I know the answer to one problem. If you keep a sidearm for defence, it's not worth a dime sitting on top of a closet shelf. I can't give you an answer that might fit you states laws. I'm pretty much confined to a power chair or my recliner. As such any child with a wet noodle could get away with any thing they wanted to. The only thing that would prevent it is my young spirit, my poor sleeping hours and my Colt Combat Commander in a .45 ACP. The one in the spout and seven in an eight magazine that reside in the butt of the grip might offer some punctuation as well. Home invasion is becoming a quickly climbing crime statistic. You ignore that fact at your peril.
I have decided on a course of action for myself.
At the first hint of trouble Mr. Colt comes to hand. If I don't hear someone outside yelling police, I shoot at the first thing through the door. If I do hear the word police, I yell back I have a gun. During this time my wife, Kathy, has been calling 911. When they answer we tell them what is happening and ask if the people at the door are police and if not send help, if they are police I notify those outside that they have been vouched for, and to come on in, and place the Colt on the floor. This may not be the best way to handle the problem, but it is the best that I can come up with
As I said this may or may not work by your law. I'm not 100% sure it will work by New Mexico law, but it's the best I can think of where everyone goes home at night.
Have a nice day. Good luck and God bless.