Take the right steps to stay safe when someone visits your home

I was talking to a woman several months ago about home security and she stated that when she was home by herself and someone rang her doorbell she would just pretend that she wasn’t home because she was afraid to answer the door. This is not the right thing to do in this situation. I have seen many times that burglars use this method to see if anyone is home before breaking in. A burglar is more likely to break into your home when you are not there, and pretending you are not home could put you in a very dangerous situation. The very best thing to do is to say, “I’m home, please come back another time,” or even “Who is it,” etc. Do not open the door and leave yourself vulnerable, but do not put yourself in a dangerous situation by not acting as if you are not home.