If you are like me, you go through a lockdown routine every evening by making sure all doors and windows are locked. All exterior lighting is on and there is nothing out of place outside. This almost seems ritualistic. If you don’t do something like this, I believe the video below might help you change your mind.
When I mention security, I am not only talking about during a time of emergency, I am referencing everyday life. Some folks live in nice neighborhoods and feel, “nothing like that will ever happen here”, this is a false sense of security. Anything can happen anywhere. That is the bottom line. We don’t know what other people may think or do, so you have to be proactive when it comes to protecting your home and family. While possessions have little value when it comes to your loved ones, if we cannot keep the bad guys out, then we have failed.
As you will see in the video below, these people were very lucky this intruder was not looking to take their child. But how many times have we heard about something like this on the news? Someone came into a person’s home and abducted their child. Let’s take a look at the video.
Now what comes to mind when you see this? How did the homeowners not hear someone walking around their house? The answer: this is very easy. There are many factors that play into this, the amount of space the home has, sleeping with headphones on or your bedroom door shut. Heck, even being a heavy sleeper. You may think I am being ridiculous, but give this some thought. If someone were to walk into your home during the night, would you hear them? What can you do to avoid something like this happening? A few things come to mind:
- Install an alarm system
- Have a dog (if you already have one, work with it on this through training)
- Set up obstacles that a burglar may not see
- Place motion sensored lighting around points of entry
This list could go on forever but I know you get the idea. Becoming proactive IS NOT paranoia. Do what you need to do in order to protect yourself and your loved ones.