Written by Lukas Nicholson
Do you stay home all day? If you’re like many people you don’t. Eventually the inevitable cabin fever sets in and you feel the need to leave your cocoon. Even with all the home amenities that encourage people to stay home these days, eventually you exit the comforts of your residence and leave the closed walls behind. You set forth from your front door to experience fresh air, run errands, work, or visit a close friend or family member. All of these adventures require time-time in which no one is watching your home.
The most important investment you will ever own gets left behind. It is left desolate and unwatched. All your food stores, emergency prep materials, and family heirlooms are alone. It’s left unprotected by a few sheets of glass, a steel lock, and a garage and/or back door; all of which create entry points for unwelcomed guests. Even the newest most “technologically engineered” homes often fail to have a protection system that is much better than the cabin built 100 years ago. This leaves your valuables readily available either for robbery or fire; especially if you don’t have a dog.
Your Urban Home: Prepping to Protect
Let’s face it- a good crowbar, screw driver, or rock will get many people into your home; especially the people that were waiting for you to leave. This isn’t to say that many improvements haven’t been made in our homes or society, but it does say that that one factor often gets neglected- the protection provided by the technology of a new security system! But wait…your urban home doesn’t have adequate protection? As a prepper, I have realized that the equity in my home, and all the work I have put in my food stores, and emergency equipment should have better protection from the outside world.
Home security systems are often neglected in the construction of homes these days. Think about it, your home is built and then sold to you. Once you own it, you are responsible for your belongings and all your prepared goods. Why would the individual constructing your home care about the security of something they don’t own inside your home? Either the architect failed to put the security system in the plans of the home, or they wanted you to pay for the upgrade.
Either way, as a prepper you are left without an additional set of eyes to call local security or help when something goes awry. This factor is critical while you are off on an adventure. The next time you are considering adding new piece of technology to your home- don’t neglect the importance of the security system. The small price you pay for security will make up for the thousands lost in a robbery or fire. It will protect all the equity in your home-including your food store and emergency supplies. Isn’t that worth saving?
How Do You Protect Your Home and Preps?
What are you doing to protect your home and preps, if anything? Feel free to elaborate in the comments!