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How to Prevent Bike Theft

Despite the fact that many types of theft have decreased in recent years, instances of bike theft are on the rise. This is bad news for environmentally conscious commuters and bicycling enthusiasts. While bicycle theft is a particular scourge on

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How do most home invasions occur? Securing your points of entry.

Home invasions are a scary proposition. As we have discussed before in our post Home Security Tips Revisited, there are steps that homeowners and renters can take to keep themselves and their property safe, as well as working in tandem

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Putting Together the Ultimate Go-Bag: The Essentials

Most military and police agencies require their officers to carry in their cars a Go Bag – a 3-day or 5-day pack containing all components necessary to survive and perform their duties in the case of a city, state, or

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The Essential Tactical Gear: Don’t Forget the Basics

We military and police officers love our tactical gear—I know I’ve spent a small fortune on police gear over the years.  What we’re allowed to carry on duty, of course, comes down to departmental policy, but that doesn’t stop us

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When Not to Use Pepper Spray on Someone

For years, you’ve read on our Home Security blog about the most effective and bestselling self-defense products on the market. In this piece, I’d like to bring you a few words about the responsibility that goes along with some of

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Tazed & Confused

As a self-defense instructor, I’ve been asked the question many times over the years: What’s the most practical martial art I can learn just to protect myself? My unequivocal answer has been: Forget martial arts. Get a Taser. While it

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Using a Baton for Self-Defense: What You Need to Know

Gone are the days of the billy club-toting copper, walking the street beat while twirling his wooden nightstick. Nevertheless, the baton is still very much in use by police, military, and security personnel. And why not? A stick of any

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When to Use a Stun Gun

A non-lethal, legal weapon is always a highly preferred choice for self-protection. Even if you’re legally allowed to carry a lethal defense weapon, like a gun or a knife, you don’t want to have to use it. So, carrying pepper

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How to Hide a Spy Camera

I’m no covert agent or deep cover investigator, but I don’t need to have top secret clearance to understand how to hide a spy camera. There are any number of reasons why someone might use a spy camera, and there are a ton

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How to Pepper Spray: Human Vs. Dog Vs. Bear

I get asked all the time: What’s the most effective self-defense style or technique? And the answer I always give is, there is no such thing. All hand-to-hand combat requires months if not years of training to use effectively in

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