Home invasions are devastating, highly dangerous and to be perfectly honest, difficult to guard you and your family against without running the risk of turning into a paranoid wreck. Living in the big city is convenient as you would live near everything you need and everywhere you have to be. There are of course, downsides to living in urban areas. Security tip number one is to LEGALLY get and own a gun to protect your home. As such, families living in big cities, particularly those who have just moved in, take necessary steps to protect themselves. You have to learn how to use the gun; learn the gun laws of the city and state you live in and make sure your home is prepared for any invasion attempts.
Among the misconceptions about protecting your home and your family properly in the big city is you need to be prepared to invest time and money; a significant amount of both, at that. Truth is, there are a number of tips that guarantee your family’s security without spending a lot of money although they can be a little time consuming. You can practice firing a gun (in a firing range, of course) with both eyes open since peripheral vision and depth perception is needed when you are shooting a gun especially if you are in the middle of an emergency situation. Investing in reliable security systems is the first step towards improving your home’s security system. Another tips is to get a door brace. This is because front doors are the most common entry points for invaders and burglars.
Hanging bells on doors can alert you of anyone forcing entry into your home and are quite affordable alternatives to their more sophisticated counterparts. You can also shop around for wireless home alarm systems that are not just more affordable, but are also ideal for people living in small apartments or condos. Install land line phones inside this room; flashlights; water and food for at least a couple of days and if possible something to defend yourself with. Install highly durable doors for the safe room, on hinges that swings out rather than in; since hinges that swing outward provide more resistance. Install a gun safe in your home and have flashlights nearby. Install better locks on your windows so it’d be harder for intruders to break in.