Defense Against Crime


Just one inch of wood

  • According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1.03 million home invasions occur each home-invasionyear.
  • Surprisingly, most burglaries occur between 10 AM and 3PM. Many homes are empty during this time while people are at work. Burglars know this and use it to their advantage.
    However, home invasions can occur at any time of day or night.
  • 3.7 million homes are broken into each year. That’s 7 homes every minute.

If you would, open either your front or your back door and look at the deadbolt plate. There is just one inch of soft wood protecting the safety of your home – your door casings cannot protect you from a thief kicking your door in.

This is what usually happens!

Yesterday, I was watching the local news and saw this story:

According to the FBI Crime data, the easiest way for a criminal to get into your house is just to kick in your door!   Those same crime reports indicate that every 12 seconds a home is invaded by going right through the front or back door. This is called door frame failure.  The same statistical data indicates that 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon is the biggest break-in time.

So what can you do?

There are numerous steps that you can take to make your home less attractive to a burglar.

  • Have good door and window locks.
  • Install Door kick plates such as the Strike Master II or others. You can get them at090610_webcamthieves local hardware stores, Lowes, Home Depot and Wal-Mart. This makes it hard to kick your door in.
  • Don’t leave spare keys in obvious places. Please know that the one key hider rock in your yard isn’t fooling anyone. If you going to use a hider rock have lots of similar rocks in your garden and blend it in. or put it under the mulch around a plant in your yard.
  • Ask the police to come to give you a safety inspection, and they can make good recommendations…this is a FREE Service.
  • Install a Home Alarm System. Shop around for the system that best fits your need and income. This can range from Simply Safe, to ADT.
  • If you can’t afford one, you can simply buy the Stickers and a Sign to make them think you have one.
  • Get a good barking Dog.
  • If you don’t want a dog you can do a few things, such as just post a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign or even purchase a Barking Dog Alarm.
  • When you are not home, leave the radio on talk radio.
  • Secure your windows. This could include window alarms or many other ways that you can Google.
  • Leave lights on, or if possible have programmable lights. Some modern alarm systems allow you to control your light, you can tie these light to motion sensors. so that when the alarm senses motion, 30 seconds later a light comes on.
  • Secure Sliding Doors and Windows
  • Tall shrubs and overgrown trees are welcome hiding places for robbers to wait until the coast is clear to get into your house
  • If you are home in the daytime, come out every so often to look around. If all of your neighbors did this. I would cut down on crime.
  • USE Your Locks. You would be surprised at how many burglars simply open unlock doors and windows.
  • If you happen to be home when someone enters your home without permission, have a way to deal with them.
  • Read this blog for more tips.

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