Prepper defense tactics: 4 Tips to keep your home safe
03/26/2021 / By Zoey Sky / Comments
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Prepper defense tactics: 4 Tips to keep your home safe

Securing your property is crucial if you want to make your home safe during a survival situation. Making your home less vulnerable to potential safety risks also helps you protect your loved ones against common dangers like home invasions.

Detailed below are four ways to secure your homestead before SHTF. (h/t to

Set up a quality alarm system

Quality alarm systems are effective at fending off thieves and burglars. With these devices, any burglar attempting to break into your home will be foiled the minute your alarm system goes off.

In addition to scaring off thieves, they also help reduce the chances of your home getting attacked again.

To beef up your home security, you can also train and raise a guard dog. Large dogs and even small dogs that bark loudly and aggressively can scare off anyone attempting to break into your property.

If you don’t have a dog, try putting up “Beware of Dog” signs in your yard to scare off intruders.

Install security cameras

Whether you own an eye-catching mansion or a simple house, determined criminals will attempt to steal your belongings if they think your home is worth breaking into. The good thing is, you can prevent break-ins or catch burglars in the act if you install quality security cameras.

If you’ve been away for several days and you notice something amiss when you get back, review the footage from your cameras.

When installing security cameras, place them somewhere discreet not within reach. Once an intruder notices that you have security cameras, they might rethink their plans.

Fortify your home’s exterior

The structural integrity of your home is linked to your safety. Regularly inspect your property for any weak points and immediately repair breaches in your fence.

You can fortify your home’s exterior with a concrete sealer. Sealing your home with concrete can easily turn your property into a nearly impenetrable fortress that will be hard to breach once SHTF.

Maintain your lawn

Securing your home can be as simple as maintaining your lawn.

After all, keeping a well-manicured lawn lets others know that you’re an orderly person who is meticulous about your property. If your lawn is unkempt, people might also assume that you don’t care about securing your home.

This might convince others that it’s easy to target your property for a home burglary. To prevent this, maintain your yard and mow your lawn. This doesn’t just improve your home’s appearance, it also helps reduce any home invasion risks.

Another option is to use plants as natural barriers and fences for your property.

General home security tips

If you’re on a budget, follow the tips below to protect your home without breaking the bank:

  • Always lock your doors and windows before going to bed at night or before you leave the house.
  • Don’t get windowed exterior doors or sliding glass doors. Instead, choose a solid door with reinforced locks.
  • Use a peephole cover on your front door.
  • Never post about vacation and travel plans on social media. You might as well let burglars know that they’re welcome to break into your home when you’re not there.

As a prepper, you can secure your property by being creative and using common sense. These extra precautionary measures are worth it if you want to keep out intruders.

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