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Tactical Pen vs. Knife: Pros and Cons for Self-Defense

When it comes to using a weapon for self-defense, I strongly suggest everyone get regular training with the weapon of their choice. Two potentially effective weapons, which are generally of similar size and weight, are the folding knife and the

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There’s No Reason to Ever Be Locked Out Again

It happens to everyone at one point or another. You run out to grab the mail or pick up a gallon of milk and discovered that you’ve forgotten your keys. However, we all know that keeping an extra key underneath

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How Security Lighting Can Help Keep Your Family Safe

The cover of darkness serves as a security blanket for many thieves. Night gives the illusion of security and safety, the ability to move undetected no matter the intention. This is why one of the key things you can do

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Self-Defense for Women: The Basics

For women, physical altercations and the risk of being battered or killed is thankfully rarer than it is for men in the U.S., according to national statistics. This is probably due to the fact that women are generally less aggressive

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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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WOMAN'S FAVORITE PEPPER SPRAY

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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