How to Prevent Home Invasions

The best defense against a home invasion is careful planning.

You will need

  • Solid doors
  • Heavy duty door locks
  • Window locks
  • 4 3-inch screws per door
  • A peephole
  • A telephone

Step 1 Fit your home with safety features Fit your home with solid doors, heavy duty locks, and window locks.

Step 2 Secure your lock plates Secure the heavy duty lock plates in your doors with four three-inch screws.

Step 3 Keep doors and windows locked Keep all doors, windows, and your garage locked at all times.

Step 4 Use the peephole Look through the door’s peephole before opening your door.

Step 5 Do not open the door for strangers Do not open the door to strangers or solicitors.

Step 6 Call the police If someone at your door acts suspicious, call the police.