Prepare for a SHTF scenario
Here are some tips for preparing and defending your home during a SHTF.
Home invasions are happening. It hasn’t happened to you yet, but it has in thousands of homes throughout the United States and worldwide. This is an undeniable fact about life.
Invasions occur for various reasons, but numerous ways exist to prepare and safeguard your house against intruder aggression and property destruction.
A tight budget is appropriate here. There are several low-cost ways to reinforce your property.
When you are rioting or “nestled” by individual crooks who aim to loot and steal, one of the safest places to be is at home.
In such instances, assistance from authorities may be entirely unavailable or delayed at best, leaving your entire family’s safety in your hands. Prepare for any potential threats promptly!
Home invasion is a serious crime. It happens in the one place where you should feel secure. Your fortress is your home; if its purity is compromised, you will feel insecure elsewhere.
Statistics for home burglaries
Every 12 seconds, a home is broken into through its front or back doors.
According to an FBI source, home burglars target women and the elderly who are alone in their homes.
Home invasions comprise 38% of all assaults.
Sixty per cent of rapes happen during a home invasion.
Avoid areas where riots may occur.
When riots break out, your family’s safety relies heavily on your location. Rural areas are the least affected, whereas urban inhabitants are the most vulnerable.
Following riots, looters and intruders will likely target affluent suburbs, upscale residential areas, and financial districts near large cities.
Residents of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, Denver’s Highlands, and Brooklyn are most likely among the first casualties in the United States.
Identify potential riot epicentres. Large-scale riots can disrupt universities, college campuses, public libraries, historic structures, and government institutions.
Keep in mind that rioters will attack symbols of power and riches. They will demolish expensive cars, fine dining establishments, upscale hotels, and opulent apartments.
Preparers must keep a low profile. Refrain from giving the impression that you are from the upper class. Avoid wearing expensive clothing, living in affluent neighbourhoods, eating at upscale restaurants, and driving expensive vehicles.
If you hear about rioting breaking out in the news, leave the city and relocate your family. Consider barricading the door to your parent’s or relative’s remote home.
Learn how to plan for a home invasion.
Knock or ring the doorbell:
Someone knocks on your door, and you respond. You open the door, and the criminal or offenders enter the home. This type of burglary typically occurs throughout the day or early evening.
Someone knocks on your door, claiming to be a delivery person, utility worker, injured person, missing person, or other seemingly unthreatening person, and you answer it. When you open the door, either they try to push their way in, or the perpetrator(s) bash their way in.
Forced entry occurs when an intruder approaches a door and kicks or punches it. Most doors, including those with a built-in deadbolt, may be forced open with a hard, well-placed kick just below or above the knob!
The assailant smashes a door or window lock using a crowbar, screwdriver, lockpick, hammer, or rock before creeping into the house and surprising the homeowner in another room.
The burglars take advantage of your compassion. They claim to be injured, have a sick child, or have been engaged in an accident that needs medical treatment. Inform them that you will phone 911 to report the incident.
Please do not open the door; instead, converse through it. If they are telling the truth, it makes no difference whether you let them in. When you call 911, aid will arrive, and your front door is an excellent location for them to wait.
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