Calling the police in a desperate or frightening situation is a no-brainer. I wouldn’t waste a second reaching for the phone if I thought someone was breaking into my house – would you?
But the police can actually offer you a lot of assistance both before and after a home invasion as well.
Here’s what the police are doing to help before, during after a home invasion.
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Drugs, Burglaries, and Home Invasions - The Connection Between Drug Addiction and Residential Crime
Burglary and Home Invasion Prevention Devices
There is no way to prevent a drug-driven criminal from targeting your home. However, there are a number of home security devices available that can deter and even prevent a would-be intruder from gaining entry into your home. Some of the most effective devices include the following:
1. Home Security Alarm: A home alarm system with an annoyingly loud siren can be very effective in deterring criminals. Those with glass breakage and door sensors can also serve as early warning devices. When selecting an alarm for your home, be sure it is equipped with a panic button, a remote dialer, and a backup power system. The alarm should also be linked to a 24-hour monitoring center. Just keep in mind that in order for a home alarm to be effective, it must be activated—both when you are away and at home.
2. Security Door Brace: Your home's doors and windows are vulnerable entry points, even when they're locked. One of the best devices for preventing a break-in through an entry door (doors that swing inward) is a security door brace—a small yet powerful device that can resist violent forces up to 1775 pounds. To see just how this device can protect you and your family from a home invasion, take a look at this OnGARD Security Door Brace video.
3. Glass Protection Film: To prevent a break-in through a glass window, install glass protection film such as BurglarGARD on the interior side of your window panes. Glass protection film serves as an invisible coat of armor that resists breakage by hard objects, such as a flying rock, brick, or baseball bat. Breaking a window protected by glass security film requires a great deal of time and effort, not to mention noise. These qualities are what make glass protection film such an effective residential crime deterrent.
4. Home Surveillance System: One of the most effective devices for providing homeowners with early warning of a potential intruder is a wireless surveillance system. Systems such as the OnGARD Walk-About that provide multiple camera views, a portable LCD monitor, and a digital video recorder (DVR) are the most effective. When you or your loved ones are home, the portable viewing monitor will allow you to observe the exterior of your home from any room in the house, including anyone who approaches your door. Should someone attempt to break into your home while you are gone, the recorded video footage will provide the police with vital information on the perpetrator.
Take Preventative Home Security Action Today
As today's drug and crime statistics show, drug addiction is a serious problem that consumes its users. Fueled by both their physical and psychological dependency, drug addicts will stop at nothing to maintain their high—including breaking into your home.
Don't wait for your home to be burglarized or invaded by a drug-addicted criminal. Take preventative home security action today—it's the only way to protect your property and your family.