What to do when a burglar comes knocking

Security systems are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your home from those who would do you harm. And while security systems immediately notify emergency personnel if someone invades your home, the moments between alerting the police and their arrival are crucial. More so, knowing what to do in these minutes is absolutely critical. Our security experts here at Protection Associates, Inc. have some tips for you on what to do in those important moments:

1. Know your home like the back of your hand

We’re sure you already have a good idea of the layout of your home, but you need to know it better than that. You need to know every nook and cranny of the house so you know where you could possibly hide should you need to.

2. Create an emergency plan before you need it

If you have children, make sure they know what to do in the case of an emergency. Maybe they should lock their bedroom door and hide under the bed until you get them? Will your family meet in a specific location? What will you do?

3. Keep a weapon near your bed

While you may not use that baseball bat on the diamond much anymore, it could be of good use in warding off an intruder. If you have a firearm, make sure you are properly licensed and trained in its use. Also ensure that the weapon is properly locked away so you–and only you— can access it. Tragedies can be prevent by exercising responsible gun ownership.

4. Keep your phone charged.

This shouldn’t need much explanation, but here it is: You need to be able to call authorities and a dead phone can’t do that.

5. Get out!

If there is any possible way you can get out of the house and escape to a neighbor’s–do it. Getting you and your family completely out of harm’s way is the best option.

Don’t take chances with your security. Let us be you first line of defense. Contact us today for you obligation- and cost-free security review!

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