Home Security Should Be A Priority | Active Self Protection

Home Security Should Be A Priority | Active Self Protection


100 Replies to “Home Security Should Be A Priority | Active Self Protection”

  1. I use security gate with both nob lock and dead bolt locked and 3 1/2 screws for all parts of both doors into the frame work if that fails I have a G27 for them. But yes having my son with me I would never open the door to someone I don’t know. All talking can be done through the security gate

  2. So they somehow knew a poker game was taking place inside this apparently private residence?
    Sounds like the owners, or at least one of their guests, is closely associated with these criminals and provided them intel of the nights activities.

    Cops are still looking for the other suspects? But the girl is in custody… how can they not have the names and locations of the other suspects? Get to work officers: water boarding, foot burning, and whipping… get some answers!

  3. I got a Ring doorbell a couple months ago. I get a notification on my phone as soon as motion is detected at the front door. It's a nice luxury to have. In my previous home I would never answer my door if I din't know the person on the other side. We had those sidelight windows on either side of the front door. In many cases, the person ringing the doorbell could see me sitting on the sofa and I wouldn't even get up. I'd just look at them like they were crazy.

  4. oh man, look at those criminals going thru all background check and waiting period to get that license to carry them guns.

  5. There is a place to look who's on the other side and at a night time it is absolutely an awful idea to just open the door like that, ask who it is and what they want first then lock the doors if you don't trust them or you just don't feel safe, go away from there and call the cops if they are trying to breach the door. I thought this was a common sense…

  6. I have two doors. The inner door is made of wood. The outer door is strong wire mesh. It cannot stop a bullet but it can stop a human hand or leg. A hammer or pick could dent it or put holes in it. It still allows me to see enough of the person outside so I can smell alcohol or see a weapon. Both doors need a key to open. Even if a gunman shoots me he still cannot open either door.

  7. We actually open our garage door when someone knocks at our front door. This provides 25’ distance and no blind corners for ambush. And that’s with 3 cameras on just the front of our house and three motion activated flood lights. I agree 100% that a “Storm Door” not screen door is a great option. They are a little studier then you would think and would easily give you the time needed to close and relook the front door. We also have a storm door and it is always locked. I also always have my wife answer while I’m posted in a defensive position for counter ambush. And kids sent to their rooms on other end of the house. We don’t have visitors so anytime there is someone at the door it’s out of the norm so kinda makes always being defensive a little easier.

  8. Most wouldn't consider a GIRL as a threat. I think the criminals used this to their advantage to get them to open up. It also sounds like someone got shot before they gunman even entered the home, meaning it was an inside job. Someone inside was already ready for it.

  9. in the words of my great grand mother, "hell, fuck no." I dont open the door for anyone. Leave the package there. Thank you. Or my classic, im naked, go away. Really i have a G17 muzzled too the door at them.

  10. I never answer my door without my firearm in my hand no matter what time of the day it is no matter even if I'm expecting someone coming.

  11. The Ring Video Doorbell is supposed to have a speaker so the owners don’t even have to come to the door to see who it is. They should have used it.

  12. I have a screened in porch before someone gets to the front door. I latch the screen door shut, so if someone comes to my front door I already know they're up to no good.

  13. Same Tactic was used on us . Girl alone. Talked through door and saw car in street. She says the people down the the street were having a party and to come get me.
    I asked who, where . did not recognize name. Did not know anyone down where she said the party was.And I had backup with me. I hate to admit this but it looks and sounds like drugs and
    no moral Christian beliefs are at an all time high, at least in my lifetime. Men are afraid to simply try to go to Church. Afraid of thinking deeper maybe.

  14. Videos like this is why I laugh when I hear anyone complain about law-abiding Americans owning and keeping on them a gun.

  15. common sense. other than that appendix carry with 9+1 ready to roll. never! ever! open your doors after dark! Your house is your fort and you would lower the draw bridge for any fools to plunder and pillage your castle? IQ = that of a squirrel's

  16. I almost never answer the door. 90% of the time it's salespeople that I don't want to talk to. The other 10% it's my neighbors that I don't want to talk to. lol.

  17. Security door. I can open and still keep them out. I can see them, they cannot see me. And they sure as hell can hear my dogs.

  18. I've had our local PD come knocking on my door but I did not answer it, the officer left one of his cards with a note on it.  I don't open my door unless someone has an appointment,  Yeah  I have trust issues.

  19. I live in a nice area but actually worry more about my kid's safety while he is running around the neighborhood after school or on weekends; but I do lock-up after dark and the door is not going to be opened to anyone I don't know. Strangely, my wife is less capable of security than I am. She would open the door or forget to turn on the alarm. Hopefully the worst we ever get is some fool coming to steal my doorbell cam (which I guess is popular in some areas).

  20. Wearing masks when doing crimes with girls involved are pointless. Once she gets caught and starts getting hit with charges, she’ll start to sing like a canary.

  21. Thankfully, my wife and I were able to buy a house in a really peaceful, nice neighborhood where the worst thing that happens is an old guy that jogs at night. Additionally, our door has a window and is always deadbolted. All the same, I ALWAYS have my handgun on me at home, and we plan on installing a home security system. Need to look into reinforcing the door as well.

  22. real simple bring no money to these games and use chips pay the people later somewhere that is safe and at different locations ? who the hell would publicly say that a bunch of money is being brought to an unsecured location kind of stupid

  23. I generally open the door without looking. Though I'd defiantly look and have a gun if I had a high steaks poker game going on. Don't those things generally have door men?

  24. If someone is knocking my glock will be in my hand ready to go. I wouldn't open the door. I'd be calling the cops to squeeze the bastards in from both sides

  25. said a few times already, but this seems like an inside job. 'high stakes' poker game and that just so happens to be the night the home is targeted?

  26. There's an upstairs window above my door I don't open anything for people I don't know. There's also stairs on the inside from the door so I just ask from up top who's knocking. The worst is what I do to Jehovah's Witnesses. They have a tendency to knock early as hell on Saturdays. However when I ask who it is, they never answer. So I just leave them down there. I watch them from up top when they leave, and I don't feel bad about it.

  27. One night somebody came knocking on my door after midnight.
    I am from the country, so i have a camo outfit on.
    I went out of my house from the back and started flanking them.
    The dude saw me go from my house into the trees, and he took off running to a Mustang car waiting for him.
    I scared the shit out of them.
    They was looking to rob a house, and hoping i was an easy victim.
    I am always armed, even in my own house.
    They are lucky to be alive.
    I know they didn't stop robbing houses, but maybe i scared them from doing it again.
    But i doubt it.
    My father is alo ex military and always armed.
    But i am a little more on home protection then he is.
    I even do a perimeter check at night around my property.
    Its my property, I can sleep in my yard if i want to.
    Later i added cameras, alarms, sensor lights and fences to help keep us safe.
    Its a shit life to be a prisoner in your own home.
    But you gotta do what you gotta do.

  28. I will open my door, but I always ask who it is. If I don't know the person and I feel like opening it, I will usually Crack it open and have my glock 19 (carry gun) in my hand so they can't see it behind the door.

  29. I might open the door, but my security storm door is always locked. So even it it turned out to be a bad guy/girl, they can't get in right away…

  30. Even if it’s a young lady, I always have something on me even when speaking to a stranger through the window. I also speak through the cameras

  31. I do open the door but I have a solid security door outside the actual front door, but before opening I do look out my side window to see who is there first, I do also have a front doorbell security camera as well as security cameras on the outside of the house. I usually have my handgun on me upon answering the door but if they would to shoot first it would go thru the openings of the security door, but I am usually ready first while I open the door…

  32. John, my wife and I NEVER open a door when we are not expecting someone. When we do, we assess the situation and ALWAYS have a gun in our hand before opening the door. And we live in a good area in SW Florida. Be prepared and armed and you will never have a problem at home!

  33. I always have my weapon in me in my home (if I've been out) otherwise I have my 12 gage at my bedside

  34. Pardon my language, but fuck no. I don't open my door for anyone. I don't care if you need a can of gas or are trying to preach the good word. Opening the door to talk about spreading the good word, isn't worth me meeting my maker. All cliches aside, even for the government or a package carrier who needs a signature, I don't open the door. I'll pick up the package at the distribution center and if the government really wants in, they're gonna break that bitch down anyways to "talk" to me. Carry at home, never open your door for strangers.

  35. Anyone know if Cops went after the “high stakes poker game?”

    Illegal if government doesn’t get their cut.

  36. There’s an easy solution to this situation. Don’t affiliate with gangbangers and host high-stakes poker games.

  37. My mothers house got shot at 5 months ago. By a group of males. Whyll we were just relaxing and she's 80 years old.

  38. “You got to know when to hold em, when to fold em, when to walk away and when to run” – Kenny Rogers

  39. I’m in Texas. If i open the door, i have my .45 long colt Judge ready behind my back. It doesn’t have a safety 🤷🏼‍♂️

  40. I use Blue Iris software running 24/7 on an old PC. Takes more thought than a system you buy at Home Depot but offers business class performance for $50.

  41. I'm in an apartment so I'm stuck with the door the way it is, at least it's got a peep hole. However, I wear my full EDC until I go to bed. And I never answer my door unless I'm armed. Do the best you can with what you've got. Awesome video, keep up the great work.

  42. No I don't ever open my if I don't know the person on the other side of it and luckily we have a security door.

  43. Most people would benefit more spending the first $1200 on perimeter lighting/cams and a "burglar door" b4 buying firearms.

    If those home invaders were using "concealment vs. Cover" ; could have shot them through the garage door or side window?

    Mas Ayoob's book the truth about self-protection is old but useful on this topic.

    Love your channel and the work you do John!!!

  44. I don't come to the door without my 40 on my hip, and my dog beside me, keyhole first, stay awake, stay alert, stay alive

  45. I NEVER open my door to someone I don’t know, or when I’m not expecting someone to drop by the house.

  46. Re: your poll….I use surveillance camera, then approach strangers from the outside with CCW……. My, how the World has changed !

  47. Anyone can get a UPS or FedEx uniform and pop u right at the front door.. only in america tho

  48. I usually won't, but either way the best case scenario for anyone with a gun and malicious intent is they shoot me while I'm shooting them.

  49. In South Africa you first need to get through the palisade + electric fencing + guard dogs before you can knock. So no

  50. I don't stand on the other side of my door to talk to people either. A battery operated intercom is a good investment.

  51. Bad security camera angle, if it was a Ring doorbell angle you could clearly see and identify faces, and see to the end of their entrance. Also, if I were running a high stakes game inside, I'd be screening anyone knocking at my door unexpectedly and preparing appropriately. Some people have to learn the hard way.

  52. I yell through the door if I can't see who's there Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and any man trying to come through my door with a weapons arm is gonna be broken before he even realizes it broke disarmed and if a second weapon or individual is involved I now have his shotgun "good luck handgun Goon eat your buddies buckshot!" BOW but If they know me when I yell or I see them and if I know them and that's the intent either way that's the plan as that girl might have been someone they know else how would she know the money's there?

  53. Under typical situations I open it but I have a metal security door that opens outward. What happens often FedEx or whatever rings the bell then leaves a package, If I just miss them I do not open the door for a bit JUST in case it was not fedex.

  54. So I grew up in sin city and only lived at night. Grew up seeing more than many others life times combined. I didnt know the rules of stupid, I just thought the world was evil. After growing up, yeah. Bad shit happens at night. Sometimes during the day but the real people too fear come play at night. Rarely during the day.

  55. "A commando is just someone trained to fight under a very specific set of circumstances. When things go right, commandos can appear nearly invincible. When things go wrong – they get killed like anyone else."-Michael Weston, Burn Notice

    I think the world needs self-defense commandos. Normal people who are as ready for the most common self-defense scenarios as SWAT is for hostage-rescue and SEALs are for infiltration/assassination. Content like this is a great start. If more people were truly prepared, the outcomes of the videos shown on this channel would be positively different X% of the time. The world needs wolf-eating sharks in sheep's clothing.

  56. Never open the door for anyone period if you don’t know them! Don’t even answer it. Lots of thugs would do this exact thing, have a female decoy alone try and play the “I’ve had an emergency and need help” card or “can I use your phone” while they get a homeowner to answer the door while fully armed accomplices lie in wait. Never EVER open the door for a stranger!

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