– Do not accept the entry of strangers. Many times thieves use decoys to gain entry into our homes; they can impersonate people offering sales and / or repairs of home appliance equipment; people who request your collaboration for social works; people who come with a desperate attitude requesting the phone because an emergency has arisen, and ask us to let them in. Do not accept the entrance of these people as they may only be studying inside the house.
– Verify the identification of people who work for public services (Electric Light, Water, Gas, etc.) and be especially suspicious if you have not requested their services, especially if more than one person tries to enter your residence.
– Try to change your daily routines. The thieves frequently study the movements of the members of the houses and can get to know at what time nobody is found, and how long they take to return. Try changing the departure and entry times a bit so you can confuse potential thieves.
– Don’t be predictable. Once the thief is inside the house, they do what you do when you are at home. First, they go to the bedrooms, where most of us keep valuables. Thieves know favorite places to hide valuables: drawers, coolers, mattresses, cookie boxes, etc. Make sure you have somewhere more unpredictable to hide those things of value.
– If you have a firearm, do not fire before fully identifying the target ( if you know how to use it; if not, please DO NOT USE IT !!). If an assailant is injured, keep him subdued with his gun, thus controlling the situation. Do not approach or attempt to search him until the police take charge of the situation or are fully assured that he no longer poses a threat. Be aware that you may be pretending. When you visit the police, it is very important to find out about the situation of the fact that you are armed and submitting someone and their description to avoid possible confusion by the authorities.
– Whenever they are injured or killed in the event, notify the Police and a criminal lawyer of your confidence; do not allow the indiscriminate entry of people, only let the body in charge of criminal investigations enter the scene. If other police forces arrive earlier, ask them to help you preserve the scene, thus preventing evidence from being altered or erased. They prevent the entry of people outside the event such as neighbors, curious, and even police security forces whose presence is not justified. You should understand that when the police arrive, the situation is not yet clear, so your procedure may seem abrupt or impolite. This is logical. Obey them in everything, when the situation is clarified they will be your friends and those who will help you the most. Give your weapon to the Police, do not refuse to testify but say that you will do so with legal assistance, do not tell lies, and do not touch or try to change or place objects or people.
– Make sure that your family group knows first aid, keep a first-aid kit that contains compresses and tourniquets, also have a flashlight, and a small fire extinguisher on hand and next to your phone have a list of emergency telephones (Police, Fire), Ambulances, police stations in your area, etc.)