Home security, are measures that protect an individual's home and family. In developed countries, including the United States, the Police and Fire Departments provide, along with relatively low crime rates, a sense of safety in our daily lives. Crime or violence will always be real threats regardless of whether we are in a normal situation or after a disaster. However, people can take precautions to discourage burglary, home invasion, rape or murder.
Self-defense are measures that an individual can take to assure safety without relying upon the assistance of others.
- Defensive landscaping - in low crime areas a backyard fence or in high crime areas decorative grills on the windows
- Surveillance - private home security systems