Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So how would you defend against an attack like this? If you had, say, 2 minutes advance warning that these guys were coming, what would you do?
Why would you have a 2 minute warning?
You wont have it. Even if you have cameras/scouts ( cameras are cheaper and a single guy on the command post can keep an eye on several) covering all the perimeter, you’re talking about a few seconds before they get through the wire fence.
It’s clear that the security they had was poor.
It’s also obvious that their poor security was much better than what most have today.
Serious, do YOU have a guy watching yor back as you read this?
I’ve said it a million times, you and a couple pals wont be enough for serious security.
In this case, apparently they just had two guys. Too little for a large area to cover.
For an area like the one that got hit ( small neighborhood) I’d go for at least 6 guys on the watch 24/7.(you’ll need to have shifts, even with horrific 12 hour shifts, you’re talking 12 dedicated guys for security. 3 shifts requiring 18 guys would be more like it.
I’d put 2 guys in the front gate, with a construction that would allow them to hold ground when/if attacked.
A foxhole would be ok for military operations, but in this case and being realistic I’d build an esthetically pleasing and functional construction that is more than just a hole in the ground, doubles as command post, and provides better DFP (defensive fighting position)
2 guys in the opposite end of the covered area and 1 guy on each flank walking the perimeter.
If the area was more than a couple blocks, I’d have 2 more guys. 2 in the front entrance, 2 in the back and two on each side walking the perimeter in pairs.
Safe positions on these flanks would be necessary too so as to take cover there when repelling the attacks.
The perimeter should be wired so as to get accurate locations of any breach attempts.
Without this you’ll need even more people.
The idea would be that with a properly secured perimeter, they’d have enough time and personal to respond.
Of course, proper weaponry, constant radio communication and spot lights would be needed.
For a smaller place such as a farm, and having less people available, stationary posts triangulating the area would have to do.
Less than that and you’ll be the only one to blame when they sneak in or hit you commando stile like they did with these guys.
That’s just me, if you guys have other ideas I’d love to hear them.
Just realize of the kind of money and people we are talking about already. And imagine how well you’d do when trying to “improvise” all this security.