December 21: Disasters in History

What is the Difference Between a Hazard and a Disaster?

While many people think that hazards and disasters are the same thing, there IS a difference. Hopefully this short post can help clear it up for you. A hazard may be natural or man-made and is a situation where there is a threat to life, the environment or property. They have the ‘potential’ to be dangerous and cause damage. A disaster is a step further and is a situation that ‘HAS’ caused loss of lives,…

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Avoid being attacked

Personal Safety While Walking or Jogging Alone

A predator is always looking for what they believe to be an easy target. If they are spotted, they will usually leave the “hard target” and go back to waiting for an easy one. They go through what is known as the victim selection process which is much like an animal predator would do when selecting prey. The process is very rarely a random one and the plan is usually thought out well in advance….

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Protecting Yourself from Date Rape Drugs

Sadly, the use of date rape drugs is on the rise and even worse is the fact that many people just don’t know how to avoid becoming a victim. These types of drugs are usually used to make a person more susceptible for sexual assault. In the tips below, when we use the word “drink” we are not just referring to alcohol. Date rape drugs can be slipped into any drink including water due to…

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Top 3 Smart Locks of 2018

Keep Hackers Out of Your Smart Home

Home security has come a long way in the last few years with us now having a wide range of smart sensors, alarms and door entry systems available to us. While most of these smart home products do a very good job at what they are supposed to do, some of them could potentially be the weakness that will allow an intruder to gain access into your property. The thing is, smart technology is not…

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11 Defensive Driving Tips

Defensive driving doesn’t mean that you should always be tensed up when you’re behind the wheel of your car. It also doesn’t mean that you are just waiting for an accident to happen. What it does mean is that you watch out for what other drivers around you are doing, and try to anticipate what they are going to do next. This will give you a better chance of avoiding an accident. Defensive driving =…

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