11 Important Home Invasion Safety Tips

Protecting your home against threats like burglary and intrusion is very important.  Especially if you have little kids living in your home.  So, today we are going to share some home invasion safety tips to help you better protect your home against any potential threats.

7 Important Home Invasion Safety Tips

1) Create the illusion that someone is at your house.

If you are going to be away from your home for an extended period of time, make sure to leave a couple lights on in your house to make it seem as if someone is there.

2) Lock your doors.

Even if you live in a low crime area, crime can still happen.  So make sure to lock all of your doors whenever you aren’t home or are going to bed.

3) Always look before opening your door.

Whenever you hear a knock at your door, you should make sure you get in the habit of looking to see who is there before opening it.

4) Keep drapes and blinds shut.

When you leave your drapes or blinds completely open, it gives people outside the opportunity to see what you have in  your house.  So, if you like to have natural light fill your house during the day, just make sure that you open your drapes and/or blinds in a way that still keeps others from being able to see what you have inside.

5) Store cash and valuables in a safe or safety deposit box.

If you keep large amounts of cash at home or have anything of great value in your house, a great way to keep those items from getting in to the wrong hands is by storing them in a safe or safety deposit box.

6) Put your landline phone on it’s lowest volume setting.

Sometimes an unanswered phone call can tip off an intruder that your home is unoccupied.  So, if you’re going to be away from your home for an extended period of time, make sure to adjust the volume on your phone.

7) Don’t let your mail and newspapers build up.

Leaving too much mail in your mailbox or too many newspapers on your front porch gives others the idea that you aren’t home.  So always make sure to get your mail and newspapers every day. And if you aren’t going to be around to do that, ask a neighbor or friend to collect those things for you until you return.