9 Ways to Harden Your Home Against Looters and Thieves

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BurglarSince the “Ferguson” riots spread across the country like wildfire, Americans across the country have woken up to the reality that violent, destructive protests can descend on their town suddenly.

In anticipation, we’ve received a bunch of questions about what kind of unforeseen impacts these protests and riots may have on nearby communities.

In specific, lots of self-reliance aficionados have correctly realized that while the police are busy keeping an eye on protesters, they won’t be able to respond to property crimes, e.g. looting.

On a small scale, the riots we’ve observed over the past several years are windows into what a modern day SHTF scenario would look like. Quickly unfolding waves of anger, fear, and desperation would cycle through the entire US population, leaving virtually no “safe” zones from sea to shining sea.

What’s more, those who are suspected of having supplies like food, water, fuel, etc., will be targeted. Security cameras and gated entries may only make your home a more attractive target.

That’s why it is so important to have a well fought-out security plan in place to prevent your home from becoming a target for looters and criminal opportunists.

Fortunately, there are several methods that you can utilize to make your house much less appealing to looters (perhaps even threatening), without making your home any less welcoming to your friends and family.

Take advantage of these 7 tips to minimize your risk of dealing with a home invasion:

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