What Would You Do During a Break-In?
Many of us imagine ourselves being the courageous hero who confronts the evil-doer and takes him down with sheer force of will and incredible strength. Others imagine opening up the safe, loading the gun, and attempting to reenact James Bond in an open shootout with the intruder. Neither of these are good ideas, as they could get you or your family killed. You should not leave your family to confront the intruder, but you need to have a plan of action.
What should you do if someone breaks into your home?
Escape or Find Shelter in a Safe Room
You should not go looking for a fight with an intruder as you don’t know the dangers associated with the person or persons. You don’t know how violent they are, how trained they are, or how many intruders there are. You need to make an escape plan with your family beforehand, and if escape is not a possibility, you need to have a safe room in place. You can store a gun securely in your safe room if you desire, for use as a last resort, and you should charge your phone in the safe room as well. Once your family is inside the safe room, have it securely locked and stay away from the door. Call 911 to tell them of your situation, stay on the line with the 911 operator through the duration of the situation, and do not alert the intruders to your whereabouts under any circumstances. Wait for the police to arrive and let them handle the situation.
Safe Room Options for Home Security
We offer a range of products that all make excellent safe rooms for protection against home invasions and break-ins. Our standard safe rooms and modular safe rooms, for example, are made with secure, heavy steel walls, which could be the difference between life and death of you and your family. You can customize yours to fit your family size or specific storage and locking mechanism needs, so call us today at (888) 588-6751 if you have any questions. Our professional team members are happy to help.
The Robbery by Geoffrey Fairchild