Preparing for life’s unforeseen difficulties can be a task. After all, if you can’t see it that makes it difficult to prepare for. Preparation is essential. Everything we do goes smoother if we prepare for the task beforehand. It would be silly to engage in activities with no prior knowledge of what we are supposed to be doing or how to do it. It could also be dangerous. It is also important to prepare for the security of our household’s  and families. This is what my article is about.

If you want to have a secure house, then prepared for what to do in an emergency is key. It is also important to be prepared with items to aid in the security of your home. I recommend security cameras, motion activated, with a view of the entire property, all possible approaches. Weatherproof and capable of day-night recording. While it’s nice to have people know you have cameras it might be a good idea to make them less visible, or put some very visible dummy cameras up to distract them from the real cameras. Why hire a security company to secure your home? I submit that no one cares more about the safety of your family than you do. If something happens, you are the first responder not the security company or the police in most cases.

I also believe it’s essential to have weapons to defend your home with. I realize not everyone is comfortable with firearms or their operation. I assure you when they are in the hands of someone trying to kill you, you will be even less comfortable with their operation. You can of course go with something non-lethal. However, when it comes to the safety of your family you want to make sure they are safe. Preparation for occurrences like this aren’t paranoid, they are just prudent. It is highly likely that you will never have to use a firearm in defense of your family. Indeed, I hope that you don’t  have to, and that I don’t either. It is negligent to not be prepared for circumstances such as this.  Just as you would prepare for a tornado if you live in Tornado alley you must prepare for possible home invasions.

It is unlikely that you will struck by a tornado, and its unlikely your home will be invaded by criminals. It never happens until it does, and the diligent individual that cares for the safety of their family must be prepared for as many eventualities as possible. It is reckless only if you aren’t prepared. You should be practiced in firearms if you intend to own one. If you can’t hit what you are shooting at you become a danger, and the firearm is useless. Practice is the key to success with all things. You must know how to maintain any firearm you own, and be familiar with all the different ammunition it can fire. You must be skilled in the operation of your security cameras and have a good early warning system set up. We all want to keep our families safe. Many of you want to rely on someone else to do that for you, and you hear about people like that all the time. It rarely works out well for them.  There isn’t a person on this earth that cares more about the security of your family and property more than you do. Take charge of your life and prepare to defend those you love. Outside sources of help can’t help you when you are being assaulted by wanton criminals, you are the first line of defense!



Author: James Borden

I'm a veteran of the U.S Army, with one deployment to Afghanistan. I will not pull punches in my articles and what you see is what you get.

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