Few human initiatives are as ancient and respectable as home fortification.
We separated ourselves from the animal kingdom by the strength of our wits and our knack for self-defense. So in order to defend our family from others, we need to become home fortification experts.
Especially if the world we know collapses and desperate people want to take what’s ours.
Now good home fortification doesn’t require a full castle moat and a mangled barbed wire fence ringing your lawn. Creating a secure home can be done by adding up a lot of simple tactics. It all depends on how far you want to take it.
So first you must ask yourself:
- Do you want a secure house that looks as normal as possible?
- Or are you trying to remodel the structure you live in to resemble a bunker with maximum defense capabilities?
The bottom line is this: The more difficult your home is to penetrate the more likely a criminal will choose an easier target.
That’s the ultimate goal. Make it an absolute pain-in-the-ass for the enemy, and he’ll move on to easier targets. (a.k.a your neighbors). [Read more…]