Earlier this week, we ran a story highlighting a recent episode of Spike TV”s , Surviving Disaster. The post and the show focused on ‘How To Survive A Home Invasion‘. It was a brief post with a small video clip, however the response was anything but small. Within just the first couple of hours of posting, over 1000 people had read it… That’s unusual for a post that is not a “breaking news event”. I received a number of emails and a variety of questions.
Why so much interest? I’m still not completely sure but I believe it’s partially due to the following. To most people home invasions are a shockingly new and horrific type of crime that few are prepared for, or know how to prepare for. Most have read about them, are shocked by the violent and disturbing nature, but they themselves and the people they know have not been personally affected. People see the rising epidemic and understand that it’s no longer a crime relegated to just the big cities. They see the stories in their local newspaper and they’re afraid it could just as easily happen to them. They want to know how to prepare and hopefully prevent such an attack.
So how bad is it…. Take a look, the stories listed below. All of these stories appeared in the news in the past 24 – 36 hours, yet they represent only a fraction of the home invasions that are taking place across the country. Keep in mind, there are people behind each of these headlines, people who will probably never again enjoy the sense of safety and security they had just 48 hours ago.
- Man pistol whipped in Southwest Miami-Dade home invasion
- Novi police have arrested five men they believe to be responsible for a string of nine home invasions that have taken place in Novi since July 30.
- Home invasion leads to SWAT standoff
- Patriots CB Jonathan Wilhite victim of a home invasion early Sunday morning
- 1 Shot in Leavenworth Home Invasion
- 77 year old homeowner Hurt During Home Invasion Robbery
- Police investigating violent home invasion
- Police searching for suspects in Lubbock home invasion
- DeKalb Home Invasion Leaves 1 Injured
- Two men were arrested by Corpus Christi police after a home invasion Wednesday night.
- 2 arrested in St. Bernard home invasion
- Home Invasion Robbery in Centralia
- Shocked Neighbors Gather After Home Invasion Homicide
- Morning Home Invasion Injures Two
- Fairfield Home Invasion Gang Busted
- Two suspects on the run after violent home invasion
- Three people attack 69-year-old man in South Bend home invasion
As I mentioned in the previous post, Home invasions are among the most insidious of crimes, shattering the sense of safety and security for children and families for many years after the crime, often for a lifetime. With the rise in these types of crimes it’s important to learn what you can do to safeguard your home and family.
What can you do to protect your home and family from such an attack? I had planned on writing a post on how to survive a terror attack on a hotel but instead, next Tuesday I’ll publish a special report detailing the steps you can take to reduce your risk and increase the odds of thwarting a home invasion.
Surviving a home invasion begins long before the actual event. In the report we’ll discuss the following:
- Specific actions you can take that can reduce your risk
- Fortifying your home against a home invasion
- Creating an emergency plan to thwart a home invasion
- Recognizing the signs that you have been targeted
- The first 60 seconds of a home invasion
- After the first 60 seconds
- New Products and Technologies for safeguarding your home