Country music singer Chris Young would like to remind you that no matter who you are or what you do, accidents can happen. Some are preventable. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, which often come with home security systems, should be installed on every floor of the house, both inside and outside of bedrooms and should be replaced every ten years. And finally, an escape plan should be practiced periodically so that your family is prepared in the case of an emergency. These measures can save your and firefighters’ lives.
A parent’s worst nightmare: two male intruders broke into a Philadelphia home while a teen daughter was home alone. The daughter was able to go undetected by the burglars by hiding in a closet until they left. A similar incident occurred in Nashville, when two daughters hid in a bathroom cabinet after hearing two men break into their home. Luckily, the girls had their cell phones nearby and were able to quietly call the police, but a home security system would have automatically sent help.
In broad daylight, intruders broke into a Nashville home, tied the homeowner up at gunpoint, and stole his belongings. The intruders then fled, driving their van at high speeds through a residential neighborhood while being chased by police. The thieves were apprehended after foolishly attempting to jump from the moving vehicle and escape on foot. This goes to show that home invasions can happen in any neighborhood, but a home security system can alert police the moment it happens.
Four men kicked down the door of a family’s home in Nashville, Tennessee while the family was sleeping and demanded money. When the parents said they had no money to give, one intruder held the parents and their two daughters hostage at gunpoint while the others made off with family belongings such as televisions, clothes, and the family’s shotgun, which they were unable to reach in time. A home security system alarm could have prevented this hostage situation by scaring off the intruders as soon as they kicked down the door. The men are still at large.
While home alone in Nashville, Tennessee, a 14-year-old boy glanced out a window and noticed a stranger walking in and out of his family’s backyard shed. The man then entered through the front door of the home, which was unlocked. Luckily, the boy was able to hide in a bathroom and escape the home unharmed when he heard the intruder enter the laundry room. Had his family had a home security system installed, the boy could have triggered the system to send police.