Sorry for the off topic, but somehow I felt I needed to contact people about this...
I live in Athens Greece and the last 5 days there's been 5 burgleries in our own road and neighbourhood. Nothing, or almost nothing was taken, since all 5 were done when the people were in the house. They just break the door lock (or open it with some electronic device) and then go in. The alarm goes off, in all 5 cases. They don't leave immediately. I'm not aware of any contact with them.
Now, with 2 young kids I'm worried out completely here!
I mean if they break in, without us being there, they can take whatever the heck they want. Either way the pianos and TV are too heavy, same are my monitors, etc. Laptop, digital camera, a few euros... Fine, I can live with that. And I have an insurance on theft.
But if we're in? What then?
So what you would do if you're in and people enter your house?
Please, no guns in the house, nor this is a thread about gunning, ok?
M thoughts are to have my phone with me so I can call 911 (100 in Greece), while at the same time find a way to lock myself away from them. Alternative (which I thought last night in panic), I just found some money and had them next to me in a "fake-ish" wallet which I would gladly part if I was to have no problem.
Security, seems to be too late, police as well. These people don't stand around too long. Neighboors can't do much, we can't take the law in our hand, nor attack anyone by random.
We are thinking, as a community, to hire a 24/7 security patrol car outside a few streets, but even then, with alarm on the house and fully locked doors... Still worried. Plus I fly often outside Greece, leaving my wife and 2 kids alone (her sister and family is upstairs, but no in the same appartement).
Anyways, sorry to trouble you, but any idea would be most appreciated.