Whether your Homestead is far out in the country or wilderness or just on the edge of a small town, securing your property should be a concern.
There are bad people who may breach your boundaries.
There are many things you can do to keep a better security but nothing is fail-safe. If an intruder wants to get in, they will.
But there are some things you can do to make a better deterant.
Here is help from Prepforshtf:
In the case of security; detection is the best medicine in most cases.
The reason perimeter security, for example, in a suburban area is so difficult is because your neighbor (s) may not give a whit about it, and so, threats can literally be right next door.
You can’t control who enters your neighbors’ property in most instances. Imagine the houses lined up along your street are a chain with links.
One weak link in the chain or row of houses, in this case, means the entire chain is weak. Hard to control, so you would not be able to establish layers, with the first layer being your perimeter.
The first layer of security has to be such that once a breach occurs you have time to react.
In an urban area, you wouldn’t generally have advanced warning, because houses can be literally feet apart.
Whereas, in a rural area you can set your perimeter out far enough, so anyone defending the structure can be warned, and thus, prepare.
In military jargon, this is referred to as the three rings, with each ring increasing difficult to penetrate. The third ring would be a hardened room inside the structure, a safe room in other words.
We here have written extensively on home security and security measures once you have reached a bug-out location.
However, more and more Preppers in our opinion are realizing that bugging out is not a viable option.
Evacuation, on the other hand, is, but always with the thought of returning after the threat has diminished or disappeared.
For bugging out to be practical, you would need a safe haven with a shelter set up and functioning before something happens and not many are in a position to make this a reality, so bugging in is probably the only choice most of us have.
You can’t walk the grounds 24/7 looking for intruders, so you do have to embrace technology.
Game cameras, which are battery operated, can be used and some of the most popular units are trail cameras that send pictures/videos to your phone via text or to an email address.
Many can take stills or videos in darkness without a flash, so, technology can take the place of humans, but careful consideration must be given as to the placement of the cameras.
While the cameras operate in stealth mode at night, no lights, in other words, they can, however, be spotted during daylight hours, so they must be camouflaged and/or placed so they cannot be easily vandalized.
Avenues of approach must be established. Once you have decided the most logical route someone would take when trying to get to your home, you then would monitor the avenue using cameras, or personnel, both are ideal.
Keep in mind the average criminal would take the path of least resistance, while a trained operative would not.
Someone with insertion training would have figured out the most accessible pathway would be monitored, and they would realize you may have established barriers, physical and psychological to funnel any intruders onto a path of your choosing.
A physical barrier is a fence that is high enough to make it difficult to climb over, while a mental barrier could be a thicket of brambles, rose bushes, or any thorny type shrub.
The shrubs would not stop anyone physically if they came prepared, but just the thought of dragging yourself through the thorns is enough to give your average person pause.
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