Regardless of the system you currently use, you can test your home security system by following this quick step-by-step guide and find any points of failure to ensure that you and your family are safe and protected.
Both dogs and fences still serve as a major deterrent to anyone thinking of burglarizing your home. Fences take too much time to climb over or cut through, and dogs threaten exposure and bodily injury. Burglars will avoid both dogs and fences like the plague.
Phishing scams will work on any device that allows you to respond to the sender. Once you respond, you have the potential of being the victim of a phishing scam. Even if it is an iPhone.
You can protect yourself, your family, and your home without the use of a gun, provided that you use a combination of other deterrents. These deterrents can include a dog, a dead-bolt lock, a home security system, a taser, pepper spray or even a baseball bat. These will keep you safe, but when used in combination with a gun, you will be more safe.
A "stun gun" is a hand held device that requires direct contact with the skin to ward off an assailant. A "taser", on the other hand, looks like a gun. It shoots darts connected to the taser by wires that provide a consistent electric current for up to 30 seconds which will completely incapacitate the assailant.
Smartphones can get viruses, and there are appropriate measures you can take right now to prevent the loss of data, privacy and the time it may take to recover, should you smartphone become infected.
84% of renters do not have a home security system, however, that number is decreasing because companies like SimpliSafe, Vivint, Frontpoint, and LifeShield have developed home security systems with the renter in mind.
Burglar bars can be placed on the inside of the windows of your home to make the exterior of your home more aesthetically pleasing. The are safe to use, provided that they can easily be removed within a few seconds with the use of a quick-release mechanism in the event of a fire.
The 6 must-have products that will make you safer are: 1) A Composite Door with a Dead-bolt lock 2) The Kimber Pepper Blaster II Pepper Spray Dispenser 3) The SimpliSafe Home Security System 4) A Roadside Emergency Kit 5) A Portable Door Bar 6) Surfshark VPN
You would be hard pressed to find a portable safe that has GPS embedded within the safe itself. The monthly fees involved, the week GPS signal, and the lack of power to sustain a battery for the GPS unit, prevent GPS as being a practical solution.
Phishing scams have many faces, but they all have two things in common. They manipulate and deceive users into providing information that will be used against them. Learning how to recognizing their phishing methods to obtain your information will prevent you from falling prey, becoming their next victim.
Trail cameras can be used both inside and outside of your house for home security purposes. However, there are several things to consider when setting up a trail camera to protect both your family and property, including the discipline it takes to maintain the trail camera itself.
Most indoor and small outdoor home security cameras will provide a high quality image of a given subject ranging from about 10-30 feet. Larger bullet cameras perform best at 50-60 feet. PTS (pan, tilt, zoom), cameras have a range of approximately 500-700 feet.
Scammers love iTunes gift cards because they are able to turn gift cards into cash quickly. Because Apple iTunes gift cards are untraceable, they serve as the perfect commodity for money-laundering, which is why iTunes gift cards are so valuable.
Composite doors will absolutely keep your family safe and secure. IN comparing composite doors with uPVC doors, you will see just how much more protected and secure your family and belongings are behind a composite door, by demonstrating with a sledgehammer test.
Electric cars are harder to steal than conventionally powered cars. Innovation has driven electric car manufactures to build cars that are far more difficult to steal. They can now be tracked and even turned off remotely should a thief manage to steal an electric car.
Pepper spray does have an expiration date anywhere from 2 - 5 years depending on the brand. There are 2 reasons why you will want to replace the canister after it expires: 1) Expired pepper spray looses its potency over time. 2) Expired pepper spray won't dispense as desired, if at all.
Google Chrome does provide a safe and secure way to store your passwords. But so do other browsers and services. In order to determine which browser or service you should use, you must consider several questions before deciding where you should store your passwords, the most important being, do you trust the company behind the software?
All home security systems will function as designed when a power outage occurs, provided that the system was installed correctly and that there is a battery back up in place. However, should an extended power outage occur, you would be wise to take measures that do not require power to protect your home and family.
If one invests both the time and energy required to master martial arts to muscle memory, they can absolutely expect those skills to instinctively come out in a real fight. However, if they do not commit to muscle memory the skills required, they will find themselves reverting to whatever comes naturally.
It is possible for a burglar to disarm a wireless alarm system, but not all wireless systems are the same. Some are much easier to disarm than others. I will show you what preventive measures you can take right now to make it next to impossible for a burglar to bypass your wireless alarm system.
The biggest difference between Pepper Spray and Mace is found in their degree of effectiveness. Mace causes discomfort, while Pepper Spray will stop an assailant cold. Mace is an irritant, Pepper Spray is inflammatory. Recovery from Mace take up to 15 minutes; while Pepper Spray can take up to 90 minutes.
85% of those who break into homes are amateurs and are easily intimidated by fake burglar alarms. 83% of burglars admit that they check to see if there is an alarm system. 60% of would-be burglars, choose not to break into a home because they were convinced that there is a home security system.
Once a taser is fired, the cartridge can not be reused and must be replaced after every use. If the taser cartridge has not been used, it must be replaced every 5 years due to the limitations of the lithium ion batteries used in tasers.
Pepper spray is a great choice for self defense because it is easy to conceal, very inexpensive, and will immediately incapacitate any animal or person. It will even stop one who is are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
While an alarm system might have sensors on doors and windows, and may alert law enforcement of an intruder, that’s where the ”protection” ends. A home security system will do that and more by protecting your valuables and your family from environmental dangers such as a carbon monoxide leak, gas leak, or fire.
If you want your guns to function properly, and last for generations to come, you absolutely need a use a dehumidifier in your gun safe, regardless of what climate you live in. Even if you clean your gun every day, moisture will destroy it, but a dehumidifier will preserve it.
How can you develop a security conscious mindset so you can protect their family, friends, or loved ones? 1). Be Aware of Your Surroundings 2). Read an Article on Security Every Day 3). Always Sit with your Back Against the Wall 4). Take Responsibility for the Lives of Others Around You 5). Intentionally Teach Others About Security