Not sure if this is the right section for this thread but lets see if we can constructively help each other with our home defense setups.
First, next to my side of the bed in the top drawer of my night stand is a Gunvault pistol safe with my XD45 with an Insight M3 light attached. I also have a 100 lumen flashlight and two extra magazines (two mags have Federal HST and the other is FMJ).
On top of my nightstand I also have a key fob zip tied to the base of my lamp. It is for our home alarm system. If I hit the panic button the alarm goes off, police are notified and it lights up an overhead light in each interior room and the flood lights outside the house as well as the audible alarm.
The alarm company will not call for our password but dispatch police regardless if the alarm is shut off.
I also keep my Blackberry on a charger next to the bed.
In my closet I have a Sentry firesafe. In it I keep my XD9 Sub Compact. I keep it loaded with the 16 round magazine and two 13 round magazines with it (two mags full of Hornady Critical Defense and one mag of FMJ).
You can also see I have an ammo box with about 300 rounds of both .45 and 9mm FMJ ammo. I also keep a knife, expandable baton and a large flashlight on the shelf next to the safe.
We also have two 90lbs Rhodesian Ridgebacks that have full access to the interior of the house at night (although this is what they are normally doing).
Lets get some ideas from each other how we can improve our setups.