Home invasion defense plan?
Who's got one? Who has actually taken the time and thought one out?
The wife and I have. We have talked extensively about this so that we are on the same page, What to do, where to go and how to react including notifying the police.
Our safe space is our bedroom. Only one way in and a lockable door. All the windows are high enough that no one is going to come in through a window w/o the aide of some kind of ladder. Yes we already have strategic positions within the room for both of us. The whole idea is to barricade and defend, not arm and search. Then also knowing the response time is an advantage. As a cardiac patient that has made more than one call to 911 I have a very good idea as to the response time for 1st responders is to my house. In this case 1st responders are always the local PD even though there is an EMT 1st responder that lives just 3 minutes away.
We are not so much concerned about daylight/daytime home invasions as we are on a dead end street and all the neighbors have been here the better part of 20 years so we know when there is a stranger in the neighborhood! Also the dogs all know one another and who belongs to which house. Also as an older community on this street there is pretty much always someone home everyday and the blinds are open! So the fear of course comes at night, in the protection of the dark.