As a victim of a home invasion I have come to realize that the entire night only occurred because I was lacking anything remotely resembling home security systems. After living through that horrible experience I have made the necessary steps to ensure that this will never happen again or, should it occur despite the layers of security I have enshrouded myself within, I will not be as helpless as I was that night. Anyone who has ever been through a home invasion can tell you first hand just how terrifying it is to wake up knowing someone has forced their way into your home with ill intent.
I remember lying in bed shocked that this could be happening to me. I didn’t have a weapon that I could reach to. I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t do anything but call the police as soon as I was able to gather my wits about me but even that wasn’t enough. They were quick with going through the home which lead them right to me. I thought I was going to die. I really did. He stood there outlined in the darkness of the night but, thankfully, he only proceeded to lock me in my own room while I cowered waiting for the police to arrive.
I won’t ever be the victim again. I’ve been taking self-defense classes, martial arts and I installed the best home security that I could afford. I have now armed myself with noise detectors, motion detectors, flood lights and motion activated cameras. There’s no way that someone is ever going to get into my home and get away with it. This is the only thing that I knew I could do to help me overcome the feeling of vulnerability that had gripped me so powerfully soon after it happened.