Home security comes down to making your home as safe and comfortable as possible for you and your family and as difficult and discouraging as possible for thugs and other criminals to gain access.  The following are some important things to consider when it comes to home security.

  • Don’t flash expensive jewelry or large amounts of cash in public as it becomes a magnet for would be thieves to follow you home.
  • Don’t leave empty boxes for expensive items such as TV’s or computers out at your curb as it will advertise the fact that you have recently acquired a new and expensive item.
  • Keep valuables including cash, jewelry, etc., well hidden.
  • Keep all windows and doors locked; this includes garage doors.
  • Large dogs are an excellent burglar deterrant.
  • Keep thorny bushes trimmed and placed under windows to make it difficult for burglars to hide behind or to gain access through a window.
  • Use caller ID and never give strangers personal information ever.
  • Beware of dishonest workmen who use the opportunity when working on your home to scout it out for potential robbery opportunities.  Do not leave workmen unattended in your home.
  • Train and be proficient with firearms in case they are needed for self defense purposes.
  • Use door jam or door stop bars on exterior doors to prevent doors from being forced open.
  • Do not allow your mail, newspapers or circulars to pile up in your driveway or mailbox as this alerts burglars that no one is home.
  • Keep your cell phone operational, with you and fully charged.
  • Trust your instincts; if you feel as though something is wrong or that danger is lurking trust that instinct.
  • Maintain situational awareness.

  1. 1stminstrel says:

    Good advise and shared on my blog…..

  2. Excellent points rmactsc. Also check out the statistics on possible home invasions that occur during the night. If someone is attempting to break in, knowing that someone is at home, you have to assume that their intentions will include violence and lethal actions. You know your own home, if your home is breached, turn off every light that you can. You will know the distances, objects, and angles, and the enemy will most likely not. Predetermine an area that will give you maximum protection while engaging into the flank of the enemy and have at least one route of egress. Old cell phones that are not in service will still connect 911 calls, so it’s a good idea to keep them on a charger out of site and locate them around your home. And always remember, the police are “reactive,” not “proactive,” so plan on telling them to dispatch the coroner.

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  4. Very good post. You should describe situational awareness.

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