Your home is your castle, as they say. This means it’s supposed to be a place of safety, security and respite. But what happens when it’s burglarized and it’s no longer that safe haven? I’ll tell you: people move. And they are never the same after.

Let’s face it—people are crazy. Some studies have shown as much as 50 percent of all people are mentally ill in some way. That’s a lot of nuttiness going on. As a result, there’s drug abuse, kidnapping, assaults, rapes, robberies and just plain murder for fun. Crazy often means violent—and crazy combined with violent means no safety or security.

As a species, we require security. Note these words from Abraham Maslow about safety needs, published in his 1943 paper, “A Theory of Human Motivation”:

With their physical needs relatively satisfied, the individual’s safety needs take precedence and dominate behavior. In the absence of physical safety—due to war, natural disaster, family violencechildhood abuse, etc.—people may (re-) experience post-traumatic stress disorder or transgenerational trauma.

That’s serious stuff, but think of it like this: If your child experiences some form of trauma at school, like bullying, he or she will most likely not want to go back. And in some cases, the child even takes his or her life because of that trauma. And if your home is ransacked, you will be traumatized too.

But frankly, don’t worry about it. I don’t. But you should DO something about it. I have systems in place that work to keep my family and me safe. Home security isn’t something that you or I should take for granted, because when the “security” of your home is taken away, life becomes a struggle.

Peace of mind can come from locking your doors, having a home alarm, and putting additional systems in place that allow you to rest comfortably, knowing your home is being watched over.

Take control over your domain. Let’s face it—we all require a degree of control over our lives, and by investing in home security you are taking necessary steps in gaining that control.

Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.

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