Depending on the type of hardware you have on the doors in your home, a simple rubber band could mean the difference between home invasion and safety. It has been reported that some criminals have developed a technique where they use a strong rubber band to keep the latch mechanism on your door open. All they need to do is knock on your door and wait for you to open it. The latch will be held open by the rubber band and the criminal can simply push his way into your home.
Some ways to protect your home, yourself and your family are: do not answer the door when you’re home alone; remove litter from outside your home; don’t make the beds; install a home security system and motion sensors; and reinforce your doors.
Stay smart, stay safe!
We all want to assume that we’re safe inside our homes. But the truth is that criminals can and do go everywhere, and there’s no telling if your home is next on their list.
Recently, a highly disturbing new trend in home invasion has reared its ugly head… and it could start spreading fast.