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    Protecting your family starts with strengthening your domicile against home invasion. Having a reinforced entryway is a great place to start. A secure screen door is the first message that you’re serious and potential invaders should look elsewhere. Next we examine the main door and what features it should have to keep intruders out. But…

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  • Home Self Defense Techniques - Establish Boundaries

    One of the fundamental principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and great home self-defense techniques is establishing boundaries, which get people to go where we want them to and keep them out of areas we don’t want them in. Boundaries include everything from a row of statues to a waist-high hedgerow, chest-high hedgerow, fences,…

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  • Demystifying CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

    Altering the physical design of the communities in which people reside in order to deter criminal activity is the main goal of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. What changes can you make to your home and property to encourage criminals to look elsewhere? In this video, PDN looks specifically at using landscaping around a home…

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  • Options for Staging a Defensive Firearm

    There are two primary options for the best location to have a firearm staged in your home for defense. First, the area that you spend most of your time. Second, the area where you are most likely to barricade yourself and/or your family. Depending on whether you spend most of your day at home or…

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  • Home Defense Tactics: Fundamentals of Home Defense

    Rob Pincus discusses the Five Fundamentals of Home Defense tactics: Evade, Barricade, Arm, Communicate, Respond. Thinking ahead of time about these five steps will empower you to respond more efficiently if you ever do have a threat inside your home, or trying to get into your home.

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