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Home Security Essentials

Most of us tend to think of home security as making sure our windows and doors are locked. Locking windows and doors is important for sure, but there is much more you can do to thwart break ins.

Just posting a sign that says you have a dog can be a strong deterrent against a home break-in.Under normal conditions, a thief will case a home to determine how hard or easy it may be to break in while you are gone. They look for such things as open windows and doors, dogs, alarm systems and so forth. With home security, perception of security is all important. You may not have a dog, but if there is a sign out front that says, “Beware of Dog,” The perception that you do may be all a would be thief needs to go elsewhere. No one wants to risk being chewed up by a guard dog, regardless of whether the dog is there or not. The risk outweighs breaking in under normal circumstances.

To keep a would be thief guessing, turn the radio on and turn the volume up when you leave the house. If you will be gone for more than a day, put timers on your lights so they turn on and off at normal times of day and night. You can put the radio on a timer as well. If you own a second vehicle, park it in the driveway (while you are gone) to give the impression you are home.

Again, under normal circumstances would be thieves are looking for an easy score. The last thing they want is to be caught in the act and be arrested. So here are more easy ways to make a would be thief think twice about your home being an easy score. We'll get into the more serious stuff in our guide book, Making it Through Hard Times.


Before a thief breaks in through a window, he will first determine how easy the window may be to enter in through. One very simple deterrent is to plant thorny bushes below your windows. No thief wants to be hassled or slowed down contending with rose bush thorns. Also, if you have sliding windows, the easiest way to keep a thief from opening them is a wooden dowel. Just lay the dowel on the sill between the window and the window frame (on the inside, of course).

If you live in the city, your best bet is to install steel bars across your windows. They may be unsightly, but they will keep people from breaking in through those windows.

Exterior Doors

Dead bolt locks are a must have on exterior doors. They are relatively inexpensive and will often stop a would be thief. Windowless Steel doors with dead bolt locks are even better. Wooden doors can be broken down. Steel doors cannot.

If you have wooden exterior doors, consider installing rim locks on them. A rim lock has a vertical bolt that engages a strike plate that is screwed into both the jam and casing. Rim locks will stop a thief with a crowbar cold. Otherwise a thief with a crowbar can break down a regular dead bolted wooden door.

If you have a window in your exterior door and there is a dead bolt or chain, make sure the window is high enough that the thief cannot break the window and reach in to unlock the door from the inside.

One final thought on doors. It is important you change the factory issued code on your garage door opener. Thieves know those factory codes and will use them to break into your garage.

Lighting Indoors And Out

When it comes to lighting your home indoors, there are two different philosophies to consider. One train of thought is to keep interior lighting on. The other is to completely cover all windows so no one can tell if you are home or not.

Until the SHTF, the first option is okay minus window coverings. When the SHTF, the time may come when you do not want anyone knowing your whereabouts. This is when you would want to black out your windows with heavy blankets. Of course, if you do not want people to know you are home, you need to keep the TV and radio volume turned down. Any noise, aside from your dog barking, will alert people that you are home.

Outside your home keep your porch light on all night and have motion sensor lighting at other points around the house such as corners. A good idea is to have flood lights illuminate two sides at once. Bushes and trees beautify your lawn, but these can also hide a thief in the dark. So consider this as you make your home secure.

Lighting precautions are of course dependent on an available power source. If the power grid fails, security lighting is worthless unless you have an alternative power source to tap into. The same applies to electronic security alarms.

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Expect Home Break ins to be common after the collapse
In a Home Break-in, You Have 2 Choices: Either Run or Defend Your Life

Anyone who knows you are home, and purposes to break into your house is ready to fight. They are not there to comfort you.

You need to strategically place weapons throughout your home for quick access. By weapons I mean guns, pepper spray or long-handled pitchforks. But more, you need to make the decision ahead of time that you will use them if it comes to that. The last thing you want is to hesitate with indecision when confronted. To do so could well mean your life.
When Your Life is on the Line