Security can be very complex, as there are many facets of security. From security guards to security systems, security can be very intricate with many options. Ultimately, whether it pertains to protecting your home or your facility, you first need to know what your security posture is. Once you know what your current security posture is, then you then have a baseline and can plan from there. If you were to unpackage security as it pertains to the protection of people and/or property, it is easiest understood if you break it down by layers or zones.
Most people are not security experts, but we all have animal-like instincts. These are our natural responses to threats or mayhem; they are the natural way in how we react when someone or something threatens us or someone else. These animal-like instincts are wired into every one of us and they are designed to assist us in the natural ability to survive. There are a few key things you need to know.
1. Have a plan. Do not rely on circumstance to dictate the outcome – dead people tried that. You need to have a plan and it needs to be a comprehensive plan.
2. Get a home security system and use it. Most people who have a security system don’t even use it. What good is a security system if it isn’t being utilized?
3. Protect your home or facility in layers. There are 3 main layers of security for a home:
Remember, consistency conquers defeat; consistent training drastically improves the efficiency of your response and prevents rookie mistakes, like forgetting to chamber around.
You need to have a plan. I’m not talking about a contingency plan, that is a whole different chapter. Keep your plan as basic as possible because when mayhem happens, you will do a brain dump. Our cognitive response at that level flips our internal switch to fight or flight. You will respond to the way you train. It’s that simple.
The number one goal of your plan is to survive and save the lives of those around you.
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