This post will be shorter than I wish, but I have commitments later today that must be fulfilled. I’ll just run through a high level overview.
RULE 1: Know your home. You should be able to move through your home in the dark or low light. If you are building a new home, many of today’s architects can design a home with built in “tactical” features.
RULE 2: You MUST equip your home with alarming. I do not recommend the traditional wide area motion detectors that trigger a horn. If a felon/thug has entered the home, an audible alarm may scare the intruder off, but that is no gurantee. You first want a silent trip to alert you, then follow this with an audible alarm. The louder the better.
RULE 3: Choose a weapon that has good capacity (not a single shot folks) that YOU CAN USE. If granny is afraid to fire a shotgun, you’ve lost the war.
RULE 4: Train, train, train, and train some more.