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Three Things That Can Offer Protection From A Home Invasion

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According to statistics, one in five homes on the North American continent will experience the unfortunate event of being invaded. While burglaries happen during some home invasions, worse things such as physical assaults and rape can also occur. In fact, 38% of assaults happen during home invasions and 60% of rapes. The good news is there are many effective ways to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Here are three things that can offer protection from a home invasion.


If you are comfortable owning and operating a firearm, they are a great way to protect your home from an invasion. The moment the intruder has a gun pointed at them, they are bound to turn and run the other direction. Owning a firearm does require a lot of responsibility, and whether you opt for a rifle, handgun, or a shotgun, here are some things you should consider doing if you are a first-time firearm owner:

  • Take a gun safety class
  • Practice at a shooting range
  • Get your concealed carry license
  • Understand the laws in your state

Buying a firearm doesn't mean you have to use it every day, just having one can bring a peace of mind.

Guard Dogs

If firearms aren't your thing, but you like animals, getting a guard dog is the perfect way to protect your home from an invasion. Good guard dogs are highly trainable, have a protective instinct and a strong sense of territory, along with being very strong and intelligent. Some of the best breeds to look for when getting a guard dog include:

  • Akitas
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • German Shepherds
  • Rottweilers
  • Pitbulls

While you might be surprised to see pitbulls on the list, they are actually considered good family dogs. It is important, however, to buy them from respectable pitbull breeders. You'll also want to ensure they are not a banned breed in your city.

Home Monitoring System

Many home monitoring systems work by motion detection. When motion gets detected, it sounds an alarm and activates the lights. This alone can be enough to scare away any potential home intruder. Another advantage of a home monitoring system is that it can automatically place a call to the appropriate first responders. Some of them can also be monitored remotely with a cell phone.

Whether you choose purchasing a firearm, getting a good guard dog, or buying a home monitoring system, you will be well on your way to protecting your home and your family from a home invasion.