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This is a basic entitlement guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN. In short, it ensures that every citizen living in the sovereign state is entitled to safety and living without fear; if need arises, they are given the right to defend themselves. For us Americans, this right is clearly stated in the gun laws which regulate the sale and use of firearms in each state and is one of the surest ways of defending oneself because prevention is better than cure. This article looks at a long list of tips that can help anyone trying to prevent conflict and defend themselves: Avoid isolated areas, especially at night, if you have to pass through that area, make sure you have company as there is safety…
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Safety Glass – An Important Security Feature

Safety Glass – An Important Security Feature

General Security
Security glass is glass that has been enhanced in terms of its composition in order to make it less likely to break or less prone to vandalism or threat. These additional safety features were introduced due to our affinity for glass in the modern day age. Some designs that have reached the mainstream include tempered glass, wired glass and laminated glass. All the above classes of glass can be combined to create hybrid glass that is unmatched in terms of providing a secure environment to the persons enclosed.   The most common types in our world at the moment are tempered and laminated glass. Tempered (used as a component in bulletproof glass) has many benefits due to its manufacturing process which is achieved through controlled chemical/thermal treatments in order to…
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The Benefits of Surveillance

The Benefits of Surveillance

General Security
Surveillance refers to the monitoring of activities and behavior for the purpose of managing or protecting people. There are various types of surveillance which include computer surveillance, telephone, social network analysis, biometrics, aerial, corporate, satellite imagery and the most common, cameras (Closed Circuit Television or CCTV). Surveillance is a technique used by governments or security companies for information gathering in order to protect its citizens or clients from crime through its prevention or through investigation. There are several benefits to running a comprehensive surveillance system in your home or premises:   When used concurrently with existing security systems, it enhances their efficiency The most common and efficient method of surveillance is video, as once someone is caught on camera; it is very difficult for them to actually compete with the…
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Executive Protection

Executive Protection

Executive Security
Executive Protection, also known as close personal protection are the security measures undertaken to ensure the safety of individuals exposed to elevated personal risk due to their status in life. The protective measures taken may include enhanced home security systems, armored vehicles, mail screening, and background checks across the board for anyone involved with the executive and other extreme precautions. Since this form of protection isn’t fixed and is prone to many levels of infiltration, unlike fixed locations like warehouses, threat assessment is crucial and at times even close family members benefit from this protection. Here in the US, executive protection services are regulated at state level and require special licensing, training and permits for concealed weapons.   There are various fundamentals that when followed to the letter, lead to…
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Basic Self-defense

Basic Self-defense

Personal Security
Self-defense is a counter-measure involving defending oneself from harm and safeguarding your health. This can either be physical (armed & unarmed) or mental. Physical involves using a physical force to counter an immediate threat of violence; Unarmed usually involves the use of martial arts and other disciplines like boxing to protect oneself and the choice of the technique is usually based on the person’s lifestyle. Armed involves the use of various weapons for self-defense and legal restrictions greatly limit the use of these. Mental usually involves training one’s psyche to quickly adjust to the threat level and adjust the physique to proper combat that threat. Lacking the tenacity to apply your physical techniques can be almost as bad as not knowing any self-defense techniques; these are rarely taught at martial…
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Basic Security Tips for your Home

Basic Security Tips for your Home

Home Security
Protecting your family begins with the protection of your home. It may be difficult to protect your home from professional thieves, but most home burglaries are done by amateurs whose efforts can easily be thwarted if you employ some simple security measures. In this article, we will discuss some basic security tips for your home that are easy to implement, and will not cost you an arm and a leg. Basic Security Tips Always Lock Up: Make sure whenever you leave your home, you lock up. It doesn't matter if you are leaving for a short time. Many burglars just walk in through unlocked doors or windows. Change the Locks: When you move to a new house, make sure to change all your locks. Change your locks also when you…
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