According to the most recent statistics in 2020, home invasions are on the rise across the United States.
Armed criminals are now opportunistically preying on homeowners due to the reduced and overtaxed police presence. In response, homeowners have been forced to protect their family and property against violent criminals by using any means necessary – sometimes leading to unimaginable violence.
In this series, Preventable Home Invasions, you will be educated on the absolute necessity of door barricades in your home. To highlight how crucial securing your home with a Nightlock door barricade device, let’s examine a recent home invasion in Tampa, Florida that made headlines.
Tampa Home Invasion: Was It Preventable?
On July 20th, a teen victim in Land O Lakes, Florida called 911 after hearing the glass shattering in the home’s laundry room. Almost immediately, the teen stated that criminals had reached through the broken glass and unlocked the door to gain entry. Within seconds, the teen grabbed a 9mm pistol and fired at intruders. The pistol then jammed, with the teen retrieving a 10mm carbine rifle, ultimately shooting 3 armed home intruders. With the third suspect injured and fleeing the scene, the teen called his neighbor, who detained the intruder.
The result? Two fatalities and one suspect with serious injuries.
It’s fortunate that the teen had multiple firearms on hand and the experience to use them properly, but what if the homeowner wasn’t armed? Or, they didn’t have another firearm at hand? According to the teen’s testimony to police, the criminals continued to pour into the house even after getting shot at. You can imagine how grim this scenario may have been…
Prevention is Key with Nightlock
Experiencing a home invasion can be a violent and traumatic experience. However, informed homeowners can take action by bolstering their home security before an incident like the one in the Tampa suburbs.
Could this scenario have been prevented? The answer is yes.
Having a Nightlock door security barricade engaged on all of the entry points to your home can buy you time when preparing to defend your family or by calling law enforcement – or prevent entry altogether.
Using the strength of your home’s floor, Nightlock door barricades are able to withstand tremendous force. Even with the criminals reaching through a door to disable a lock as in the Tampa incident, the Nightlock would render the door inaccessible, serving as a deterrent. And if criminals did gain access to your home, your family can run to a saferoom that is secured with a Nightlock device to avoid harm.
Additionally, Nightlock offers a variety of other home security devices. This includes blackout shades, which prevent criminals from seeing into your home and making yourself a target.
With the continuing upward trend of home invasions in the United States, there has never been a more critical time to protect your family and property than now. Choose the best in home security with Nightlock today.