You are in your bed sleeping and are awakened by a burglary in your residence - what should you do?
Don't make any sound or movement - do not confront the burglar. Pretend you are still asleep.
Let the burglar take whatever property he wants.
Give the burglar an opportunity to escape. Never run or chase the person.
After they are gone, immediately dial 911 for the police.
This situation can easily occur to anyone, at any time. The national average is 1 out of every 6 homes will be burglarized. The most important thing to remember is that your property can be replaced - people can't.
Burglars are opportunists - don't give them the opportunity. Keep burglars from entering your residence by:
Activating your alarm system
Locking all doors and windows
Set timers on your interior lights
Trimming back trees and bushes
Turning on spotlights
Protect Your Property
Protecting your property can be made simple with just a few easy steps:
Burglars do not like stealing things marked with identification
Keep valuables like jewelry and collectibles in a safe or safety deposit box
Mark your valuables with an engraver (name, serial number)
Record all valuables on paper with serial number, value, etc.