Quick and Easy Home Invasion Prevention Strategies
When your first priority is protecting your family, your mind invariably turns to home invasion prevention and the best strategies for keeping your family safe.
We have all heard of home invasions across the country, which could possibly have been prevented if circumstances were different. A quick search of the internet is all we need to do to understand the prevalence of home invasions.
Father of six killed in Philadelphia home invasion
For example, just a few days ago a father of six was killed during a home invasion in Philadelphia. Two intruders entered the home at 1am in the morning through a rear kitchen window, demanding money.
When the father of six didn’t move fast enough, he was killed with a shotgun blast, while his six children aged 5 to 13 years of age where in the home – the 13 year old saw his father being killed and the wife is in a critical condition.
In L.A. the previous day, a couple and a relative were tied up, beaten and robbed in an early morning home invasion. This occurred around 4am in the morning when the male occupant went to investigate noises outside and was forced back inside the home by four men in ski masks with guns. The couple’s three children were in the home at the time of the home invasion.
Richardson Police in Texas have warned residents to be careful following two recent home invasions. In both instances, there were three or four armed men who held the families at gunpoint, while they robbed their homes. One occurred during the daylight and the other in a gated community.
Another home invasion and shooting in Connecticut, left a male home owner with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, and a father of three was shot and killed during a home invasion in Houston, while his children were in the house.
All of these violent home invasions took place in the last two months (July and August 2016) and there will be plenty more home invasion statistics if we look for them. So you can see why home invasion prevention strategies are vital to protecting your family and your home.
Parents leave children home alone after school
Recent research by BLINK – who are currently promoting their BLINK Security Camera System, which is wireless and offers motion detection, HD video and free cloud storage – has revealed that nearly 60% of parents leave their children home alone when they arrive home from school.
One of the parents concerns was the likelihood of someone invading their home when their children were unsupervised and that their children could be harmed during this home invasion.
Not being home with your children, because of work commitments must be one of a parent’s biggest concerns, followed closely by the guilt if anything did happen when you were not there to protect your family. This is where home invasion prevention strategies can come in to protect your family when you can’t be there yourself.
Creating your own DIY Home Invasion Prevention Strategy
Below you will find three very affordable strategies that will help you to protect your family at home, even if you can’t be there all the time.
1. Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
See and speak with anyone who presses your doorbell on your smartphone or tablet, whether you are in the house, at work or out shopping. Receive alerts and live video that is triggered by motion outside your front door or by someone ringing your doorbell.
With built-in night vision, easy mounting and fast syncing with your Wi-Fi and mobile devices you will have your home security sorted in minutes!
2. Nest Cam Security Camera
This is a lovely sleek looking security camera with 2-way communication, IR night vision, digital zoom (x8), live video streaming, bank level encryption, sound and motion alerts, cloud storage, 3 different mounting options and is easy to set up.
If a home invasion does occur, you will receive an instant notification on your smartphone or tablet and can speak to them directly, telling them you are calling the police.
3. Canary All-in-One Home Security Device
With HD video and audio, auto arm/disarm and instant push notifications if anyone breaks into your home, this is a fairly inexpensive home security system.
You even have a 90+ db siren that you can turn on manually if someone does break into your home and fast connections to police and emergency services.