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Thread: Scottsdale, AZ man tied up and robbed by multiple armed intruders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner View Post
    Simple precautions, may have mitigated this event.
    Absolutely. Dogs, etc. Assuming the attack is real, there's a lot of steps that could have tipped the scales in the favor of the victim.
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    The wife and I lock the door between the house and the attached garage every night. You do not need a garage door opener to gain access and the time it takes to kick in the inside door will buy you a few seconds time.

    Windows can be broken, alarms deactivated and unless you have 360 degree outside camera coverage, home invaders can work around your camera system. If a person can move to a camera without being seen, spray foam can be used to block the lens. At least one dog, inside the home, is a great idea.

    The whole family should participate in practicing what to do in the event of a home invasion. If a firearm is part of the home security plan, the whole family should know what is gong to happen and who is going to do it. Don't rule out having at least one edged weapon within arms reach of where you are sleeping. Keep a cell phone next to the bed.

    Things can get really ugly in a hurry and it helps to have a plan in place.
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    Old thread, but just taken at face value, all the obvious stuff he should have already been doing seems like (for this specific as-given)

    *Reprogram garage door opener or take it offline entirely immediately after opener is stolen
    *Always lock door from garage to home
    *Have alarm system at minimum on all doors, windows, and the big garage doors, and arm it at minimum while in bed, asleep, or away. In this case, as given, the alarm would wake you up as soon as the opened the main garage door, and they'd still have a locked door between them and the house.

    Simple stuff.

    Cameras and dogs a bonus. Cameras aren't too hard to set up so that approaching one guarantees you are in frame for that one or another. And it's not too hard, for most homes, to cover all windows and doors with a camera while also covering all cameras with a camera. Little bit of a deterrent, and nice to have when you are away from home/out of town.


    Of course, most of the population walk around in Condition White (aka head up ass) and think it "won't happen to me" so, simple stuff is rarely done

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    Situational awareness is an important aspect of your personal security.

    I walked through a local gun shop/range yesterday. There were several patrons, 2 walking out of the range and the rest
    shopping. There were also 3 employees, so there were approximately 10 people in the building. Out of the people I observed 1 customer and 2 employees had their heads up looking around. Everyone else in the building was looking down, intently focused on their cell phones.
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