How far would you go to stay safe?
Money breeds paranoia, and it very well should. With a population of 325.89 million and a GNI per capita of $60,200, the United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, and the consequences of not being protected by a security barrier are making headlines. People who have less want what we have, and they are willing to sacrifice their lives and those of their children for a shot at getting it. You can create a safer situation for everyone if you put basic security barrier systems in place.
Even in today’s semi-stable society, the 2% are living under lock and key behind security gates and surrounded by guards. The wealthy are already targets for crime because other people want what they have. Think of how much worse this scenario will become when you are the only person left for miles with anything at all, and you can see why billionaires are investing so much in security systems for their bunkers. What would happen to you if you didn’t have a barrier in place? It’s frightening to consider the possibilities, which include murder, looting, kidnapping, and countless other horrors.
If you’re wondering how to combine technologies to create an effective barrier around your bunker, look no further than Israel’s example. When suicide bombers began crossing over from the West Bank, Israel took action, putting a smart fence in place that uses a mix of razor wire, sensors, radar, cameras, steel mesh, and even drones so sensitive and sophisticated they can detect footprints to keep the country’s citizens safe. In some portions of the barrier underground wireless sensors that are not visible are employed.
Today’s wealthy preppers have more hi-tech security barrier options available to them than ever before, including iris scans, voice and facial recognition, keyless smart locks, radars mounted on towers, and even outdoor security robots that can alert you when a potential threat is approaching. The tech startups Anduril Industries and Quanenergy are currently testing virtual walls and remote sensing methods that will take security to the next level.
Why You Should Go with a Steel Barrier
In a SHTF situation, ideally you will have generators that will give you the power to run your hi-tech security systems, but realistically we cannot predict precisely what will happen or what the effects could be. Technology is your logical first step, but for your back-up plan you need a good old-fashioned barrier, and your best bet is a steel wall.
Steel is both durable and secure, and anyone who wants to penetrate this kind of barrier quietly will quickly learn that it’s impossible. You can’t move steel easily, you can’t knock it down, and it’s very difficult to cut. You’ll want to make sure your steel barrier has top and bottom rails that contain interior lock rails that will keep them securely in place. Taking this step means even an oncoming vehicle would find it difficult to knock the barrier over. Another benefit of steel is it is difficult to climb because it often has spikes at the top, and you can place the rails so they are far enough apart that you can’t step from one to the other. You’ll spot anyone attempting to do so long before they’ll get to you.
All About Security Gates
Don’t forget: the most vulnerable point of any barrier is the point of entry. There are currently a wide variety of hi-tech security gates available, and the technology is rapidly improving. Today you can get a gate that does much more than simply act as a port. There are gates with high-resolution digital cameras, video and audio recorders, telephone entry boxes, vehicle and facial recognition technology, and so much more. Most systems give you the ability to manage the whole system digitally, though of course that will most likely no longer be an option after the collapse of society.
One new technology is virtual guards, who may be more loyal and reliable than human guards because they cannot be bribed and they won’t turn on you. A virtual guard can grant or deny access using video and audio identification, use radio-frequency identification to identify vehicles that are and are not permitted to pass, and some even have visitor search software installed. If there are enough people in your compound to warrant it, you can even rely upon a centralized database that will keep track of them all as they come and go.
With a sophisticated barrier like a steel wall with a hi-tech security system and gates in place, which once passed leads to a barrier of armed personnel, no one will ever be able to get anywhere near you or your loved ones.
This documentary about billionaires’ hi-tech security systems is a must-see!
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