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Your Step-by-Step Preparedness Guide

While we don’t realize it, evacuation is getting more and more common these days. According to Ready.gov people find themselves in the midst of accidents more than a hundred times on a yearly basis. Disasters are overwhelming and their magnitude and frequency are getting more serious, and at times, even fatal. Disasters cannot be avoided, but preparing for it makes their damage less or more tolerable. To make sure that your family will be able to make it through an emergency, social unrest, or an unforeseen calamity, it is best to arm yourself with an emergency preparedness plan.

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Communication, a dependable set of warning devices, and an ample supply of emergency food and water will ensure that you’d live to tell your own version of a survivalist’s tale. Here are some ways to arm you and your family with the right information and manageable action plan when faced with the world’s worst disaster. (more…)

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Why Driveway Alarm Saves You from Car Theft

All it takes to steal a car you have worked hard for and largely depend on is but 3 minutes. Yes, you got it right. If this is not enough to get your attention, every 43 seconds, a car somewhere in the U.S. is broken into and stolen. This statistic brings a little less than a million stolen cars every year. While flashy, grand autos are very inviting, car thieves target older models which are accessed easily with the use of a mere pair of scissors or an unassuming screwdriver. More than blending better in any street, older cars are more prone to auto theft because they usually come with less sophisticated, less complicated built in alarm systems.

Parked cars in driveways are obviously easier to conquer since thieves no longer have to worry about forcing an entry to a property. In addition, car thieves can easily escape the crime scene with a seconds spent on the steering wheel. Then again, parking in driveways remains unavoidable especially for families and individuals who need more than one car, or require easier, more convenient parking. With all these dilemmas, how can you defend your car from the clutches of a devious car thief along with the serious threat to the safety of you and your family? Look no further as you get to know handy and dependable 24/7 security devices, known as driveways alarms, which might save you from dangerous and numerous car thieves on the loose.

Driveway Auto Theft Motion Masters

Like all villains, car thieves do have weak spots, and this is where you should strike them hard. Even seasoned auto thieves are wary whenever they see well-lighted streets and knowing that there is a surveillance camera that is on-the-go and in-the-know to watch and catch them anytime, and any day.

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Capture motion clearly in a car theft crime scene with PIR DVR with Remote DVRPIR.

Do not just stop at a simple surveillance camera, as you would need an upgraded guard for your car, your home, and your family, too. The PIR DVR is not only a hidden camera, as it also has a motion detector and a DVR. With its larger than life resolution of 1280 x 720, you are sure to get a good shot of auto thieves who feel invisible and invincible. The PIR DVR motion capture feature is reliable enough as it records motion before and after it is detected. Such features of the PIR DVR enable you to run after the bad guys better and more realistically, too. To up the ante of your security, you may want to add in decal stickers that are strong reminders that they are stepping on a guarded territory. Any driveway is made more car thief-unfriendly with these alarm system upgrades.

Note though that while installing video cameras and surveillance equipment is legal in most states, there are local and federal laws you need to adhere to. It is best to check and recheck these laws so as to make the most of your surveillance cameras. (more…)

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Best Survival Food Kits for the World’s Worst Disasters

Did you know that in spite being a first-world country, the United States has yet to address the rise of sudden and very problematic power outages? Brad Plumer, an energy and environmental reporter, revealed that a single blackout could affect 50 million people. Plumer alerted the complacent public that a massive blackout equates to distraction and destruction resulting to death and lost dollars be it in personal or professional investments. With this alarming note, it is easy to see where the food security puzzle piece fits in the equation. When power is out, the availability and the ability to get hold of even meager food supply gets less frequent, if not, totally inaccessible. The skill of ensuring all your bases are covered begins with practical planning in the light of smart food stocking. After all, food is essential in winning the war of surviving a massively distressing disaster. Consuming the right quality and quantity of food provides the energy needed for making it through seemingly long, uncertain days and nights.

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Compact means convenient in this modern world’s hunger game.

Whether you are on your own, the head of the family or a member of a community, you must duly secure your food supply so as to ensure that your survival and wellbeing won’t be at risk whenever an unforeseen flood, earthquake, or even a man-made economic turbulence comes to your home without knocking on your door. In this time and age of uncertainty, security and safety entails that you and your family are armed with the right game plan, backed up with dependable, portable, very practical emergency survival food kits must be part of every family and community who aim to prepare for the world’s worst disasters. (more…)

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Driveways are Highways of Burglars and Check Intruders

Home security should be a big deal because it touches upon many of the things that are important to you. Even when you’ve made the effort to live in a relatively safe neighborhood, you just don’t know what’s going to happen so it’s better to exercise caution. It’s not so bad, after all, realizing that you’re over-prepared compared to the alternative. Even if many states are experiencing a drop in crime rate, this doesn’t mean that you can relax and do away with driveway entry alert alarms. There’s just no such thing as being over-vigilant when it’s your family and property at stake.

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Vigilance could never be overrated.
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Shouldn’t burglar alarms involve the whole house?
Yes, essentially when you think about boosting security you have to take into consideration your entire home. What you do have to take note of, though, is that driveways and garages are criminal favorites because they usually lack security compared to the rest of the house. In fact, many homeowners make the mistake of treating their garage as a completely separate entity even when it is connected to the house. And because it is connected to the house, your garage can offer just as easy an access to your home as your front door, a reason why garages are the third place criminals turn to when looking to gain access to a property. This is why it’s a great idea to consider putting up wireless entry alarms for your garage first. The burglars won’t realize that what they assumed to be an easy way in was locked down tight, letting you use the element of surprise against them. Driveway alert alarms usually work with your home alarm system too to give your property complete protection from a variety of threats. (more…)

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Alarm Systems: Empowered Women’s Self-Defense Allies

A devoted stay-at-home mom of three is as empowered as female business owner, who takes charge of a male-dominated boardroom. In the same manner, celebrating women independence is echoed by an elder lady exploring new boundaries in spite occasional joint pains; as a female yuppie moves to her first ever home away from home. Indeed, women empowerment has finally been given more profound and worthwhile meaning. While it is inarguable that women have gone a long way, the battle to prove that they can defend themselves and the hard-earned fruits of their labor is a sphere that can sometimes be problematic and even risky. It’s still very common to come across a female neighbor, coworker, or even family member to experience some form of abuse, as they deal with the trauma that lies with such incidents.

Truly empowered women ought to strengthen their self-defense arms and legs with the aid of several manageable and dependable personal self defense products and devices. These are essentially mini modern-day wonders that allow women to watch over their homes as they make it to their deadlines and reach their life goals.Women who run businesses can also reap the benefits of alarm system installations that saves them from unlikely theft and vandalism.Self-defense systems and tools for women also buy them more time while saving their precious energy that their brimming schedule demands. Today, such practical innovations are making waves in granting women the access to better work-life balance.With just a few DIY safety installations, women may feel safer even when they’re alone or are on their own.

Statistics Prove It’s Dangerous To Be A Woman

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No matter where you are, being a woman is bound by challenges and prejudice. But that shouldn’t make you think less of yourself as a person. About 1 in 3 women all over the world is subject to intimate physical violence or sexual violence by a non- partner. In most places such as Ethiopia, and Peru, the number presented may be as high in 7 over 10 women or may drop to around 1 in 4 women in high income countries. (more…)

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Safeguard Your Office: Better Security With Spy Cameras

It’s hard to make it on your own so you want to make sure that all your efforts don’t go to waste. Do you remember what it’s like when you were just starting out? You probably didn’t have a decent office at the time. Now that you’ve finally overcome most of the hurdles to be where you are right now, with a proper office and all, you must feel very proud. Unfortunately, you don’t live in a world where everyone values hard work. To some people, the easy way is the only way. And for the most part that puts businesses like yours at risk. This is why it is essential to take measures of protecting your office. This is where surveillance camera system kits come in.

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Surveillance is Practical Vigilance
A lot of businesses only consider putting up wired surveillance cameras after a crime has already been committed against them, but you don’t have to be on the same side of the fence. You can be on the other side, preventing any harm from befalling your office by getting a surveillance camera system. It’s true that you never really know what’s going to happen but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do your best to keep the bad things out. Don’t take chances by thinking it can’t happen to you. (more…)

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Guarantee Home and Family Safety by Installing Security Systems

Thirteen seconds – that is all the time it takes before burglars and criminals break into another home in America. Think about this: even before you finish that next bite, a family is placed under absolute danger.

Crime does not discriminate. Anyone can be a victim – young or old, rich or poor. But here lies the big difference: Homes without security and alarm systems are 300% more likely to be attacked and broken into.

But here’s the catch, only 17% of homes in America have an alarm system and security cameras. It’s no surprise that more than 2 million home burglaries and intrusions were reported in 2012, according to the latest crime statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In total, 10 million crimes were reported that year: nearly 9 million property crimes and more than a million violent crimes.

Take note, these are only reported crimes. Approximately half of violent crimes and 40% of property crimes do not figure in statistics. But the fact remains – they do happen, everyday.

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According to the 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 26 out of every 1,000 people experienced violent crime (rape, robbery, assault). That is a 15% increase compared to previous year. Property crimes increased by 12%.
Just this month of February, transportation officials in Boston installed 360-degree live surveillance cameras in all city buses. They are embedded in walls and ceilings to give commuters a sense of safety. If buses, small establishments, schools, churches have surveillance cameras, shouldn’t your home, where your children sleep and play, have one too? (more…)

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The Neighborhood Watch: Your community alarm system

As a crime prevention program, the Neighborhood Watch was launched in 1972 to bring together the efforts of citizens and members of law enforcement in deterring crimes and making communities safer. With the National Sheriffs’ Association as a sponsor, it was developed in response to growing concern for home security because the number of burglaries at the time was on the rise. It quickly caught on though, with 12% of the US population participating in the Neighborhood Watch in just 10 years after the program was launched.

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The Neighborhood Watch always keeps an eye on everyone
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What is important to note though is that while the program empowers ordinary individuals to keep their neighborhood safe, members of the Neighborhood Watch actually take on more passive roles. This is because they are more taught to identify suspicious activities in the community and report them to the police, functioning like the neighborhood’s comprehensive alarm system. The police in turn are the ones responsible for taking the necessary actions to take care of potential threats to neighborhood safety. While members are more than welcome to know a few self-defense moves, the Neighborhood Watch is not supposed to be armed. (more…)

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Women Take Over DIY Home Alarm System

Society might still be in the shell of denial but women are gearing towards the idea of conventional weaponry to break past the confines of gender roles. The trend of inherently valuing males doing masculine things while giving very little value in every little else in the society, is an excellent example of society’s inherent misogyny. Today, this old-aged prejudice has perished and women has learned to strut their way to equality lavishing themselves with hammers, rolled-up sleeves, and even bootstraps. Now, what men can do, women can definitely do, maybe even better.

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Installing an alarm system has never been easier even for a woman.

Nowadays, every modern woman could tend to simple tasks like fixing faulty car engines, painting the walls, fixing broken windows, and even installing security alarm systems. With modern tools and high-tech gadgets available you will definitely be left browbeaten and laying on the bathroom floor whilst watching your wife mounting your newly delivered dsc alarm systems as easy as hanging a picture on the wall. (more…)

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Vulnerability of Superhumans: Alarm Systems to the Rescue

Superhumans exist. They walk this world along with the rest of the normal humans. But they’re not what you might think. They don’t have superhuman strength, x-ray vision or mind reading capabilities. It’s a simpler yet still impressive feat, as simple and impressive as waking up before the alarm clock or having a body clock system that not a lot of people have—it’s the power of sleeplessness.

Research shows that 2% of people have the power to be able sleep for only a few hours but still have the energy to do things like most people do, sometimes even more. They can be classified into three kinds: the sleepless elites, the middle class, and the idle.

The Three Kinds of Superhumans
The Sleepless Elites was a term from Wall Street Journal’s Melinda Beck when referring to people who need lesser sleep than usual—short sleepers—but are still capable of being energetic even without caffeine. These are the high achievers of the superhumans as they take their energy and use it to do something productive and worthwhile. They can be comprised of business owners, investors, CEOs, and any other tough jobs and industries that involve a lot of work hours and even high stress levels. Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin are suspected to be short sleepers but there isn’t much evidence to prove it, not like most successful people who are early risers.

 

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The Middle Classed Superhumans, on the other hand, still retain the same characteristics of the sleepless elites, minus the fact that they don’t hold a higher title or position. This is still possible as all short sleepers don’t mean they’re also all high achievers. (more…)

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