Being a parent comes with a long list of worries and responsibilities. Teaching them right from wrong, how to use a fork, and how to cross the street may be the first few things you think of. Staying safe and calm during a home invasion, however, is something no parent wants their child to have to deal with.
Making sure your family is safe and protected during this time of civil unrest, economic uncertainty, and high social tensions should be a priority for every homeowner. While nobody likes to think their home could be broken into, people learn time and time again that it could happen to anyone.
Quick Thinking Saves Lives
A California teenager recently found herself in a terrifying situation. While babysitting her niece at her home, this teen heard a knock on the door and looked through the peephole to investigate. After realizing it was a stranger and noticing the door knob jiggle, she grabbed her niece and ran to hide in her mother’s bathroom.
After finding brief safety in the bathroom, the teen and her niece heard three loud bangs on the door and knew the intruder had made it inside. She said she wanted to call the police but didn’t want the intruder to hear her, so instead she began frantically texting her mother for help with the intruder ransacking a room just feet away. The mother called a neighbor and then the police. The neighbor reportedly came to check on the girls and began calling the teen’s name, but she said she didn’t want to respond and let the intruder know where they were. The police arrived shortly after and were able to assist the young girls.
The intruder fled without taking anything and without harming the girls. However, this scenario could have ended in tragedy if it weren’t for this teen’s quick thinking.
Stay Safe During a Home Invasion
While a bathroom may have saved a life in this example, the next home invasion may not end so cheerfully. Investing in a safe room or storm bunker from US Safe Rooms is the best way to protect you and your family from an unfriendly and uncertain world. With several models available in select sizes, our safe rooms and bunkers are perfect for any home or business. To learn more about our structures and to speak with an expert representative, call us today.