Domestic violence impacts everyone!
Did you know nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States? Domestic violence is NOT a small problem it is a BIG problem. Why are we not shouting from the rooftops to make it stop? Over 10 million Americans are victims of reported physical abuse each year. The reality however is much worse. Ten million only reflects a little over half of the total cases of domestic violence annually as many cases go unreported due to shame, fear, helplessness, and even death. If you or someone you know is dealing with Domestic Violence it is time to face the issue head on.
Doing nothing is NOT an option and results in serious consequences. Domestic violence is a major problem that people have been afraid to discuss for far too long. Violence impacts not only the victims but their families as well. If you or someone you know is dealing with Domestic Violence it is time to face the issue head on
There are steps we can all take to break the cycle.
You should not need to look over your shoulder, every second of the day...
For victims of domestic violence, this is reality. Never knowing when an uninvited guest will come back or show up is a terrible feeling. If children are involved the situation becomes even worse. Not having a way to protect yourself is unthinkable. Many people think calling the police will solve the issue but calling the police is only one part of a resolution. The average response time from the police department varies and ranges between 5 - 30 minutes. Many of us hope that our doors will keep us safe but the truth is that an intruder can kick in your door in less than 10 seconds. This means that you and your family have to try and protect yourself from an upset unwelcome guest for up to 30 mins. What results from these types of invasions involves physical confrontation, hospitals, and even death.
Do you know a victim of domestic violence? SAY SOMETHING! Talk to them or someone they know. Many times these situations escalate if not addressed. We tend to feel helpless when it comes to what we can do. Sure, we can recommend home security systems like outdoor lighting, security cameras, getting a dog, or even urging our loved one to get a restraining order but what happens when you aren’t there? The lights come on but lights don't stop invasion. Even the neighbors aren't too concerned as many lights come on due to stray cats and racoons. The cameras record but they don't prevent invasion. They do help police see the suspect (assuming they did not cover their face or know they were there). A dog can be a good asset if it is properly trained to restrain an intruder but a dog can also be hurt rendering the aid unfruitful. Which just leaves the restraining order and we all know that a piece of paper does not stop a passionate person in a rage from committing acts of violence as restraining orders are broken repeatedly in most domestic violence cases. It is important to have a way to keep the intruder from entering the home until help arrives and it is important to be able to rely on your doors as a means of protection.
When an unexpected guest shows up, keeping them out (at least for some time) could be the difference between police arriving before or after a confrontation
How can you protect yourself
and the ones you love?
We started in business 15 years ago because people were breaking into properties that we were renovating. Since that time, we have been very involved with the police and have been strong advocates for Domestic Violence Prevention.
It takes about 10 seconds for someone to kick in a door and many Domestic Violence confrontations occur after a spouse has been locked out. Having a violent spouse outside thinking about what to do, instead of inside gives the police time to get there While the police do their best to engage every emergency call quickly, their arrival time can vary between 5 mins and 30 mins depending on your location, available officers, weather, traffic, and a host of other variables.
There are many companies that offer proactive security measures for your home and safety. All that really matters is that you take some proactive steps to better protect yourself or someone you love.
Whatever you do, Don't be ashamed, Don't Keep it a secret
and don't expect the problem to just go away!
This is NOT about Selling Products!
The first step in protecting yourself is admitting that there is a problem. If they have hit you once, they will hit you again. That is NEVER OK.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, or fear that you might become a victim, call the police and file for a restraining order. If you have already contacted the police, and are still fearful, there are other shelters available for domestic violence victims.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, the 24-hour toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). The National Dating Abuse Helpline can be reached at 1-866-331-9474. For women, your local YWCA is always one of your best options for shelter
"Consider telling others you trust, such as friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, what is happening and talk about ways they might be able to help."
Keep your doors and windows locked. Install Door Armor to reinforce your doors.
Choose escape routes from your home, from your car, from any location where you feel unsafe and where you may need to escape quickly.
They recommend gathering an emergency kit with essential documents in case of an emergency. Collect money, copies of bank account information, keys, your children’s birth certificates and social security cards, insurance cards and extra medications. Store your emergency kit with a friend or at your place of work. You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 to develop a detailed, individualize safety plan for your particular situation.
“Talk with your children and/or other household members about what they should do if a violent incident occurs or if they are afraid.”
Most importantly, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence emphasizes, “Trust your instincts — if you think you are in immediate danger, you probably are. If you are afraid for your safety and want the police to come to where you are now, call 911.”
Our goal is to provide you with a range of solutions and allow you to chose what will best fit your budget and application.
If you don't already have increased protection
and are ready to secure your doors
we would like to help you make that first step.
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