Recent Home Security Nightmares
Home security horror stories are nothing new. Each day, newspapers around the world are filled with accounts of criminals breaking into homes and businesses. In fact, these stories are so common throughout society until only the most serious or bizarre are usually reported. Many of us never even think twice about the likelihood of similar home security breaches.
Until they happen to a loved one.
Or a celebrity.
Or are so unusually bizarre and frightening that they garner a headline.
When Home Security Nightmares Turn Into Reality
Yesterday, a relative phoned to tell me that someone had broken into her home. This news immediately concerned me, but it was her very next statement that made my blood run cold. The intruder had broken into her home at 1 a.m. while she was fast asleep. Having never heard the criminal enter or exit the house, she only became aware of this home security breach after waking to use the restroom and noticing that her back door and a nearby window were both wide open. Nothing was taken and who knows how long this person had been in the home…or why?
A similar story happened to actress Keri Russell this week, too. While she was fast asleep at 3 a.m., someone broke into her home and stole several items before escaping while she called 9-1-1. The suspects in Russell’s case were caught, but only after they broke into a sleeping 70-year old neighbor’s home that very same night.
And both of these stories remind me of an earlier, very bizarre home security breach that happened in California not too long ago. A woman had fallen asleep while watching television on her sofa while her husband was fast asleep in their bedroom. At around 1 a.m. the husband was awakened by his wife’s screams as someone had broken into their house. While he rushed towards his wife’s voice the suspect began shooting at the couple! Fortunately, he was a bad shot and neither occupant was seriously injured.
What Is Your Home Security Plan Of Action?
Are you prepared for any one of these home security scenarios? Do you realize that something similar can happen at your home if you are not prepared? What would you do if you awakened to an intruder in your home during the middle of the night?
Don’t Be Caught Off Guard
Even though most home security breaches are not reported in the news, they happen every single day. Wise homeowners won’t ignore this fact. They will, instead, use this information to arm themselves with a full home security system– beginning with a burglar alarm, live monitoring and a video surveillance system.
Will Your Home Security Protect You Tonight?
Hopefully, your house is equipped with enough home security to make you feel at ease even after reading about these recent break-ins. We hope that you sleep well tonight in the comfort of your own home. However, if you are not confident that you’ve got enough home security to prevent a nighttime invasion, please take a moment to contact a security company today and inquire about the equipment needed to make your home as safe as possible.