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What to Do During a Home Invasion

WHAT TO DO DURING A HOME INVASION BEFORE AN INVASION OCCURS DON'T OPEN THE DOOR FOR STRANGERS Check who is Outside before HOME INSPECTORS Opening the door A ALARM Ask for identification of salesman and home inspectors Activate your alarm system Do not allow them into your house or to use your phone PREPARE DRILLS FOR EMERGENCY EXITS AND ESCAPES Have commands/code words such as escape followed by a location such as backyard EXIT 因 > Be familiar with every exit in the house Have a rendezvous point such as a neighbor's home ESCAPE HAVE A DESIGNATED SAFE ROOM PREPARED Solid door with multiple inward facing hinges Peephole to see invaders outside SAFEROOM Two deadbolt locks, one above and one below the doorknob Cover in the safe room from bullets (i.e. Bookcase) Fully charged cell phone to call the police A weapon to protect yourself (i.e. Gun, bat, knife) KEEP THESE ITEMS NEXT TO YOUR BED SO YOU HAVE THE MEANS TO PROTECT YOURSELF EVEN IF YOU ARE STUCK IN YOUR BEDROOM DURING A BREAK IN Car keys to allow easy access to an alarm Pepper spray WHEN THE INTRUDER IS IN YOUR HOUSE BE VERY QUIET AND LISTEN How many intruders are there? Determine how many people you need to watch out for Where are they located? Assess which escape routes will be the easiest to access Don't give away your location If you have a clear pathway to your safe room then go inside and securely lock the door GO TO THE NEAREST ROOM OR EXIT IF THERE IS NO SAFETY SYSTEM Do not leave your room with any weapons or flashlight Lock the room and barricade the door with large furniture IF YOU ARE ALREADY INA ROOM (NOT A SAFE ROOM) AND CANNOT LEAVE WITHOUT ENCOUNTERING THE INTRUDER Room Stay Inside Safe Room Exit NO MATTER WHAT ROOM YOU ARE IN POLICE ON Immediately call the cops Leave the line open so the dispatcher can hear everything Do not talk to Keep your Try to trigger your alarm system the intruder or location hidden make any noise WHEN FACING THE INTRUDER Hold your hands up to shoulder level Be calm and cooperative Do not be aggressive unless you have no other choice Speak in a calm normal voice Only use pepper spray or weapons as a method of escape Do not make any sudden movements Always try to escape instead of fight If you choose to fight, target the eyes, groin, or throat, and take the opportunity to escape when the intruder's guard is down Avoid direct eye contact LINK INTERACTIVE

What to Do During a Home Invasion

shared by joanneyuen on Jul 30
A home invasion can be extremely frightening. Most people do not know how to react in such a situation which is why we created this infographic so that people know how they can prepare for one and wha...


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