The idea of home invasion is scary. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to prevent, and keep yourself safe in a home invasion situation.
1. Plant Thorny Bushes around the windows.
These are not only visual deterrents, no one wants to climb through bushes that can cause them physical harm, they can also collect DNA from the invader which can be used to track him down.
2. Keep the outside of your house well lit.
Home invaders do not want to be seen. If the exterior of your home is well lit they cannot make it inside with out being caught by the light.
3. Hang a bell on the door.
This will signal you if someone is entering your home.
4. Designate a room in the house as a Safe Room.
Make sure everyone in your house knows where to go if someone were to break in. This room should have a land line phone, a flashlight, and something that could be used to defend yourself i.e. Baseball bat. Mount the doors to this room so that they swing out; they are harder to breach than those that swing in.
5. Keep pepper spray or even bug spray by your bed.
This will allow you to defend yourself quickly by taking away the intruders ability to see.
These are just a few things that you can do. Remember to always call 911 if an intruder is attempting to enter your home.