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Protecting Yourself against a Home Invasion

Updated on October 21, 2016

When you go home each day, you expect it to be as you left it that morning. You don’t anticipate walking in to a house that has broken into or robbed, nor do you plan to deal with the aftermath of fire. However, every day there are homeowners all across the US who are met these scenarios. And, whether it be loss of property due to fire or as result of a robbery, the feelings of devastation and vulnerability hard difficult to move past.

Yet, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk of being the victim of a fire or theft. By talking to a home alarm system specialist, you can do your part to protect the place, people and things that matter most to you. Some of these steps are simple lifestyle changes, while others require a bit more planning – but all of them are well worth the investment.

  • Have you purchased a new home? Take the time to change all the locks. If there is already a alarm system in place, be sure to change the code.
  • Conceal any wiring outside your home. Burglars often look for exposed exterior wiring and can cut it to disable the security system.
  • Make you r home look occupied when you are not there. Consider having someone come by to check the mail, walk in the house, turn lights off/on, etc. You can also use automatic timers or see what apps are available that can trigger signs of activity.
  • Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors. They provide more protection and leaves a minimal amount of space between the door and the frame.
  • Install window locks and burglar resistant glass; another option is to install many small panes of glass rather one large one.
  • Have an alarm system that is activated 24/7 –after all, it’s of no use if you don’t turn it on! There are many types of home security systems available today, so you can be sure there is one that will work for your needs.

Having an alarm system for your home or office location is a must for peace of mind. Talk to local security system providers and learn what is recommended for your specific situation so that you can do all, you can to keep from being a statistic. From basic things like not placing a hold on your mail to investing in a wireless security system making the change for a safer more secure home or business is a must.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of alarm systems. One such site worth visiting is Janet Slagell independently authors articles for, Inc. for search engine marketing. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those solely of the author, and not of any other person, company or organization. No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, fitness, or use of the content herein.


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