Power4Patriots Responds to Nassau County Home Invasion by Recommending 10 Ways to Keep Intruders Away

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A Hofstra University student and her assailant were killed recently by Nassau County police responding to a home invasion. In response, Power4Patriots offers 10 ways to discourage intruders.

Always keep doors and widows locked, whether home or away. Install solid wood or metal-clad doors, secure windows and upgrade locks.

According to the New York Daily News and many other media outlets, a Nassau County home invasion by a gunman resulted in the death of a Hofstra University student and her assailant recently.

Power4Patriots is best known for teaching people how to build their own environmentally-friendly sources of energy such as solar panels and wind turbines so that they can slash their power bills and be safe when power outages occur. But the company is also very interested in keeping homeowners safe and one of its most popular blog posts is on 40 homemade weapons you already own.

The company believes that home invasions occur far too frequently and that those who follow safety precautions – including securing the front and back entrances of their homes – will greatly reduce the odds of being burglarized and perhaps hurt.

Here are Power4Patriots’ 10 ways for people to protect themselves and their homes:

  •     Make sure the front door has a peep hole that provides a good view of anyone on the porch.
  •     Don’t let anyone in the home until a trust has been developed. Make sure that a delivery person shows an ID, and call the company if doubts about them exist.
  •     Always keep doors and widows locked, whether home or away. Install solid wood or metal-clad doors, secure windows and upgrade locks.
  •     Install a security system with a loud alarm and advertise that system with signs on the property.
  •     Keep the inside of the house well lit at night. Put inside lights on a timer when away.
  •     Install motion sensor lights on the property.
  •     Plant a “Beware of Dog” sign near the house’s entrances.
  •     Keep shrubbery trimmed in order to reduce the number of hiding places on the property.
  •     Assess all of the potential breach points in the home and secure them.
  •     Keep tools that could be used to break into a home (ladders, crowbars, etc.) away from open view.

Check out this Power4Patriots blog post to learn about items that can be used for self-defense in a home if a gun is not an option.

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