My name is Clint Emerson. I’m a retired Navy SEAL and now crisis management professional. Today I’m gonna provide you with some valuable tips on how to survive a home invasion.
There are an estimated 3,000 home invasions per day in America alone so please read and follow my tips. They could save your life.
Before we discuss home invasion, first I’m going to talk about how to prevent it altogether and then if it does happen, I’ll give you some tips on how to survive it.
A good security perimeter starts with the four DS ( deter, detect, deny and defend)
D number one is deter.
Tip #1: Make it look like someone is home
You want bad guys when they look at your home or look at your property , they say to themselves “never mind I don’t want anything to do at that place”
And the way you do that is light it up. Illumination is a great tool to keep bad guys away. if they do approach and let’s say they’re standing along a wall at your home, they’re gonna feel naked because the light shining on them.
Your neighbors will be able to see what’s going on around your home at any given moment and call 911 for you which is the ultimate goal is to get third parties to help you.
If you’re inside you’re not going to know that they’re lurking outside so light up your property.
Tip #2: Make sure your life seem unpredictable.
One thing for sure bad guys do not like is unpredictable events. You need to add some unpredictable things to your lifestyle. That could be something as simple as kids toys on the front porch or in the front yard or it could be the fact that you have dogs
but if you don’t have dogs then you could put up some beware of dog stickers or signs to allude that you have dogs .
if you don’t have kids and maybe you could lean a skateboard up against the wall near your front door
but one thing for certain bad guys want nothing to do with a home that they can’t figure out the pattern of life for and so if you’ve got kids and you’ve got dogs , that is great. If you don’t then pretend you do.
It’ll keep them away.
Tip #3: Give the illusion of robust security
Another way to deter them is to have the illusion of robust security and that can be as simple as alarm stickers on your windows or even a security sign in your front yard .
D number two is detect.
Tip #4: Get a security system
Detecting the bad guys has become relatively easy. These days because technology has become inexpensive and readily available, the security systems can do everything from not just detecting the bad guy but identifying them and hopefully getting them detained.
Tip #5: Place cameras in the areas for the highest quality images
A lot of times, the cameras that come with these security systems actually are pretty high quality. They’re inexpensive but keep in mind a technician who installs them isn’t necessarily a security guy
so you’ve got to be cautious of where you place these things. For example if you have a camera at your front door but you know the Sun rises or sets right on that front door . That’s going to affect the camera and the quality of the imagery that it can grab.
So make sure you put your cameras in places that can get highest quality.
another mistake is a lot of times cameras are installed so that when you look at it on your phone or an iPad or your laptop you see this cool image of your entire living room or maybe the whole backyard but that’s not gonna get you highest quality images of the bad guy.
You’ve got to put those cameras in a place that get the proper field of view so you get highest quality images of the bad guy.
Tip #6: Talk to your neighbors
The easiest way to detect bad guys and it’s something that’s kind of gone away is simply by talking to your neighbors.
So take time to get to know your neighbors. Let them know when you’re coming and going. After you build a good relationship and trust then you can look out for one another
and if you see something odd, it’s as easy as a text to let them know that “hey I think I see something weird in your backyard or hey there’s something going on down the street”
but by communicating with one another in your neighborhood is really the first way and the best way to detect any anomalies or bad guys that might be cruising through.
Source: BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
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What others said about this topic on social media ?
John Ashcraft said I’ve been a cop for 14 years and I’m here to tell you: this guy KNOWS what he’s talking about.
e c c e d x n t e s i I a s t
“Ones that want your stuff come in the day”
“Ones that want YOU come at night”
My god that gives me chills
Me: puts a skate board on the front wall of my house to fool trespasser Trespasser: steals skate board instead
strawberi tip #6: talk to your neighbors
what if your neighbors are the ones who plan to rob your house
George Iscooking. Got a sign. “There ain’t nothing in here worth dying for.”
buildmorefarms100 said If they get into your home, say “Ive been waiting for you!”
kawika dav said I saw a sign that would deter any robber, it said: trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again.