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While most break-ins occur when you aren’t home, there is always a chance one could occur when you are home alone or with your children. Being prepared and having the knowledge of what to do if this does occur can keep you and your family safe. Below are some steps you could take if you happen to be home during a break-in.
Be as Quiet as Possible
If you suspect intruders in your home it is important to be as quiet as possible. The burglars are probably unaware that you are home. Instead of alerting them to your presence you need to avoid confrontation and remain safe. What you do in the first
It’s bad enough to lose something of value and importance to you, but it’s nothing short of tragic for you or members of your family to be traumatized or harmed. Much as we like to protect our belongings, this is the real purpose of home security—to keep safe those precious lives that can never be replaced. This makes the security of the inside of your home of absolute utmost importance.
Interior Lighting Essentials
Yes, we’re back to lighting but only because it is one of the simplest and most important factors in home security. Lighting is essential for free viewing and for convincing a thief that he’d be better off elsewhere. Here are the essentials to know in regards to interior lighting for home safety.
One of the things that people find difficult in protecting themselves, their loved ones, and their homes is that they think all home security is unaffordable. Renters think home security is only for homeowners, and homeowners think real home security is only attainable by the wealthy or well-to-do. None of this is true. If you live in a home you can afford at least the basics of home security while you build up to larger, more secure systems. If you rent or live in an apartment, you cannot assume you are safe or that the building is secured and will protect you. Each and every person is responsible for his or her own home security and safety (even if another entity “should” be), and that of anyone depending on them.
Understanding home security is the first step in making your home and your life more safe and secure. Unfortunately, it seems that there are a number of very common mistakes that people make relative to home security that hinder far more than they help. Very sadly, these can be the very things that allow easy access to your home for that eager burglar or criminal. Learn about the most common mistakes in home security, and make sure that you’re not making them.
Crimes involving home invasion are crimes of opportunity. Too often, it is the residents of the home that create that opportunity, albeit unwittingly. Things you may never have even considered can create prime opportunities for criminals.
Although many homeowners go about purchasing a Homeowners insurance policy to protect their home and their belongings inside the home, most don’t give that insurance coverage another thought until something happens such as fire, hurricane damage, or theft.
While many homeowners like to believe that they live in safe neighborhoods that would never be affected by crime, it is tough to completely rule out whether or not the home will ever be affected by theft. For this reason it is essential to consider the theft prone items inside and outside of the home, so that you can ensure those items are properly insured, properly inventoried, and properly looked after as well.
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When it comes to non lethal self defense weapons pepper spray is right up there at the top of popularity for two main reasons: ease of use and effectiveness.
How It Works
Pepper spray uses Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) which comes from cayenne pepper. Defensive pepper sprays are measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU’s) a common measure of a products’ “hotness”. A jalapeno pepper has an
We live at a time when crime rates are soaring despite better policing and governance. This seems to have some correlation with the increasing proportion of single women. More and more women today are single than in any other generation previous. It is sad and regrettable that as women are getting increasingly independent, they are also at a much higher risk of assault, theft, and battery. If you are a single woman and would feel comfortable with some added protection while in the comfort and privacy of your own home, you may