BELLEVUE - The morning after the home invasion in Bellevue, Martin Security's Joe Hilbert received a call from one of his customers in that area.
"She was very happy we installed the system recently and actually wanted to add some more protection based on the events that had happened," said Hilbert.
Hilbert says the company installs about four to five residential systems per week. He says basic protection costs between $600 and $700.
"You're getting a good perimeter of zones, door contacts, motion detectors, with some glass breakage," said Hilbert.
Safety officials say the Bellevue invasion is extremely rare, but warn it could still happen to anyone.
"It appears more of a targeted situation than a random act that they just picked this house out in Bellevue and decided to go in and look for things," said Captain Jeff Sanborn with the Brown County Sheriff's Department.
Even if the couple was targeted, authorities say anyone can knock on any home's door. They say it is important to know who is there before answering it, especially at odd hours.
"If you can talk through the door or keep a screen door locked," said Sanborn. "If you don't have to open the door to allow somebody to come in and if there is ever any question call the police agency where you live."
Looking out the window is also recommended before opening the door.
Hilbert admits some of the best security can come from right next door.
"We've got to have good neighbors," said Hilbert. "We've got to have a good watch group in the area as far as seeing any suspicious activity that's going on."
Experts suggest installing motion lights as another way to discourage criminals.
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