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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