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Protecting Your Family While You’re Away

Sadly, you can’t be around your family all of the time. Because of that, you have to make sure when you’re away; you have protection in place to preserve your peace of mind and family’s safety. It’s essential for you to take care of and protect your family.

However, how can you do that while you are away from home? Here are some ideas.

Get a Large Breed Dog

Burglars and home invaders typically avoid houses where there’s any indication of activity. They almost always stay clear of families and homes with dogs. There are alarm dogs, and there are guard dogs. It’s possible to have a lovable family pet with the instinct to alert and protect. A trained, large dog will help protect your family when you’re not there.

Self-Defense Training

If you’re leaving behind a spouse or another adult, then the family would be much safer if someone was there with firearms training. If you’re going to be gone and a gun isn’t an option, then self-defense training will keep your family safer too.

There’s a host of benefits to it. There’s evidence about physical defense preventing rape and assaults. Remember, if anyone is prepared to hurt you or your family, then they need to be ready to get hurt instead.

Make Sure Your Home Is Highly Visible

If you’re gone, then your family is going to be much safer by being in plain sight. Keep shrubs and trees well-trimmed, so the home can be seen easily from passing traffic and by neighbors.

It’s also essential for you to make sure the home is well lit. Flood lights and automatically timed lights on a schedule does a lot to deter intruders.

Communication With Trusted Friends and Neighbors

Believe it or not, people still watch out for each other. It is a good idea to ask good friends to periodically check on the house and family.

Asking the neighbors to watch for suspicious activity is smart not paranoia. Also, having the kids do check-ins via text codes with friends, neighbors or you is a good idea too.

If something isn’t right or a text doesn’t come in, then a friend or neighbor can call the police and respond in your absence.

Install a Security System

This might be the most expensive option, but it is probably the safest. Companies, such as Perimeter Security Systems, can be an excellent way to keep your home safe while you are away.

Some security cameras will even allow you to see a video of your home whenever you would like. That way you can check in on your family at any time.

Five previous tips are strong ones by themselves. There is even better news. They can all work together. A self-defense trained family with firearms training and responsibility will be much safer with loving, protective dog, a close network of friends and neighbors and an outstanding security system.

That is a family no criminal wants to mess with.

About The Author

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah, enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.

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