Home security

Garage Security Tips

When it comes to home security, we often spend our time worrying about the doors and windows of our homes but forget about the garage. Garage doors are in most cases pretty weak and they can give thieves easy access to your home. They take very little effort and virtually no time to force open. Even if the garage is not actually attached to the property, if there is items of value stored in there,…

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Understanding Interrogator Tactics

An interrogator is anybody that questions somebody either formally or aggressively. You will have heard the term used to describe being questioned by law enforcement but it also covers being questioned by a private individual, an insurgent group or even a kidnapper. I have an idea for a set of articles that we want to write here on the website but for this guide, we want to focus on the tactics used for interrogation which…

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How to Survive a Carjacking

Carjacking is the word used to describe an incident in which a person uses the threat of bodily harm to force a victim to give up their vehicle. Carjacking may be committed in conjunction with kidnapping, when a passenger or driver in the car is taken along with the vehicle. The best way of protecting yourself is by understanding and becoming familiar with the methods, ruses, and locations that are commonly used by carjackers. Is…

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How to Handle a Suspicious Package

The chances of a suspicious package being delivered to a home address are thankfully rare, but they do happen. Companies that receive huge amounts of mail are more at risk but either way, if there is concern that a suspected package has been received, sensible steps can be taken to minimise the risk and danger. For the purpose of this guide, the term “suspicious package” is any mail that may contain a bomb, or a…

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Is it Safe to Use Hotel Safes?

Following on from our earlier guide “13 tips for staying safe in a hotel“, we were asked the question “Is it safe to use hotel safes?” First off, storing your valuables in the in-room hotel safe is a much better choice than trying to hide your valuables somewhere in the room. However, it is not 100% secure. If you use the safe and somehow forget the code or lose the key, how do you retrieve…

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