The protection of your home is one of the most important preps you take on. It’s your domain. Your sanctuary.
Unfortunately, there are home break-ins every day in America.
3 Family Protection Tips For The American Home
1. Lock The Doors
Yes, we have all heard this and seems like almost useless advice. But that doesn’t change the facts that it’s essential.
The fact is that it seems so simple and obvious, that it’s often overlooked and ends up being one of the major vulnerabilities of American homes. A mind-numbingly 30% of all home burglars enter the house through an unlocked door or window.
It’s best to keep everything locked at all times. Even when you’re home.
2. Get Shatterproof Plastic or Safety Glass
After making sure all doors and entry points are locked. Having shatterproof glass will be an added level of protection and security for your house. If you can’t break the glass, they can’t get through it. SImple as that.
3. Get A Home Security Service
If anything is going to prevent someone from targeting your home to burglarize, they tend to avoid houses that are armed to the hilt with lights and alarms.
Based on this study at UNC Charlotte, 60% of burglaries avoid homes that have a home security system. Even if it was 10%, it would be more than worth getting an alarm system.
There are many home security services you can choose from. Essentially they all do the same thing. But there are only two elements that we recommend you get regardless of who you chose to get your service with.
- It notifies the local authorities
All the extra fancy camera recording stuff isn’t going to actually protect your home. It just feels good to have. But at least you would be able to watch the burglary after it happened…
Make sure you get an alarm that’s capable and notifies the authorities right away in the event of a break in.
These three tips might seem basic. But they are often neglected by American families and they regret not having or doing all three of these after they have an emergency.
Do you have any home safety precautions you take on a regular basis?