2006-09-24T01:33:33.483-04:00Stun Guns are a great self defense product and are easy to use. The problem however, is that the stun gun is only good in up close encounters. A lot of women, and men, would not want to get an attacker that close to him or her and then have to use a weapon. That is where the stun gun stun baton comes in handy.
2006-08-29T21:27:21.136-04:00Ok, so I am sure this has not happened to the majority of people, but I am sure you have thought about it before. What do I do in case of a dog attack? Well, first of all, I know it's hard, try not to panic. Dogs sense fear. I know, I know, the first thing I would do would probably be to make in my pants. However, you can be prepared for such an attack with a canine repellent. This first kind that I would recommend is made by Mace, and it is the Mace Canine Repellent. It is an EPA approved Mace™ Muzzle that provides safe, effective and humane protection against canine attack. Ideal protection for walkers, joggers, cyclists or delivery people. For the more humane individuals out there that even though they are being attacked by a dog do not want to be so cruel in their fighting back, I recommend the Dog Chaser Animal Electronic Repellent. Using the latest ultrasonic technology, the Dog Chaser produces a discomforting but not harmful, high frequency sound, audible to dogs but not to humans. Help stop the approach of unwanted dogs at up to 15 feet. Also, a useful aid in training dogs.
2006-08-20T16:29:27.900-04:00Today is going to be the start of an eight part series of personal alarms that 919 Security features. Personal alarms are a great way to protect yourself on a walk, jog or anything that may put you in danger of being attacked. Attackers normally look for people who tend to be alone, especially women. Most of our alarms are at least 100db alarms, with some being upwards of 130db alarms. This is loud enough to deter even the bravest of attackers.
2006-08-06T23:29:09.316-04:00Everybody has heard the saying "What do you have eyes in the back of my head?" Well, now you can actually answer YES!! How? With new state of the art Spy Glasses. These ordinary looking sun glasses have a unique feature...you can see behind you. The Spy Glasses have a special coating that allows you to look straight ahead and still see what is going on behind you. UV400 coating. Choose from two different styles. They come in 2 different styles to fit the shape of your head and the style you love to wear. Nobody will ever know that your sunglasses are actually watching your back.
2006-07-30T22:15:52.366-04:00There is really no real way of telling just by looking at them. They look and feel just like the real thing. The only people that know for sure are the owners. I am talking about Dummy Cameras. These cameras act just like the real thing except they do not record anything. However, a burglar does not know this and most likely will act as if it is real and thing twice about breaking and entering. This works just the same as having an ADT sign out front. A lot of the times this works just as well as having an actualy ADT alarm system. These Dummy Cameras come in dome cameras, box camera, and professional camera styles to fit in with whatever you may already have. Making these cameras will make a burglar think twice before doing anything stupid. Some even come with actual LED lights to give it that extra real feel and appearance to it.
2006-07-23T19:39:10.036-04:00Many of you out there probably try not to worry about your home when you are on vacation. You want to spend your whole time relaxing and not having a care in the world until you get back on that plane or back in that car to go back home. But, for some of us who have either had their homes broken into or constantly worry because you may live in a bad neighborhood, VISEC Surveillance Software has you covered. NASA Level Programmers have developed a next generation computer program called VISEC. VISEC turns your home or office computer into a powerful, global-wide video surveillance system in 5 minutes or less.
2006-07-22T01:32:15.863-04:00I can not stress this enough. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, more sickening and revolting then seeing those scumbag babysitters caught on tape shaking, and hitting, and tormenting those poor innocent babies whom they are babysitting for. I bet those parents are happy that they had those Nanny Cams installed!! Just the look on the babysitters faces are enough to make me puke. If it was not for the hidden cameras then these acts could be going on forever, and it could have been too late to stop it. You owe it to your child, as a parent, no matter how much you trust the person watching your child, to just keep an extra eye out. Whether it is a stuffed animal camera, clock or mirror cameras or whatever, please, install one. You can get them here.
2006-07-20T19:55:31.643-04:00Ok, so we've covered how to protect from opening of a window and a door by an intruder and a neat little item to take care of that (see Magnetic Window/Door alarm post below). Well, most of the time intruders do not get lucky and find an unlocked door or a window to open. Most of the time the glass must be broken and then he or she reaches into the opening to unlock the lock for easy entrance. Sure, this glass breaking is pretty loud but if you are in a dead sleep chances are you'll MAYBE wake up and by then the glass is already broken. You need something that will allow you to be notified when glass is broken. Another neat product made by our friends at Mace is the Window Alert. This is a 95 decibel glass breakage alarm that attaches to windows and is set off by vibrations if someone tries to break through. Installs easily on any window. Solid, state-of-the-art design. Battery included. It is very easy to install, and a just under 10 bucks is not a financial burden on you. It can be used for travel too for people who stay on the bottom floors of hotels. All in all the Window Alert is a very neat little home protection item that will make your home that much LOUDER to get into.
2006-07-18T01:02:09.596-04:00I know I am a sound sleeper, I'm not sure about any of the other people out there. I can sleep through the craziest storms and my wife will be mad because she will be up all night listening to the thunder and the lighting. That is why having some kind of window alarm on your windows in your home, the bottom floors especially, is a very good idea.
2006-07-16T19:18:56.240-04:00Many of you are starting to see the new Lipstick Pepper Spray that is starting to make its way around the self defense family. This is a very cool item for women to own. It looks just like a thing of lipstick except it temporarily blinds and burns the eyes of a would be attacker. Doesn't sound like very pretty lipstick huh? This pepper spray is very easy to use, hold and travel. It fits right into your purse, or pocket maybe if you are walking through a dark parking lot to your car, and with just the removal of the top you can have a continuous spray into your attackers eyes after you press down the button. It is very inexpensive and it even looks fashionable inside of your purse. An attacker, or your friends, will never know that it is NOT lipstick.
2006-07-14T00:43:50.676-04:00Just in case The Runt Stun Gun is not your cup of tea, there is another mini stun gun on the market today. Again, please be sure to check your local stun gun laws here before you purchase anything. And, these lists may not be up to date, these are just the ones we are aware of as of now. Ultimately it is up to you to contact your local jurisdiction.
2006-07-14T00:42:56.506-04:00Today I wanted to talk about a new "mini" stun gun on the market known as The Runt Stun Gun. This little stun gun packs a real big punch, and it comes in 350k, 650k and 950k volts so it certainly does have a lot of power. At 950k volts it is up there with some of the big boys. The coolest thing about this is that it fits in the palm of your hand and is easily concealable from any would be attackers. Also, it comes with a belt clip so that it can be worn and it looks like a pager from the distance. I love this little guy because it can easily fit in a purse, your pocket or on your hip so it is not obvious that you are running around with a stun gun. Now, I do ask one favor. Please check out your local Stun Gun Laws before making a purchase, and please remember that ultimately YOU are responsible for finding out the exact laws in your jurisdiction. Also, for more information, I have just recently written an article about The Runt Stun Gun here.
2006-07-14T00:42:03.883-04:00A StunGun, although it's been portrayed poorly in the news lately, is an excellent weapon to have for self defense. It will temporarily paralyze your attacker and send SHOCKWAVES running up and down their bodies. Stunmaster Stun Guns come in volts of 100k to 300k, while the Talon Mini comes in 80k for those people that do not care for all of that power in the palm of their hands. The Stunmaster's can go as high as 625k, 775k, and as high up as 950k volts. This is pretty powerful stuff. Stun Guns will allow an attacker to get right up on you and think that they have gotten you backed into a corner and intimidated. Nothing like a little shock of electrical volts won't solve. More on Stun Batons, the Cell Phone Stun Gun, and the Stun Gun Flashlight soon.
2006-07-14T00:38:15.276-04:00Hello all. I just returned back from my honeymoon with my beautiful wife. We had a friend get our mail and take a watch over our apartment while we were gone, and this little post I wanted to make short since we are still getting back to reality. So, I invite you to read an article I published on tips for vacationing to keep your home safe for your return. Enjoy!!
2006-07-14T00:37:41.446-04:00Hello all. I recently came across this Self Defense Home Study program that sounds like it would be pretty interesting and worthwhile. The good thing about this program is that you can do it at home at your own pace. I hate being in a course where you feel like everybody is better than you or they are picking things up faster than you and it makes you feel less confident. Confidence is key. It is taught by a 4th degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo Karate named Tim Rochford. Tim has successfully competed in sport karate and amateur kickboxing for over 25 years. Along with this course I would also recommend checking out some other Instructional Fighting Videos for more advanced techniques and situations. I will follow up with some more of these soon.
2006-07-14T00:37:01.793-04:00Ok, now lately there has been A LOT of bad articles coming out about stun guns and the dangers of them and this and that. Ok, but how many times have you seen COPS and some crazy drunk guy comes after a police officer, or worse yet a woman police officer and she's alone, and he/she takes the assailant down with a stun gun? What do you think would have happened to that cop, especially the woman cop, if some big drunk guy who does not have a care in the world starts coming after he or she swinging? The last defense a cop uses is deadly, so a stun gun is a perfect deterrent.
2006-07-14T00:36:32.563-04:00Docs' double drive to keep children safe - Evening Times
However, having a dog is not all fun and games. Do not get me wrong, I love dogs, but they can be a lot of work. Some people may live in an apartment where pets are not allowed, or a newborn is now in the house and a dog may not be the best idea. A barking dog, especially one that sounds big, is normally a pretty good defense against a burglar. I know I would think twice if I were to ever break into a person's house and I heard a big dog on the other side of that door. Or, what I thought was a dog. You need to create the illusion of other people, or animals, in your home to not give out the idea that you are alone and vulnerable. The Electronic Watch Dog is a less expensive alternative. At just under 100 dollars this is the least expensive dog that I have ever seen. Some of the features of this thing are pretty cool too:
Reliable 24-hour protection
No Installation required
Protection with none of the problems of owning a real dog.
Very realistic--barking gets louder and more frequent as intruder gets closer.
Switches from the watchdog to the tranquil sounds of nature with the simple switch of a button.
Variable distance sensitivity (up to 30') as well as volume control.
Senses movement through walls, doors, and glass to alert you of a visitor's arrival.
And, best of all, this dog will not wake you up in the middle of the night (unless it senses danger), and you do not have to clean up after it or feed it. It is very easy to set up and maintain you will not even have to worry about it. You owe it to yourself.
till next time,
2006-07-14T00:34:55.636-04:00Continuing with the Self Defense of the home, I wanted to bring yet another item to everybody's attention. This one is pretty simple, and I have 6 of them throughout my house. NOt only is it good to keep burglars from getting in and staying quiet, but you can also spy on your kids either sneaking out or coming in late. This is the known as the Magnetic Door/Window Alarm. This tiny little device requires no wiring and runs on batteries. The Magnetic Door/Window Alarm uses magnetic affinity to initiate its 110 decible siren. The base of the alarm is bolted to door or window frame, the actuator is connected to the window or door. The alarm is activated by opening the door or window. Great for any door or window, particularly those hard to protect sliding glass doors. Requires 3 lithium button cell batteries (included). Since it is so easy to install and move it is yet another great item to take with you when you travel to use inside your hotel room. I can not tell you how many stories I have heard of people who's hotel rooms have been broken into. This item would be perfect for travel, or buy multiple one's for different rooms in your house and one for travelling. They are very inexpensive and will substitute for any higher priced full home alarm system. This item could also be used for the door leading out to your pool in your backyard to inform you if an unsupervised child is on his way outback.
2006-07-14T00:34:12.370-04:00Now, listen to me carefully. This self defense product is really, really neat. Another item brought you you by Mace, comes the Mace Door/Window Alarm. Unlike the motion detector by Mace, this notifies you of movement on the doorknob. Now, think about it. When you are turning the doorknob of say a bedroom or the front of back door of a person's house, you get that far and you think that you are in the clear. Now, imagine being all happy and reaching for that door knob to enter into the home or the bedroom or whatever, and hearing a 110 db alarm go off. I know I would have to change my under britches. This is exactly what the Mace Door/Window Alarm does. This compact, attractive Magnetic Door/ Window Alarm uses magnetic affinity to initiate its 110 decible siren. The base of the alarm is bolted to door or window frame, the actuator is connected to the window or door. The alarm is activated by opening the door or window. Great for any door or window, particularly those hard to protect sliding glass doors. This alarm will sound if any part of the door or the window in your home is opened and will allow you to take the proper measures. This is another extrememly cool product by Mace. There are quite a few products made by Mace for home protection that will be made really soon.
2006-07-14T00:33:25.653-04:00Moving on from the last self defense home product comes a very cool product brought to you by Mace. Mace is well known for their defensive sprays, but many people do not realize that they also have a great line of home safety self defense products as well. Once somebody gets into your house it is less likely that you will hear them since no more windows need to be broken. This is where a barking dog (I will get to this soon too) or timer lights or even squeaky floors will help. However, this is not always the case. A good thing to have in your home is some form of motion detector that will alert you to any movement within your home so you can prepare yourself for some self defense. A good item that Mace brings us is an item known as the Mace Motion Alert. This cool little gadget is a passive infrared system that detects motion in any selected area. Compact and attractive, it mounts easily (vertically or horizontally) near any entry area and is battery operated, eliminating any need for wiring. Unit can be coded with a personal security code and can be set to utilize a two-tone entry chime, instead of the alarm sound. This will easily alert you when an intruder is in your home and to take action.
2006-07-14T00:32:42.943-04:00All it takes is one open window. One open window and a complete stranger is inside of your house ready to take control of your family and your possessions. There are a lot of ways to prevent this from happening, however a lot of the home alarm systems may not be what you need. A simple little item may be all that you need to prevent disasters from happening. There is an item that I came across known as the Keep-i Volumetric Home Alarm
2006-07-14T00:31:50.866-04:00Self Defense Is Important Inside The Home Too
or anything else you set your alerts to. The Voice Alert Driveway And Home Alarm is a new annunciator system featuring wireless PIR sensors transmitters and a remote receiver/speaker base unit. Users record their own alert messages and are then notified with their own voice message when activity in a monitored area is detected.
When it comes to self defense, it does not have to be expensive or too elaborate. The simple things work too. Stay tuned for more self defense products for your home.
till next time,