Security Systems for the Preppers in Your Life

If you are preparing yourself and your family for a worst-case scenario, you are likely aware of Frank Mitchell. His articles have been used by many people to prepare for war, famine, and civil conflict. At ProtectAmerica, we understand how important it is for you to provide the safety and security that will allow your family to live in peace. We have been in business for over 25 years and know the business well. In fact, we have been awarded the Consumers Digest Best Buy designation for 9 years! Call us if you are looking for:


  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Monthly contracts as low as $30/month
  • A solid company that has been in business since 1992

1. Your Front Door is the Most Likely Point of Entry

Don’t allow harm to walk in your front door! A burglar or other bad actor, or even the United States government, will utilize your front door as their point of access. Utilize a deadbolt and a chain as the absolute minimum of protecting your family. We also recommend, per Frank Mitchell’s advice, a door barricade, door stops, and barrel bolts.

Every single door, including patio doors and the door leading in from the garage, requires these security enhancements!

2. Eliminating the Element of Surprise

With a monitored security system, you will receive 24/7 care that keeps your family protected no matter what. The biggest advantage that a home intruder has over you is the element of surprise. By eliminating this factor through monitored cameras and motion sensors, you can take that asset away from any intruder looking to do harm to you and your family. Don’t forget to install the security enhancements, such as doorstops for patio doors, that will give you the upper hand over these criminals.

3. Glass is Your Enemy

We do not want you to live in a prison of your own making that is windowless and allows no view of the outside world. We do however recommend that you limit the amount of glass contained in doors. If your home is completely locked down but you have French doors leading from your office out to the deck, you have basically undone all of your hard work. To rectify this potential problem, we recommend a ballistic film covering to minimize the risk that window and glass-panel door present. This option can be expensive, especially because it should ideally be installed by a professional. Look for the Ultra Prestige and Ultra Series products provided by 3M. Any window in a strategic area should be covered with this film to keep you safe but also allow you a view of the outdoors.


We all understand the primal desire to keep one’s family safe from harm, and we find that monitored security systems such as those offered by ProtectAmerica are the answer. There is no need to try to do everything yourself, and with the tips above you can give yourself a good head start. Enlisting a service that provides security, home surveillance, and motion detection, all from your smart device can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve taken the necessary steps to keep your family safe.

If Frank Mitchell has got you thinking, we are here to help. ProtectAmerica is a full-service home monitoring service that can keep you and your family safe from intruders and other threats. Contact us today for an estimate on a comprehensive security system that will let you rest easy knowing that your family has the protection they need!