A few ideas for improving your Retreat security.

Hello my friend and welcome back!  Today I want to share with you a few ideas for improving your retreat security.  While doing research for different post ideas, I sometimes run across ideas that are unique and worth sharing.  That is what today’s post will be about so grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we chat.

While some of these may be ideas that you have already considered, to some it will be new.  If you have any other ideas you would like to share, please add them to the comments below.  Securing your perimeter at your bug out location is critical to say the least.  The trouble is that many people just don’t realize what all is available to use for this purpose.   If you are one of them then here are a few ideas you may not have thought of.

Battery operated driveway alarms – Many people just really don’t think of using these to secure their perimeter.  What you will want to get is the battery-powered ones though.  They consist of a transmitter and a receiver.  With many models you can add multiple sensors and transmitters.  This is very helpful for securing large areas.  Place them so that they cover the area just inside your perimeter so you will know if it has been breached.  You will also want to raise it about 2 feet off of the ground to reduce accidental triggers from small animals roaming around in the night.  While these are very effective, they should not be your only source of security.

Remote IP video cameras – These are quickly growing in popularity among many Preppers.  They are battery operated and need no wire which makes installing them very easy.  They use your personal Wi-Fi network to transmit their video to your retreat comms area.  Many of these also include motion sensors so that they only transmit when movement is detected.  They cost about $50 bucks a piece and are well worth the money when it comes to seeing what is going on around you and detecting intruders.

Electric fence – I have to tell you that there is little that is more satisfying as hearing the yelp of an intruder when they touch an electric fence wire!   Run these around your property as covertly as possible so they can go undetected.  As far as powering those go many of the newer models run off a single solar panel that comes with them and are actually pretty small for what they do.  You can run many miles of wire off of a single box and they are actually very affordable when you figure what they can do.

Tree stands – While there is no substitute for having sentry’s watching over your property, if they follow a predictable path when making their rounds then they are pretty much useless.   The best way to overcome this is to place them in a deer hunter type tree stand so as to hide their presence.  If they believe that you have no security watching your property then they are more likely to come out in the open when approaching your retreat.  This is where you get them.  Because most intruders will walk the perimeter before crossing it, tree stands are the ideal solution as they can go unseen from the ground.  Just be sure to maintain sound and light discipline at all times.

Finely, the uses of psychological deterrents are excellent for keeping unwanted visitors away.  By using things like signs that say things like “Warning mean dog” or Warning Dangerous animals at large” can make intruders think twice before entering your property.  You can also buy fake skeletons on-line that look very real.  Try hanging one of these from a tree near your main or rear entrance to your property   with a sign around its neck saying something like “Trespassers will be hung!” or something to that effect.  Do this and I can guarantee you that they will think long and hard before entering you perimeter.  Throwing a bag with a dead animal at the base of it from time to time to keep the smell going also helps.

Well that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post and maybe even learned a thing or two in the process.  Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!

-The Sargent-

The Sgt.

Prepper, Patriot, and Proud U.S. ARMY Veteran.

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3 Responses

  1. CPT D says:

    Another system that you might want to consider are solar
    powered, motion activated lights. I used several and they work well especially when the grid is down.

  2. yooper says:

    warning , Mine field

  3. Nate says:

    Driveway alarms a great idea, but I think I’d go with some more rugged. Like a MURS, double up the hand helds for two-way radio use. You could add solar panels to power them instead of the batteries also. – http://www.absoluteautomation.com/murshtkit-infrared-driveway-alarm-handheld-kit/