Home Safety

There are many ways to reduce your vulnerability in your own home.  These steps vary from personal actions that you can take, to improvements that can be me made to your home to make safe and deter intruders. It is important to take preventative measures. Below you can find a variety of articles provided by the Prairie Village Police Department and below that, information on physical home defense. We will continue to add additional information that is relevant, and feel free to visit the Prairie Village Police Department’s website  or the Police Department in your area for additional information and resources.
Burglarymain_2376658bAre You A Crime of Opportunity?

When I was reviewing police reports for the past year and looking at patterns and trends of burglaries and other crimes in Prairie Village, I noticed patterns and trends of some of the victims. Read on and see if you may have asked yourself one of the questions below. For the entire article click here.




snow car on streetCold Weather Safety Tips

As it gets colder and darker outside, we tend to think less of safety and more of how to simply stay warm.  Now is not the time to let your guard down — here are some tips to help keep you safe during the cold weather.

  • Do not leave your vehicle running and unattended.  Not only is it an ordinance violation, it takes only a few seconds for a thief to steal an unlocked, running vehicle.
  • Do not park on the street when a big snow is forecast to allow the street crews room to remove snow.  To continue reading click here.


Lighting For Your Home PatioLights

It is a well-known fact that satisfactory lighting is a very valuable deterrent to crime.  Although most any lighting might help reduce your risk of becoming a victim; the right lights, utilized properly will be an extremely effective deterrent to burglars and other intruders and improve your home security.  For the rest of the article click here.



9 Ways to Stay Safe In Your Own Home, KMBZ Channel 9 News


As a single woman for a number of years, home safety was high on my priority list. I had an alarm system installed but was shocked to hear that 50% of home break-ins occur by kicking in the door. Considering my alarm system would only go off once someone was in my house, I knew I needed to address home defense. Thankfully a good friend’s brother is the co-inventor of JambBrace®. I actually went to the ‘barn’ they speak about in the Channel 9 video and saw firsthand how it reinforces doors. Needless to say I had Ron install these at my home the next day! ~Joyce Layman Blackburn


For more information about JambBrace® and other physical home defense solutions, visit:   PhysicalHomeDefense.com 


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