During a time of crisis, more often than not, law enforcement will be extremely busy and unable to uphold the law efficiently. Thereís just too much happening and not enough officers to handle the chaos.
When the cat is away, the mice will play. Crime will start to skyrocket with more looting, vandalism, thefts, assaults, rapes and worse. This is not a possibility. Itís the norm and you must be ready for it.
During an emergency, such as a hurricane alert where you absolutely must evacuate, chances are youíll leave your home earlier to go somewhere safe. During this time, most other people will be fleeing too and this is an opportunity for criminals to do some brazen last-minute housebreaking and flee with some loot.
In order to prevent your valuables from being stolen, you need to adopt a few measures to safeguard them. It would be a good idea to be prepared well ahead of time instead of scrambling to think of hiding spots at the last minute.
If you thought of safes, youíd be absolutely right. These are without a doubt one of the best ways to protect your valuables. During an emergency, fleeing with all your jewelry, cash and other expensive belongings is not a good idea. You may lose them or they may get stolen.
Itís best to leave them in your safe at home. Itís important to note that not all safes are made equal. Do NOT get a small safe that can be easily carried away by 2 or more people. Ideally, your safe should be large, extremely heavy and too cumbersome to move. It would be better if you could anchor it to the ground.
The best kind of safes are expensive, large and placed in a discreet place where the ground can support their weight. Do not use wall safes because the walls can be broken and the safes carted away by thieves.
Itís also a good idea to make sure that your safe is fire resistant. Thereís no point in having a safe that keeps everything intact as it burns to the ground. Pick a safe that has a thick layer of steel.