Home Security Safe Room-Part II

November 7, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Solutions

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cw-safe-room-equipment11Do you want a Safe Room that can withstand bullets, an explosion, or  possible gas attack?  Or do you just want a Safe Room that can provide a secure and safe place for your family to escape from home intruders until police authorities or help arrives?  Here are simple things you can do to prepare a Safe Room in your home.  CLICK HERE to read Part I - Do You Have a Home Security Plan That Includes A Safe Room?

Here are some suggestions for your Safe Room:

1.  Reinforced frame around the door to the Safe Room.  Have a solid core metal or wood door to the safe room and a deadbolt locking system on the door leading to the safe room.  You may want to consider the Ultimate Lock deadbolt locking system as it can withstand 4,000+ lbs of force, has a lockout mechanism, and is a perfect solution for the safe room door whether it be the master bedroom, kids room, or the master bedroom closet.  To learn about the Ultimate Lock CLICK HERE.

2.  A security keypad or wireless remote emergency button that is part of your home security system.  The RF remote can send an emergency alert signal to your alarm company which will indicate that you need immediate help.  The police authorities are usually dispatched immediately.  You can also have this alert to trigger both an interior and exterior siren.  Noise is a big deterrent and most intruders aren’t going to stick around if they know the police are on the way.

3.  Have several forms of communications to alert police or to get help. You may want to have both a cordless telephone and a cell phone.  Even a radio communication would be good to have in case the intruders used a cell phone jamming device.  If you’re dealing with professional intruders, they may try to disable standard wired phones and cordless phones simply by cutting the phone line to your home or taking on extension off the hook.  When you call 911, your billing address is displayed on the 911 screen, so remember to give your home address just in case it’s different from your billing address.

Remember that a cordless phone requires the base unit to be plugged into the standard phone line in your home.  If the phone line is cut or unplugged, your cordless phone is dead.  That’s why it is important to have a cell phone or radio communication.  You will just need to make sure it is always charged and ready for use.

4. A quality flashlight.  You may need a flashlight if the intruder cuts the power to your house.  Also, if it’s late at night you may want to leave the lights off anyway.  Ensure you have extra batteries or a fully charged flashlight.  Consider adding a backup battery system or backup power generator to your home electricity in case someone cuts your power in an attempted home invasion.  It’s also a good idea to have in case of storms or normal power outages

5. If there is a window in your safe room, keep an extra set of house and car keys* in that room.  When the police arrive, you can throw your house keys to the police from the window of your safe room.  (You may even want to have a “pet blinky” attached to your keychain in case you have to toss the keys out a night).  These keys will allow the police to quickly enter your home while you remain secure in your safe room.  Additionally, if you are able to escape, you will have your car keys available.  If your safe room is on the second level, make sure you have an Escape Ladder that can be used.

6.  Bottled water and a first aid kit.  The time you will be spending in the safe room should be short - possibly 30 minutes or less.  Just long enough for help to arrive.  This will be a stressful situation and you will want to make sure you’ve considered even minor things.

7.  Personal Protection to save yours and your families’ life.  If all else fails and you have home intruders who have made it to your Safe Room, your life and the lives of your family may be in grave danger.  You need to decide if having something like pepper spray/mace, Advanced TASER, C2 TASER protection will be effective if confronted by violent intruders who have come with lethal weapons.  Do you need to have lethal firearms to protect your family?  The answer may be obvious for some people.  Only you can make the decision of what will work best for you!  But realize that if someone is intent on hurting or killing you and your family, time will be of the essence in getting the police or help to your home.  Whatever personal protection you use, be sure you are properly trained and know how to use it.

* If your car keys have an alarm button, you could activate the car alarm from your safe room. Noise is a deterrent and an audible alarm may alert the intruder/s to the fact that the situation is known to others.

Make sure each family member knows what to do if forced to retreat to the Safe Room.  From time to time set up family meetings to remind everyone of the process and why you have the safe room.  Let them know they are to refuse to come out of the safe room until they are absolutely certain it is by the request of police or law enforcement authority.

It is my hope that you never have to use your safe room, but it is best to be proactive and be prepared!

Stay safe and protect your home and family!

Get a copy of the Free Report -“HOME INVASION PREVENTION” @ www.homeinvasionfreereport.com

Surviving A Home Invasion Attack

September 25, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Solutions

I interviewed Phil Messina, Owner of Modern Warrior, and learned about the excellent self-defense training programs he offers at his Modern Warrior facility in Lindenhurst, NY.  I was particularly interested in his self-defense program designed specifically for home invasion victims and those who want to proactively learn to protect and defend themselves against a home invasion crime.  You can learn more about the self-defense classes that Moder Warrior offers by going to www.ModernWarrior.com

Also if you would like to watch the video with Phil and hear the victims of a home invasion attack tell about their stories, you can do so by  CLICKING HERE).

Here is the interview with Phil Messina of  Modern Warrior.  He gives some great tips on knowing your home, especially in the dark, and familiarizing yourself with things in your home that can be used as weapons that you may not have considered before.  Click the button on the radio widget below to listen.

Start protecting your home and family today.  Be one step ahead of the home burglar/home invasion intruder and make your home extremely difficult to get into.  The chances are greater that if the intruders have to work long and hard to get through your perimeter they will look for an easier home to break into. 

Also if you have an early alert warning system set up to let you know there is someone messing around your home at 3:00 a.m. and a potential break-in about to happen, again you have time to react, respond, and notify the police.

If you haven’t already done so, start your home protection today!!

Get a copy of the FREE REPORT-“HOME INVASION   PREVENTION @ www.homeinvasionfreereport.com


Would You & Your Family Survive A Violent Home Invasion Disaster?

September 23, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News

“It’s better to be prepared for the unexpected home invasion and hope it never happens, than to become a victim and wish you’d planned better.” ~ Cheryl Watterson, Lets Talk Home Security, Radio Host, Home Security Strategist.

I just watched one of the most intense videos entitled “Surviving a Home Invasion Disaster” from Spike TV.  This is an excellent home invasion survival video that each person should take the time to watch.  Pay close attention to the details and you’ll see that a home invasion robbery can  happen to anyone.  However, by taking home protection measures to strengthen and tighten the security in and around your home, you make your home a more difficult target for the would-be home invasion intruders.  Target harden your home’s perimeter - don’t make it easy for the criminal!

When we take the attitude that these types of crimes happen to other people -not me, that’s when we let our guard down and miss taking the necessary protection precautions that we should.  Our instincts may even tell us something is wrong but we don’t listen - because our guard is down.

This movie is about 45 minutes so you’ll want to allow plenty of time.  It’s intense and will make you realize just how vulnerable we can be to a home invasion crime.  The first step to prevention is to be aware and prepared, take the necessary steps to build a defensive perimeter level of protection around our home, learn some basic and valuable self-protection techniques, and determine that you’re not going to be a victim of a home invasion robbery crime!!  You get to decide!

Click this link to the Home Invasion movie:  http://bit.ly/PB2jE

Be proactive - protect your home and family today!

Get a copy of the FREE REPORT-“HOME INVASION PREVENTION” @ www.homeinvasionfreereport.com

Sgt. Ted Roy, Escambia County PIO

August 13, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Radio Guest

On Friday, 8-14-09, Lets Talk Home Security host Cheryl Watterson will interview Sgt. Ted Roy of the Escambia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office.  Sgt. Roy is presently the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the agency, in charge of the bike unit and a team leader for the SWAT Team.  During his career Sgt. Roy has worked patrol, investigations, community policing, and crime prevention.  He has been involved in all aspects of helping to keep his community and county safe from crime.

Be sure to join us as we talk with Sgt. Roy about home burglary/home invasion robbery crimes in his community.  With the knowledge and experience he has with home related crimes, we’ll discuss specific concerns  about safety and ways homeowners can effectively secure and protect their home/family, develop a heightened level of security awareness, and refuse to be a victim of a home burglary/home invasion robbery crime.

Our radio show starts at 10:00 a.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. CDT.  Radio call in number is (646) 727-3396 or you can listen online @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/letstalkhomesecurity.  Why not join in the conversation!  See you then.

Violent Home Invasion/Murder In Escambia County, FL

July 22, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News

On July 9th a violent home invasion robbery occurred in Escambia County, Florida and left a couple dead and their 17 children parentless.  According to deputies, Byrd and Melanie Billings were shot just before eight Thursday night at their home in the Beulah Community.

Investigators say children ranged in ages 8-14 (some with special needs) and were home when the couple were murdered.  One of the kids heard the gunshots and called a family friend.   Read More…

This is a such a senseless crime that you wonder what has happened to a certain core of our society that someone would do such a horrific and murderous crime.  The perpetrators should be prosecuted with the entire book thrown at them!

Don’t become a victim of a violent, senseless home invasion robbery! 

Be aware, be proactive, and ensure you have hardened the perimeter of both your home and your outside property.  You don’t want to be a surprised victim of a violent home invasion robbery with no options.

Protect your family and home now!

Get a copy of the FREE Report - “Home Invasion Prevention” @ www.homeinvasionfreereport.com