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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 (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
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
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 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
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
It is important to choose the right company when you buy home security devices like alarms. Wrong choices can have unforeseen consequences, including you becoming liable for claims! Here are some of the factors you must look into.
Before you approach a company, do an assessment of your needs. How much protection do you want? What compromises are you willing to put up with? What is your budget?
Remember, there is no such thing as a perfect home security alarm or system. All design ...more
Tropical Storm Oscar is growing in there is a good chance it will reach Hurricane status as at least a Category one Hurricane. We have sure seen a lot of storms this season haven't we?
The 2006 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Season will definitely be one to remember, of course it has not been as bad as the record-breaking horrific and long-lasting 2005 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Season, which brought us super storms; Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Wilma. In fact, there a ...more
Tropical Storm Nadine is blowing our way. Many residents along the Eastern Seaboard, Florida and the Gulf Coast of the United States are watching tropical storm Nadine very carefully. We have had a number of storms on the Pacific Coast is well this year, but it has been far worse all the Atlantic side and this 2006 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Season will certainly be one to remember.
Thanks to the help of FEMA the previous hurricanes that hit are now being cleaned up. But there is muc ...more
It is obvious that lighting plays a critical role in making your home safer. Yet, many homeowners don't plan it well from the viewpoint of security. Here are several critical home security tips on lighting.
* All sides of your home should have security lighting in place, placed high out of reach. Make sure it is reasonably vandal resistant.
* Lighting near doors is especially important, because burglars tend to focus on doors the most.
* To reduce risk of burglary, any light ...more