Top 10 Ways to Prevent Home Invasions

1. Strangers

Don't open the door to strangers.

2. Peepholes

Install a peephole in your front door to allow outside visibility to the inside.

3. Posers

Beware of people dressed in uniform or pretending to be someone they're not. Ask for proper identification and always check that identification.

4. Make a call

Call the person's supervisor to verify their identity.

5. Distress

If someone is in distress let them know you'll call the police for them.

6. Don't call the police

In some high crime areas it may take longer for the police to respond than the fire department.

7. Mobile phones

Keep a mobile phone in your bedroom. Burglars often remove home phone receivers from the 1st floors of homes.

8. Alarm systems

Equip yourself with a quality home security system.

9. Get armed

Get a taser or firearm to protect yourself. Remember to take any courses and classes associated with the personal firearm.

10. Locks

Install high quality locks in your home.