What to Do if Your Home’s Being Broken Into

Don’t turn on the lights, says Mark Safarik, a retired FBI profiler. That will diminish your night vision. Plus, if

Don’t turn on the lights, says Mark Safarik, a retired FBI profiler. That will diminish your night vision. Plus, if you’re near a window, a potential intruder will be able to see you and know instantly where you are. Instead, dial 911 immediately. Then, if you can, find your car’s remote entry device and press the panic button. It’s capable of triggering the alarm from a distance of some 30 to 60 feet, and the loud noise may well frighten the intruder away.

See also:
5 Ways to Make Your Front Door More Secure
13 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You
More of America’s Dumbest Criminals

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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