fire and carbon monoxide.  A security system is a 24/7 early alert warning system that sounds off a high decibel alarm siren when an intrusion or fire happens and then notifies a 24-hour monitoring service to quickly dispatch the police.  The best deterrent of a security system is having your alarm yard signs in the front and back areas and warning decals on your windows.  Take action and have a security system installed before you become a victim of a home burglary/home invasion robbery crime. 

2.  Install a strong, heavy-duty deadbolt/locking system on your perimeter doors - especially on the front door.  Don’t rely solely upon the security system for your total protection.  Why do I say that?  These criminals are quick, they know what they are doing, and know exactly where to kick your door for it to bust right open.  They also know the police response time can be anywhere from a few minutes to 5-10 minutes.  This can give them time to be in and out before the police arrive.  Check your locks and deadbolts to make sure they are strong enough to withstand a 250 lb. forceful kick.  One of the best and most ultimate locks on the market today is “The Ultimate Lock.  This lock, combined with your security system, can give you an impenetrable level of protection.  Another device you can use would be either a door stop alarm or a 20-gauge steel door brace.  These are reasonably priced and are excellent for an interior door such as your master bedroom or SAFE ROOM.  These products can keep the door from being opened allowing you time to notify the police to an attempted breakin. Or time to grab your gun!!!!  

3.  Check the window locks around your home and replace any that are not working properly.  Then go to the local hardware store and purchase dowel rods that you can measure and cut then place in the track of the windows to prevent them from being opened.  Be sure to grab some white spray paint (if that’s the color of your windows) or stain so that when they are placed into the track of the window they blend right in and no one will be able to tell they are there.  But they now added superior strength to your windows.  By doing this you are forcing the perpetrator (punks) to break the glass to get into your home and most burglars do not want to do that.  (Too much noise, might get cut, and takes too much time).  Be sure you have your alarm window stickers in the lower right or left corner as a warning.

4.  Check all perimeter doors to ensure they are solid core wood or metal core doors.  Any outdated flimsey doors should be replaced with stronger doors.  Reinforce the frame around the door and make sure the hinges that are not removable if they are on the exterior of the door.

5.  Have a planned SAFE ROOM set up in your home that you and your family can escape to in a home invasion robbery.

6.  Consider keeping some type of personal protection device(s) in your homeThis could be personal protection like Pepper Spray, Mace Spray, Stun Gun, TASER C2, or even a firearm.  Be sure to follow local law and city ordinances regarding these personal devices and take the appropriate training to ensure you know how to use your protection devices if you need to.  Click and checkout all types of personal protection devices at The Personal Security Store.

7.  Do Not open your door if you are unsure who is there!  This is the scam a majority of home invasion criminals use to get you to open your front door then violently force the door open.  If unsure who is there, ask before opening the door.  Remember, you do not have to open your door to anyone.  Carry a cell phone or home phone with you in case you need to verify who the person is or if you need to contact 911.

Be proactive and protect your home and family today!

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3 Responses to “Home Invasion Prevention Tips”
  1. almost all home invasions happen right thru the front door. Use your peephole. Most folks don’t.


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  1. [...] I came across Michael Bane a few weeks ago as I was writing an article on Home Invasion Prevention for my website http://www.homesecurity911.com.   The video Michael had put together on Home Invasion Prevention was perfect and went right along with my blog article. You can see the video by clicking here. [...]

  2. [...] I came across Michael Bane a few weeks ago as I was writing an article on Home Invasion Prevention for my website http://www.homesecurity911.com.   The video Michael had put together on Home Invasion Prevention was perfect and went right along with my blog article. You can see the video by clicking here. [...]

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