What to Do if an Intruder Enters Your Home
It’s a terrifying situation we hope we will never have to deal with: what to do after someone breaks into your house. No matter how many precautions we take, it’s not uncommon to wonder what to do if someone breaks into your house at night to rob you. Here are some ideas on what to do during a break-in and some ways to deal with an intruder in your home.
- Do Not Confront the Intruder
If someone is invading your home, it’s tempting to take them on, but more often than not, such a course of action can put you and your family at greater risk. Even a nonviolent intruder may attack when he feels threatened. Anything the intruder takes can be replaced, but you and your family cannot. Do not seek out or confront the intruder.
- Go to Your Safe Space
Today, decide on a safe space where everyone in the family will go in case of an invasion. This space should be easily accessible by all family members, have a door you can lock and barricade against intruders and have a phone you can use to call the police. If your alarm system has a panic button, you should keep it in this room. Ideally, this space will also have a window you can climb out to escape. If the room is on the second floor, consider keeping a collapsible or cloth ladder you can use to get down to the ground floor through the window.
- Call the Police
Once you have confirmed all family members are safely barricaded in the safe space, call the police and inform them of the situation. Then, making sure the coast is clear, escape out the window and head directly to a neighbor’s house to await the police.
Following these guidelines should keep you safe in case of an intruder invasion. Of course, the best way to be safe from an intruder is to make sure they don’t enter in the first place. If your home is in Minnesota, a home security system from Lloyd Security can go a long way toward warding off potential intruders. With features like motion sensors, glass breaking sensors, video verification and 24/7 surveillance, a Lloyd Security system can immediately alert you to a potential break-in and dissuade burglars from continuing to try and access your home.
Your safety and your family’s safety is our top priority. To learn more about how Lloyd Home Security Systems can protect your home, contact us today.