Make Personal Safety A Top Resolution This Year

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Well another year has come and gone. As we embark on the new year, it is wise to reflect and review on the past year. Did we meet our goals and objectives? Personal safety is an area that is often overlooked. Are you vulnerable to a would-be criminal? Is your wife or children an easy target? Most of us find ourselves consumed by our day-to-day lives. The last thing on our minds is falling victim to an assault, robbery, rape or home invasion. Unfortunately, for many of us it only becomes a priority after we’ve been directly affected.

I challenge you to make personal safety a top resolution in 2016. Here are some tips to help you be successful.

  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Keep your eyes open and trust your gut feelings. If you feel something’s not right, it probably isn’t right
  • Stay in well lit and populated areas. Don’t even think about walking through an alley-way to save time.
  • Walk with confidence and purpose. Know where you are going and if you get lost, make it look like you know where you are. Don’t allow yourself to be easily surprised.
  • If you’re being followed, or see a person or group ahead you want to
    avoid, make changes in your path. Cross the street, walk in another direction, or duck into a well populated place.
  • In public or social situations work on keeping an eye on your surroundings. Keep your hands free, eyes and ears open. Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by your smart phone or other activity that you loose touch with your surroundings.
  • Make eye contact. If you feel threatened or intimidated it’s natural to avoid eye contact. But looking someone straight in the face is the best deterrent. That eye contact may scare off a potential attacker because they fear you will be able to identify them.
  • Change things up often. If you are a walker, jogger or biker, it is best to change your route regularly. Plan out different routes and identify safe places you can go for help. If trouble arises, you can stop at these places and know you will be safe.
  • The “buddy system” works, use it. If at all possible, go places and do things in groups. If that’s not possible, there are several safety apps available that allow you to send contacts a text message with your location so they can track your safety throughout an activity. Some apps allow you to check-in or broadcast your current location to contacts through SMS messaging.

What happens when it’s too late. If you find yourself in a violent situation. Fight like your life depends on it. Having and using good quality pepper spray can stop a determined attacker quickly. Many law enforcement agencies consider pepper spray to be the most effective non-lethal personal security solution because of it’s ease of use and it’s high rate of effectiveness.

Mace Exquisite Purse Model – Safety Meets Fashion

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The new Mace Exquisite pepper spray line combines safety and security with fashion. These units feature the covert look of a lipstick or perfume canister with a sleek and stylish cosmetic design. These provide perfect pepper spray protection when going out for the evening or for everyday protection in your purse. Don’t let the cute look of the Exquisite line fool you, each unit is powered with Mace brand 10% OC Pepper + UV Dye. Defend yourself from a safe distance of up to 10 feet away. Each purse model contains approximately 5 shots, for protection against multiple threats. Available in various styles and colors. Choose from Rhinestone, Polka Dot, or Classic models. Each is discreet, compact and easy to conceal. Dimensions are only 4 inches tall by 1 inch in diameter. The self life is 4 years from the date of manufacture and the expiration date is printed on each unit so you’ll know when it’s time for a new one.

Mace Exquisite Hot Pink Rhinestone, Purse model
Mace Exquisite Hot Pink Rhinestone, Purse model

Pepper spray is the most popular non-lethal self defense option on the market today. So effective at stopping attackers that nearly all law enforcement agencies arm officers with it. Police officers are instructed to use pepper spray as the first line of defense. The effects of pepper spray are almost immediate and upon direct contact with the eyes, respiratory system and mucous membranes begin to wreak havoc on the human body. The eyes involuntarily close shut, uncontrollable coughing ensues, and an intense burning sensation to the skin are some of the intense effects. Pepper spray is non-lethal and effects will begin to lesson in 30 to 45 minutes.

Tips For Securing Home Doors and Windows From Intruders

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One of the easiest ways a burglar enters your home is through an unlocked door or window. Securing home doors and windows is quick, easy and inexpensive. Believe it or not, over half of all intruders enter homes through unlocked entry doors and windows. Nearly 40 percent of all break-ins take place during daylight hours. Most families fail at taking the number one precaution of always securing entry ways in the home. That being said, locked doors won’t stop a determined criminal but here are a few things you can do to make the job as difficult and time consuming as possible.

Tips For Securing Home Doors and Windows From Intruders

    Tips For Securing Home Doors and Windows From Intruders

  • Strengthen your entry doors. The door itself should be hollow core metal or solid wood. Try to avoid doors with heavy glass or wooden panels. However, if aesthetics win out, consider installing double cylinder locks – the kind that require a key to open from both inside and out. This will prevent an intruder from simply breaking the glass or wooden panel to unlatch the lock.
  • Install a heavy duty strike plate and 3 inch screws. These pieces of door hardware are inexpensive and provide extra protection against forced entry. Quality strike plates are made from stainless steel and offer different finishes to match your door.
  • All solid exterior doors should have a peephole installed. This will allow you to see whoever is outside, prior to opening your door.
  • Install deadbolt locks on all entry doors with at least a 1 inch throw. Security experts agree, that if you do only one thing, installing a deadbolt on each entry door is the most valuable thing you can do to secure the home
  • Sliding doors or patio doors leave your home most vulnerable to break-ins. Secure them with shatterproof or impact resistant panes. One way to provide extra protection is to install locks with vertical bolts or alternatively a door brace for added security.
  • Search For Sex Offenders In Your Area

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    img-map-lgSexual predators pose a very real and present danger in every community throughout the US. Regardless of where you live, it is extremely likely, that convicted sexual predators live close by. It is estimated that 80% of all addresses have at least one offender within 1 mile.

    Currently over 800,000 registered sex offenders reside in the US. Many of these offenders are rapists and child predators. The United States Department of Justice and Watchsystems LLC concludes that 45% of sexual assault victims are under 12 years of age. 75% of victims know their attacker. More than half of all rape or sexual assault incidents happen within a mile of the victims home. Sex offenders cross socio-economic boundaries, living in both the richest and poorest of neighborhoods.

    We encourage you to visit The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW). This is a valuable public safety resource that provides the public with access to up to date sex offender data nationwide. Simply click on your state from the registry map. Look toward the top right of the page and click the link to navigate to your state registry. You can drill down by County/Parish and enter your address to see information on the convicted sex offenders nearby.

    Please tell your friends and neighbors and be make to check your home, school, work, gym, day care, park, soccer field, parents or children’s homes – any address of interest to you!

    Less Than Lethal Self Defense Options That Work

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    Pepper Spray for Self Defense

    We live in the United States of America, the greatest Country in the world. Our fundamental right to bear arms is protected by The Second Amendment. The decision to maintain a gun in the home for self defense is a serious matter. The most important responsibility is ensuring that children cannot encounter loaded firearms. Anything less invites tragedy. When it comes to self defense options millions choose to carry a handgun, however, many others are not comfortable owning a handgun and instead look to less than lethal options.

    The best less than lethal alternative for basic home and personal security is pepper spray.

    Pepper spray, or oleoresin capsicum (OC), is used by law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States to help subdue and arrest dangerous, combative, violent, or uncooperative subjects in a wide variety of scenarios. U.S. Department of Justice The Effectiveness and Safety of Pepper Spray

    Professional law enforcement officers depend on pepper spray as a first line of defense because it works. The DOJ report referenced above conducted a 2 year study and found that when pepper spray was used there was a significant reduction in injuries to police officers from assaults, injuries to suspects from police use of force and excessive force complaints against the police.

    Pepper spray provides you with effective protection at a safe distance. The ability to stop an attacker from 10 feet away is a huge plus. Pepper spray is the most practical self protection product available. It’s compact and convenient to carry just about anywhere. A small canister of pepper spray can provide protection against numerous threats. Most people don’t realize it but pepper spray is legal to carry in all 50 states (a handful have restrictions). Pepper spray is the great equalizer allowing a small petite would be victim the ability to protect themselves against a much larger and stronger attacker.

    Visit us for more information and to view all our pepper spray offerings!

    Non-Lethal Self Defense Options Make Sense

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    When it comes to self defense, how prepared are you to protect yourself? For most of us, the answer is a resounding ‘NO’ and you are either completely ‘unprotected’ or ‘under-protected’. We tend to live with a false sense of security. After all, it’s difficult to imagine something bad happening until it does. The keyword is ‘false’ because FBI crime reports reveal that more than 1 in 4 will fall victim to crime. Nearly thirty percent will be targeted which means that the likelihood of crime affecting you either directly or indirectly is nearly inevitable. The most recent FBI Crime Clock statistics for 2013 proves that one violent crime occurred every 27.1 seconds while one property crime occurred every 3.7 seconds. Think about that for a moment.

    Now is the time to take a good look at your personal and home security situation. For many, a handgun is not a good alternative. The potential liability that comes with using a handgun for self-defense is huge. The thought of potentially killing another human being is too much for most. Instead, women and men alike are opting for non-lethal self defense options. These options consist of product lines such as Mace pepper spray, stun devices, and personal alarms. The increased popularity of non-lethal products stems from the proven effectiveness combined with overall safety.

    Police officers are trained to deploy pepper spray and tasers as a first line of defense because it works! When you discharge a pepper spray, the affects are nearly instant but non-lethal. When used correctly, pepper spray allows you to stop an attacker from a safe distance. Pepper spray and Mace products are legal for use in all states, however, a few have restrictions. The C2 Taser is the most advanced non-lethal weapon on the market today. The C2 Taser features the exact same technology as it’s law enforcement counterpart. The C2 is legal in most states, but users must pass a felony background check prior to purchase. Personal alarms have one purpose and that’s to get attention. Personal alarms emit a high decibel sound at the push of a button.

    Non-lethal makes sense. Get serious about your personal defense!

    Do You REALLY Need Any Home Security Devices?

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    Have you seen the statistics on home burglary? Many people consider them alarming, and we don’t mean that as a pun. Yes, security alarms are effective home security devices, but they are only one of many. Back to the statistics.

    “The FBI tells us that a home burglary happens every 13 seconds in the United States and is the most common threat to your home.

    Police also tell us that 90% of all burglaries can be prevented.

    Burglars steal $2,119 worth of goods and another $2,000 worth of damage, on average, to every victimized home.

    Police usually only clear 13% of all reported burglaries due to lack of witnesses or physical evidence.

    Of all burglaries, 60.5 percent involved forcible entry, 33.2 percent were unlawful entries (without force), and the remainder 6.3 percent were forcible entry attempts (unsuccessful).

    In 2010, there were an estimated 2,159,878 burglaries. They increased 2.0 percent in 2010 compared to the 2001 estimate.”

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    home security devices

    If those statistics don’t convince you that you need home security devices around your home, then you need to think again.

    Most home security devices provide simple, inexpensive and yet very effective home security. The product referred to above puts out a 110 dB alarm when the protected door or window is opened. It can provide protection for doors and windows, even sliding glass doors and cabinets that holds potentially dangerous products such as drugs, or cleaning products. It is only 2 ½ inches long and comes with alarm batteries and adhesive tape to secure it to the door or window.

    Home security devices should only be considered a last line of defense to prevent burglars from getting into your home. You should take some other steps to preclude the burglar from even thinking about breaking in. Those might include eliminating potential hiding places the burglars would use to conceal their whereabouts, installing some fake security cameras around the perimeter of your home and placing some signs in your front yard that warn of a vicious guard dog or of a home security system in place.

    So the answer to the question “do you really need home security devices?” is yes absolutely, but only if you want to protect your home and the contents.

    Why You Should Be Using Mace For Self Defense

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    We will discuss why you should be using Mace for self defense in today’s post, but first some background information.

    Modern day history of pepper spray started in 1973 when the FBI “worked to develop weapons grade material in the 80s”. In 1994, the N.Y.P.D. decided to adopt pepper spray as an anti-personnel weapon. So you can see the history of modern day pepper spray is relatively new.

    The same ingredient that makes major topical arthritis creams so effective-capsaicin-usually at only 0.1% (most sprays are at least 10%)-is the major ingredient in all pepper sprays. It is a concentration of oleoresin capsicum which is the resin of cayenne pepper-one of the hottest peppers in the world. Other ingredients in pepper sprays can include CN teargas and a UV marking dye for assailant identification.

    For any person who has been in the military, part of your basic training is being sprayed with pepper spray. The same is true for anyone who wishes to become a federal, state or local police officer. Getting to know how pepper spray feels is part of your training. It is not fun!

    Here’s why you should be using Mace for self-defense.

    The victim’s eyes clamp shut-not just because of the excessive tearing-but also the dilation of the capillaries.

    It makes breathing difficult with immediate inflammation and swelling of the throat restricting the airway. Uncontrollable coughing and gasping for air is common.

    And of course, the most famous is the pain caused by contact with exposed skin. Does it ever hurt!

    There is also the sensation of the loss of balance and disorientation. Using Mace for self-defense is nasty stuff!

    When your self-defense is on the line using mace for self-defense makes all kinds of sense. It is effective, legal, relatively inexpensive and Mace brand has the biggest selection and widest variety of pepper sprays in the industry.

    Mace Maritime pepper gel is a good example. It uses a 1.4% major capsaicinoids formula that can fire 25 feet. The pistol grip canister contains 330 grams and can empty in six seconds.

    Home Security Devices For Doors And Windows Stopping The Bad Guys

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    Home Security Devices For Doors

    If you stop and think about it, there only so many ways you can break into a home if you’re a burglar. Doors and windows are about it. The sad matter of the fact is that the Justice Department tells us that 30% of all burglaries happen through unlocked doors and windows. So it just makes sense to us that if you lock all your doors and windows, you’re going to be way ahead of your neighbors when it comes to home security.

    But if you go that extra step and install some home security devices for doors and windows, you will take a giant leap towards preventing burglary.

    Home security devices for doors like a simple door stop alarm are a great way to start. It works on the age old principle of providing a wedge underneath the door to prevent it from opening. If anyone tries to open the door by force, a 120 dB alarm will sound. The alarm shuts off when pressure is released from the door stop plate.

    It uses a simple 9 volt battery to power the alarm. The movement sensor on top of the door stop alarm as adjustable sensitivity. As with other home security devices for doors, the simple doorstop alarm requires no installation.

    Most burglars are young kids out to prove something to fellow gang members. They are committing this crime for the first or second time according to statistics. Simple home security devices for doors or windows, a.k.a. burglar alarms, will stop most of them dead in their tracks.

    Our online store has a great selection of home security devices for doors and windows as well as a huge selection of fake security cameras and other home security products. But our specialty is nonlethal self-defense products for men and women.

    Realtors Fear for Safety After Abduction and Murder of Arkansas Agent Beverley Carter

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    The recent abduction and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has agents everywhere living in fear for their safety. Carter vanished Thursday after showing a home in the small rural community of Scott, located in the central part of Arkansas.

    Her accused killer has since been arrested and charged with capital murder, robbery and kidnapping. When asked by reporters why Carter was targeted, Lewis responded: “Because she was just a woman that worked alone — a rich broker,” The Associated Press reported.

    This was a tragic, senseless murder that could have been prevented. I implore every Realtor in the United States to carry a pepper spray (at the very least) with them for self defense. Pepper spray is inexpensive and very effective at stopping an attack. The effects are almost instant and causes severe inflammation of the membranes, eyes are swollen shut by the excessive tearing, the respiratory tract becomes inflamed and breathing is difficult, the capillaries of the eyes swell causing temporary blindness and there is severe, coughing, choking and wheezing, all of which will disable an assailant for up to 45 minutes.

    Our sincere condolences to the Carter family. We pray that you will find closure and peace through GOD.

    Here Are Some Of The Best Self Defense Products For Women

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    We have been in the business of supplying personal security and personal safety products for men and women for over a decade. One of the most frequently asked questions of us is ‘what are the best self defense products for women?’

    There is no simple answer because there are several products that are very popular. In today’s world men and women are assaulted more frequently than ever before and women are assaulted nine times more often than men so women need self-defense products more frequently than men do.

    That is one reason why so many self-defense product manufacturers make products that are geared towards the female market-items that are smaller, come in pink and are easy to carry.

    best self-defense products for women

    One of the best self-defense products for women is the line of Mace brand defensive sprays. Pepper sprays have been around in one way or another since ancient Chinese warriors threw bags of hot spices at their enemies. Only since the 1980s, have modern days pepper sprays been in vogue.

    Mace brand has been a leader in providing the best self-defense products for women for over three decades. They have set the standards for:

    Quality-by testing each product before it’s packaged to ensure reliability,

    Dependability
    -after three decades of research and constant improvement and

    Innovation
    -the first to use a flip top safety cap, the first to use pepper gel and the first to use a finger grip to assist in aiming.

    Each Mace brand pepper spray has an expiration date stamped on the bottom of the canister to ensure that the product is functioning. They were the only manufacturer that made products specifically for states that have restrictions on pepper sprays.

    Mace brand pepper sprays are just one of the many best self-defense products for women that we carry in our online store.

    What Gives Concealed Self Defense Weapons The Edge?

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    Disguised or concealed self defense weapons can give you the edge you may need to survive in an assault situation. Assailants use stealth and surprise as a major component of their strategy to overcome victims. Concealed self-defense weapons actually give you the opportunity to level the playing field by using surprise against your assailant.

    One of the best known and most popular concealed self-defense weapons is this three in one pen self-defense spray from Sabre brand. It combines a 10% pepper spray using oleoresin capsicum is a major ingredient, a teargas component and an ultraviolet invisible marking dye for assailant identification after the fact of an assault. It looks just like a pen but is 2 million Scoville heat unit pepper spray that contains 15 half-second sprays up to 8 feet away.

    Another one of our popular concealed self-defense weapons that is made by Streetwise is this “Immobilizer” 5.5 million volt hot pink stun gun that has the look and feel of a high-end cell phone. It uses six LED lights for a flashlight that is built-in. It is only 4 inches tall so it is small enough to conceal in your hand. It has a built-in slide out charger that plugs into any standard wall outlet. There are two levels of safety built-in to this concealed self-defense weapon to prevent accidental discharge. This product has our famous no questions asked lifetime warranty.

    Those are just a few examples of how concealed self-defense weapons can give you the edge. These nonlethal self-defense products are so effective that every law enforcement officer in the country carries at least one and usually two on his utility belt as his first nonlethal alternative to the deadly force of a handgun.

    Why So Many Self Defense Weapons For Women?

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    Perhaps you have wondered why there are so many self defense weapons for women. It is a good question. You don’t have to be a genius to figure it out. All you have to do is look at a local police blotter or watch television or even read a newspaper to see that women are assaulted so many more times than men-nine times more often to be exact.

    That is why so many manufacturers of self-defense weapons from the simplest of pepper sprays to the more exotic Taser all produce products that are geared towards women’s tastes. As a matter of fact, self-defense weapons for women make up a substantial portion of the self-defense products industry-even a disproportionate share. To our way of thinking that is exactly the way it should be.

    Whether it is a pink pepper spray or a stun gun that is designed to look like a lipstick tube or C2 Taser which was developed specifically for women almost all major manufacturers of self-defense products are after the female market.

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    Even Fox brand pepper sprays makes self-defense weapons for women like this 5.3 million SHU police strength pepper spray that fires up to 10 feet away. It has 10 half-second bursts inside a black hard case shell. The keychain attachment means that it will be with you practically wherever you go. The safety lock prevents accidental discharge.

    Fox has set the industry standard for defensive sprays since 1993. All of their sprays are Taser/ECD compatible.

    When you are in the market for self-defense products for women in your life, look no further than our store where we have a great selection of pepper sprays, stun guns and other self-defense weapons geared specifically towards women. We also carry a good supply of fake security cameras and other home security products.

    Why Outdoor Enthusiasts Need Long Range Pepper Spray For Dogs

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    The two biggest threats to outdoor enthusiasts-people who love to walk, jog or cycle in the great outdoors-are attacks from and dog attacks. Unfortunately, human predator attacks occur more frequently with women.

    Out of the close to 5 million people who are attacked by dogs every year United States, 1 million of them require hospitalization. The sad part is that a majority of those 1 million are children whose family dog attacked them.

    Predators prey upon women who choose to run, walk or cycle in secluded areas. Those areas are favorites for women because of the peace and tranquility they provide. But the flip side of that peace and tranquility is the danger that lurks nearby in shrubbery that provides great hiding places for the bad guys.

    Most pepper sprays have a range of 8 to 10 feet which is good for defense against short range attacks. But in the case of a dog attack you need a long-range pepper spray for dogs.

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    The Sabre brand protector dog spray is capable of providing serious protection against dog attacks because it has a longer range of 15 feet and is slightly stronger than most pepper sprays because it has a higher concentration of major capsaicinoids-the true measure of hotness in a defensive spray.

    The 1.8 ounce canister has 25 short bursts of up to 15 feet away. It comes with a convenient clip to secure on your belt, pocket or purse making it handy and convenient when you need it most.

    If you are in the market for a long range pepper spray for dogs, you have come to the right place. Our online store has a great selection of the most popular brands of pepper sprays including Mace, Pepper Shot, Sabre, Fox Labs, Wildfire and Def-Tec and other self-defense items as well as home security products and tools to protect your home.