Nighttime Security Night Vision Devices | A Force Multiplier

Night Vision Devices - PVS14

Night vision devices are amazing force multipliers and are commonly used in the military.

Did you know that American civilians can get them too?

Why will (are) these devices critical for nighttime security?

Following true SHTF, it will make all the difference because current night vision technology provides stunning visibility at night.


“The enemy” who wants to take your stuff (or worse) will likely make their attempt at night. Not saying that there won’t be plenty of daytime security issues however nighttime security is a whole different thing.

If the enemy has night vision devices and you do not, chances are the enemy wins.

A Force Multiplier

Having a night vision device yourself is a force equalizer to the enemy who also has it, and a force multiplier (big time) to those who do not.

Once you have experienced the effects of being able to see in the dark, you will understand the importance during a real societal collapse when danger lurks, especially during nighttime.

Most preppers who have been into it for awhile (beyond level 1 & 2) know and understand the terrible potential consequences of a big time SHTF collapse. Most people will not fathom or accept that it could get so bad such that we’re talking about night vision devices used in a non-military application – for one’s own security.

The fact is that if you or your nighttime security can see in the dark they will likely have lots of warning prior to a potential deadly encounter.

Seeing the enemy or a potential enemy long before they see you will provide the option to warn them off, to take evasive action, or to take care of business.

Night Vision Devices: How They’re Used

Today’s night vision devices can be used in a variety of ways:

You can simply hold it to your eye as a monocular viewer.

Attach it to a purpose made head mount, typically a strap mechanism (some come with one).

Fasten to a helmet equipped with a night vision device mount.

Mount it to your rifle with your scope.

Mount to helmet in conjunction with a IR Laser also mounted to your rifle.

Drive a car at night without headlights*
(*only under ‘end-of-world’ circumstances or on your own property for practice).

Hike in the woods at night.

View animals at night.

Star Gazing (awesome!).

How it works

More about night vision Gen-0 through Gen-3 and how it works:

Read this, and come back:
Gen 0, 1, 2, 3, 3+ Night Vision

Where To Get Night Vision Devices

I cannot imagine nighttime security post-SHTF without night vision. Having a NVD myself, I know the value it will bring under those circumstances.

Bob Griswold | ReadyMadeResources

A number of years ago I purchased my night vision device from Bob Griswold over at Ready Made Resources. He specializes in this area and will gladly answer any questions that you may have about it. A great guy to talk to who has plenty of “field” experience as an operator.

He often runs various sales, like the current PVS-14 3rd gen autogated with the HP+ tube, the best out there…

The following are examples of visible night vision devices. It is astounding how they can magnify existing light (even just some starlight) into ‘daytime’.

I personally like the white phosphor because I can see more detail.

PVS-14 Gen 3+ Pinnacle (green phosphor)

PVS-14 Gen 3+ Pinnacle (white phosphor)

Here’s there complete lineup, including thermal and other devices:

NVD’s at ReadyMadeResources

And just so you know, their company offers easy financing, and says it only takes less than a minute to get approved.

While he is a sponsor here on Modern Survival Blog, I’m not posting this as just some sales pitch. I’ve been to his place and talked with him at length (and played with some of their ‘toys’). You can trust them. They’re a great family run business.

My visit to ReadyMadeResources

Night Vision Devices for Serious Nighttime Security

If you’re into pepping and preparedness to the extent of level-3 & 4 then no doubt you have given some serious thought about daytime and nighttime security.

Dealing with security, especially nighttime security after a true collapse will not be at all easy. In fact the difficulty for many will be the required number of people to rotate in and out if you really want to be covered 24/7.

Lets hope we NEVER NEED IT to the extent of societal breakdown and SHTF.

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