So, what can be done to mitigate feelings of anxiety after being a victim of a burglary or attempted burglary? There are some solutions that are purely common sense. The first is to just talk about how you are feeling. Trusted friends or family members can help in this regard, as can mental health professionals. Even reaching out on various Internet sites where victims of crime congregate can be helpful.
Plan for safety. Have a family plan as to where you will go or what you will do in case of an unexpected emergency or problem. Talk about belongings in your household that you want to have extra protection for and how this can be achieved. If you don’t have a plan you may not know what to do in a worst case scenario.
The modern home security system runs primarily on the deterrent theory. When someone breaks in, the system is triggered. This triggering results in loud noises and notification to the security company or police. The idea is to create such a fuss as to draw attention to the home that the thief does not want and which will cause them to leave.
Don’t leave your home empty for long periods of time. If you’re going out of town, consider a house-sitter. Ask someone to pick up your newspaper, or see about having your mail held.
Many Home Security tool set up sensors on your folding security gate, doors and windows. Even if you have not set up your alarm, the system will be able to let you know when someone tried to open the gate, door or window. If you have set your alarm, it will go off as soon as someone breaks in the house.
Keys: Don’t hand out keys to friends, even if they’re trustworthy. Make sure you know the location of all your house keys all the time. Never use hide-a-keys or leave the key under the doormat, above the door, in a flowerpot, or anywhere outside the house. You may think you’re being clever, but guess what? Burglars know all the tricks. It’s their job to (however despicable). Also, it’s a good idea to keep your car keys and house keys on a different ring if you ever use valet parking or leave your keys with parking lot attendants or even at a repair garage.
If you do not have the money or the all around need for a panic room, then why not just settle for a panic button? These buttons can be installed anywhere in your home and will alarm the authorities when pressed. If you find yourself in a hostage situation, this is a great tool to have around.
Carbon Monoxide detector is another kind of home security system that you should install outside the bedrooms in your house in order to be alerted about any harmful carbon monoxide gases in your house that could be life threatening.