Thursday, December 12, 2013

Home Security Data Visualization

We've made quite a few posts on this blog in order to discus matters of personal and home security, but infographics are a relatively new thing for our blog. The folks at Your Greatest Protection have sent a cool-looking poster our way, so we hope you'll find the information presented here rather useful! Here's the infographic:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Risk Factors Involved With Pepper Spray

Often I write articles about the benefits of owning a pepper spray product without focusing too much in detail about some possible negatives. Generally, there is really no negative in owning a non-lethal product for self-defense, but there are certain risk factors that are worth mentioning and discussing. Some of them might be silly to one who is fairly familiar with this device and how it operates but I feel that I should certainly write this article for those who are not aware of these issues.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Avoid Identity Theft on the Internet

 We use this blog to mainly to talk about personal security and self-defense, but we have rarely considered our safety in the online world. Often people try to separate our online activity from our daily life by saying that the things we do on the computer are not a part of "real life". While it is easy to understand what this is supposed to mean, it is not entirely true. The Internet is an integrated part of our lives, especially among younger generations. We do our shopping on the Internet, we meet new people, organize events and so much more! So, how is it a fool's errand to think about one's safety on the Internet? Today, we will give you 5 fresh tips on how to stay safe on the Internet!

Internet Safety and Security

Friday, November 29, 2013

Why You Should Carry Disguised Pepper Spray

Personal protection products don't just provide the powerful self-defense potential, but also a peace of mind because you know that you have a powerful weapon to protect yourself. This in itself is a very good reason to carry such a device, but why should ladies choose disguised pepper spray? What are the benefits of using it instead of regular pepper spray canisters? Is it really as covert as we claim? Obviously, there are a lot of reasons why one should carry a canister of pepper spray, however, disguised pepper spray canisters are by far the best option you can choose. This is mainly because they give an attacker a bigger surprise and help you get the best shot. The disguised canisters that we sell in our store are practically undetectable!

Lipstick Pepper Spray

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Moebius Coming Out in Early 2014

Tired of playing adventure games that look so much alike that they provide no real unique experiance? If you are looking for drama and a mature story, then the upcoming game Moebius may capture your fancy. This game got an amazing Kickstarter campaign and got funded very quickly. Now the developers are already closing the alpha development stage and getting the game ready for na official release in 2014. While this isn't exactly on pair with "The Walking Dead", we are sure that true fans of the genre will be rather interested to have a look at Moebius. Here's the official trailer:

Best Common Sense Advice for Staying Safe

Common sense is honestly one of your biggest allies in life as well as when it comes to personal safety and security. Avoiding a dangerous situation is the perfect form of a self-defense and this can often be done just by keeping your head up high and observing your surroundings. The general principle is not to look like a victim or an easy target, but also to project an air of confidence around you. Knowing the area as well as the people who frequently pass by can be extremely advantageous and allow you to feel comfortable while staying vigilant.

COMMON SENSE SAFETY TIPS

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's never too late to start exercising for better health!

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Due to our busy and "modern" lifestyle we often forget to think about our health until it is too late. We give into consuming way too much junk food, spend too much time inside the house in front of an LCD monitor and we forget about exercise. This won't be one of those posts where we keep telling you these things as we are sure you already know about them! The thing most people lack is: time and motivation. Luckily, it is never too late to start exercising in order to get better health and this has even been scientifically analyzed and confirmed. The article was first published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and as such I recommend you check it out if you are interested. Anyway, let us get back to our topic and we will start things off with the "motivation" factor.

Before we start though, a quick note: This article was written for our website by the great staff of Your Greatest Protection, a website dedicated to personal safety and security. While they mostly provide self-defense products and home security devices, you will find a lot of information on how getting fit can help you increase your confidence and how it can be useful in a dangerous situation!

How to Get Motivated to Work Out

It should be noted that people lack many different types of motivation. Some people can't even get motivated to begin their exercise while others don't stay motivated very long and they give up on their routine. We prefer to completely delete the term "motivation" and instead replace it with these concepts:
  1. Reasoning
  2. Determination
  3. Discipline

Reasoning 

Motivation really comes down to these three things and it isn't easy. The first part means that you have to adopt the reasoning behind why one should exercise. This is fairly simple: these are many benefits to exercising and working out and practically no negative side effects. Healthy living and moderate exercise will help you:
  • Stay healthy and enjoy a doctor-free life
  • Allow you to stay fit and look good 
  • Looking good often means that you will probably feel good as well. Many individuals have reported that losing weight and becoming fit has had brilliant effects on their confidence.
  • You will feel healthier and know that you are indeed treating your body well
  • Back pain and similar issues can become a thing of the past
exercise motivation and time menagment
It sounds easy but we all know that it takes effort!
Exercising and eating healthy doesn't mean you have to give up on delicious junk food and all those other habitual routines in your life. Also, you won't be spending hours in the gym unless you have much higher ambitions for yourself.

Determination and Discipline

Once you understand why exercise is so important, you need to truly set it as your goal. Perhaps you may think that you do not have time, but the truth is you probably have more than enough. After all, you are currently starting at your screen and reading this article and you could probably be exercising instead. But we will talk more about this in the next section.

Right now, you need to understand that it isn't easy. If you are just starting out then exercising may seem long, painful and you will be expecting results that just don't seem to be happening. This takes time and the easiest principle is to set smaller goals and stick to them. If you can't do 10 push ups then start by doing 5, then increase that to 6 the next day and so on.

discipline and exercise


Start small and then constantly improve! If it doesn't feel good then you are putting yourself under too much  stress and effort. If you can run for 30 minutes and feel good then do that for a while. In a couple of weeks try to run for 45. If you can do it then stick to it, if not, just go back to the previous tier. All that matters is that you never stop! This discipline, this is determination!

Time Management

fitness-time-managementFinally, this is the last barrier! Time - something that we always seem to need more than anything. But is your daily schedule so busy that you can't even invest a few hours every two or three days? If you take showers every morning before work, try to get up 15 minutes earlier to do some simple exercises. 

Before you go to bed you can also try running for 15 to 30 minutes or just go out for a relaxing walk. Finding someone to keep you company is the ideal solution as it turns "boring exercise" into a (productive) social activity.

The weekends should be your primary target as this is usually the time of the week when you have most of your free time. Don't push yourself too hard and make sure the exercise plan is adjusted to your current fitness level. As stated above, finding people who would gladly join you is a great way to feel as if you time hasn't been "wasted" by exercising as you were also able to have a niche chat with your friend or loved one.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Verzion HTC One Max $299 on contract

The brilliant phablet known as the HTC One Max was rumored to be quite expensive, and while this is fairly true it seems that the device affordable via 2-year contracts. The Verzion HTC One Max will set you back $299 (one time fee) as well as $25.22 a month for their Verzion Edge plan (recommended and most popular choice). Considering that this device won't grow old anytime soon, it is a fairly good investment if this is really the phone that you desire. Considering that this device costs around $800 off contract this is certainly a good trade if Verizon is the carrier of your choice.


Taser C2, A Full Introduction

In the past couple of years the tasers have become very popular security devices among professionals as well as civilians who seek to defend themselves. The rise of this products popularity can be attributed to the fact that a lot of police forces in the world (and especially in the US) have started using these. They are very powerful and provide a lot of takedown ability, yet they are nonlethal and great alternative to firearms. Depending on your state you may not be able to buy one for personal security, or you may require a special license. In this article we talk only about the Taser C2, as this the model that is most commonly available to people and it is actually one of the most affordable taser products that you can find.

How Does It Work? 

It is very important to learn what makes the Taser C2 work and how it is meant to be used because this knowledge is what turns this from a dangerous toy into a really powerful self-defense weapon. The device itself comes in various sizes and shapes, but the C2 has the most unique design that is very easy to get into and use.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Introduction to Fake Security Cameras

There was a brief moment in 2008 when home burglary dropped by a fairly significant amount, but currently the reality of things is a lot different. The economy crisis is just one of the factors that have produced more crime, and home burglary is one of the side-products of the whole situation. A typical home burglary will set you back for around $3,000 without the price of fixing broken windows or electronic devices. Furthermore, some burglars are known for also being aggressive and they can put the life of you and your family in danger just to get what they want. Who or what can protect your home?