FBI statistics indicate a home is robbed every 13 seconds and since not all police departments report their statistics to the FBI is is probably more frequent than that.
The key to strong security is more than a good Security Plan, you must include regular assessment and testing of your security systems. Any decent robbers will study your patterns for weaknesses and possibly even probe your security by approaching under some false pretense.
Burglars do NOT like lights, loud sounds (like barking dogs) nor company. They prefer dark, quite places to rob, preferably when no one is at home. But what if a burglar doesn't realize that you are home, and quietly comes in while you are sleeping; would you detect an intruder? Imagine waking to the sound of breaking glass. What would you do? Do you own a gun for personal protection or home defense?
Predictability is the biggest weakness behind no security at all, or not having a good weapon. During hurricanes and modern day disasters, looters and gangs start rioting and robbing within the first 3 days. So being prepared is important. The wealthier your neighborhood & more Modern your Home is, the more attractive target you are.
Here are some simple and affordable things you can buy that will help protect your home.
Outdoor solar powered lights can add highlights to your yard, and keep it lit up, even when the electricity is off for less than $6.50 each. If you get the type that uses AA batteries, they can double as solar powered battery chargers.
Something as simple as motion lights or alarms or even a big dog bowl by the back door can deter burglars.
Another good deterrent are light timers. They make it look like you are home, even when you are away. By
plugging a timer in to a timer, you can add an element of randomness
that prevents burglars from realizing you are really gone and just
using a timer that is on/off at the same time each day.
If you can't afford a home security system add a good motion detecting game camera which will take pictures when movement is detected around your home. Some will send the pictures to your phone for $10/month.
In a serious event, city dwellers need a neighborhood watch plan while country folk have less neighbors to depend on but also less neighbors to pose a threat to your safety. But there will be mass hoards of people evacuating the cities when their food and water runs out.
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