The city of Detroit has always had problems controlling numerous criminal activities all over the metro. Forbes magazine even named Detroit the most dangerous city in 2012. Even if crime rates have dipped these past couple of years, the truth of the matter is, officials are still perplexed on how they can keep the citizens safe.
With so many cases of crimes against decent, law-abiding citizens reported every day in the news, your home may be your safest place from the uncertainties outside. But like so many people, you may be living with a false sense of security inside your home as bad guys occasionally do find ways into homes to do their malicious deeds like what happened to this poor old lady:
A 92-year-old woman was trapped in her own home while two home invaders surrounded her Southgate house trying to find a way inside.
We are concealing her identity for her own safety but she decided to tell her heartbreaking story hoping the perpetrators would be caught.
“I should have run out the front door but I didn’t and they pounded on the door and broke the door down, come in and [said] ‘Where’s the money? Where’s the money?’ I don’t have any money,” the woman tells FOX 2’s Taryn Asher.
The woman had barely woken up 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when she says two young men kicked in her steel door, tied her up and rummaged the house looking for valuables.
How can you keep your home safe against these shady characters? Here are some helpful tips on home security:
- Install a bright exterior lighting; this also acts as a deterrent for potential burglars
- Invest on a security system with CCTVs, motion sensors, and alarms
- Check locks (doors and windows) before turning in every night
Keeping your home secure isn’t just about locks, lights and alarms. One of the most important things is to ensure that your doors and windows in your Detroit home are well maintained; this way, breaking into your home through these openings won’t be as easy as what happened to the old lady in the news article. Moreover, a burglar who sees a broken door or window would be emboldened to break in to your home.
Fortunately, when it comes to replacement windows in Detroit, you can count on Kroll Construction. With more than fifty years in the business, this well established home improvement company is one of the leading replacement window, siding installer and kitchen and bath remodeling companies in the state. Call them today and ensure your family’s safety.
(Article Excerpt from Southgate woman, 92, tied up during home invasion, www.myfoxdetroit.com, May 29, 2014)