A haunting 9-1-1 call demonstrates how imperative home security systems are to protecting your family from danger. Two young sisters hid under a bathroom sink and called police after hearing two men attempting to break into their home while the sisters were home alone. The police dispatcher warned the girls to remain quiet and stay on the line while police were on their way. Had these girls not had a cell phone nearby, this story could have ended tragically. Home security systems can call police at the first sign of danger.
Police have stepped up patrols in South Nashville after a recent increase in home burglaries. Police were told by several home burglary victims that they had seen a silver Hummer H3—a car which was previously known to police—leaving the scene of the crime. Police detectives secretly placed a GPS tracker on the Hummer and followed it as the driver committed several burglaries. When the police pulled the car over, they found many pieces of jewelry. The suspect was arrested and identified by home burglary victims in a lineup. Though only two charges have yet been filed, many more are expected to come, as the thief was quite prolific. Home security systems could have helped the police catch the burglar sooner.
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.