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  • The California CARR Fire is Finally Fully Contained

    It has finally been contained!

    The California Carr Fire is known in the year 2018 as the most destructive fire in California History. According to Cal Fire, in the 38 days the fire has been consuming fuel, over 229,000 acres and 1600 structures were destroyed.

    People in these areas had to be prepared to move at a moments notice and even with that, the fire claimed eight peoples lives.

    It will be years before every family will be able to rebuild.

    See the article by the Sacramento Bee for further information.

  • The Ring Doorbell and Chime Review

    The Ring Door Bell is a Hardware / Software system that adds or replaces your doorbell button. It requires your home or business Wi-Fi to use, record and playback recorded video. It has a high quality video camera with sound, that catches and *records anyone that comes to your front door. The sound is high quality two way and with a free Android/IPhone downloadable App, it allows you to talk to your guest wherever you’re at in the country.

     

    Our mission at ForSecuritySake is to provide products and information to help people be safer and more secure in their daily lives. Although as of this writing we do not sell this product, it falls within our mission and we feel that it needs to be brought to our customer’s attention.

     

    We have been testing the Ring Doorbell and Chime for a while now and for a product about $200.00, it has many of the hardware and software features of higher priced recording systems.

     

    We found a great deal that combined the Ring Doorbell with the Ring Chime; which is a receiver that can be plugged into any home power socket and emits a chime sound whenever the Doorbell is activated.

     

    Hardware:

    The Ring Doorbell has a professional look and feel and came with a one piece built in camera; sound circuitry; and rechargeable battery. There was a metal mounting plate that must be used to securely attach the system to your wall. The mounting plate has screw terminals that you can connect your current doorbell power to. If you want to mount the plate where there is no power, that’s ok because the system has a built in rechargeable battery that will power it; more on that later.

     

    The chime is a simple one piece plastic box that plugs into any USA 120volt power plug. Setup on the chime must be done via the free phone apps mentioned above and below. There are no adjustment controls on the hardware.

     

    Software:

    Free Apps are available for IPhone and Android. The apps can be used to see battery condition, or hardwired in this case; match the doorbell and chime to your WI-FI; set the sensitivity; set motion alert zones; alert you to a doorbell ring or motion in the covered area; Allow you to talk and listen to guests at your door; *playback, share and download recordings of any alert; and something new that came out while testing -(Live View)- for hard wired installations. Per the company, Live View will be released for battery operated installations soon.

     

    Testing Results:.

     

    The test installation is hardwired, meaning we used the old doorbell power to run the new Ring doorbell. Our test results are based on this, so we can’t give you an estimate on how long the battery lasts in non-battery installations yet.

     

    Setup:

    was smooth, but we have a lot of experience setting systems up. But if you get stuck, Ring Support and video help is only a click away. After you download your app, Android or IPhone, you can add your device and name your doorbell location; set how sensitive the motion detection is; set active zones for motion detection; and more. You can also set up your chime location; match it to your doorbell; choose if the chime will ring on doorbell, motion detection , or both; and set the chime volume.

     

    Support:

    If you need help with installation, use your internet browser to go to ring.com . You can view video help on installation, contact support, and create an account. When you create an account, *you can use a windows PC to playback, download and share recordings from your doorbell.

     

    We only had to contact support one time via email and response was quick and solved my problem.

     

    The camera:

    has excellent color and quality. The wide-angle lens gives a fisheye effect and sees wall to wall.  The camera faces south from this test covered porch area and as a result there is some backlighting from the direct sun. However the camera does well and shuts down to concentrate on the correct lighting for a person at the door. At night when the lights go out, there is black and white infrared coverage and since we have other cameras with infrared  lights in the area, the system uses that light to enhance the view.

     

    The Sound:

    is great both ways, however be careful not to have your phone or other device too close to the doorbell while talking or you will get feedback. You can have the sound off, listen without talking, or have a conversation with whoever is at the door from anywhere in the country when you have at least two bars of 4g cell service.

     

    WI-FI:

    service with the doorbell and the chime depends on Wi-Fi speeds and connection strength. You should be as close to your Wi-Fi router or range extender as possible, because the stronger the signal, the better the service connection times. Ring activation notifications are via the internet and as with all motion detection recorders, there is a delay between live detection and recording. This may only be 4 seconds, but if you can get it lower, it could be the difference between seeing a face, or a back.

     

    *Recording:

    With the purchase of the Ring Doorbell we received a cloud recording thirty day free trial. Each recording we played back was over a minute long. After the trial the cost for cloud recording is $30.00 a year per device (In case you want two doorbells or other Ring hardware). Considering what is recorded and the space required on a hard drive, this is a bargain to me. The recordings are stored in the Ring Cloud for a long time, but they will eventually go away. Anything you want to permanently keep should be downloaded to your computer. And if you have a recording you no longer want you can delete it from the list with your app.

     

    To our eyes, we could not detect any difference to live view and recordings when played back. There is a recording timeout and it will stop recording a NON-answered activation after a minute or so. The only improvements we would want are for the system to continue recording until motion goes away and for the motion recording to start sooner.  As an example as a way to start recording sooner; police in car systems that record video have the ability to go back and record 30 seconds of video prior to the actual activation of the recorder. The is achieved by loop recording on the hardware, but this could add to the cost of the system.

     

    Live View: .

     

    The new Live View for hardwired installations is a big plus to the system. Live view allows you to manually open the camera with the same live view as if there is a ring or motion alert. You can keep it open and watch the area until you want to cancel it, or at least I didn’t keep it open long enough for anything to time out or stop working. These are recorded and can be played back, downloaded and shared

    Remote use of the software when there is no Wi-Fi:

    works well with our AT&T connection, as long as cell service has two strength bars of 4g. We used it a number of times while away and it was fun to catch sales people and guests at the door and talk with them without them knowing we weren’t at the home.

     

    The Chime:

    is separate piece of hardware that can be used to alert you that there is an alert or motion detection when your phone or other app is not available. Since my Ring Doorbell is hardwired to my old doorbell power wiring, it rings my old doorbell in the house when the button is pushed, but not motion detection. The chime also can be used to announce motion detection only in my case.

     

     

    Thoughts:

    are that this is a very worthwhile addition to any home or business security. Purchasing over the internet is on the rise and unless a signature is required for the shipment the delivery service will leave packages on the porch or other area near the door. So along with that the theft of packages from deliveries is also on the rise. According to the FBI Crime Clock there was a reported property crime every 3.8 seconds and a burglary every 18.2 seconds in the United States for 2014. This Ring Phone system is fast enough to alert you to a visitor or to confirm a theft while it is still in progress (a requirement for some agencies before they will respond to an alarm call). And a phone call to the police while watching the suspects can give the police a better chance of catching the suspect(s) before they get away. The Ring Doorbell gives more piece of mind and is a great addition to any security you may have.

    You can find our professional Surveillance systems to work along side the Ring Doorbell by clicking here.

     

    Click About Us for information about ForSecuritySake.

  • Welcome to For Security Sake’s New Mobile Friendly Website

    We listened and we know that many of you browse the internet with smaller tablet and smart phones. As a result of what you told us we have upgraded ForSecuritySake.com for ease of use on any size browser screen.  Full size down to smart phone size is now available to give you an optimal viewing experience throughout our site without the need for a separate app.

    It is called a responsive website.  All you need to do is go to www.forsecuritySake.com on any size browser and the screen will automatically adjust for you. You will still have the features of the full size website, but in an easy to read and use mobile format.  Full size site features because it is the same website, rather than sending you to second site designed for mobile use.

    We have a few screen shots below:

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    As an example of how the screens work, you will notice on a full size computer screen, the Catagories of our products are to the left side.  On a smaller screen, such as the HTC one shown here, the catagories are now on a clickable tab. It is easy to scroll down the page with just a finger swipe.

     

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    We have tested on IPhone; HTC One; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1; and other Android brands.

    As a second upgrade, we now have RSS feeds. We are adding new products, so please remember to subscribe to our RSS feeds, sign up for our newsletter, and bookmark our website for easy return.

    Enjoy browsing through our updated site and let us know what you think.

     

     

  • The 4 n 1 Auto Emergency Tool & Why Do We Need it Review

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    I don't think that anyone in the United States would disagree that most of us travel by motorized transportation. Weather it be by train, taxi, or our own cars; most of us get into a box with doors and windows to travel every day.

    It is a habit and we think about the time it will take to get to our next stop. We don't ponder about what if situations.  What would happen in an accident and the seatbelt won't release, or we find our normal exit is blocked, or stuck shut?

    Our 4 n 1 Auto Emergency tool can help get you free, light your way, and signal for help.

    This subject hits close to home for me and I think about it a lot. My 8th grade classmate went fishing with family members the day before our eighth grade graduation commencement. The car he was riding in went off an embankment and landed in a ditch full of water.  The doors and windows were stuck closed and they could not get out. We found out about it the day we graduated and I sat next to his empty chair during the ceremony that night.

    At just 6oz and 7 inches by 2 inches, it is just right to have with you with any ground transportation.

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    The 4 n 1 tool has the following features:

    • Water resistant light weight plastic housing with dual metal tipped glass breaking hammer
    • Dual protected metal seat belt cutters
    • 12 flashing red led signal light that automatically activates when the tool is removed from its cradle
    • Bright white led flashlight
    • Mountable cradle
    • Magnetic head that will hold the light out against steel

     

    With the combination of features that this tool has, it is a good choice to have available in case of an emergency.

    I worked as an ambulance EMT volunteer and full time law enforcement officer for my entire career. I saw many times where an accident wedged the doors and windows shut. You probably have seen news reports and heard about the emergency crews using the Jaws of life to cut out trapped passengers. Many lives have been saved with this tool, unfortunately when there is a fire, or unique circumstances involved, you probably don't have time to wait for that crew to arrive. A Jammed window is amazingly hard to open, or break, but they are no match for these tools and often that is all that is needed to escape.

    I always carry a seat belt cutters and glass breaking tools with me in case of an emergency. And they have been used a number of times to help people escape and not just in automobile accidents. This tool will work just as well from inside any vehicle or home when you are your only way out.

    We only have a limited number of this important tool left. You can find them here until we run out of stock.

    Be safe out there

     

     

     

     

  • Serial Killers In Our Backyard

     

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    In 1984 I was a detective investigating crimes against persons. By 1987, I was A Police Patrol Sergeant in in A San Joaquin County California city named Manteca. I can remember a number of missing person reports in between those years. While we receive missing person reports often, these suspicious ones were all from the San Joaquin County Valley, California and north county detectives had leads that pointed to murder of a few of them. Our area had a low crime rate and serial killers in our backyard were not the first thought that came to mind.

    Detectives focused on two suspects;  Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog. These two suspects were local boyhood friends and as they grew older became involved with drugs. As the investigation continued into 1999, evidenced showed they were into methamphetamine and when their murder arrests occurred, these two suspects were named by the media as the "Speed Freak killers". It is believed that the two friends went on a 20 year killing spree, with most of the victims coming from our backyard area (San Joaquin County California). These killers were able to talk victims (friends and strangers) into going with them willingly, never to be seen alive again.

    After some diligent detective work, these two killers were arrested and brought to trial. Both were convicted and received what was thought to be justice for once. Shermantine was sentenced to death and currently is in prison death row. Herzog received a 78 year sentence that was overturned by the court of appeals after he served fourteen years. In 2010 Herzog was released on parole and was living in a trailer outside of the prison gates in Lassen County, California.

    That didn't sit well with Shermantine who was now 45 years old. Shermantine blamed the killings on Herzog, with Shermantine admitting to help dispose of the bodies. He began to hint that he would rat out his friend by showing where some of the bodies were. A Sacramento, California bounty hunter offered Shermintine money reported to be between $15,000 and $30,000 to disclose body locations. The bounty hunter also contacted Herzog with that information. A few days later Herzog committed suicide, at the age of 46.

    February 2012, after some law enforcement bickering from the San Joaquin County Sherriff about jurisdiction issues, Shermantine drew maps that led to at least four different areas that he said bodies are located. So far remains have been found on former Shermintine family property, and a capped well in San Joaquin County. It is reported that these two serial killers could be responsible for more than 30 murders. As of February 15, 2012 the San Joaquin county sheriff has received more than 65 phone calls hoping they can find closure with the location of missing loved ones.

    This was shocking to all living in the area. No one wants to believe that a crime like this happen where they live. The fact is that these types of crimes have and do happen in the area you live in too. You just don't know about it. It has to be something special before the media picks it up for sure. My adult kids were in grammar school when these crimes above were happening. They only knew about it because of the current news about the bodies being located.

    We live in what I believe is the greatest country in the world. But don't be fooled that you or your family can't be a victim.

    Teach your kids about safety. Tell them about this case and they just might think that it can happen to them.

    Google Search Speed Freak Killers for more information.

    Show them this video from our local news station covering the search for bodies. http://youtu.be/F4M3i_Ds6dc

    You can't go through life in fear, but you can be prepared just in case. Learn how to defend yourself and carry a self defense product such as a personal alarm, or as adults, pepper spray, or if legal in your area, a stun gun . If you do have a situation, you have a better chance to survive if you can get away.

    We have a number of choices here on our site. Feel free to browse   and join our free Newsletter for more information. Our mission is to help you to be safer and more secure in your daily lives.

     

     

  • Tazer (Taser®) Products Will Help Protect You And Your Family

    Updated 05-20-16

    There is violence news in the headlines every day now. One that stands out, is about a young woman newly widowed and facing the challenge of having to take care of her baby as a single mother.

    A short time after her husband's funeral, the woman received a knock at her door. She was confronted with a young man that tried to talk his way into her home. She refused and he left.

    Later the man came back again with a friend and started to force their way into the woman's home. She retreated to a bedroom where she blockaded the door, obtained two weapons- one of which was a shotgun-, and called law enforcement for help.

    The dispatch tape of this call has been released and you can hear the woman ask the dispatcher if she could shoot the men if they entered her bedroom. The dispatcher told her that she could not give permission, but that she needed to do what ever was needed to protect her baby.

    The men reportedly forcibly entered the bedroom with a knife and one of them was killed when the women used the shotgun. The second suspect ran away.

    The way this was reported shows that the woman thought about her family's safety first and she was able to protect her baby and herself successfully. If she didn't have her weapons, or if she hadn't  known how to use them, this situation would have had a very different ending.

    Are you ready for a similar thing if it were to happen to you? If you prefer not to use, or don't have a firearm, do you have a non-lethal Taser, Pepper Spray, or a Stun gun? The time to prepare is now. The above type of incident can happen to anyone anywhere.

    Non-Lethal weapons can be a better choice than a lethal firearm, because you won't hesitate to use them. Although the experience is tramatic to begin with, adding the burden that you took a life stays with you forever.  A non- lethal product will cause pain, or temporally incapacitate an attacker while you get safely away.

    Personally, I prefer to carry a  Taser, or Stun Gun and Pepper Spray wherever my family goes. Lets compare each of these non lethal weapons.

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    Taser, sometimes misspelled Tazer, products will help protect you and your family. Specifically designed for the general public, the Taser C2, or the new Taser Bolt work similar to and can work as a stun gun, but has darts that shoot out to the attacker.  Wires from the darts connected to the Taser body allow a 30 second burst of electrical pulses that shock the recipient of the darts with 50,000 volts.  The Taser is designed for you to drop the Taser while the attacker is unable to control his muscles for 30 seconds, giving you time to get away and get help.  You can get more information and watch our Taser Videos by clicking on this link. If you get the message only secure content is shown, you will have to click on show all content to see the videos.

    Pepper Spray is inexpensive, easy to carry in a car, pocket, or purse, and is effective. Sprayed in the face of an attacker pepper spray will cause a burning sensation and cause the attacker to be confused and unable to focus.

    A Stun Gun is inexpensive, easy to carry in a car, belt holster, pocket, or purse. Holding an activated stun gun against an attacker can cause pain, muscle dysfunction, and disorientation.

    You can learn more and purchase these products at https://www.ForSecuritySake.com

    Be ready! Protect your family and yourself.

     

     

     

  • Welcome To Our Blog at ForSecuritySake.com

    For_Security_Sake_ShieldDuring 30 plus full time years as a Police Officer, Detective, and Supervisor I have been in a unique position to witness crime scenes, learn from my partners and suspects, and participate in criminal court proceedings. During the last 6 years of my career, my assignment was to enhance my department’s technology.

    I traveled across the United States to meet representatives of other police departments and technology companies. We discussed crime trends and a way to combat them. We found that although crime statistics vary from location to location, criminals tend to act similarly when committing crimes.

    My reason for becoming a police officer was to help people be more safe and secure in their daily lives. Retiring from Law Enforcement did not stop that desire and www.ForSecuritySake.com is my way to continue. You will find quality protection products for Home, Business and Self protection.

    Self Protection products include  Taser,  Mace, Pepper Spray, and Personal Alarms. For a sample of products for home safety you will find  low cost alarm systems, diversion safes, and Family Life kits. For your business we currently have the Ultimate Office Safety and Security kit.

    Please sign up for our FREE e-mail news letter that will be packed with tips, news, and humor. All we need is your email address at the bottom of any of our site pages.

    While you are here, be sure to take a look at our products. Most  are to enhance your security and safety, with a few just for fun.

    Please bookmark www.ForSecuritySake.com and come back often to see what new products have been added to our Web Store.

     

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