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Defending Your Castle Part 2

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HOME INVASIONS – Part 2 – Defensive strategies (1)




In this part of the home invasion series will examine and list various countermeasures that you can us to make your home more secure and more resistant to burglary.  This session ask the homeowner to take a visual inspection of their homes to see what they can do to make their homes more secure. Remember one property crime happens every 3 seconds. This situation is cause for serious concern amongst law abiding citizens who, in order to defend themselves against the threat of home invasions, find it necessary to review their security arrangements to make it as difficult as possible for criminals to gain access to their homes.


One of the first steps to make a home and its occupants secure is to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing security measures. It is important to identify all vulnerable areas. Police and security experts can be of assistance in this regard.



Secondly, home owners should also make their homes more secure against the possibility of criminal invasions by, for instance, considering the following target hardening measures:

  • Intruder detection and panic systems may not in themselves prevent a criminal attack against a household but may be of value in:
    • detecting a crime in progress and
    • Activating an emergency reaction system.

You can opt to have a professional monitored system installed or just non-monitored systems installed.



In setting up counter measures to reduce your chances of being the next victim, for advises that one of the best defenses s good neighbors. A trusted neighbor will keep an eye on things while you’re away. You can also ask this person to park a car in your driveway on occasion so that it looks like people are coming and going, to shovel your walk if it snows, and pick up your mail. A pile of newspapers on your driveway or front porch is a dead giveaway to anyone passing your house that nobody is at home.


Other things that you can so is be Alert for unusual activities. If you see an unknown person loitering in or around a neighbor’s yard, don’t be afraid to check his or her identity with your neighbor by phone.


Unlike generations long also many people don’t know the people in the neighborhood it always good to know your neighbors, and get their numbers. This way if you notice something around thier home you can call them and vise versa.


It’s also a great idea to vary your routine. If you follow the same routine weekly, a would-be burglar could watch your movements and know when your house is likely to be empty.


Our Next Series will start looking at things you can do to make you home more secure.


Don’t be their next victim

By Victor Swindell, owner of, a division of Swindell Enterprises. is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal protection products.



  1. I’ve said many times that a security system can not prevent a break in, but can deter one. It starts from when a perp. sees a lawn sign saying you have a security system.


    Comment by Serge — 24/03/2009 @ 8:06 PM

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