Creating your "fatal funnel" for home defemse
Some security and tactical experts who have experience breaching doorways while going after BGs refer to the center of the doorway as the "fatal funnel". This is because as you enter for a second or two you are over 80% exposed to everyone or everything in that room. So the goal is to spend the absolute least time in the "funnel". Move in quickly and forcefully scanning the entire room. You hang up in the doorway...you are toast as is the guy behind you. Conversely, you can use this scenario to your advantage when planning a home invasion defense strategy. Ok so:
1. If you don't have a home invasion strategy...best plan one now because if you ever have a home invasion....mere seconds can mean the difference in survival. Your home will be mass chaos if/when this occurs. If everyone in your home doesn't already know what to do and where to go....your danger level goes up by a factor of 10.
2. Make sure you include all home residents in the practice of your strategy and ultimately your final tactical plan. (fail to plan = plan to fail)
3. Every home has a vantage point whereby if you are at that physical location point the BG or BGs have to move down a hallway or up a stairwell to get to the home occupants (you). This is your fatal funnel or kill zone. Understand if they get through this zone to "your side"..you (and your occupants) have a serious problem. So it's in this zone where you want to hang them up and take control.
4. Go over all of your points of possible entry and designate your funnel. Show your occupants the funnel. Let them know why you are planning and practicing this. Then create your tactical plan to move everyone to your "safe zone" Practice this plan with all family members as a group. You can even make a game out of it.
Once you have a plan (or two) in place...you are better prepared to defend your home adequately. Hope this helps. :wave: