D number three is deny.
Let’s talk about deny. That is just keep them out and do whatever it takes to do so and we always think about doors and windows.
Tip #7: Lock the garage pedestrian door
Let’s start with the garage. Believe it or not most bad guys go to the big garage door as their first point of entry and the reason being is they know they can get into the garage and into the home through the garage pedestrian door.
The reason of this is that most of the time it’s left unlocked. So lock that inside door just to be safe.
A lot of times you have a garage door with a garage door opener on it which uses a remote and draws the garage door up and then draws it back down when you leave.
If you ever take a look at a garage door opener, there’s a cable hanging down with a handle on it and that’s so you can disengage the garage door opener
and then freely open and close the garage manually. When the garage is closed that cable is hanging dangerously close to the skin of the inside of the garage in the wall .
What bad guys will do is they’ll take a hanger, they’ll straighten it out, put a little hook at the end and they’ll feed it in between the top of the garage door and the garage door frame
and by doing so it allows them to grab that garage door emergency release and pull on it and disengage the garage door opener.
That allows a bad guy now to open the door from the outside and then he can go in the garage and close it behind him and be inside your house doing whatever he wants without anybody ever knowing.
Tip #8: Cut off the garage door release handle or ziptie garage door handle into bundle
So the way to prevent this is either take that garage door release handle and cut it off or you can move it all the way up to the top and zip-tie it into a bundle.
whatever you do you just want to make sure that it can’t be hooked and that’s really what you’re trying to do there.
Tip #9: Get a solid core or Aluminium door
So now as we move around to the let’s say the front door. You want a solid core door or an aluminum door and then we also think about locks but what’s more important than locks is actually all the hardware holding everything in place.
Tip #10: Replace all door screws with 3.5 inch wood screws
Usually when a doors installed it uses really short screws on the hinges the strike plate and also anything that holds the lock in place inside the door.
What you want to do is go around and replace all the screws with three and a half inch wood screws and really anchor down the hinge points, all those hinges is usually three of them, replace all the screws then move to the other side of the door and replace the strike plate and all the screws holding the lock in place with three and a half inch wood screws.
What that does is it reinforces the integrity of all those things that are keeping people out in.
Tip #11: Add 3.5 inch wood screws on locking side into door frame
The last thing you want to do is add three and a half inch wood screws on the locking side into the door frame itself about every foot up the door and down the door from the strike plate
so now when the bad guy kicks your door in, its gonna probably take him depending on his strength five to ten times . just because you reinforced it which puts time on your side
Tip #12: Install protective window film
These days they make all kinds of different films that can go on your windows that are actually used for hurricanes but what’s great about them is you can throw a brick at these films once they’re on a window and it won’t break the window.
There are some films out there that actually stop bullets. So it’s pretty low cost and nobody will know it’s there but it will prevent your windows from being penetrated.
D number four is defend.
Tip #13: A good defend starts with a plan
If you are the victim of a home invasion now it’s time to defend yourself which is d number . A good defense starts with a plan and your plans do not need to be complicated.
In fact keep them simple. It really boils down to three things.
1. Having meeting places both inside the house and outside the house
These are like rally points where everyone in the family is going to consolidate so that you can get a good head count and sure everybody is safe.
The second piece is routes. That’s pretty self-explanatory that’s how you get to the meeting points.
Have primary and secondary routes .
Sometimes that includes going out a window so keep that in mind.
Make sure everyone can communicate with one another. Someone upstairs may hear something and they can send a text to everybody else in the house or it’s something more like setting off the alarm and everybody knows “something’s bad happening let’s get out of here”
Tip #14: Prepare a tactical night stand
Defense also includes defending yourself and in the unlikely event you’re in this position, you do have to do some more pre-planning. I like to call it a tactical nightstand.
We all know that we are most vulnerable when we are asleep so having everything readily available next to you is a good idea. That’s everything from a flashlight, a weapon of some sort, a way to maybe even set off your car alarms
so make sure your car keys are nearby and of course make sure you got a cell phone that’s charged all the time ready to call 911.
The weapons you could have in your tactical nightstand is everything from a pistol to bear spray to Hornet spray. Anything causes pain against that bad guy at a distance.
If they get really close and you find yourself in a fight. You could have a SAP. You could have a roll of quarters in your hand. There’s Tasers and even a baseball bat.
It’s up to you but make sure whatever weapons you choose, you’re comfortable with and that you know how to use them because the last thing you want is that they could be taken from you and used against you.
Tip #15: If you’re in a fight, fight for your life
If you find yourself in a position where you’re grabbing a weapon and actually fighting for your life remember that’s exactly what it is you have to fight for your life
meaning your violence has to be equal to or greater than your adversaries so you give it everything you’ve got.
Tip #16 : Increased distance, increase survivability
Make sure you keep your wits about you. The goal is to inflict pain, incapacitate knock them out whatever it takes so that you can get distance between you and the bad guy. Remember increased distance increases survivability.
There are two kinds of predators. There’s the ones that want your stuff and then there’s the ones that want you.
The ones that want your stuff come during the day. The ones that want you come at night.
No matter the time of day or the kind of predator decides to try and break into your home, take time to implement just some of these tips and you’ll be much better off just in case that home invasion happens to you.
What others said about this on social media…
andy easy: “if you rob my house ur gay” sign
S. L.Rose said “Have a tactical night stand” Me: nods knowingly as my night stand is covered in water bottles
Irish Technical Thinker said Painted my home in full camo. Can’t even see it.
dsdfdsd said The fact that I feel like i need to watch this bothers me
Hemavathi A.V said Bad guy: so this is what people will try to do.
Jake Nicholls said Another tip: protect human life only. Stay by your bedrooms if you’re planning to defend yourself don’t go all hero for a TV you can replace at a garage sale.
Soul Assassin said “Your violence has to be equal to or greater than your adversary’s…”
Your Local Poop Dealer said People that watched Home Alone once: I was made for this