Schools on lockdown and houses barricaded. That was the scene today as police tried to find a suspect wanted in several home invasions in southeast Grand Rapids. Congress elementary school was under lockdown during the time.
The only thing worse than being in this situation is to face a home invasion yourself. Sheriff Jon Hess said that the suspects may be in the area. There are a few ways to prevent a home invasion. You can be alerted to someone coming near your house with the help of a driveway alarm. I review some driveway alarms on my site here.
Other ways of protecting yourself from a home invasion
Some people also consider having a weapon. Would this have helped in the Baldwin home invasions is hard to say but one of the best things you can have is a dog for protection. They let you know when someone is around that should not be.