Taking care of your loved ones is essential in defending your home. When you have a family, you need to protect them by any means necessary. Alarm systems alone will not protect you or your family. You need to be well versed in what to do, both tactically and maintaining situational awareness
The Crime Doctor has some good tips here too!
Here are some Home and Family Security tips from the government:
You and your family members should always practice basic personal security precautions.
Familiarize your family with the local terrorist and criminal threats and regularly review the protective measures and techniques listed in this handbook. Ensure everyone in your family knows what to do in case of emergency.
In addition to installation-specific Web sites, the following Web sites may also provide useful information about recent threats or activities. Indeed, portions of this guide are derived from the sources below.
In the continental United States (CONUS):
• Federal Emergency Management Agency http://www.fema.gov
• The American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org
• U.S. Department of State http://travel.state.gov or http://www.state.gov Also, the Department of State has a travel registry for U.S. citizens living or traveling overseas. Called STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program), this service is used to facilitate contact between the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate and the individual during times of emergencies. More information on the process can be found
U.S. citizens living or traveling overseas. Called STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program), this service is used to facilitate contact between the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate and the individual during times of emergencies. More information on the process can be found at: https://travelregistration.state.gov
Ready.gov has this plan on their website:
PLAN TO PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY
(PDF – 1.2 Mb)
“Prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an emergency plan.
Download the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF – 1.2 Mb), print the pages and fill them in offline.
Your emergency planning should also address the care of pets, aiding family members with access and functional needs and safely shutting off utilities.
You may also want to inquire about emergency plans at work, daycare and school. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Read more about school and workplace plans.
Once you’ve collected this important information, gather your family members and discuss the information to put in the plan. Practice your plan at least twice a year and update it according to any issues that arise.”
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