Top Security Tips against Home InvasionsBy Robert Siciliano July 18, 2012 | 02:00 PMPosted in: Home Security Tips
In one of the worst publically
known home invasions of
the 21st century both defendants received the death penalty. Joshua
Komisarjevsky, confessed to the attack on the home and family of Dr. William
Petit, and the murders of his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and girls
Michaela Petit, 11 and Hayley Petit, 17.
His partner in this horrendous
crime convicted killer and home invader on death row Steven
Hayes wrote letters confessing to up to 17 murders of women over the course of
his life. The New Haven register reported a while back he noted “Yes, I’ve killed before,” Hayes bragged.
“I have 17 kills throughout the Northeast United States. Perfect victims and
well executed, controlled endeavors.”
In an AP interview with Komisarjevsky when asked about his death sentence he
don't think I'll be executed against my will, I think if I volunteer, the state
will execute me."
Here are some home security tips
to protect yourself and family:
Get armed: Having a non-lethal weapon in the form of a Taser or a
Pepper spray in close proximity to your bed or front door can debilitate your
attacker before they gain control. But realize these can be used against you.
Have your mobile handy: Consider a second line or a cell phone in
your bedroom. Burglars sometimes cut phone lines and often remove a telephone
from the receiver when they enter a home.
Get alarmed: An alarm system activated
while you are sleeping will prevent a burglar from getting too far without you
knowing it. And keep it on 24/7/365. With a home alarm system
on, when someone knocks on the door, a conscious decision has to be made
to turn off the alarm. Most people will keep it on.
Locks: Call a qualified locksmith to take a physical security
survey to help you determine the most efficient way to lock up. Many products
on the market are a false sense of security. A qualified locksmith should be a
professional associated with well-known manufacturers.
Robert Siciliano personal and home security
specialist to Home Security Source
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