Let’s face it…we aren’t nearly as trusting in society as we once were, are we?
Behaviors that were once commonplace, indicating a much greater level of comfort with what we thought was a safe and civilized society, have changed to reflect more fear, more prudent caution, and even more paranoia.
We keep a much closer eye on our kids, for fear that some pervert will snatch them.
We’re nervous in parking garages.
We lock our doors at night.
We’re suspicious of the knock at the door.
And with good reason…
The average citizen is easy pickings for the predatory class of criminals categorized as “home invaders”.
The Home Invasion Threat
Unlike your traditional “burglar” who breaks into your home while you’re gone to grab a few valuables and some cash, home invaders are much more sadistic and dangerous.
Their goal is to prey on unsuspecting families by storming into your home to take you captive. Power is a drug for them and there are many means by which they get their fix, including beatings, rape, even torture.
Home invasions can last anywhere from a few minutes to several days if the home invaders are confident that they’ve not been detected.
So how do you keep you and your loved ones from becoming victims?
There are many home defense tactics you should master in order to survive a home invasion.
But one of the most important can be found in the words of the ancient Chinese General, Sun Tzu…
…“Know your enemy and you will be victorious in a thousand battles.”
In other words, you must understand how a home invader thinks – what drives his bloodlust and how he attacks.
By getting inside his head, you’ll better be able to make yourself less of a target, and also know how to defend against them when they come storming through your front door in a blinding flash of violence.
Here are some common attributes of the home invader mind-set…
Inside The Mind Of A Home Invader
- Home invaders know that there’s safety in numbers. Therefore, they often work with one or more other partners and may be operating as part of a gang to overwhelm you and take control.
- If they know your routine, they know when you’ll be most vulnerable. You will most likely be watched beforehand and your habits/schedules known.
- Home invaders rely on surprise to overwhelm their victims. Beware the kind face at the front door who tells you that he just hit a dog in the road and wants to know who the owner is. They have a million different ploys they can use to trick you into opening your door. Some home invaders even dress up as police or utility workers to gain your confidence.
- Home invaders take no chances. Expect them to be armed.
- They know you’re going to look for a chance to attack or escape. That’s why you’ll likely be tied up or handcuffed. Once you are, you’re practically helpless to protect your loved ones from their actions.
The home invaders’ goal is take total control to carry out whatever sadistic plan they may have in store for you and your loved ones. This control starts the moment they break down your door. Understanding this threat is just part of the overall lifestyle of tactically minded defensive living that more and more citizens are adopting. You want to protect yourself and your family in the case of a home invasion.
Begin with fortifying your own survival mind-set… understand your attacker’s… and seek out training in home defense tactics you can use in the event of a violent home invasion.