There has been a significant rise in the number of home invasions recently. But what are home invasions? They differ from home burglaries in that the intruder is hoping to confront the homeowner, since the targeted home is in a wealthy area. The intruder believes that if they confront the homeowner they can force the owner to open a secret safe on the premises, or supply the intruder with a PIN number or credit cards. Read the article below for the whole story, and ways to safeguard yourself.