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Is Your Burglar Alarm Accredited?

HAS YOUR BURGLAR ALARM ACCREDITED BY LAW?

Due to safety precautions it is mandatory that every alarm installed in your house is registered with FARS. Before the system is placed into service you must check for the following accreditation, • NSI (National Security Inspectorate) • NACOSS (National Approval Council for Security Systems) • ICON (an approval scheme run by NSI) • SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board)

Registration A non-ref ...more

Is Your Burglar Alarm Accredited?

HAS YOUR BURGLAR ALARM ACCREDITED BY LAW? Due to safety precautions it is mandatory that every alarm installed in your house is registered with FARS. Before the system is placed into service you must check for the following accreditation, • NSI (National Security Inspectorate) • NACOSS (National Approval Council for Security Systems) • ICON (an approval scheme run by NSI) • SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) Registration ...more

Self Defense: Pepper Spray – Why It Is So Effective

When it comes to non lethal self defense weapons pepper spray is right up there at the top of popularity for two main reasons: ease of use and effectiveness.

How It Works

Pepper spray uses Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) which comes from cayenne pepper. Defensive pepper sprays are measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU's) a common measure of a products' "hotness". A jalapeno pepper has an SHU of 5000, a habanero pepper 300,000 and a typical pepper spray will be in the 2 million SHU r ...more

Hurricanes and Home Security; Protect Your Family

Well the 2006 Atlantic tropical hurricane season is here and it is time to think about home security. For some people it may be too late but it is time to think about buying storm shutters and cleaning up the yard of any debris, which may become flying missiles from the hurricane winds.

Even a small category hurricane winds and gusts of up to 100 mph can send dangerous debris around. If you have ever been hit by a baseball, by a very fast pitch that may have been around 80 or 90 mph. ...more

Unwanted Telephone Calls – Cut Them Off Now

Unwanted telephone sales calls are regarded by many as one of the inevitable inconveniences of modern life. These calls can be especially annoying, the phone always seems to ring just as you're about to sit down to a family meal or step into a nice relaxing bath.

Although most people find these calls irksome, a significant number – such as the elderly, people who live alone, people separating after an abusive relationship etc. - can also find them intimidating. This is especially so ...more

Fire Safety Tips for Your Family

Nobody wants to think about having a fire in your own home but the fact of the matter is, the more prepared you are in the event of a fire, the safer your family will be. Fire safety starts with you and there are a number of things that you can do to be prepared.

The first thing you should do is to equip your home with fire safety equipment. For optimum smoke detection, smoke detectors should be installed in all the bedrooms, hallways, the basement, kitchen and the attic. They should ...more

Is CCTV Video Equipment useful?

CCTV Video Equipment (other wise known as Closed Circuit Television) has been used for the purpose of security surveillance for many years. CCTV Video Equipment differs from broadcast TV equipment as that every part is linked by cables or other direct means. Closed Circuit Television is used by security teams most often where there is a high need for extra security measures. Most all banks, airports and many apartment complexes incorporate CCTV Video Equipment into their security programs. ...more

Abatement of Crime in the City

We must take a bigger bite out of crime in our cities. Many people decry illegal immigration and illegal aliens because so many of these individuals end up in our prisons. In fact some 38% of all prisoners in the State of Arizona are illegal aliens who are not even suppose to be here.

There are more cars stolen and driven across the border to Mexico in the bordering states than the rest of the country combined. The Federal Prison System has 33% illegal aliens in it, most for violent cri ...more

Shower Screens – Which One For You?

Nowadays, there are plenty of shower screens out there to be had for pocket change. At the same time, at the top end of the market, you can pay hundreds for something truly luxurious. So what, exactly, is the difference?

Let's look first at the very cheapest shower screens available. They are nearly all made in China with low-quality parts, and they can have all sorts of problems. The glass will often be flimsy and easy to break, and the frame may quickly start to have trouble sliding. ...more

Abatement of Weeds at Your Log Cabin

If you have a secluded getaway like a log cabin in the woods you need to insure that you very carefully remove the weeds, underbrush and debris around to insure that you are safe from wildfires. So often people lose their homes who are near forests or wilderness because they fail to take precautions and protect their residents.

A barrier of 50 to 100 feet makes sense and 50 yards is best. But many folks will not do this, as they like a certain amount of vegetation around them? Indeed, t ...more

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