Home invasions are scary. Not only is there the worry that you have a stranger in your home – but there’s also the worry that this stranger is interested in stealing your items and, maybe, hurting your family to get away with it. There is a sense of violation and reckless abandon that comes with finding that your home has been the subject of a robbery.
For the most part, robbers are just interested in making a quick buck – they aren’t looking at your photos, they are scoping our your personal documents; they are interested in getting your TV, your jewelry, anything of high value that they can pawn for a few bucks. They’re looking for something easy – they’re not looking for a job that requires meticulous planning or advanced knowledge of security systems. The thieves on television (a la Ocean’s Eleven) aren’t going to be breaking into your home – they’re too busy heisting casinos or mob-run rackets.
Just a few diversions, like those that we mentioned last week, and were expounded on in this video, are often enough to keep your home safe from intruders.
But, if burglars do manage to find their way into your home, you need to take the necessary precautions to prevent the theft of your essential documents, any cash or jewelry you have on hand. Would you rather lose your big screen TV (which can be repurchased or insured against theft) or the video-tape of your daughter’s first step. There is a lot more to lose than money when home invaders find their way into your home. You need to prepare yourself and your home for these possibilities. The best and easiest way to do so, is to ensure that you have a properly working safe in a secure location in your home.
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