Tips for Keeping Your Home Invasion Free




Article by: Scott Shaper

Home invasion formerly known as burglary is the type of crime that you can do something to prevent. Home , Monitoring Your Security Alarm System invasion falls , Home Security - A Thorough Approach for Protecting Your Home into two categories burglary and robbery. In my book "Crime Awareness 101" I discuss the differences of both and what you can do. In this article I am going to address preventative steps to protect your home , Handling Weather Emergencies: Part 1 - Forward Planning Makes The Difference from being unlawfully entered. What is home , Alarm System: Contacts (Window & Door Switches) invasion? Home , The Advantages Of Digital Video Surveillance invasion is where someone enters a dwelling with the intent to commit a felony, larceny (theft), or assault. In most cases these criminals look for easy opportunities or in other words look for the path , Basic Home Security Products Explained of least resistance. In fact it is stated that statistically a home , Security and the Role of the Alarm System invasion criminal will not at the most spend more then two minutes attempting to break into a home. , Magnetic Locks By understanding this, your best defense is to create a path , Trusting Your Home Security Company of great resistance. Here some suggestions to securing your home. , Securing Your Estate

Install deadbolt locks. , Capture Details with Digital Voice Recorders The downside of deadbolt locks , Securing Your Estate is that the deadbolt goes into the wood , What's the Big Push for Emergency Supply Kits? jam which makes up the doorway. Because most doorway jams are only about three quarters of an inch think, and the fact that the deadbolt is not long enough to penetrate into the stud. A good kick or two and that door , Alarm System: Contacts (Window & Switches) is going to fly open splitting the door , Smoke Detectors - Installation Tips For Your Home jam. During my time as a Police Officer I had to kick open a few doors , Types Of Home Security and it's not all that hard to do. The alternative is to get steel jams. The steel jams will not splinter like wood , Surveillance Equipment thus making it very difficult to kick in the door. , Basic Home Security Products Explained I have also had my experiences attempting to kick in a steel jammed door, , Basic Home Security Products Explained in which I was unsuccessful. We usually had to use a battering ram, or have the Fire , Is CCTV Video Equipment useful? Department come and pry the door , Home Security Tips To Help Protect Your Children open. This took some time and caused a lot of commotion something a criminal is not going to waste their time doing. Unfortunately installing steel jams on all your exterior doors , CCTV Surveillance Systems is a costly proposition. However in researching this article I came across a company that does have an excellent alternative. What they provide is a steel plate called "Strike Master II" it's about five feet long and easily installs on the door , Home Security Tips To Help Protect Your Children jam. It is installed on the side of the door , Home Security Advice jam that the doorknob and deadbolt secure to. By installing their product , Is This Pepper Spray Hot? you in a sense have just created a steel jam but without any of the high cost, or extensive labor. , The Necessity of Spy Electronics For more information , How Home Security Monitoring Works about all their products , CCTV Surveillance Systems you can go here http://www.asafehome.net

Patio doors , 5 Steps To Better Home Security And Personal Safety are another entry way that needs to be secured. Many people do not realize that some patio , Whats The Top Burglar Alarm? doors can be lifted up slightly and disengage from their locking mechanism. This is especially true for door , Kids and Guns walls that are a few years old and the jams have expanded. An easy and cheap way to secure a patio , Trusting Your Home Security Company door is to put a pole in between the patio , Handling Weather Emergencies: Part 1 - Forward Planning Makes The Difference door end and the wall. , Smart Home Security Measures For Your Windows Place , Home Security, Car Security, and Personal Security Basics the pole on the track where the patio , Shower Screens - Which One For You? door slides when opening up. This will prevent the door , Basic Home Security Products Explained wall from being opened until the pole is removed. You can use an old broom stick handle or even a board. You want to cut it to the same length as the open track area when the door , CCTV wall is closed. To keep the door , Self Defense: Pepper Spray - Why It Is So Effective from being lifted up and removed you can install a flat , Home Security and the Role of the Alarm System headed metal screw , Tips for Buying a Home Security Camera into the top of the patio , Home Security Systems Provide a Safe Environment for Family Members door frame one should be about six inches from the edge and one in the middle. Make sure the screw , Alarm System Keypads is just above the door , Someone Spying? so that it will not interfere with the door , Home Security - A Thorough Approach for Protecting Your Home sliding open or close. You can also purchase products , Handling Weather Emergencies: Part 1 - Forward Planning Makes The Difference which have been specially designed for patio , Top Ten House Alarm and Home Security Devices door security , How To Secure Your Home With Surveillance Cameras such as patio , Test Fidelity with a Spy Phone door security , Whats The Top Burglar Alarm? bars, patio , 5 Basic Steps to Safeguard Your Home and Property door pins, and patio , The Necessity of Spy Electronics door locks, , Is CCTV Video Equipment useful? etc"¦ You can find these items at your local , Accessories for Camera Surveillance hardware store. The same thing goes for your windows , Biometric Time Clocks Systems make sure they are locked and secured the same way.

Note: be careful when you are installing anything which requires you to drill into your patio , Alarm System: Contacts (Window & Door Switches) door frame you could result in damaging the door, , Top Ten House Alarm and Home Security Devices or breaking the glass. , Types Of Home Security If you are not that handy I would recommend you hire a contractor , Alarm System Keypads to do the work for you.

Lighting is an excellent deterrent to criminal activity at night. I recommend if possible installing outside , The Necessity of Spy Electronics lighting on motion detectors. That way the lights , Test Fidelity with a Spy Phone will go on when motion is detected. Many times they will detect small animals or some other thing and go on. Just because they go on doesn't necessarily mean there is someone there. But having them go on is a good deterrent if someone was. Like stated above thieves don't want to make a scene, and they surely do not want a light , Is This Pepper Spray Hot? shining on them. If possible, it is suggested that you install flood lights , Trusting Your Home Security Company on each of the four corners of you home. , The Advantages Of Digital Video Surveillance That way you could have perimeter lighting with motion detectors watching all sides of your home. , Test Fidelity with a Spy Phone When purchasing a motion detector spend the extra few dollars and get one of good quality.

Home alarm , 5 Steps To Better Home Security And Personal Safety systems are also becoming popular and are a good deterrent. If you get just an audible alarm , Self Defense: Pepper Spray - Why It Is So Effective that will help, but I recommend that if you are getting an alarm , Home Security - A Thorough Approach for Protecting Your Home system, get one that has a service that monitors your home , Tropical Storm Nadine and will contact the proper authorities when the alarm , Personal Safety Gifts for the Holidays goes off. If someone does enter your home , Accessories for Camera Surveillance you want the police to be notified as quickly as possible. Also make sure your alarm , Tips for Buying a Home Security Camera company knows which police department to contact for your jurisdiction. We had numerous calls , Basic Home Security Products Explained for police service from alarm , Trusting Your Home Security Company companies whose customer's residence was outside , Kids and Guns of our jurisdiction, this caused unnecessary delays in police response. If you do get an alarm , Is This Pepper Spray Hot? make sure to put the notification stickers on the doors , Magnetic Locks that state "This home , Surveillance Equipment is protected by"¦" A would be criminal might see those stickers and look for a house , Kids and Guns that isn't alarmed.

When going on vacation I recommend you have a friend of family member (someone trustworthy) to stay in your home , Emergency - Gas Fire! while you are gone. If that is not possible have a neighbor, friend, or family member keep an eye on your home , Abatement Programs for Fire Season and come by daily to take in the mail and any newspapers you have delivered. They should also do a daily walk around the house , Securing Your Estate and check to make sure all windows , The Necessity of Spy Electronics and doors , Alarm System Keypads are secure. We have had people go away for a couple weeks only to come back and find there home , The Necessity of Spy Electronics broken into. Later it was determined that their home , Self Defense: Pepper Spray - Why It Is So Effective was broken into only a couple days after they left. The rest of the time it sat wide open to the elements of weather, , Securing Your Estate and possibly another thief.

If you do not have anyone available to check your home, , Securing Your Estate and take in your mail, you can have your mail held for you at the post office. You can do this online , CCTV at http://dunsapp.usps.gov/HoldMail.jsp.

Remember the more difficult you make it to get into your home , Whats The Top Burglar Alarm? the less likely you are of being a Home , The Use of Light to Secure Your Invasion victim.

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Scott Shaper is a former police officer of over 14 years. He is also the author of the popular book Crime Awareness 101. He has written numerous articles and ebooks on crime prevention. For more information , How To Secure Your Home With Surveillance Cameras on his book or to read more of his crime prevention articles click the following link Crime Prevention Information

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