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No matter which way you look at it break-ins are a terrible thing to experience.   The sense of vulnerability and helplessness that you feel is very unnerving.  To have your private space violated is a terrible thing to go through.

There are some standard things that you should do if your house is broken into.  The first thing you should do is report the stolen items to the police so that a police report is filed and a record of your missing items is recorded.  With this police report you can notify your insurance company to start a claim for any insured items that are missing.  As for the recovery of your items it is best if this is left with the police.  If you know who has stolen your items or find someone with your goods it is best to let the police retrieve your items instead of trying to do this yourself.

With these things in process there are some simple steps you can do to make your home more secure and prevent future break-ins. One of the first things that you need to do is to make sure that you have an adequate home security alarm system in place.  If you do not have one there are many good sites that provide quality home security reviews.  Make sure that you liberally place security alarm stickers and signs around your home so that intruders are deterred by the knowledge of your house alarm.

Mark the spot where the intruder came into your house and determine what can be done to make that entry more secure.  Also check similar entry areas and make sure that those areas are secure as well.  Finally walk around your home with the mindset of a burglar.  Try to determine if there is any other areas that are areas of weakness and make sure that you secure these areas as well.

Many people who have had their home broken into start to show anxiety symptoms because of the event.  If the anxiety starts to get serious enough that it interferes with the quality of your life then you should see a counselor.  Sever forms of anxiety from a break can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  This is a very critical condition that can only be diagnosed by a professional and should be treated.  If you think you have this don’t delay in seeking professional medical help.

Finally try to ensure that you have a relationship with your neighbor so that you can mutually watch each other’s homes to help keep your home secure and free from thefts.  If your area has an neighborhood watch program  make sure you join it to make your community a safer place.

This article is written by an author who reviews Home Security Systems at HappyHealth.Net