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  • The Taser® C2 Will Soon Be Replaced By The Taser® Bolt

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    Updated 06-17-2016

    Yes, Taser® C2s are going away as stock is sold out, however your C2 will still have parts available, because the new Taser® Bolt uses the same Cartridges, Batteries, and Holster size. The owners manual is the same and when I compared the product specifications, they are the same. All of the below information still applies.

    You may have heard of the Taser®, because many police departments issue each officer one to carry on duty.  I worked at a California police department for 40 years and when the Taser® became available, we were one of the first departments to issue them.  They became an addition to tools we already carry, including pepper spray and as an alternative to using our firearm. They continue to save a number of injuries and lives of officers and suspects with no lasting harmful effects. But you may have questions about the Taser® C2 and Bolt, because they were designed for the citizen to use.

    In police studies, the TASER® C2/Bolt has a higher instant incapacitation rate than a 9mm hand gun.  The TASER® C2/Bolt shoots out 2 darts attached to 15 feet of wire. 50,000 volts travels over the wires and over-rides the central nervous system providing incredible takedown power.

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    (Taser C2 Red Shown)

    The Taser C2/Bolt have a slick design and are much easier to carry. They have the same stopping power as the police models and still combine a traditional stun gun with the ability to shoot and shock an attacker up to fifteen feet away. When an attacker is struck with Taser C2/Bolt darts, they are designed to continue to shock the suspect for 30 seconds.

    Only use the Taser® C2/Bolt as a defense weapon. It is recommended that when you shoot the Taser Darts and the shock affects the attacker, you drop the Taser and run away. The cycle energy burst will continue for 30 seconds, giving you ample time to get away.  If the Taser is lost as the result of leaving it behind, don't worry. Forward a Police Report, documenting the incident, and Taser Iternational will replace your Taser C2/Bolt Unit.

     SAFETY -- The TASER® C2/Bolt can stop a threat up to 15 feet away (4.5 meters), allowing you a safe distance to protect yourself and family from an attacker.  If a close quarter defense is warranted, the C2/Bolt doubles as a contact stun device to repel someone as a powerful and unexpected backup capability.  TASER® technology has proven itself as a safe and effective choice of self-defense with over 500,000 worldwide users.

    EFFECTIVE -- A TASER® C2/Bolt can be conveniently discharged to work anywhere on the body, unlike other conventional weapons with a specified target area.  This makes the TASER® C2/Bolt more effective self-defense option by making it easier to stop a threat under an already stressful situation. TASER® devices have been used effectively by law enforcement encounters by over 10,000 police agencies in over 4 countries, boasting a 95% effective rating.  TASER® technology provides one of the only non-lethal means of stopping an attacker dead in his tracks, even if under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    RESPONSIBILITY -- Normal law-abiding citizens carrying a TASER® C2/Bolt for self-defense purposes should have no problem acquiring this highly effective tool.  However, to further promote responsible ownership, the TASER®.  As always, purchasers MUST be 18 years old or older.

    The Taser C2/Bolt ECD has the same stopping power as police models. The C2/Bolt ECD uses the same exact technology and offers the same stopping power as the police version. The only difference is the cycle time - C2/Bolt ECD relays the charge for 30 seconds compared to 5 seconds with the police version. This is so you can keep your attacker down and get yourself to safety. C2/Bolt ECD is also designed to fit your lifestyle - lightweight, compact, and easy to carry".

    There is more information you will want to know about the Taser C2/Bolt. Please follow the instructions below for written information, videos, and how to purchase.

    Be sure to watch the four short videos by clicking HERE.  The first video is a Taser C2 Demo.  The volunteers in this video are actually being shocked by the Taser C2. There are people placed to the side of each volunteer to keep them from falling down.

    To purchase the new TASER® BOLT click HERE

    In my opinion, the Taser C2/Bolt is one of the best self protection products out there. I highly recomend them.

    Zeb Hammonds

    It is to your great advantage to protect yourself, your family, and your property. We at ZebPet Enterprise’s www.ForSecuritySake.com dedicate our website to help protect you and your property. Please join our FREE mailing list newsletter by using the box to the left of this article, or at our home page. You will receive more great tips, product discounts, dumb criminal stories, and news. We never sell or give away your email information.  You can review our privacy policy here.

    Be Safe out there!

  • Who Is Watching

    Phone Cameras ForSecuritySakeaHave you ever  talked to someone that is just a little paranoid about big brother watching us?  They will talk for hours about a chip camera that can see you from your TV set, drones that fly by, satellites, and black ops helicopters all watching your every move.

    It is a fact that we are being watched and recorded, but most of the photos and recordings being made today are not by the people you think of?

    If you drive down the road, shop in a mall or store, eat in a restaurant, drink in a bar, play in casino or a park, ride in an airplane, train, bus, taxi, or go to the movies, there is a good chance you are being watched and recorded on a camera system. So who is watching?

    It used to be that most recordings posted to the Internet were form systems designed to protect us from traffic collisions, burglary, robbery, and general street crimes. Due to the economy these systems are being expanded, to replace laid off employees that used to have the job of watching.  Often these photos and videos are still viewed at Law Enforcement agencies, TV stations and the home storage servers . Today there are many more reasons that photos and videos can be found on the Internet and they are of you and your family for anyone to see.

    Think about this growing threat to privacy and your security:

    According to World Telecommunications; as of 2011, it is estimated that there are close to 7 billion people in the world. One third of the population use the Internet and 45% of them are under the age of 25.  There are 6 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions and almost 1.2 billion have mobile broadband subscriptions that give wireless Internet anywhere cellular towers support it.

    Lyra Research lists; as of 2010, it is estimated that there will be more than 1.5 billion camera phones in circulation. Today's versions of these phones take high quality pictures and high definition video. Camera phone users have instant access to these devices to photograph and record anything they want.

    Many of the photos from these are uploaded to social networking, TV stations, blogs, and other Internet storage sites. A reported FaceBook engineer wrote on Quora.com; that there are over 200 million photographs uploaded to FaceBook every day, or 6 billion a month.

    Videos are also uploaded to social networking sites, TV stations blogs and other Internet storage sites. According to Yahoo answers; as of 2009 there were about 200,000 videos uploaded to YouTube every day. It would take 600 years to watch all of the video on site at the time.

    Do you use one of these social networking sites to share your personal information and do you have photos or videos that connect to your information?  Try running your name in a Google Search and use photo in the search term. Even though security is turned on, many times a profile photo will show up in the search. Friends and friends of friends may show up also.

    4G cellular service is now the norm and faster service is on the horizon. With these faster services, the big advertisements of camera phones today are the ability to stream movies and to stream photos and videos live! You can already see it work on local TV news when you hear phone quality sound of the reporter with jumpy hand held video. You will start to see more live events on TV stations being streamed form someone that just happens to be there at the time.

    Can big brother use these images, videos and information. The answer is yes and no. There are rules of law that have to do with expectation of privacy; meaning the general public would feel that they are in an area of expected privacy. But since society now allows and expects to carry and use camera phones anywhere, what happens to our expectation of privacy?  Only the courts will be able to figure that out in the years to come. My bet is that right now the answer in most cases is yes and privacy expectation will slowly diminish as we get even more comfortable watching each other.

    Can crooks and predators use the information. It is reported everyday that they do.

    So what do you do to protect your family and yourself For Security Sake?

    Limit the information you give out on the Internet and social networks. If you or a friend puts it out there, it will be seen and possibly used.

    Join our news letter to receive information on products that can help you with protection and safety.

    And remember everything you do in a place where there are other people has the likelihood of being recorded. Someone holding a cell phone pointed in your direction does not always mean they are texting.

     

    Be safe out there!

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Great Boat Lift of 9-11 Video

    The news always shows the horror of incidents, but show little of the good that happens because of them. In this case, a video production team put together a story about the heroes of the Great Boat Lift of 9-11.

    Not knowing if they were still under attack, but knowing that Lower Manhattan is an island, many boat owner's responded to help the day the towers fell. They came together to evacuate 500,000 plus people that had no way out other than by boat; and they did it in 9 hours.

    Thank you to those who put this 12 minute video together for us to share.

    ForSecuritySake is dedicated to help make your life a little safer and more secure.

  • The Stun Master Multi Function Stun Gun Video

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    People that are looking for a stun gun for protection can find them in Internet stores like ForSecuritySake.com, but they really can't find them in many brick and mortar stores. What they really want, is to pick them up and see how they feel and work, so an informed decision can be made. It is hard to do that from one photograph and a small description of the product on most web sites.

    As an example: The photograph of the upgraded Stun Master multi function stun gun look huge. In reality it easily fits into any adult hand. (You will see this in the video below). 05-21-16: The upgraded model now has a better grip and louder siren 130 decibels.

    Since we really can't push one through your computer or phone screen, we are going to do the next best thing. We are going to make videos of our different product models and post them here on our blog.

    Our first video is for the Stun Master Multi Function Stun Gun. This model has an LED Flashlight for everyday use and has other functions for protection, such as a 110 dbs alarm ( Now upgraded to 130 dbs ), flashing red lights and the 4.5 million volt stun gun. A safety wrist rip cord attaches to the bottom of the stun gun and disarms it in the event it is ripped from your hand. A Nylon holster with a belt loop is also included, so it is easy to carry.

    In the following video, we give you a what if story where this stun gun can be used as an everyday flashlight and a situation where the stun gun could be needed for protection. The video is about 3 minutes and 19 seconds.

    If you like this video, we would invite your comment on it at the bottom of this page.

    After you view the video, we invite you to our web page for this stun gun by clicking on the following link Stun Master Multi Function Stun Gun. You may need to click show all content to see the video if a message pops up with showing only secure content. There you will be able to study this product by seeing other photographs, product description, and you can review this video from there again.

    While on our web page, we invite you to join our family and friends by subscribing to our news letter at the bottom right of any of our web pages. We will send you email information on, new Videos we post, Product Stories, Scams, Stupid Crook Stories, and Discounts on our products. You will receive your first discount just by signing up. We never sell or share your information and all we ask you to give us to sign up is your email address.

    Enjoy the video and be safe out there.
    Zeb

     

     

     

  • Summer is Here and it is Time for Swimming Pool Alarm Safety

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    Do you have a pool, or do you take your family to pools often? Are you ready in case of an emergency?

    In California, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children 1-4 years of age.  But, do you really need these statistics to convince you to do everything you can to prevent this from happening to your child or grandchild?

    You can never be too safety minded when a swimming pool is involved.   A true story that happened to one of my co-workers drives this point home.

    My co-worker and his wife both had careers and sought out  experienced child care for their toddler. They chose a caregiver that worked from her home. She was licensed by the state, had been in business for a number of years with a spotless record, and had numerous references. This caregiver loved children and really enjoyed daycare.

    There was a swimming pool in the back yard that was fenced and locked. Although there was no cover or pool alarm, it was obvious that no child was going to be able to get to the swimming pool from the back yard.

    One day the caregiver received a phone call that took about five minutes and caused a distraction from the children. That five minutes gave the toddler a chance to go through an unlocked back room sliding door. That door lead directly to the swimming pool.

    There was a tragic end to this story. Not only was a child's life lost, but the marriage and life of my co-worker and caregiver were changed forever.

    I have responded to a number of swimming pool drownings during my career and there were always safety thoughts that could have made the difference. Summer is here and It is time for swimming pool alarm safety.

    Here are some safety tips:

    Learn CPR!  It is not hard to learn and you could save a life. It works, I have used it.

    Teach your kids how to swim. Check with your local public recreation department for classes.

    Always have sober adult supervision when there are children swimming or have access to the pool area. Kids of all ages take chances and forget to watch over a younger sibling.

    As an example; my 8 year old grandson saw a stunt on TV he should not have been watching. He then voiced a desire to do a back flip from the roof of his home. He said he had practiced it on the school playground and already had found a way to climb onto the roof.

    Have a phone with you at the pool to have in case of an emergency and to reduce the urge to go into the house if the phone rings.

    Have an approved  life saving device available to throw into the pool.

    Have your pool fenced in with a locked gate and add a pool cover when the pool is not in use.

    Never open a pool cover part way when swimming.

    Add a pool alarm for safety. They can alert you of waves in the pool if a child or pet were to fall in.

      They are simple to use and alert you via a receiver in your home. (You will need Adobe Reader on your computer to see the manual. It is free at Adobe.com.)

    Have a fun and safe swimming season.

  • Anti Theft Tips And Devices For A Cat Burglar Scam Coming To Your Area

    A Cat Burglar will not always hit at night and will not always look like a crook.

    Reports of a  Burglary Scam have been coming into police agencies all the way from the east coast to the west coast of the United States. These scam artists could come to your area soon.

    The scam is targeting older people and vary some depending on the circumstances. The scammers desired result is to get into the victim's home undetected and steal items easy to see and take.

    On one local case; two men (our suspects) exited a work truck and walked up to an older male ( our victim) working in his yard. They told the man they worked for the city and there was a problem with water pipes in the area. They said that they needed to check the pipes in his back yard and see if they could locate the problem.

    All three walked into the backyard and at some point were joined by the victim's wife.

    While discussing the (Fake) pipe problem, our Cat Burglar (one of the suspects) entered the house of the victim. While there, the crook took valuables from around the house.

    There are different versions of this going around and could be a criminal gang scam.

    So far up to four suspects drive around in a work truck until they see someone they choose as their victim. The victim could be working in their yard, or in their home. The suspects will contact the victim and pose as city, or utility company workers. They tell the victim that there is a cable, water pipe, or sewer problem and that they need to see connections in your home or back yard. (From here on we will call the victim "you".  While talking to you, other members of the group will search your home for items to steal.

    Some of these scammers flash badges and show paperwork. They will be very good at talking their talk and maneuvering their way into your home..

    Here are some anti theft tips to help with any type of scam artist that may come to your door:

    Don't let any stranger into your home for any reason without a prior appointment. Always keep your door locked and talk to strangers through the door without opening it. (Remember chains will not keep a suspect from kicking in a door).

    Tell them you are going to confirm with the city, or company they claim to be from, and keep the door locked. Use your phone book; do not call a number supplied by the stranger. If it is the real thing they won't have a problem with this. If they leave call the police (911) and report it. The police dispatcher will get the patrol units on their way and will ask some questions that will help officers as they respond.

    If you have contacted a company to come out to your home, confirm with the company who will be coming out to meet with you. Ask what they will be wearing, what their work vehicle looks like and their name. Some companies will even send you an email with a photo of the person that will contact you. Some other companies post a picture of their employees on their website.

    If you are talked into going outside, lock your door behind you. Even if the contact is legitimate, others watching for an opportunity to go into your home while your are distracted will take it.

    Buy diversion safes so you can hide valuables in plain sight. Diversion safes, also referred to as concealment devices are anti theft products made of, or made to look like common household items for the purpose of concealing valuables.  We have have a number of these here on our website.

    If the suspects force their way into your home to take money or property, co-operate by not fighting with them. Study what the suspects look like, weapons, clothing, etc. Don't offer information they don't ask for and as soon as they leave call 911. While waiting for the police, write down as much information as you can about how the suspect(s) looked, clothing, hair, hats, and the make and model of their vehicle.

    When officers arrive, answer their questions and show them where the suspects touched things, spit, cut themselves, or discarded property they brought with them.

    Remember to be safe out there.

  • Bike Month Is May 2011 Be Visible Using Safety Lights

    Welcome to Bike Month; May, 2011.  To help make it safer, please make sure that you can be seen by traffic.

    During my law enforcement career, I handled a large number of traffic accidents involving bicycles, some of them fatal. The two main causes were; the bicycle rider being unable to see in front of him and vehicle drivers being unable to see the bicyclest in time to stop. Most jurisdictions also require a white light to the front when riding a bicycle at night.

    Wear reflective clothing and use safety lights. Reflectors are great, but if the vehicle is backing or has no lights on, safety lights are the way to go.

    We have reviewed several safety light products that are super efficient and won't break the bank.

    First we took a look at our LED Bike Headlight:

    This powerful light measures 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. It has a black rubber front and a plastic body. The 3 LED high intensity light has low power draw and runs on two AA replaceable batteries (not included). The battery access door slides open from the top and has a rubber spring to hold it closed.

    The headlight includes a quick release mount that allows you to carry it as a flashlight and easily remove the light to provide anti theft security.

    There are two functions; steady on and flashing.  This LED light is brighter than the Halogen bicycle headlight we had previously offered and is also brighter than the five LED  Power Failure light we sell. It will be easier to see what is in front of you and vehicle drivers will be able to see you from up to a mile away.

     

     

     

     

    Our LED Bicycle Taillight:

     

    This 5 LED bicycle taillight measures 2 1/2 by 2 x 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches.  The 5 LED high intensity light has low power draw and runs on two AAA replacable batteries (not included). The case is molded plastic and the batteries are replaced by unclipping a lock to remove the light top. This light is so bright that when I looked directly into one of  the LEDs,  I saw ghost images like a camera flash.

    Each LED is angled and focused for one direction. Examples: Side, Center Back, and Mid Center Back. We took photos of the taillight in daylight with the camera aperature closed down. This showed the different focus points. You can see these photos here. We provided the side photo at this time for an example.

    The bicycle 5 LED taillight has two functions listed on the package, but when we tested one of them, it had several flash functions, including one that looked like a mini emergency vehicle light bar.

     

     

    The Micro two Safety Light Set:

     Each light has two functions; steady on and flashing. They have a single high intensity LED light rated for 100,000 hrs; one is red and one is white. They run on two CR2032 3v lithium batteries (included- the batteries are replaceable by using a precision Phillips screwdriver to remove three screws. Becareful though, these screws also hold the light parts together).  Each light has a bungee cord that allow them to be attached to a bicycle frame, seat post, or handlebar. We have also attached them to bicycle helmets, strollers, and tricycles. There are any number of things they can be attached to. We have included a photo of the set attached to a child's bike helmet.

     These are very cool lights and visible up to a mile away.

    Have a great bike month and remember your safety lights.

  • Stun Master Stun Guns And Myths

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    Pictured at the start of this article is the Stun Master Stun Baton. Stun Master Stun Guns is a trusted brand with a number of models to choose from. Models we carry have Voltages from 100 thousand to over 4.5 million volts.

    The stun gun is an excelent self defense product choice and lately it has been seen on television more than other self defense products.

    In 2010, Hollywood appears to have embraced stun guns. Recently stun guns and Taser like non lethal products have been seen on TV shows using them as props in their plots:

    Several episodes of The Cape had a female character using  a stun gun for self defense while she investigated bad guys.

    An Episode of Chuck had the a group of bad girls use a Lipstick type stun gun on Chuck

    Law and Order had a female character using a double shot Taser type prop.

    An episode of CSI had two different Stun Guns types suspected in controlling women pretending to be cats.

    In a Hawaii Five-O episode, Ninja fighters use a stun gun prop to knock out Steve McGarrett while they were stealing his father's tool box.

    The important thing to remember in these shows is that they are fiction. While the stories in some shows may be based from real life, the effects are sometimes greatly exaggerated to enhance the experience for the audience.

    Watching these shows can give a stun gun user a false idea on how these self defense products work.

    Which leads us into stun gun myths:

    Myth: On TV, you may see a scene where an attacker is knocked unconscious by touching him with a stun gun. The story may continue when after the person shocked has been tied up and moved, he/she regains consciousness.

    In real life, the Stun Gun will put down an attacker when used correctly, but will not knock them unconscious. A one second contact to an attacker with the device will repel, startle and trigger muscle contraction. One to two seconds will cause muscle spasms and a dazed condition. Three or more seconds will cause loss of equilibrium and muscle control, mental bewilderment and severe disorientation. The attacker will be unable to recover for several minutes and effects may well last for up to fifteen minutes.

    A stun gun works by electrically overwhelming an attacker's control of the skeletal  muscles. The pulses generated by stun guns are designed to incapacitate the person by electrically overwhelming his or her control of the skeletal  muscles.  A three to five second shock can incapacitate an attacker so you can get away and get help.

    Myth: You can cause a heart attack when you use a Stun Gun on an attacker.

    In real life researchers have said "stun gun pulses are designed to act only on skeletal muscles and to not affect internal organs such as the heart."

    Keeping in mind that depending on the heart health of a person and drug use, just the stimulation of a struggle can cause a heart attack or death. Stun guns cannot deliver the amount of energy required to stimulate the heart.

    Myth: You must touch the skin for a stun gun to work and you can shock yourself if you are touching an attacker while using a Stun Gun.

    In real life, stun gun electric pulses can travel through an inch or so of clothing as long as the stun gun leads are pressed against the attacker. The electrical pulses will not transfer through a body back to you.

    Myth: Stun guns will kill a person because of  the high voltage that they use.

    In real life stun guns are designed to use voltages up to 4,500,000 volts and will travel through an inch or more of clothing. The voltage is not what needs to be considered when thinking of death caused by electricity. High amperage is what can cause death and stun guns use only a small amount of milli-amps.

    Myth: Stun Guns are hard to use.

    In real life you don't need much training to use a stun gun. Most stun guns have a safety lock so it can't be accidently activated in your purse or other storage container. Deactivating the safety lock renders the product ready for use.  A simple push and hold of a button activates the stun gun. Practice activating the stun gun and you will be ready as adrenalin kicks in if you are attacked. Remember to hold the stun gun against the attacker for three to five seconds to disorient, confuse and knock him/her down. Have the stun gun ready and with you at all times when in a situation of any risk, and check the battery charge often.

    Myth: Stun Guns are illegal.

    In real life most states, counties, and cities allow stun guns. Refer to our Stun Gun Laws Tab above and contact your local area laws before you purchase a stun gun.

    After writing this article, an episode of NCIS LA aired showing SAM using a stun gun on a bar manager/bouncer attacking him. Sam held contact against the bouncer for several seconds, which knocked the bouncer to the floor. Afterward the bouncer got up, but was dazed and hurt. It looks like this show got it right.

    Now that you have information on stun guns, you can check our models to see which is best for you.

  • Home Invasion Anti Theft Tips

    ForSecuritySake.comNo matter where you live, how old you are, or how much wealth you have, there are people out there that want to rip you off. As baby boomers retire at younger ages each year, the chance of being at home when a criminal decides to strike are higher then ever before.

    Our last article covered Anti Theft Tips regarding the Cat Burglar. This article will go one step further and cover Home Invasion. Home Invasion is different from Burglary.

    The Cat Burglar wants to get into your home, commit a theft, and leave without being detected. In California, a Burglary is the intent to enter a building or locked car to commit a theft or any other felony.

    Home Invasion Suspect(s) barge in, and commit a Robbery. They are normally armed and may separate occupants of the home while looking for property to take.  In California, a Robbery is the taking of property by force or fear.

    It is usually best if armed suspects are in your home to let them take your property. Your life is at stake and property can be replaced.

    So what can you do to protect yourself from Home Invasion Robbery? Here are some tips:

    Follow tips in our prior article about Cat Burglary Anti Theft Tips.

    Don't brag about property or vacation plans on social networking sites like, FaceBook or Twitter.

    Consider purchasing Diversion Safes to protect small valuables.

    Have a home alarm with dialer and panic button. Although you probably will not be allowed to call the police directly with these, you can pre program a range of numbers for the alarm to call. The person called can listen in through the hard wired phone line and call police.

    Develop a plan and discuss it with Family Members:

    Keep your doors Dead Bolt locked at all times. Never blindly open a door when you hear a knock or door bell. Use the peephole or window and remember even a person you know can be an attacker. Criminal street gang memberships are on the rise. I have seen members 12 years old and younger, so be aware of kids you don't know at your door also. Talk to the person through the door, or install an intercom system. Only open the door if you are sure it is safe.

    Don't open the door for salesmen or people holding a clipboard. This is a common way to gain your trust.

    Chain locks will NOT keep an attacker from pushing open the door. Try to have sold entry doors with a dead bolt.

    Have a code word, like ESCAPE, and have a pre-planned safe place to go. Have a set up safe room and include a close neighbor in on the plan. Use the neighbors home in case family members can not get to the safe room.

    In the case of a pre-planed safe room:

    There are professional rooms that can be built or you can set one up on your own.

    At least have a sold core or steel door with a dead bolt into a sold door frame. Include a peep hole, or camera that can be viewed from the Safe Room.

    Try to choose a room with no windows or hard to get into windows. (Remember barred windows can be hard to get out of in case of fire. If you choose bars, have the type that can be opened from the inside and test them often. Paint and rust can make openable window bars unusable)

    Try to have a hard wired phone, cell phone, and a computer with communication abilities in the room. You have to be able to call for help. (If you have an alarm with phone dialer, it will tie up the hard line phone when activated by the panic button.)

    Have emergency supplies for water, food, and first aid.

    Consider Self Defense:

    Have Self Defense weapons locked up and available in the safe room. I prefer non-Lethal types, like Pepper Spray, Stun Gun, or Taser over firearms. (You never really know who is coming down the hallway during the excitement. You don't want to kill a police officer, rescuer, or even a family member with a stray bullet).

    If you need to use the safe room:

    Call the police and stay in the room until the police tell you to come out. The dispatcher will ask for as much information as possible to help responding officers. Try to be calm and don't get discouraged. The police will be on their way while you are on the phone. If possible, many dispatchers will stay on the phone with you until the police arrive. You can confirm police presence through the dispatch center via phone call.

    We want you to be safe out there.

    Zeb Hammonds spent forty years in Law Enforcement that included Crime Scene Investigation, Photography and Videography. He served 30 years full time as a Patrol Officer, Detective, and Street Sergeant. In the last 6 years of full time service he was also in charge of Technology Development within the Manteca, Police Department in California. Many of his stories are from personal experience. www.ForSecuritySake.com is a way to share these stories and to provide products that can help people be more secure and safer in their daily lives.

  • The Cat Burglar

    The Cat Burglar Used with Permission by Will Bullas The Cat Burglar Used with Permission by Will Bullas

    In the springtime, we finally get to leave the cabin fever behind and get out to enjoy the warmth. We get to open the windows, let in the fresh air, and allow the smell of fresh flowers to come into the home to brighten our day.

    This is also the time of the year to consider non-lethal self defense and alarm products for your home and family protection. The burglar is out more often when it is warm and may find the good weather a reason to invite themselves into your home. I would choose non-leathal products, because when accidental or mistaken identity shootings happen, they are not deadly mistakes as with many firearm incidents.   Non-lethal weapons, like the Taser®, have better stopping power, than a 9mm handgun and are safer around children.

    There is a photo of great art - The Cat Burglar by Will Bullas- at the top of the article.  I chose it because, to me, there is a rough watch out for me look in the eyes.  Study this cool cat, but remember there are real people Cat Burglars out there waiting to rip you off.

    If you find anything serious about Cat Burglars on the web, you will learn that they specialize at being stealthy like a cat. In many cases it is much more than that; the Cat Burglar looks for easy ways to get into your home ( I have some of those ways listed here), but he/she also gets a thrill from getting away with crime when the victim home has people around. It doesn't matter if you are in the back yard pool; sleeping; working on a car in the garage; mowing your lawn; washing your outside windows; warming up your car, or any activity that has you in another area of the home.

    Cat Burglars that come in at night sometimes like to sneak into your bedroom, watch you sleep, and take easy to pick items. They like money from a wallet, jewelry, or change left out. Items you may not miss right away, but if you do, you may just think you spent it or misplaced it. This type of burglar may come back and do it again.

    Two Cat Burglar cases that easily come to my mind continued victimizing people until caught.  One took a team of police officers to set up and catch him in the area with property in his pocket.  I was able to close twenty reported cases he did in just one year. While he was in prison, his son took over the family business and continued with a similar method of operation as his father did.

    They are dangerous and there are three types of Cat Burglar that I am sure you have heard of; he/she takes children or assaults adults and those Cat Burglars are called Kidnappers, Rapists, and Murderers.

    Protect yourself and your family with anti theft ideas from the Cat Burglar:

    Keep a key with you while you are at home and always have the doors locked, even if you are right there. It only takes a second to enter and grab.

    Protect yourself and family by having a noisy dog, installing motion sensor alarms, and lights.  They can be simple and do not have to be expensive. Learn more.

    Keep a Taser®, Stun Gun, and/or Pepper spray handy for home self defense.

    Think of Neighborhood Watch. Your local police agency has the most up to date information on how to set one up.

    You can't say it won't happen to me and you can't stop living just because there is danger. But you can be smart, prepared, and protect yourself and your family.

    Be safe out there!

    Zeb Hammonds spent forty years in Law Enforcement that included Crime Scene Investigation, Photography and Videography. He served 30 years full time as a Patrol Officer, Detective, and Street Sergeant. In the last 6 years of full time service he was also in charge of Technology Development within the Manteca, Police Department in California. Many of his stories are from personal experience. www.ForSecuritySake.com is a way to share these stories and to provide products that can help people be more secure and safer in their daily lives.

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