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As far as my understanding goes it seems that deterrents are one of the most powerful weapons in prepping and safety. I know there are people out there who have been beaten by life and they are hoping that someone breaks into their home one night so they can take their pain out on them.
For the rest of us, we just want to sleep at night. Of course, you have to work to assure that it is possible.
This article goes into great detail about the “hardening” of the home, offering 21 tips. What’s interesting is that in prepping we so often try to do things under the cover of night or with some OPSEC involved.
When it comes to adding security, locks, and other “hardeners” let it be known. Your improvements to the security of your home should be about securing the home but if you can send a message to the outside world as well then do so!