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Kids and Guns

As a firearm instructor, you might not believe how many times I hear from someone that they would like to own a gun, but their spouse will not allow it because they have kids in the house. On a grand scale, I understand and agree with the REASONING behind this feeling. It's a parent's job to keep their children safe, and no one wants to bring something into the home that is dangerous to their child. However, while I agree with wanting to keep children safe from harm, I must disagree ...more

Gas Scootersav

Gas-powered guns use pressurized gases like propane and HFC134a refrigerant to propel BBs, or little round metal pellets. These guns are commonly known as BB guns. Carbon dioxide and nitrogen may also be used and are more common. Environment friendly Freon (a variety of nonflammable gaseous or liquid fluorinated hydrocarbons) may also be used, but the type of gas used for operating these guns may also depend on the type of gun. Gas power is more commonly used in smaller handguns like pistols. ...more

NYC Moving Advice

Crimes, scams, and untruths are as common in the moving business as elsewhere. Each year thousands of complaints are registered with DOT and are awaiting justice. Moving is a business in which there is tough competition and there are many movers that are not reliable and whose operations are suspect.

Bad movers are those fly by night operators who conduct their business without proper infrastructure or licenses. Common scams in practice are tricking you to selecting them by giving a low ...more

Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane Shutters are something very serious these days, if you read the news recently you probably know that the world climate is changing, as a result we are expecting more tropical storms in our region in the next few years, and the forecast for the hurricane shutters is that its going to be a much needed tool to protect your home.

A hurricane shutter is most common in the Southern states that often see bad weather a couple of months during the year. If you do not have these, you wi ...more

Security Camera System Buyers Guide

If this is your first system, think about the reasons you need a security camera system

Who/What do I need to protect? Who is taking that stuff from the back room?

Either something bad has happened or something bad will be happening. The short story is that you want to feel safe. Maybe you've had many break-ins in your neighborhood and you want to protect your home from being next. Perhaps you want to trust your staff, but let's be realistic…not everyone is trustworth ...more

Pepper Spray: What is it and How Does It Work

Pepper spray (also known as OC spray-Oleoresin Capsicum), or capsicum spray is an inflammatory agent. (A chemical that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness) The spray is an organically based inflammatory agent derived from the active ingredient of cayenne peppers. Pepper spray typically comes in canisters, which are often small enough to be carried concealed in a pocket or purse.

Pepper spray causes immediate dilating of the eye capillaries resulting in tempo ...more

Home Security – Protect Your Home with Dummy Security Cameras

Today with the increasing number of cases of stalking, theft, rape and murder, you do not need to be a celebrity or a millionaire to secure your home. While some essential security devices like alarm systems and electronic door locks are affordable, products like electronic sensors, surveillance cameras may be costly for a middle class householder. However, the pressing security demands that you do something to scare the criminals. The answer lies in dummy cameras.

Dummy cameras will sc ...more

Home Security – Protect Your Properties with Property Marking

Ultra violet technology is used in security products to protect property. With the use of an ultra violet pen, property is marked with a specific sign, number or code. That mark is called an ultra violet mark, however, the mark will not be visible in normal light, but will glow when an ultra violet light is shed on it from an ultra violet lamp. The mark does not damage property in any way. This technology is used to mark property at home, school, office, on boats, and recreational vehicles. I ...more

Auto Theft – What You Can Do To Protect Your Vehicle

Auto theft is among the most prevalent crimes today. According to some studies, if you leave your car unlocked or place valuables in sight in the car, you have a one in thirty chance of having your car stolen.

However, if you lock your car, hide your valuables from sight and use an anti-theft device that can be seen from outside, the chances drop to one in thirty thousand!

Obviously, the actions you take have a direct bearing on how safe your vehicle is. Here are several things yo ...more

Securing Your Home – Are Your Doors And Windows Really Safe?

Poorly designed doors and windows can seriously compromise your home security. Here is what you can do about it.

Doors should be made of solid core wood. Hollow core doors are usually easy to break through.

Doors should be at least a couple of inches thick and must fit into the frame tightly. The gap between the door and the frame should never exceed one-eighth of an inch.

Irrespective of the locks or bolts you use, if the door is weak or doesn't fit tightly onto the frame, ...more

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