Al V. Corbi is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of residential security, having been interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, MSN, and other major network and cable news outlets. In fact, his own home is widely judged to be the safest house on the planet.
According to Corbi, there are three key aspects to planning a safe sheltering environment:
1) Strive for total isolation
2) Establish a time period for safety
3) Define the protection needed for 1 and 2
He points out that no one ever really wins in a fight. There are only varying degrees of loss.
With that said, Corbi believes that time, not force, is the critical factor in ensuring a safe outcome. Time will neutralize any threat, or at least give you a chance to plan and execute a successful escape. By contrast, force only raises the stakes and typically increases the overall level of danger to you and your loved ones.
Corbi also emphasizes that any security measures should be as invisible as possible, because the last thing you want it to draw attention to yourself, your shelter, or your stored supplies.
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