Preventing a Home Invasion – Don’t Answer the Door

You hear a knock on the door at 2am or even 10pm.  The first thing you should not do is open the door.  The key in preventing a home home invasioninvasion is not to give your attackers an advantage.

We found a great video by Masad Ayoob on what not to do and what to do in preventing a home invasion.

Here is a little synopsis of the video:preventing a home invasion

  1. Get a close circuit camera and place it where you observe who is outside your door. At the least, get an intercom where you can ask the person or people what they want.
  2. Give yourself some distance between you and the door when ask them what they want. Change positions as you talk with them. Gauge their responses as to what makes sense.
  3. Have a cell phone and a firearm on you and ready.
  4. Finally don't open the door!

Check out the video.  Let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions or questions.


  1. Good Advice. Just don’t answer. He better having Flashing Blue Lights and say he’s Sheriff’s Deputy or State Patrol. I keep 20g Pump ready for anyone wants free buckshot. Can’t decide which would be better. Shotgun or AR15 both available. But I know shotgun will not kill next door 100ft away. Need to get off my butt and put in gate (1000ft driveway) for spring-Fall (Winter won’t work).

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