You would find a handful of advantages of living in a big city over living in the suburbs. This does not mean though, that you can take security for granted, even if you do not want to come off as a hugely paranoid to everybody else. Equally important though, is to understand that there are also disadvantages of having your entire family live in the big city. Security tip number one is to LEGALLY get and own a gun to protect your home. But it is also important that you understand that your family’s safety will require more than you simply owning a gun. It is very important that you learn how to use this gun; make sure you learn and comply with your city and state laws and learn about various things you can do to prepare yourself, your family and your home against the possibility of home invaders coming.
Owning a gun is a huge responsibility and you need to carefully think this through before buying one because gun ownership is not for everyone. Pull out a gun only if you have learned to use it properly. You should identify and improve on the weaknesses of your home as well as all entry points so you can increase your family’s safety. The first step towards improving the security system of your home is to invest in a home security system. Thorny shrubs are not just effective deterrents, they are also effective sources of blood or even skin of burglars idiotic enough to try going through these shrubs to go inside your home. These thorny bushes can also provide torn clothes that you can use as evidence.
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. Make sure the safe room or the panic room has a landline phone with a different line from the one you’re using in your home; has sufficient food and water for at least 48 hours; flashlights; batteries; a transistor radio and if possible, a firearm. Put up a sign of the security company that installed your home security system; the sight of these signs discourage thieves from breaking into your home in the first place. Preventing home invasions from happening in the first place is better. Invest in better locks on all your windows to further prevent break-ins.