Defending your Livelihood

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We all depend on our jobs making us money so we can pay bills, have fun, and just live. Same as we provide resources to protect ourselves from a physical personal attack, we should all actively ensure we are doing what we can to defend against the loss of income from retirement, disability, or to just make sure we have that little extra when we do retire.

If you’re putting money away already, good for you. The years go by fast and you want to be prepared when your working years do come to an end. Many people have retirement plans through their work. Many people do not. If you fall into the latter, then getting something going to add to a savings plan is a wise choice and being responsible.

As in anything in life, doing something new is change. And change is not something a lot of people like. But if you found something that would fit into your life and you enjoyed doing it (or at least not minded it), and wasn’t a whole lot of work, wouldn’t that be something you could do to help yourself later on?

There are many ways and numerous opportunities to increase your earnings. The key is to find something you can get behind and be enthusiastic about making yourself some extra dough. Today I’d like to talk about a specific niche that is simple but could make you that additional money.

Selling Pepper SprayWithin the self defense arena, no product has more sales and impulse buys than pepper spray. Because it is so inexpensive, yet powerfully effective, it’s a no brainer to most people to buy a pepper spray for self defense.

While recognizing that most everyone could be a potential customer of yours, you should really focus your energies on a specific group so as to have the most success in selling your product.

One underserved niche that gives you broad exposure is gas stations and convenience stores. These places have a consistent supply of new customers that come in and are already there to spend money. With dozens or more potential sales each and every day, selling pepper sprays to gas stations and convenience stores gives you a large base of customers that you don’t even have to interact with. In fact, you only have one customer and that is the store owner or manager.

Setting up a route between your home and place of work, you could stop into these stores and offer to set up a display of pepper sprays on the counter. As a high impulse item, they won’t last long and you’ll need to come back to replenish the store. You make money on the single bulk sale to the manager, and the store makes money every time someone comes to the counter and picks up one the sprays to add to their purchase.

Pepper Shot Spray Display

You could make your own route on your way home from work or you could go out on the weekends to do your business of collecting money and delivering more product. Once you get a store to carry your sprays, you can be sure that you have a consistent customer who will be glad to see you when you come in to replace their sold inventory.

You make money, the store makes money, and people have a cheap and easy way to protect themselves. There are not many people serving this market, and competition in your specific location will be slim to none. Most store owners are happy to display a product that sells out on a regular basis.

This can be a regular source of income for you and you can expand your area to increase your profits even more. While you’ll be earning extra income, you’ll also be preparing for retirement when you put your profits in to your savings account. And that’s the ultimate goal in the first place!

If you’d like additional information or to get started in this profitable niche market, please visit: You’ll be surprised how simple and easy it actually is to start making that little bit of extra funds you can put away for a rainy day.

The Many Home Uses Of An Infrared Motion Sensor Alarm

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Motion Alarm with Keypad

If you’re looking to upgrade your home security system, you’ll definitely want to look into a motion detecting device. An infrared motion sensor alarm can be a huge asset. If you’re interested in keeping your home safe and secure, this is something that you want to have.

While many businesses use alarms like these, they can be particularly beneficial in the home. If you invest in a motion sensor alarm, you’ll be able to find all kinds of uses for it.

Here are a few of the things that a motion sensor can do for you:

1. It Can Detect Intruders

Infrared Motion SensorIf there’s an intruder in your home, the sensor will be able to notice it. You will instantly be alerted if someone is moving around in your home.

Because these alarms detect motion, there won’t be any false alarms. The sensors will only go off if someone is moving in your home. It’ll be able to spot intruders and notify you so that you can do something about it.

If you have a complete security system, the sensors will send an alert to your control panel. Your security company will see that someone is in your home, and they will be able to contact the proper authorities.

2. It Can Work Without Electricity

Sometimes, people who break into homes cut the power lines. That way, they can get into a home without tripping the security system.

However, a lot of motion sensor alarms can work without electricity. Many have back up batteries, which means that intruders will be caught even if the power is off.

If you want to keep your home secure, you need a security system that will work in all kinds of situations. This type of motion sensor will keep you safe whether the power is on or off. You’ll always have the protection that you need.

3. It Can Detect Body Heat

These alarms don’t just detect movement. Intruders won’t be able to get around them by staying very still. These alarms are also able to detect body heat. Anyone will eventually be caught, even if they are completely motionless.

Your sensor will be able to detect movement, but it will also be able to detect heat in the surrounding area. This is a type of security that no thief will be able to elude. Once the sensors are tripped, the intruder won’t have any recourse. They will get caught, and your home will stay safe.

4. It Can Record Footage

In some cases, an intruder runs away from a home as soon as they realize that there is an alarm. However, many motion sensors start recording as soon as they are tripped. You’ll get footage of the intruder even if they flee before police arrive.

You can pass that footage on to the police, and they can use it to catch the criminal. The intruder will be charged for their crimes, and the streets will be safer. You won’t have to worry about any break-ins in the future. Your security system will help your whole neighborhood to remain safe.

5. It Can Catch More Than Intruders

When you have a motion sensor alarm, you won’t just be notified of intruders. You’ll also be able to track the behavior of your teens.

It’s very common for teenagers to sneak out. However, if you have a motion detector, this isn’t something that they will be able to easily do. If the alarm is on, they will wind up tripping it, and you’ll be notified of their actions.

Parenting a teen can be extremely challenging. It can be very difficult to keep teens out of trouble. A system like this can provide parents with some options. They’ll have ways to keep their teens from doing things that will put them into danger.

Motion Alarm with Keypad6. They Can Avoid False Alarms

If you’ve had a security system in the past, you know that false alarms can be an issue. However, the state of the art technology that these kinds of devices use keep false alarms to a minimum.

In many cases, a passive sensor is combined with another kind of sensor, like a microwave sensor. You can set things up so that the alarm will only be tripped if both sensors go off. You’ll be able to keep your home safe, but you’ll also be able to avoid having to deal with false alarms.

Home security should be of the utmost importance to you. A security system isn’t just about protecting your home; it is about protecting all of the people that live within it.

If you want to keep your home safe, you’ll want to use the best technology on the market. An infrared motion sensor alarm is ideal for home use. Look into installing an alarm like this in your home.

Blow Darts – How Not to Use a Blowgun

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Blowguns have been in use for tens of thousands of years aiding in securing food sources. No doubt they have been an important instrument in furthering the survival of people’s whose lives depended daily on finding their next meal.

While modern blowguns are a blast to target practice with, they aren’t normally used in modern civil society for hunting. Getting your next meal is as easy as opening your refrigerator, going to a fast food place, or stocking up at your closest grocery store. While using a blow dart for food procurement used to be a life furthering advantage, it isn’t a necessity nor a requirement in today’s world.

Modern Blowgun

Modern Blow Gun

But here we have another example of irresponsible behavior on the part of some imbecile taking joy out of inflicting pain on others.

Two people walking across Golden Gate Bridge hit by blow darts

“Two pedestrians walking across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco were struck by blow darts, authorities said Saturday as they searched for possible suspects.”

Photo shows a blow dart that struck a pedestrian walking on the Golden Gate Bridge.

“I’ve never heard of something like this, CHP spokesman Andrew Barclay told the Los Angeles Times. “It seems very random, and it doesn’t appear that either of the victims was targeted for any reason specifically. Neither of them had any arguments.”

The fact that the blow dart penetrated two inches into a man’s leg demonstrates how well these weapons could perform. Shooting them into people for sport and sadistic pleasure is just a sad example of today’s behavioral deficiencies.

Personal Street Protection Tools to Defend Yourself With

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Imagine yourself walking down the street and out of nowhere, someone is coming straight at you with a big knife. What do you do? This is real and there isn’t a police office there to protect you. It’s you and a madman intent on killing you or inflicting as much damage as they can to you.

We Support IsraelWith the rash of violence happening aimed at killing Israelis and the intent of the US government to bring Muslim “refugees” to the United States, it’s not too far fetched to envision this type of scenario happening in one of our own cities. The Israeli government is now telling their citizens to arm themselves and to carry their weapon with them.

Over the past several days, we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of visitors to this website from the country of Israel. They are looking for something to protect themselves with that they can carry with them and use to defend against these abhorrent and unprovoked attacks on their lives.

Personal Street Protection Tools

The expandable baton tops the list of weapons people are checking out to have a self defense tool they can use on the street. This is a good choice because the baton can block an attack and give a powerful offensive capability as well. Made of steel, it is not a flimsy weapon but a strong and sturdy tool you could use to keep yourself alive.

Steel Baton for Street Protection

With one of these, you can block a thrust or a slash and immediately counter with a solid blow to the attackers head and body parts. With the crazed mind of someone out to inflict carnage upon you, having an ability to protect, defend, and counter attack can save your life and probably the lives of other people as well.

The telescopic steel baton is fairly inexpensive and its very easy to carry with the included holster. For less than 30 bucks including shipping, you can have something that save your life while providing both defensive and offensive capabilities.

While the steel stick is a good option for most, there is another self defense tool that I’ve seen used in these horrific videos that immediately put the machete wielding attacker on the ground. It’s called the TASER and it is THE most effective non-lethal tool available.

Albeit more expensive, the tazer has the ability to immediately take over a person’s body and make it impossible to move. Very easy to use, a laser makes it almost impossible to miss, and the ability to take down an attacker from a distance makes it much safer as well.

Taser - Ultimate Street Protection

While the price tag may put it out of reach for some, and some states not allowing you to possess it, it is hands down the best option to have when you need to immediately stop someone such as a crazed killer out for blood.

Having something with you to protect yourself on the street is necessary in more and more situations. Not having a weapon when you need one may cost you dearly, as we see in Israel.

10 Steps to a Safer Apartment

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There’s no doubt that getting out on your own and living in your first apartment is a very exciting time. There is a new found freedom, you make the rules and you can let your decorating style take over.

ApartmentsApartment living has always appealed to me because you’re living in close proximity to a lot of other people and if you’re a social butterfly then this is you’re heaven.

But this can be a double edge sword. Living close to other people takes away a huge privacy factor. People are more aware of your schedule, when you come and go, nights you tend to stay out with friends, when your boyfriend or girlfriend is there or away, whether you have pets or not.

Ten Ways to Stay Safe in an Apartment

Because of this type of lifestyle it is extra important that you take steps to protect yourself and your property. Here are ten ways to make your apartment life a lot safer:

  1. When choosing an apartment, make sure you familiarize yourself with the area and scope out the current tenants and surrounding neighborhoods. For example, just because the apartment is next to a college, doesn’t necessarily mean you want shop or mingle in the nearby stores and neighborhoods.
  2. Try to get an apartment on a floor other than the first floor. I know it can be an inconvenience to climb flights of stairs but ground level apartments are more likely to get broken into because they are more easily accessible. Plus, those stairs offer a great workout!
  3. Make sure that all windows and doors have working locks and report any problems to management immediately. Chances are you aren’t the first person to live there which means other people may know of faulty entrances to your home.
  4. Get familiar with the layout of your apartment complex. Know where to check your mail and where the garbage goes. Watch out for areas that are secluded by shrubs or trees where someone could be hiding and waiting to attack. Stay away from areas that are poorly lit at night.
  5. Keep your porch light on at night and you may want to consider keeping an inside light or TV on while you’re away to make people think someone is inside your home.
  6. Find out exactly who has access to your apartment besides yourself and find out management’s policy on entering your unit. This is a good reason to keep a neat and tidy apartment. If someone enters your place and moves things around you will be more likely to realize something’s wrong. If you ever come home to something out of place such as an open door leave immediately and call police.
  7. Never open the door to strangers and use a peep hole. If you must open the door for some reason, place the heel of your foot on the floor and the ball of your foot on the door at an angle. If someone tries to force their way in your foot will stop them and allow you to close and lock the door.
  8. Use inexpensive alarms on your doors and windows. They may not call you or notify the police, but an intruder doesn’t know that and they will definitely get the attention of your neighbors.
  9. Find a neighbor or two and exchange information. Agree to keep watch out for one another.
  10. Get Renter’s Insurance. It is usually extremely cheap and will protect you from burglaries all the way to natural disasters. Most apartments offer this or you can check with your auto insurance company as well.

These are some of the ways you can stay safe while apartment living. TBOTECH has a package tailored just for you called the Apartment Survival Kit by Safe Family Life. It has an array of products that you’ll find helpful in securing your new abode.

10 Steps to a Safer Apartment

A Voice of Reason In Self Defense

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Chief Craig of Detroit

We mostly only hear about how bad guns are. Seldom do we hear about the merits of being able to defend yourself. It is, therefore, refreshing and welcome to see an authority figure not only standing up for being able to protect one’s self, but actually recommending citizens legally arming themselves.

This story is of one such citizen whose life was saved only because he had his personal weapon on him during a car robbery.

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Chief Craig of Detroit

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says legal gun ownership in his city can help stop crime. (AP/Detroit Free Press)

In a city plagued by chronic unemployment and crime and guarded by a dwindling police force, residents of Detroit are increasingly taking protection of themselves, their families and property into their own hands. Those who do so responsibly have the blessing and backing of Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

“When you look at the city of Detroit, we’re kind of leading the way in terms of urban areas with law-abiding citizens carrying guns,” Craig said recently.

The chief’s call to arms, which first came in December, 2013, has been answered by thousands of men and women tired of being victims and eager to reclaim their beleaguered city.

Without this good man’s personal weapon on him, he would be dead and the criminal would be alive – probably never caught.

Kudos to Chief Craig for encouraging a responsible citizenry to arm themselves against the ever present violence in Detroit.

Afraid To Go Outside Alone?

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To many people, venturing outside alone especially at night can instill a fear that can be hard to overcome. With all the news depicting the rising crime, it’s no wonder that feeling safe is something out of reach for a lot of citizens.

You hear about crime in the news just about on a daily basis, so your anxiety about going outside alone is well founded in reality. However, there are some steps you can take to help eliminate your fears. Possessing the mental freedom to walk around and conduct your business, i.e. shopping, walking, jogging, and just going from A to B should be something you can take for granted.

Man Peeking Behind TreeHowever, that’s not to say you should be naive either. You shouldn’t think “it” can never happen to you, but you also shouldn’t have to be concerned that “it” is about to happen to you either. A happy medium can be achieved by taking a few mental and physical steps to prepare yourself for whatever could happen.

Preparing to Leave the Home or Office

First off, you can realize that for the most part, the world is not filled with people out to get you. There are certainly bad people out there, but the majority of people you encounter are just like you. They’re trying to make a living, get the shopping done, visit friends or family, and get healthier by walking or running. They’re just as concerned for their well being as you or anyone else is.

Having to leave the safety of your home or workplace can cause consternation if you are not prepared to deal with the bad elements out there. In most cases, there is really no cause for concern. However, being able to deal with a threat will give you the confidence you need to go about your business. Having a safety product with you that will help you get out of a tough situation is your main line of self defense.

An Effective Form of Self Defense

One of the most effective forms of personal self defense is the pepper spray. Made of Oleo Resin Capsicum (OC), this protective spray has been a cornerstone of stopping an assailant for decades. While there are other forms of sprays such as tear gas, real OC spray has the immediate effect you’re looking for. That’s because it is an inflammatory agent and not just an irritant.

Don't be Afraid to Go OutsideWhat that means is that once the liquid gets into the eyes, nose, and throat of someone, the capillaries – which are the very tiny blood vessels in all of us – will swell up and cause involuntary reactions that a person cannot control. They will not be able to keep their eyes open and tears will flood their sockets. They will not be able to breathe very well and will start to cough and choke as their own body tries to fight off the chemical invasion. There will be an intense burning sensation all over their skin that really hurts.

As long as facial contact is made, you are sure to be able to get away as the affected person will have no other desire than to make the burning stop and get to a water source to flush their face and eyes with. Most sprays also have an infused dye that can be used to identify the attacker. Once you spray someone, get away as quickly as you can and call for help. The police will be able to ID who the person is by the dye all over their face.

You can obtain a self defense spray in many sizes from big to keychain sized small. Cost on these is minimal and can be found starting at under $10. If you have one of these on you when you go outside, you will have no reason to feel afraid. You will know that you’re able to fend off an attack easily and at a safe distance before they even get close enough to you.

Defensive sprays have these benefits:

  1. Extremely Effective
  2. Inexpensive
  3. Lightweight
  4. Used from a distance

Stay Alert, Stay Alive

Learning to become vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times goes a long way to providing a safety buffer. Walking tall and keeping your head up demonstrates confidence and gives you an aura of being someone not to mess with. Keeping aware of who’s around you also gives you a “head’s up” to see someone’s demeanor as they approach.

Criminals in prison have gone on record stating they are looking for someone who is not paying attention. Someone with their head down and just trudging along. Making eye contact with those you encounter shows you are paying attention and would be able to identify an attacker. This is exactly what they do not want.

Exuding the confidence that you can take care of yourself makes you a tougher target and one that most criminals would rather pass up. They do not want to deal with someone who’d give them trouble and would rather find a more docile, easier conquered person they can control.

With the protection of a pepper spray you can have that confidence because you know you have the ability to protect yourself. Not even those drunk or on drugs are able to defy basic human physiology. A blast of pepper spray to the face and anyone has to succumb to its effects.

Go Forth and Prosper

Armed with knowledge and a canister of pepper spray, you do not have to be afraid to go outside alone. If you’re a jogger, there are even cans made especially for running. Keep your head up, stay alert to your surroundings, and have the attitude that you are not a victim. Being confident makes you less of a target as the bad guys are looking for an easy score.

Keep your OC spray with you at all times and be prepared to use it if you need to. This means keeping it handy while you’re out. Hold it in your hand while walking to and from your vehicle or from place to place. It really is a show stopper and you can be sure that anyone who tries to stop you will find they’ve chosen the wrong person.


If you have a pool, you need an alarm

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We’re rapidly approaching pool season for most of the United States. People from coast to coast will be setting up and filling their pools, promising to themselves that this year will be the one where they actually make time to enjoy the pool. Sadly, on average around 900 children die each year from drowning, many in their own family pools.

A pool alarm is certainly no substitute for vigilance on the part of the parents and other care givers but it should absolutely be one of the tools used to protect children in the home.

A Pool Alarm Saves Lives

The Pool Protector Pool Alarm is simplicity itself. It has two components. The sensor unit rests on the side of the pool with part of it extending into the water. The second component is the receiver, which is placed anywhere within 200 feet of the sensor, such as perhaps the kitchen or living room of the home.

Pool Alarm

When the sensor activates, the receiver emits a 100dB alarm, easily loud enough to get the attention of everyone in the home. The alarm also sounds right at the sensor unit, doubling the amount of noise and alerting anyone who might be outside.

The sensor, once installed, cannot be deactivated. There is a sleep button that is activated when people are using the pool. When the sensor detects no movement in the pool for a certain period of time, it automatically reactivates itself. Also, the sensor will detect if someone tries to deactivate the unit and, if that happens, the alarm goes off. Many pool owners fear neighborhood children from jumping the fence and using the pool when no one is around. That won’t be happening more than once with the Pool Protector.

It isn’t just for detecting illicit pool use, either. In ground pools in particular can pose a serious hazard for those walking near them. Countless adults have slipped and fallen into the pool when they weren’t paying attention to where they were going. Fortunately, the vast majority of those accidents did little more than bruise the ego of those involved. Children like to explore and they love to explore places and areas that are off limits to them. As many a parent has found, children are little escape artists and can often find their way over, under, or through gates, fences, and other obstacles quite easily. You can’t always rely upon such devices to keep your children safe. A pool alarm provides that extra layer of security.

A pool alarm is not magical, though, and won’t create some sort of force field around the pool, preventing anyone from entering or falling into it. However, the alarm can provide you with those precious extra seconds to respond to an accident, something that certainly could mean the difference between life and death.

Hidden Camera Catches Boyfriend Doing the Unthinkable

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Here is another reason to stay vigilant concerning your children, even around people you supposedly know. That this was able to go on for so long is even more damaging for the child.

Piece of Slime

“RAYTOWN, Mo. — A Missouri mother used a hidden camera to catch her boyfriend allegedly taking nude photos of the woman’s 6-year-old daughter, police said.”

“After placing the camera in her daughter’s room with a clear view of the bed, the mother and her friend left the home to “run an errand.” A few minutes later, Bibby apparently entered the girl’s room and the hidden camera captured Bibby taking photos of the girl’s private area, investigators said.”

“…had been suspicious of Bibby in recent months, which prompted her to install the hidden camera”

Hidden Camera catches Pedophile –

I’ve always been an advocate of installing hidden cameras in your home to help you keep track of how your children are being treated. Background checks for nannies or caregivers is a good start but actually seeing with your own eyes how others interact with your loved ones is your best bet.

You can find hidden cameras and spy gear available by clicking on these links. It’s better to have peace of mind than to wonder and always having that nagging thought in the back of your mind.

Prepping for vacation

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Prepping for Vacation

What is vacation season for most of us is a busy time of year for burglars. They love to find an unoccupied home, one where they can take their time searching high and low for the good stuff. As you plan your next out of town vacation, take the time to make preparations to keep your home safe while you’re away.

First, keep your mouth shut about planned trips! Crooks and thieves frequent the same social media sites as you do. They are always searching for posts about upcoming trips and such. Don’t post about your trip until you’re back home. And whatever you do, fight the urge to make your friends jealous by posting pics of you and your family on vacation while you’re still out of town. I know, that can be nearly impossible not to do in this day and age. Recognize the risk of doing so, though.

Prepping for Vacation

Talk to a trusted neighbor about having them keep an eye on things while you’re away. Ask them to collect the newspaper every day, feed the fish, and take a walk through the home to check for anything amiss. You might go so far as to ask them to park a vehicle in your driveway so it looks more like someone is home.

You might consider having the post office suspend delivery while you’re gone. Otherwise, ask your neighbor to collect your mail every day. What I’ve found works really well is to give the neighbor one of those canvas shopping bags you see everywhere. They can toss all mail and newspapers right into the bag each day. Personally, I much prefer having my neighbor collect this stuff rather than suspend delivery. This way, I can access everything as soon as I get home, rather than having to visit the post office to grab it.

Timers work great for turning lights on and off in the evening. Consider adding a radio to the mix, too, so as to provide some audio as well as visual evidence that someone is home. Exterior lights are hopefully motion activated. If they aren’t, you might consider installing new lights, not just for your vacation, of course, but because motion sensitive lights are an excellent security tool.

Let the local police department know when you’ll be out of town. They can let the officers in your neighborhood know to keep a closer eye on the area. Be sure to tell them that you’ve arranged to have your neighbor check on things, too, so as to avoid any surprises.

If you are truly concerned about home security while you’re out of town, you could purchase one or more IP cameras. These transmit over a wi-fi system and you can access the footage in real time using a laptop or smartphone.

Plan ahead so your vacation isn’t ruined by what you find when you return home.