first thing to do is take a breath, and get out of panic mode, you can't live like that......
keep a cool head and think out what you may need, sorry the cops are not gonna tell you much
but dope fiends and kidnapping....forget it you watch too much tv....but just be smart figure out some rules for home and safe places to stay in case it don't look too safe around the area...like too many people and you are uneasy about going past them etc
there's a new subsonic alarm for doors and windows and it looks super
you'll need to go to site and check out alarm options
go around your home, check for easy ways in, and fix them! if you don't know ask the police to check for you and give you options
most dopers don't want to be seen or confront anyone....but you may want to make a "safe room" to give you a sense of safety....your choice
set up motion detectors inside the fence...and perhaps some motion detectors outside the fence that only light up in the house or alarm you, which ever way you prefer...just to give you an idea of the activity around there
remote cameras can help too, hidden and or camo'd , to your tv, or camera tv, your choice
and the cops mean, no trip wires to shotguns or bear traps etc...but if they get inside, then all bets are off, you have the right to terminate with prejudice.
as for weapons...everyone in the home needs to know how to use one safely and no blabbing to anyone about what you have in the home!!!.....no excuses....you pick the weapons, zapper, spray and on up the list
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