Have you ever had a break-in? We hope not. As locksmiths in Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC, and surrounding areas, we are well aware how scary break-ins are. For homeowners throughout North Carolina, property theft and violent crime are happening more and more frequently. According to the News & Observer,

“Durham County has the second highest violent crime rate in the state, at 785 per 100,000 residents. Robeson County topped the list with a rate of 915.4 per 100,000. The violent crime rate in Wake was 246.5.”

If you want to help with crimes on your property, there are steps you can take during a break in to help the good guys catch the bad guys. With that in mind, here are 3 tips to help you survive a break in.

1. Stay as Calm as Possible

It is so important that you try to stay calm. While that can be very difficult with an intruder, just by staying and calm and listening, you could save your and your loved ones lives.

2.  Be Cooperative

By all means, make sure you cooperate with the robber. It’s important to give them what they want with as little resistance as possible. That way they won’t panic and hurt you or someone you care about.

3. Remember Lots of Details

You need to be able to describe them so you can make sure they are tracked down. From everything they have on, to their accent, to their piercings and tattoos, collect as much information as you can about them to share with the police later on

Need More Security Help?

In our day and age, you can never be too safe about where you are and what you do. If changing your locks with locksmiths in Chapel Hill, NC, and surrounding areas would help you feel safer, be sure to visit A1 Lock & Safe to see how we can help you protect your home. Notably, we sale safes where you can store firearms and your most prized possessions in the event that you are robbed. Thankfully, at A1 Lock and Safe, we specialize in changing locks, making duplicate keys, and more for your safety. If you so much as suspect that someone could break into your home or office, because your locks are faulty – let our Durham locksmiths know and we will replace your keys and locks for an affordable price.

If you’re ready to invest in you and your family’s safety, contact us today.