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.
Do not keep a spare key over the door or under the door mat.
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.
If your home is invaded, do not fight back unless your life is in danger. Cooperate and remain calm.
Step 6 Call the police If someone at your door acts suspicious, call the police.
Did You Know:
Robberies of U.S. homes rose 29 percent between 2000 and 2004, 9.7 percent in 2005, and 8 percent in 2006.