Home Invasions on the Rise

Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers Home Invasions are on the Rise. Law enforcement has seen an increase in home invasions since 1995. According to F.B.I. reports every 12 seconds a home is invaded. More often than not the perpetrator enters by going right through the front or back door.

A home invasion is unlike a burglary. Burglaries usually take place during the day when no one is at home. The opposite is true for home invaders who typically strike at night or at a time when residents are home.
home-invasionThe following are a few tips that may help you prevent a home invasion.
  • Install a solid core door, strong heavy duty locks, and window security devices.
  • Keep all doors, windows, and garage doors locked.
  • Install a peephole and use it before opening the door. Make sure a porch light is to help you see clearly.
  • Never open the door to strangers or solicitors; never rely on a chain latch on your door.
  • Keep lights on when your home, never make it obvious that you’re home alone.
  • Install motion detection lights around the outside of your home.
  • Keep bushes trimmed around your home.
  • Discuss home security procedures with your family. Hold a family meeting.
  • Always call police if you suspect or feel uneasy with a stranger at your door or in the neighborhood.
Contributor: Robert Profert
R.P. Protection & Investigation is a full service private investigation / security co. 
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