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Your home is where you should feel the safest. You should know every possible hiding place and every possible exit.
You and your family should have a plan just like you would do in case of a fire.
Know every possible exit in your house (windows,doors, etc.) teach your children that they must at all cost get out of the house if someone breaks in.
If there are children around tell them that it is safe to hide. Show them places that they can hide in until it is safe for them to run for help.
Do not open your door for strangers to look into your home .Keep your body in front of them and do not open the door wide.
If you have a screen door lock it.
Be careful of who you let in ask for identification.
Know what in your home can be used for a weapon.
Keep emergency numbers coded into or on your phone.
Be careful what information you give out over the phone.
Do not assume the callers identification is what they say it is.
You can not use your phone to fix problems in your phone system.
Teach your children how to use the phone in an emergency.
Teach your children what to do in an emergency.
Use safety locks on all the windows in your home.
Using bars on your windows may keep burglars out but they also may keep you from getting out in an emergency.
Dead bolt locks are not always safe check your door and frame your lock is only as good as your door and frame
Think about getting the door club.
Never leave notes on your front door for attackers to find out your schedule.
If your children need to be home when you are not make sure they can reach you and that they call you when they get home around the same time every day.
Put a male voice on your answering machine and never say that you are not home in the message.
Make sure you know the negatives about mace. The best place for mace is placing a can that is not in its holder by you bed.
If you own a gun keep locked and out of reach of your children. Remember gun control is you controlling your gun.
To help stop a child's curiosity show them and explain the rules of safety.
Install a security system (optional).
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