posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 08:04 AM
I sometimes get mocked for not putting my carry gun away when I get home.
I politely remind them that 100% of all home invasions happen at home
Never answer the door for anyone
unless you are explicitly expecting that person
to be at that door
at that time
Look out the window to confirm who it is. When you do answer/open the door keep your weight and foot behind it as though you are holding it against an
invisible force so it cannot be pushed open more than you would like it to be. Heavy door chains can help.
If you're unsure at all call the cops.
A dog is great. Any dog. As long as it will wake you up or alert you to strange noises.
And try to break into your house once in a while. Dont smash windows or kick in doors or anything but go around and try to pop open screens, pry up
windows, check for a ladder or logs or something you may have left around that could permit access to the roof or second floor. Look for tools you've
left around. Listen for noises or other people to get a feel for how quiet someone would have to be. On a day off see how often the cops drive by and
about what times they do if they do at all.
The best way to prepare to defend your home is to plan to attack it.
Something I see a lot is folks will set up security cameras with a DVR device then just put the DVR out in the open near the TV or in the office near
the computer. A record of your thief/attacker does no good if the DVR gets stolen. Hide that # up in the attic or in the wall.
24-1-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)