Don’t Let Thieves Steal Your Security: How To Move On From A Break-In

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We all want our families to be as safe as possible. While they’re out of the house, your grasp on the people you love loosens. When they’re at home, though, you want to protect them, right? Not to mention that you want to feel safe at home. When something happens to threaten that sense of security, it can be distressing. Not only will you feel unsafe yourself, but you’ll worry about your whole family. Many victims of break-in’s claim the invasion was more upsetting than the theft. Nobody should get into your home without your say so. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of such an intrusion, you may be feeling shaken. Do you worry when the kids go to bed? Do you find yourself lying awake, listening out for noises? It’s time to put a stop to it. Here’s a quick fire way to make your home the haven it was before!

PROCESS

To get past what happened, you need to process it. While it’s tempting not to think about the event at all, that avoidance may be furthering your insecurity. If you fear your family is doing the same, sit down and talk through what happened. Encourage everyone to say how they’re feeling and how the break-in affected them. Talking things through in this way will help with more than processing. It will also bring you closer as a family when you realize that you share similar feelings about events. Feeling like a secure unit right now is important. If you’re worried a family member has taken the break-in hard, it's worth seeking professional help. Children are especially susceptible to invasion. The break-in may have left them feeling vulnerable and confused. Make sure to look out for signs that your kids are having a hard time.

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COMPENSATE

Getting compensation for what you lost won’t do anything to help you get past the break-in emotionally. It will, however, be a step towards getting back to normal. With a little luck, nothing of sentimental value was taken. With compensation to buy what you lost, you’ll realize nothing is irreplaceable. If you have to buy back items from your pocket, the realization may be harder to come by. You may have to save up to afford replacements, and the delay will make things more difficult to forget. Hopefully, you will have taken out insurance on the items or your home. If yes, find the paperwork for those insurances, and see what action you need to take. The sooner you do this, the better. A delay on your part could mean that you miss out on what you’re owed. Keep account of dates and police reports. This will ensure you stand the best chance of getting your compensation in full!

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ENLIGHTEN

Once you start moving on, you may feel ready to turn your attention to improving safety for the future. To do this right, it’s important to do your research. There are many options for home security. Some work better than others. Search online to find out which options are best. Visit this site and others like it to get an idea of which options are best. Take a little time, too, to read customer reviews. It’s also worth gaining personal recommendations. If you know someone who has an elaborate security system, don’t be afraid to ask them about it. You may want to go all out with your security system to end the feeling of invasion. Make sure not to spend money on things you don’t need. A top-quality alarm system will serve you well. If you feel it’s necessary, you could also install CCTV outside your house. Or, you could opt for dummy CCTV which will act as a deterrent.

FORGET

Once you’ve taken the above steps, it’s time to forget about what happened. Dwelling on anything is dangerous. Dwelling on a break-in is worse. Don’t give what happened more power than you need to. Rest easy that you have done everything possible to stop it happening again. Your safety efforts put you in a more secure position than you were before, and that has to be a good thing. Letting the break-in keep its hold over you could lead to feeling you have to move, or that you’ll never feel safe where you are. Don’t let things get to that stage. You got unlucky, That doesn’t mean that it’s going to happen again. Keep your head about you and do your best to overcome the trauma from the break-in!

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