This type of restraint and torture would be my personal crime nightmare. Read the article. Note the fact that the bad guys were wearing florescent safety vests. Why would a plumber need a traffic safety vest for an indoor job? You must use your brain in a case like this. Lots of criminals hide behind $5 neon green vests.
Think about what you may do if something similar happens to you. Do you have a gun on your person when you answer the door? When do you open the door? When do you keep it locked? Do you know how to defeat improvised restraints like duct tape and zip ties? All of these questions are valuable to ponder in advance, before you become a victims of a similar attack.