How to Protect Yourself from Home Invasions
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How to Protect Yourself from Home Invasions

How criminals find victims? How criminals organize and choose their victims? What you can do to stop being an easy target for criminals?

Most home invasions are done during the day. These criminals stakeout your house and study your routine even go through your garbage. These criminals will go as far as stakingout your work place to learn your routine there as well.

You would think most home invasions would be done at night in the cover of darkness but that is rare unless the intent is rape or murder.

Most home invasions occur when you invite the criminal into your home or they force themselves in after you open the door.

Lots of home invasions occur while your not home. These kinds of home invasions usually are the intent to rob. If you hear someone in your home remember they probably think you’re gone. The best thing to do is get out of the home without being seen. If you can’t get out turn the shower on lock bathroom door hide under the bed.

When the robber enters your bedroom he will hear the shower this will alert him that someone is home. If his intent is just to rob you he will do a quick sweep of easy to grab valuables then make a quick exit.

If the robber seems to be waiting for someone to get out of the shower be prepared to fight for your life. Try to see if the robber has a gun he will more then likely have it visible at this point. He might get impatient and bust down the bathroom door use this time to get out of the bedroom and exit the house. He will assume your hiding in the house or you have exit the house. Go to a neighbor and call the police.

How Criminals Gain Entry into Most Homes

Rummage through your garbage in order to get information to use to gain entrance into your home. They look for mail that has your first and last name preferably your “phone bill” this is great for getting both your phone number and your full name. They may call you to inform you of a package or some other means to get you to open your door.

Mailbox: people who put their first and last name on their mailbox become easy targets. Its so easy to get information now days with computers and gadgets that technology offers. This makes it easy to get personal information with a click of a button.

Gain Your Trust: remember these criminals sometimes take weeks or months of studying your routine. They may go as far as to keep bumping into you so that you recognize them when they come to your door. It’s no coincidence this person you keep bumping into appears at your door.

If you see this person through your peep hole do not make a sound no matter how persistent the knock.  If they appear to be walking toward your backyard run to make sure your backdoor is locked.  If your backdoor is not locked.  Quickly lock the backdoor before they get to your backyard.

If you hear them twisting the doorknob grab your cell-phone run out the front door make sure you quietly close the front door. Since you didn’t answer either door they will assume you are not home. Stay out of site call police.

License Plate: When you get your plates you have the choice whether to put the county you live in or the state choose your state not the county you live in because it makes it much easier to narrow down your address.

Never leave mail on the dash of your car. This makes you an easy target for stokers and rapist.

Personal Computer: remember on the news a couple shared on Facebook that they were going on vacation. When they came home they were robbed. Do not give details to family members or anyone else about trips or any other whereabouts. Do not put on your profiles the county you live in or any other personal information. Avoid sites that require you to reveal your first and last name and other personal information.

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Comments (12)

Valuable information told with excitement and wisdom.Thank you. Voted up!

Excellent article. Well written article about home invasions.

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Valuable information. May the good lord protect us from these invasions. I happened to have been a witnessed one; it was not a pleasant experience. Out of vote now.

This is great information on what to do when confronted with a home invasion.

Very useful information - gets my vote. Thanks Tammy.

You mentioned items I never considered. Great job, thanks for the info!

Great article and useful information........thanks for sharing

Good stuff.

This is such a great article.

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Just coming back for a well deserved vote.

Thank you for sharing this valuable info! voted up!

Scary to even think of it, but good article to help someone who might encounter it, you never really know if you will be safe.