Home invasions stories still pepper the daily news. How confident are you that you won’t be next. What if I told you that according to the FBI One in five homes will experience a break-in this year? What if I told you, the FBI says every 12 seconds a home is invaded by going right through the front or back door? How confident are you now? Lucky for us there are all kinds of countermeasures that we can install to reduce our chances of being a victim of a home invasion. I’m not going to re-hash some previous blog entries, but some of these include door stopper, door alarms, dead-bolt locks, and even door strike reinforces like the strike master II. However, no amount of security devices will do you any good if you simply let the big bad wolf in the front door.
Imagine hearing a knock at the door and you hear ‘delivery for <your name>’ If you open your front door without knowing what is on the other side, than the criminal can simply force their way in.
When I bought my house there was no way to tell who was at the front door, and I know there are lots of businesses that have solid back doors that don’t allow them to see who is knocking at their door. In fact a restaurant was robbed the other day by a burglar simply knocking on their back door.
There are two things you can do.
Install a FISH-EYE Peephole. I recommend the fish-eye type as they allow you to see whose outside of your door even if there is someone ducking out of sight. Conventional door peepholes only give you a very limited view of who is outside your door. Your door is your first and last barrier to protect yourself and your family from potentially dangerous situations, such as forced entry or home invasion. Your best security investment is a high quality door viewer. Peepholes cost less than $5 from a hardware or home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowes.
- A security camera is something another counter measure. They offer you the advantage of knowing who is at your door and possible recording any activity outside of your door even when you are now home.
- HOME INVASIONS – Part 1 – What you should know.
- Don’t have a False Sense of Security
- Knock, Knock – Home Invasion Tips
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