Home Invasion Prevention – Prevent yourself from becoming the next victim.

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You’re sound asleep when all of a sudden a loud noise jars you awake. You sit up and hear people rustling around down stairs. Your heart immediately starts pounding, a sense of panic rushes through your body and you have only seconds to react.

According to the F.B.I. one in five homes in America will experience a home invasion or break-in. Do you have the necessary skills, training, and weapons to protect yourself and your home? Can you calm yourself down fast enough to react in a way that will ensure a favorable outcome?

Prevent yourself and your family from becoming the next victim

Prevention – Prevention is the number one thing you can do to survive a home invasion. The harder you make it for a criminal to enter your home, the more likely it is that they will move on to an easier target.

  • Lock your Doors – It may sound like common sense, but most break-ins occur when people fail to take basic precautions. Take a minute and do a quick run through before you leave your house, and before you go to bed at night.
  • Think like a thief. Walk around your house looking for weak points. Are there areas that make it easy for a criminal to hide? Are there windows or doors that have been left open, or are vulnerable to entry?
  • Break into your own home – Putting yourself in to the criminals mind can help you expose any weaknesses that you may have overlooked. Scope out your own home and see if you can find a way to break in.
  • Secure your Windows – Windows are one of the weakest security points in most houses. To better secure your home make sure all window glass is double-pained laminated glass. As an added security measure you can apply Security Window Film that will make your glass shatterproof.
  • Lighting – Lighting is an important aspect of home security that’s often overlooked. Criminals rely on stealth and surprise in order to commit their crimes. If you can make both of those harder on them, they are less likely to see your home as an easy target.
  • Secure your Garage Door: The second the garage door closes, most home owners mistakenly assume their home is secure. Unfortunately, garage doors are often one of the first place criminals will check because of how easy they are to penetrate.

Situational Awareness – Being aware of your surroundings is extremely important.

  • A Quick Look. Before entering your home or garage, do a quick inspection of your surroundings. Does everything look normal? Does it look the same as when you left?
  • Keep an eye on who is in your neighborhood. Make sure you know what people and vehicles are in your neighborhood, and be on the lookout when a strange face starts lurking around.
  • Change it up. Criminals are experts when it comes to situational awareness. They often scout out their targets weeks in advance. They watch for patterns and routines so they can strike when you are most vulnerable. Try not to live by a strict schedule, and make sure you change up when you arrive at home and when you leave for work.

ShotgunWeapons and Training – In a life or death situation, having the right equipment and training can mean the difference between life and death. But having a gun doesn’t necessarily guarantee your safety.

Don’t get me wrong here, I 100% believe that having a gun and knowing how to use it is probably the most important thing you can do to prevent becoming a victim. But please notice the part, where I mentioned “knowing how to use it.”

Having a gun is important but even more important is:

  • Knowing what type of gun to choose for home defense.
  • Knowing how to use it in a home defense situation.
  • Constantly training in order to be effective when the time comes to use it.
  • Making sure that everyone in your house knows what to do during a home invasion.

We train in the hopes of never having to use our skills in a real world situation. But should an unfortunate event happen, that calls us in to action, our training is the one thing that will likely determine the outcome.

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  1. Thanks for the info. I have been sleeping with a 9mm under my pillow for years but the other comments you make regarding thinking like a thief have already helped me to make additional preps. Also the comment regarding a racing heart is also taken seriously. I know this to be true and learning to calm yourself and prepare for such an event is crucial. Thanks again. I will be back for more.

  2. I live in a small city in upstate NY that is rated the third most dangerous city in upstate NY. Recently a 90 year old women was brutally killed in a home invasion and that same person invaded the house next door while the owners were home. Lucky for them the husband was home and scared the perp away. I live in a upscale part of this city so our houses are targeted for theft. I have motion lights for my perimeter,secure doors and a alarm system that is monitored. Still I am constantly aware of my surroundings when home or outside, notifying police of anything suspicious. My last line of defense is my 9mm and shotgun. I have set up a line of fire if we are asleep upstairs and attacked and carry the rest of the time. The common sense is don’t let yourself be a victim. Most home invasions are by junkies looking for something to steal to sell and are usually not looking to get into a confrontation that will get them killed. But you never know. If someone breaks into my home uninvited, I assume that they are not there to make me a cup of coffee so they will have to face the consequences.

  3. A phone to call 911. Keep cell phone handy, not all in one place on some charger. A teenager hid in the closet, called 911, then beat the intruder with his baseball bat when the perpetrator opened the closet door. The kid was terrified and he really f…ck Ed up the perpetrator. True Story. On the News.

  4. Wasp spay works wonders for people who do not want to deal with guns or pepper spray and is legal everywhere by anyone

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