Burglarized While Asleep-It’s Time For A Security System!

June 16, 2009 by admin  
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cw-burglar-thief-4-blogrRecently I opened up our small town news magazine (approximately 12,000) and this was one of the articles, 2 Homes Burglarized While Owners Slept.”  That’s a pretty scary scenario to find yourself in.  To know someone is bold enough to come right through your door knowing that someone may be home takes some guts! 

For those of you who have had this happen and don’t have a security system, shame on you for not being more proactive and ensuring your home and family are well-protected against this type of crime. 

It makes the crime more serious when the burglar enters a home while the homeowners are there and asleep.  He now has moved from a home burglar to a home invasion intruder.  By coming in while the homeowners are asleep, the intruder is not afraid - he is emboldened and definately means business - and sometimes it is violent. 

This type of criminal may well be on drugs, working with a gang initiation, or with a roving group of home intruders.   Whatever type, they are looking to take your cash, credit cards, jewelry, guns and whatever they can easily carry and they aren’t afraid of the consequences.

Homeowners who do not have any type of security system for their home should develop a daily habit of security and prevention.  When you leave your home or go to bed at night, make it a simple habit of checking to ensure all doors and windows are locked.  If you have a garage with a service door, ensure the service door is locked and that your garage door is down.  If you leave a vehicle outside, make sure you do not leave your garage door in the car as well as valuables.  This only entices the criminal to bust your windows to get what’s inside your car.  He really wants to get into your home and it makes things so much easier if the garage door opener is within reach.

Why not take a moment and think like a burglar.  Take a quick security check of the perimeter of your home and see what a burglar sees.  How well protected does your home look to a thief, a burglar, someone who wants to steal the things inside your home….and possible harm a family member if home?

• Do you have a security system?  If so, be sure to post both window decals and yard signs in the front and back of your home so a burglar can see from the street.  Make it a habit of alarming your security system at night and when you leave your home. 
• Do you leave outside lights on a night?  Lights can be a deterrent so leave a front porch light and garage lights on at night.  If you have a street light in the front of your home or nearby, that is a good deterrent as well.  Motion sensor lights are excellent too.
• Do you leave a vehicle outside instead of in the garage?  Make it a habit to keep your doors locked and take  valuables inside your home or place in the trunk.  Do not leave your garage door opener in your car when left outside.  Consider applying window security film to the glass to prevent a break-in.  VehicleGard is an excellent security film for cars
• Make sure all doors and windows are closed and securely locked.  If you have weak window locks, get dowel rods from the local hardware store and place in the window tracks to prevent windows from being slid up/down or side to side to open.  Make the burglar have to break the window in order to get through.  Most burglars don’t want to break glass and get cut or make a lot of noise.  They will usually opt for an easier home to break into unless they know exactly what valuables you have inside your home.
• If you purchase new valuables for your home, like a TV, media entertainment center, or anything of high value that comes in a box, break the box down and put it in your trash containers so people cannot see what you just purchased.  You may not realize that you are advertising to everyone - including the burglar- when you set the empty box outside along with your trash.

Again, if you don’t have a security system, be proactive and invest in one.  You can install a good quality security system at such a reasonable price today.  The protection and peace of mind you and your family will have definitely outweighs the cost.

Just knowing whether you’re home or away, sitting around watching TV, or asleep at night, if someone enters your “castle” uninvited, you will know it or someone from the alarm monitoring center will know it and be able to alert the proper police authorities to quickly get to your home.

Be proactive and don’t become a victim of crime!  Install a good quality home security system by a reputable alarm company.  That will give you total peace of mind 24/7.  You’ll be glad you did.

Protect your family and home now!

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