While preparedness cannot ensure complete safety when an emergency arises, it can help you and your family have the correct response.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 23, 2014
As burglaries continue to rise in the Northwest, more homes are suffering from the trauma of home invasion. The article released by Home Security NW provides nervous homeowners and renters with a clear detailed guideline for preparation.
According to Home Security NW, preparing for a home invasion will not only diminish the possibility of violence during the break-in, but will also decrease the likelihood of being a home selected for a robbery.
First, the article recommends obtaining a home security system. The ear piercing sound of an alarm going off will wake the household and usually frighten off the invader, the article states. Even a basic system can be a strong deterrent for a second class crook. They point out that a home security company will also attempt to contact homeowners following the alarm being triggered. If they are not able to reach the homeowner, they will call the police on their behalf.
The second step Home Security NW recommends is to establish a safe room in the home that can be securely locked from the inside, preferably with a steel lock and deadbolt. The article lists the items that should be kept in the safe room, such as weapons for self defense, a first aid kit, and, most importantly, a fully charged cell phone. Land lines may be cut, or may allow a burglar to listen in, but a fully charged cell phone will allow the homeowner to call the police.
The article goes on to detail the procedure for ensuring that family members gather and escape together, and the necessity of establishing and rehearsing an escape plan.
“While preparedness cannot ensure complete safety when an emergency arises, it can help you and your family have the correct response. Remaining calm, collected and ensuring that you know the proper procedures of your established effective safety measures will help increase your chances of escaping the situation without violence,” Home Security NW cautions renters and homeowners alike.
About Home Security NW:
Home Security NW is a local home security company dedicated to keep you and your family safe. Their state-of-the-art equipment and affordable options make it easy to find solutions that fit a variety of home security needs, and they have some of the most affordable security packages available. Be sure to visit http://homesecuritynw.com/ for more information about home security systems and to receive a free quote.
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