Falling victim to a burglary can be expensive, but smart security planning doesn’t have to be. With some simple measures and careful consideration, it is possible to enhance your home security and defeat the threat of burglary on a budget. Burglary is not a complex crime, but it is one […]
What Do Burglars Steal from Homes? The Most Commonly Taken Items
It used to be that a burglary would mean replacing the TV or VCR, but in recent times things have changed. Tablets, smartphones, and even your identity can be the items of choice for modern burglars. But rest assured that some traditional plunder still makes the list. So, what are […]
First Aid Kit Essentials: What to Put in a First Aid Kit
Consider this all too real scenario: it’s a Monday morning, your home is bustling with activity as everyone is getting ready to start their day. Suddenly, the house begins to shake. You feel the vibrations under your feet as you hear plates crashing to the floor from their cabinets, the […]
Best Martial Arts for Self-Defense in Your Home
Your capacity to slow, reduce, or defeat a threat using only your body is an important part of home security planning. But, in a world of YouTube videos, self-styled ‘gurus,’ and an expanding spider’s web of untested self-defense systems, what are the best martial arts for use inside your home? […]
How to Use a Tourniquet or Make One
In response to a public health crisis—increased rates of cardiac arrest due to an increase of heart disease in America—the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began a push to make public access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) back in 2001. Several years later, by making this tool […]
What Do Burglars Look for When Casing a Home?
Burglary is one of the most common types of crime and unprotected homes are at significantly greater risk than those with even the simplest protective security measures.
Home Invasion Survival: What to Do During a Home Invasion
A violent incursion into your home is one the most terrifying experiences most people can imagine. But if the worst happens, what immediate actions should you take to protect your family and home? A home invasion is an illegal entry into an occupied private dwelling with the intention to do […]
Post-Home Invasion: What to Do After a Burglary
Your home is a sanctuary from the outside world, and having that sanctity breached by criminals can be traumatic. If the worst happens, there are some key actions which will help to minimize the impact on you and your family. Burglary is one of the most common crime types, and […]