Home Security Store Presents SECURITY BREACH: A Burglar Is in the House and So Are You

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Home Security Store publishes a guide on what to do if a burglar is in the house and so are you. It's an in-depth look with expert interviews, says Marketing Manager Annie Blanco.

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Home Security Store worked with author Sara Lancaster in the creation of ‘Security Breach’. Lancaster reports that some of the information actually enlightened her and caused her to rethink her own security strategies.

Home Security Store recently published a new guide entitled, SECURITY BREACH: A Burglar Is in the House and So Are You. Marketing Manager, Annie Blanco says that the guide’s intention is to equip homeowners with information needed to protect themselves in the event that a burglar breaks in while family members are inside of home. Offered as a free resource, ‘Security Breach’ is currently available directly from Home Security Store’s ecommerce site.

The 16-page guide begins with a collection of stories shared by a woman, Kim, who recounts her experiences with intruders on three separate and unrelated occasions. In each telling, the 32 year old wife and mother shares how her and her husband’s immediate reactions to intruders helped them prevent an escalation in the crimes they were confronted with. Following Kim’s examples of real-life security breaches, the guide’s table of contents reveals sections which advise readers on how to react to an intruder being in the home, how to stay calm and protect family members, and what to do when face-to-face with an actual intruder.

Other strategies shared in the guide include advice on the precise details to remember in order to supply authorities with information that may lead to an arrest. Information on how to create a safety kit, which the guide advises should be kept within reach at all times in order to more safely react to an intruder’s presence, is also included. In addition to information on how to react to an intruder, ‘Security Breach’ also offers readers a detailed checklist of things that every homeowner can do to prevent a burglar from gaining access to a home. According to Blanco, the guide was created to cause homeowners to realistically think about the strategies available to them if they are ever faced with an intruder’s violation of their private space. Blanco says that Home Security Store does not want people to be caught off guard in such a situation, but knows that they have a greater chance of survival and of helping authorities apprehend an intruder if they are prepared for the possibility of such a crime.

Home Security Store worked with author Sara Lancaster in the creation of ‘Security Breach’. Lancaster reports that some of the information provided to her by Home Security Store actually enlightened her and caused her to rethink her own security strategies. “The most surprising information is that the majority of thieves get in through an open door, window, or garage door. The second most common way they enter is by kicking in a door. I now have kick plates on all my exterior doors”, she shares. In addition to illustrating how some burglars operate, Lancaster says that the guide taught her protective strategies which had never occurred to her prior to being asked to work on the guide. “The most valuable thing I learned is that in most cases, an intruder breaks in because they do not think you are home. As a result, bring your car keys with you to the bathroom (or any room you can lock the door) and set off your car alarm. Having your keys with you will prevent the thief from stealing your car and it allows you to make noise and scare him off...hopefully.”

Recently, Home Security Store has created a buzz among bloggers for its series of infographics detailing burglaries in America. As various bloggers have republished the infographics in their own spaces, the information that Home Security Store shares through these special publications have also sparked a number of online conversations about home security. Like Lancaster, several people have invested more thought into home security based on burglary facts gathered from official sources and distributed by Home Security Store.

According to Justin Marini, graphic designer for Home Security Store and the man responsible for collaborating with Blanco to create the company’s infographic series, most of the information shared in Home Security Store’s publications are things that the general public is unaware of. Marini says that this lack of knowledge leaves room for misconceptions while giving homeowners a false sense of security. Both he and Blanco are confident that Home Security Store can help correct this problem by arming the public with factual information needed to make better decisions about home security and family safety. The team believes that ‘Security Breach’ furthers this effort by offering solid advice on how people should think and act toward burglars when confronted face-to-face in their own home.

As a 16-page PDF guide, SECURITY BREACH: A Burglar Is in the House and So Are You is offered at no additional cost to visitors at Home Security Store’s website. The site also offers a lengthy archive filled with various how-to videos, as well as a blog with additional security advice and information. In addition to the advice offered in ‘Security Breach’, readers will also find all of the security devices recommended in the guide on Home Security Store’s main website.

For a copy of the guide, click here.

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