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  • Personal Protection Items Make Great Gifts

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    With the upcoming holidays, what would make a great gift? Of course you are concerned about the safety of your love ones whether they’re are home or away. With the current changes in the economy, personal attacks and theft are becoming common events.

    Personal protection items are a priceless gift that any friend or family member would appreciate for years to come, because these gifts can provide peace of mind whether at home or out on the road.

    Items like Pepper Spray are becoming an urban necessity for women and men alike especially when out an about during a busy holiday season. A great deterrent against personal attacks would be pepper spray, which comes in a variety of canisters even in a lip stick case. Many of these pepper sprays have belt clips or they can be added to your key chain.

    Pepper spray is fast acting. A quick stream of pepper spray striking an attacker in the eyes and face produces extreme discomfort and pain. The pepper sprays causes no permanent injure and the effects can last upwards of 45 minutes, allowing you to time to get away and call for help.

    Stun guns or Tasers, are two other items to consider. Both are non-lethal defensive technologies that are now available to consumers. These items both use powerful jolts of electricity to disable a potential attacker. The major difference between a stun gun and a Taser is:

    1. To be effective, when using a stun gun, you must make direct contact with the attacker.
    2. Tasers guns do not require direct contact, they can immobilize an attacker within 15 feet.

    Stun guns are available in many different shapes and styles, examples: cell phones, flash lights, lipstick, walking canes and more.  Both these devices are effective personal protection tools that are very affordable.

    Keep in mind, these tools should be used properly and handle with care. They are not toys and should not be used by children.

    A favorite of law enforcement is a Tactical Baton. Batons are compact and provide an effective defense against aggressive behavior. They are available for both men and women in different styles and colors. Their stainless steel construction makes them very durable and strong enough to handle most challenging incidents.

    Personal Alarms, a less non-violent response to a personal attack, while providing a powerful deterrent. These devices are compacts sirens that deliver attention getting noise at a moment’s notice. Many come with a flash light and can easily be carried in your pocket or added right to a key chain. Personal alarms are allowed in government builds, schools, and even of airplanes. Also very affordable.

    Diversion Safes are small safe boxes cleverly camouflaged to look like regular everyday house hold items. These are one of the fastest growing trends in home security. They come in almost any object you can think of. Some look like a regular can of beer, others look like books or book shelves, and still others look like a can of coffee. Others resemble garden stones or flower pots and more. These items are ideal for hiding valuables or money. These items make a great gift ideal and you can have some fun with these items by inviting a guest to guess where the gift actually is. When the guest realizes the actual purpose of the gift they generally express instantaneous surprise especially when they understand its purpose.

    Please keep in mind the pepper spray, stun guns and Tasers are legal in most states. Before considering the purchase of any of these items, click on the following link (PRODUCT LAWS & RESTRICTIONS) to review local city and states regulations regarding the purchase of these items.

    Article written by: Michael Wynar owner of Toledo Guardian

  • USING FAKE CAMERAS TO STOP CRIME AND SAVE MONEY

     

    One way to cut down on crime, is to make sure that people on your property always think that cameras may be watching them. A fake camera is a terrific way to do this

    THREE REASONS WHY FAKE CAMERAS WORK:

    1.    Generally thieves will be looking for a setting that has the lowest possible risk of being caught. They do not care what property they are breaking into.

    2.    Even if thieves suspect that a camera is fake, they will not risk being caught especially if the property next door has no cameras and it would be just as easy to break into.

    3.    Fake cameras cost far less the real cameras, plus there is no maintenance cost, other than a couple of AA batteries. Solar Powered cameras are also available.

    Protecting your valuables is now a simple task. However choosing your equipment to help you do so is not simple. You just have to be smarter than a potential thief. Think about how a thief looks at your home. Can you install fake cameras? Will they pass as the real thing? More than likely, you can and they will.

    Fake cameras are as effective in deterring crime as are real cameras. If you intent to protect your personal property and home, then security cameras are the best way to go. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford some of the more elaborate security systems available on the market today. This is where fake security cameras come into play. The trick though, is to purchase fake equipment that so completely resembles the real thing, that would-be thieves cannot tell the difference.

    Here are some things to consider in regards to fake cameras

    ·        COST - A good fake system does not have to cost you a bundle of money, rather it should look like it cost you a bundle of money.

    ·        LENS - If you are trying to fool an intruder, he or she needs to believe they are being caught on film. Keep in mind, the first identifiable characteristic of a fake camera is the plastic lens or the unit may not have any lens. Look at the lens on the fake security camera, it should have a glass lens.

    ·        LIGHTS – That little red light is another telltale sign of a real system. Many fake cameras are now available with motion detection and the camera will follow the intruder. Your fake camera should have this feature as well. It all comes down to the appearance your system gives the intruder.

    ·        MOUNTS – A good quality mount will weight a considerable amount. If the mount looks shoddy or weak, this will give the intruder a good indication that the unit is fake.

    ·        Mixing – Mixing fake security cameras with real ones is also another good idea. Once a phony unit is detected, thieves will think that all the security cameras are phony and their concern about being caught is greatly diminished.

    ·        Fake security cameras can provide almost the same level of protection that real ones can. You won’t be able to play a video recording of a crime, and so they do lose a little bit of benefit in that regard. However, they will be entirely successful if they keep the crime from ever happening. And therefore, if there are no criminals willing to visit your home or business, you will not need to have a video recording of what they were doing. A fake camera keeps your possessions safe, and without spending much money.

  • Hidden Cameras Have Endless Applications

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Business owners use hidden cameras to watch the way employees handle their customers and money. They also use these cameras for training employees to better serve their customers.

    Parents use hidden cameras to watch their children while playing in the play room. The cameras are also used to determine how good a job their baby sitter or nanny is doing with their children.

    They are even used to record the activity of pets when no one is at home.

    Hidden cameras are small board cameras that are built into everyday objects. These objects can be anything! They can be placed in phones, clocks, smoke detectors, books and many other common or household items. You can even purchase camera components and create your own! The camera can be wired directly to a recording devise or can be fitted with a signal transmitter that transmits to a receiver where the images can be viewed and/or recorded.

    A well placed hidden camera would answer your concerns! Have you ever left your desk and upon returning got the feeling that things weren't quite right? Your home or office desk has a treasure trove of information within easy reach of an unscrupulous person. Hidden cameras help to ensure someone’s integrity.

    Have you ever wondered about the kids that visit your home with your son or daughter because they made you feel a bit uneasy? Maybe because you had money or prescription pain killers in the house. These are items you definitely want to keep track of. Hidden cameras will let you know if someone is snooping or if a theft is taking place.

    Now Let’s Look At Business Applications.

    Employee theft and burglary are only two problems your business may face. Business owners use hidden cameras in almost any business you can think of. They are used to control money and inventory losses from unscrupulous employees, to a training tool to better help their employees to service their customers.

    A Third, And More Serious Problem, Is Wasted Time.

    Most employees don't think of coming in late, taking a long lunch, or leaving early as theft, but the time they take from you is valuable. Employee theft and burglary are only two problems your business may face. A third, and much more insidious problem, is wasted time. In many businesses, employee's friends drop by and hang around the store talking and keeping employees from working. This time theft can cost you much more in a year than you lose from actual employee theft or burglary, and a hidden camera is the best way to catch, and stop, it.

    If you need to discipline employees who continue to leave the workplace early, come in late or take extended lunches, time-stamped footage from the exit cameras will help you make your case and protect you from lawsuits.

    Most of your employees will stop this behavior if they know they're being watched. Installing a camera, hidden or not, at all exit points, will allow you to keep an eye on employees and address any continuing problems with attendance. The very presence of a camera will give most employees pause in leaving early.

    Placing hidden cameras in public areas of your business to monitor customer service.

    Most of your employees have never had formal training in dealing with customers, and may not understand what they're doing wrong or how they come across to customers. By using a hidden camera and walking them through the footage and examples of more proper behavior, you can work actively with them to improve their interpersonal skills.

    Tell Your Employees About The Hidden Cameras.

    You have a right, as an employer, to place cameras in public areas of your workplace, but you risk hurting your relationships with your employees if they discover they're being recorded or photographed without their knowledge. Most employees will have initial bad feelings and then accept the cameras as a part of the workplace.

    Talking to your employees about cameras lets them know what you're doing and why, gives them fair warning to stop behaviors that may cause them problems if recorded, and lets them know that you're only recording in public areas and in compliance with the law.

    It’s Important To Be Reasonable When Viewing Video Recording.

    It is very easy to find flaws when you're watching something that has already happened. Take notes on the footage as you watch it, and keep track of problems that recur and that may cause a serious problem. Minor quirks and occasional misbehaviors don't necessarily need attention.

    Coming down hard on your employees for every infraction will not help your business, and can make your employees less effective. If they're worried that every little misstep will get them yelled at, they're unlikely to perform well. Using a tape as a teaching tool lets you address specific behaviors and show the employees how you want these situations handled in the future. If you use cameras to help your employees build their skills, you can create a better business, reduce your turnover, and keep customers coming back for your excellent service.

    There Are Several Important Considerations To Keep In Mind When Buying Hidden Cameras.

    1. How will you power your hidden cameras?

    Many hidden cameras can simply be plugged into an outlet and are ready to go. However, with a wireless camera you will need a battery or a battery pack.

    1. Will The Images Be Of High Quality?

    To ensure that you will have high quality images when transmitting, it is important to purchase cameras with high quality lenses. An excellent choice is something called the CCD lens. The CCD (charged coupled devise) lens provides high resolution and is highly sensitive to light. This enables the hidden camera to accurately transmit images not only outdoors but indoors and in low light conditions as well.

    1. How are images viewed? 

    Hidden cameras need to be connected to a viewing devise such as a DVR, VCR or a monitor. If you are using a wired camera, this is accomplished through the use of video cable ran directly to your viewing devise. With a wireless devise, a built-in transmitter sends a video signal to a receiver. It is this receiver that is connected to your recording devise or monitor and provides your record of activity in the area that you are monitoring.

    You should be aware that audio is not something that is generally included within the capacity of most hidden cameras. When there are times and certain circumstances that you may feel the need to have conversations recorded, there are recorders available that will record room conversations

    In conclusion, hidden cameras are highly effective monitoring tools that help you ensure that all is well within your home or business.

  • 6 Smart Home Gadgets You Need In Your House By: Peter Minkoff

     

    Modern technology is infused into all aspects of reality, be it work or leisure time. A variety of cool gadgets are already adorning our homes and shifting the indoor landscape as well as our daily life. Some of them are flashy and awesome, while others serve a practical purpose and solve our problems. Well, if you ask me, one should strive to play it smart and get the best of both worlds.  Here are some must-have gadgets that show us the glimpse of a better, greener, and a safer world of tomorrow.

    LED safety lights

    In the area of home security, the market is flooded with a score of amazing solutions. Of course, you can always invest in reliable video recording and alarm systems, but one inexpensive option comes in the form of safety light. Namely, with a product like Nightwatcher LED Security Motion Light, you can deny thieves and burglars the cover of darkness. As the name suggests, it uses sensors to record motion and also mounts Wi-Fi connection. This means that users may access them from any mobile device and when away from home.

    Tankless water heater

    Another field of great innovation is domestic energy-efficiency. With smart tech minions in the league of the Marey ECO270 Self-modulating Water Heater, which you can easily order from sites like Viking, it is possible to tap into 27.kW of power across multiple points of use. This tankless water heater uses up to 60% less electricity than the conventional heaters and users are able to optimize energy consumption by setting the exact desired water temperature. The management is seamless and is carried out via a LCD panel.

    Smart faucet

    To make strides towards sustainability, you can also employ water-saving products. A smart faucet is definitely worth considering. It is a hygienic and contamination-free tool as you do not even have to touch the valves. The initial investment is a drop in the bucket compared to the benefits of saving up to 15,000 gallons of water per year. Not only that, the intelligent design enables this gadget to conserve energy as well. In the process, you will reduce the carbon footprint of your household and do nature a favor.

    Robot vacuum cleaner

    House chores have never been less tedious, at least with the air of the robotic helper. DeeBot 77 from Ecovacs is a stunning paragon of smart home innovation. This two-wheeled little fellow uses the latest software technology to detect and maneuver around obstacles. Different modes allow it to deal with all kinds of flooring and advanced functions to perform tasks such as automatically emptying the dust bin. Finally, an intelligent time-scheduling feature can be used to let D77 work the cleaning magic while there is nobody around.

    Smart Body Analyzer

    This gadget is a complete health-tracking scale. So, do not let ordinary looks deceive you: Apart from weight, Withings Smart Body Analyzer provides a slew of health data, including heart rate and body fat percentage. It can even monitor indoor air quality, present cool graphs, and warn you of pollution and health risk. In addition, users can take advantage of a mobile app to sync data with the server, establish personal goals, and keep track of the progress.

    Smart Kettle

    Finally, for all you tea lovers out there, we present the Smarter iKettle 2.0. The wait is over: You can finally utilize Wi-Fi connection to control the kitchen appliance via smartphone. And yes, you gain the power to remotely boil your kettle from the bedroom if you wish it so. An app shows you how much water is inside and issues a notification once the desired temperature is reached.  Wake up mode is handy in case you want to schedule the kettle. This is high-tech tea brewing at its purest.

    Open doors to future

    Iot and smart tech are entering an era of rapid development and adoption. Thus, it is high time to embrace innovative technology, regardless of whether you want to bolster home security or let robot lackey tackle tedious house tasks. You have an amazing opportunity to reduce human effort, be eco-friendly, save resources, and trim utility bills. There is a bunch of great solutions, so do the homework and cherry-pick the best of the best. The future is at your doorstep and all you have to do is invite it in.

  • Things To Consider When Choosing Survival Gear For Natural Disasters

     

     

    Choosing Survival Gear For Natural Disasters

    While most people think of outdoor survival gear as something that is needed for those who spend their time in nature, this is gear that will become invaluable if there is a natural disaster in the area. Those who have experienced these types of disasters understand the chaos that results from these disasters, and it is a situation in which no one wants to be involved in. Yet, those who are better prepared to handle these situations are going to be those who come out of the disaster with strength and determination.

    1. Select items that you will need, not items that you would like to have. Exercise a little judgment and a little self-control. If it’s just two of you, why select an 8 man tent?
    2. Don't select items that you already have unless these don't work well or are broken and needs to be replaced.
    3. First, make a list of the items you feel that you and your family will actually need and not just want.
    4. Second, bearing in mind you and your family’s own personal needs, go through the lists and identify items that will help meet you and your family's personal needs. Again, not "wants" but "needs".
    5. Keep in mind that quality is more important than price in selecting survival gear! In the middle of a disaster or crisis, you won't be able to run to the store to find a replacement for an item that breaks or doesn't work.

    Being Prepared

    Advanced preparation is the key to survival in an unexpected catastrophic weather event. A crucial step to this is choosing the right survival gear. Having a survival kit stored in a safe and accessible place is important during an emergency.

    Some Items to include in a survival kit for you and each person in your family are:

    1. Food (food should be non-perishables)
    2. Bottled water also include a portable water filtration system
    3. Collapsible dishes, utensils, pots and pans
    4. Solar blankets
    5. Tarps & duct tape
    6. Ponchos
    7. A Radio
    8. Led Flashlights
    9. Matches and Fuel Free Lighter
    10. First aid kits including antibacterial creams
    11. Hand gun and ammunition
    12. Tools (axe, hammer, machete, wire saw, survival knife, rope
    13. Portable Solar Oven & A Portable Solar Kettle for heating water
    14. Solar Battery Pack for recharging cell phones
    15. Paper & pencils
    16. Clothing

    Toledo Guardian - A great place to shop for survival gear.

  • Do You Need A Home Security Overhau

    How to Get the Most out of Your Home Security Overhaul:

    By Peter Menkoff

    There are many reasons why you might want to do a security overhaul on your home. Perhaps crime is on the rise in your area and you wish to ensure the safety of your family. Perhaps you moved into a new property and you realized that its security features are subpar. Perhaps your security system is simply out of date and you wish to do an update that will let you sleep peacefully knowing that your loved ones are safe.

    When doing such a security overhaul, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind if you want to be 100% certain that you are doing everything you can possibly do.

    1. Do Your Research

    Before anything else, you need to do your research and do it right. Many homeowners spend a few hours, checking up on a few blogs and articles and they think they know everything about the latest in home protection.

    If this was possible, we wouldn't have specialists.

    Proper research entails much more than reading a few articles. You need to spend at least a few days learning about the latest in home security, talking to specialists and perhaps even having someone do a home security audit for you.

    You need to make sure you have all the facts before you move on.

    2. Know Your Equipment

    Not all home security systems and equipment are the same. In fact, the quality and the features provided by various systems will vary greatly and you need to make sure you are making the right choice for your home. Learn more about manufacturers, various features and models that you are considering for your home.

    Also, you need to make sure you are buying your home security equipment from a reputable seller, like Toledo Guardian, for example. This way you can rest assured you are not buying cheap knockoffs that will provide as much home security as the traps set by the kid from Home Alone (we are talking real life scenario here).

    3. Know Your Pros

    Unless you have experience in doing major home security work, you will want to hire professionals for your home sec overhaul, especially if you are doing major construction work that will involve more than simply installing some HD cameras around your property.

    You will do well to ask around and pay due diligence when it comes to hiring the right people. You will want someone who has been around for a long time and who has an impeccable track record. One thing to check is if their contractor bond is in order, as well as any and all other requirements that similar companies need to have in your area.

    Besides ensuring that they will do their job the right way, this background check will also minimize the chances of one of their employees being an unsavory character who might later use their knowledge of your property to burgle your home.

    The good news is that it is now easier than ever to check up on contractors and home security experts, which is always a crucial part of the whole experience.

    4. Know Your Budget

    When talking any serious home sec overhaul, sooner or later you have to start thinking about money. Even though home security systems have dropped dramatically in price over the last couple of years, you still need to be certain you are not overpaying or overextending your budget.

    The reason why you have to keep this in mind is that there is nothing worse than coming up with a perfect home security overhaul only to find out that you have no money to complete it half way through. This will not only leave you underwhelmed, but it will actually hurt your home security since you will have to start improvising and leaving various sensitive points unsecured.

    Always keep your budget in mind and always factor in at least 10% for unforeseen problems (there are always those).

  • Home Security Overhaul

     

     

     

    How to Get the Most out of Your Home Security Overhaul

    By: Peter Minkoff

    There are many reasons why you might want to do a security overhaul on your home. Perhaps l: By Peter Menkoffcrime is on the rise in your area and you wish to ensure the safety of your family. Perhaps you moved into a new property and you realized that its security features are subpar. Perhaps your security system is simply out of date and you wish to do an update that will let you sleep peacefully knowing that your loved ones are safe.

    When doing such a security overhaul, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind if you want to be 100% certain that you are doing everything you can possibly do.

    1. Do Your Research

    Before anything else, you need to do your research and do it right. Many homeowners spend a few hours, checking up on a few blogs and articles and they think they know everything about the latest in home protection.

    If this was possible, we wouldn't have specialists.

    Proper research entails much more than reading a few articles. You need to spend at least a few days learning about the latest in home security, talking to specialists and perhaps even having someone do a home security audit for you.

    You need to make sure you have all the facts before you move on.

    2. Know Your Equipment

    Not all home security systems and equipment are the same. In fact, the quality and the features provided by various systems will vary greatly and you need to make sure you are making the right choice for your home. Learn more about manufacturers, various features and models that you are considering for your home.

    Also, you need to make sure you are buying your home security equipment from a reputable seller, like Toledo Guardian, for example. This way you can rest assured you are not buying cheap knockoffs that will provide as much home security as the traps set by the kid from Home Alone (we are talking real life scenario here).

    3. Know Your Pros

    Unless you have experience in doing major home security work, you will want to hire professionals for your home sec overhaul, especially if you are doing major construction work that will involve more than simply installing some HD cameras around your property.

    You will do well to ask around and pay due diligence when it comes to hiring the right people. You will want someone who has been around for a long time and who has an impeccable track record. One thing to check is if their contractor bond is in order, as well as any and all other requirements that similar companies need to have in your area.

    Besides ensuring that they will do their job the right way, this background check will also minimize the chances of one of their employees being an unsavory character who might later use their knowledge of your property to burgle your home.

    The good news is that it is now easier than ever to check up on contractors and home security experts, which is always a crucial part of the whole experience.

    4. Know Your Budget

    When talking any serious home sec overhaul, sooner or later you have to start thinking about money. Even though home security systems have dropped dramatically in price over the last couple of years, you still need to be certain you are not overpaying or overextending your budget.

    The reason why you have to keep this in mind is that there is nothing worse than coming up with a perfect home security overhaul only to find out that you have no money to complete it half way through. This will not only leave you underwhelmed, but it will actually hurt your home security since you will have to start improvising and leaving various sensitive points unsecured.

    Always keep your budget in mind and always factor in at least 10% for unforeseen problems (there are always those).

  • Reasons To Consider A Non-Lethal Weapon

     

    Things To Know About Taser Guns

    Your safety is one of the most important things that you should never take for granted because this involves your life. This is why you should consider using a self-defense device, a Taser gun in particular. You can definitely use this particular device to save yourself from an attacker. A Taser is among the weapons that are considered to be less than lethal or weapons that are not intended to take someone else's life.

    Firearms or real guns are also known to be very effective in keeping yourself safe and protected from bad people. But once you pull the trigger of a loaded real gun, there is a great possibility that your target may die with just one bullet. Good thing you have another option to consider, a non-lethal option - a Taser gun. With this, you are not really going to hurt an individual. You can make the attacker temporarily disabled, incapacitated or immobilized for a couple of minutes but you are not causing him permanent harm/damage. And of course, because this device is not a real gun, you won't have to go through the process of getting the necessary permits and licenses in order to carry the device. Just make sure that using the device is not prohibited in your city or state.

    Tasers deliver the ultimate in non-lethal protection. Toledo Guardian has a large selection of hand held Taser guns, and other self-defense weapons. Taser guns are legal in most states and highly effective – so much so, in fact, they’re carried by law enforcement departments nationwide. Keep a Taser gun in your purse, your nightstand, or even in your car so you’re always prepared in case you inadvertently find yourself in a dangerous situation.

    How Does It Work

    A Taser gun works by attacking the nervous system, delivering high-voltage electricity to an attacker’s body. Unlike Tasers, stun guns must make direct contact with the assailant to work but they’re less regulated and typically smaller and easier to conceal. A Taser gun works by attacking the nervous system, delivering high-voltage electricity to an attacker’s body. Unlike Tasers, stun guns must make direct contact with the assailant to work but they’re less regulated and typically smaller and easier to conceal.

    This equipment is used by firing probes attached with thin electrical wires, targeted at an attacker. When the probes come in contact with the attacker's skin or clothing, it delivers an electrical current which temporarily disrupts the nervous and muscular system for a short duration.

    The electrical current being discharged when the probes comes in contact with the attacker causes the muscles to undergo involuntary contractions. This freezes the muscles, disabling the attacker for several seconds to fifteen minutes, providing you enough time to escape and call for help. You can effectively fire the equipment ten to fifteen feet away from your attacker depending on the model. This provides you with the advantage of disabling them from a distance, rather than needing to be near the attacker to directly shock them as you would do with a stun gun.

    The Taser gun delivers static electricity of about 25,000 volts to incapacitate a person hit with it. However, it does not cause electrocution as the electricity is at low wattage. It only incapacitates the person for a short duration without permanent damaging effects, unlike a hand gun which can cause death or serious injuries.

    Since the discharged electricity output is limited and not enough to cause electrocution, you will not get shocked if you come in contact with the person hit with the discharged. If you accidentally discharged it and hit your friend or family member, you can immediately help them.

    When seconds count, a Taser gun can save your life. They have a higher incapacitation rate than a 9mm handgun and they’re non-lethal. The perfect choice for a college student or single moms. Protect yourself and your family with the easy convenience and affordability of a Taser gun from one of the industry’s most trusted brands.

    We sell a wide array of Taser guns and accessories like holsters and extra charge packs. There’s something for everyone!

    Visit: http://www.toledoguardian.com for all of your personal, home or business security needs.

  • Why A Hand Gun Is Not The Best Defensive Option

    REPERCUSSIONS OF USING A FIREARM IN SELF-DEFENSE

    Did you know that if you use a hand gun while trying to protect yourself, the perpetrator can sue if he survives? And…if that perpetrator dies, his family can legally sue you.

    It’s hard to believe, but the way our laws are now written regarding firearms, the criminal is provided with more protection in a shooting than the victim. In either case the wounded victim could be locked up for many years and he or she could spend a fortune trying to defend themselves in court. This is why a rapidly growing number of private citizen have decided to use non-lethal self-defense products instead.

    Stun Guns are extremely effective and they can stop a criminal without wounding or killing him, thus allowing the victim enough time to get away and call for help.

    What’s even more amazing is that stun guns are now comparatively inexpensive. This means that any one can now afford a stun gun and along with it obtain a peace of mind that money can’t buy.

    The stopping power of a stun gun is the really astonishing. A one second contact with a stun gun will have the attacker backing away, and a five second contact will have the attacker on the ground crying.

    Stun guns are now available in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. These days, in addition to traditional looking stun guns, like the Runt, there are a wide variety of stun guns disguised to look like cell phones, flashlights, lipstick tubes and much more.

    You can purchase stun guns with a range of 100,000 volts to 50,000,000 volts and not break the bank. Once again, they are very affordable.

    When you decide to choose one of these non-lethal self-defense products, you will find that your fear of criminals is greatly alleviated. Plus you eliminate any potential of legal reprisals (which happens way to often when firearms are used in self-defense).

    Things To Know About Stun Guns & Stun Batons

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    Stun guns deliver the ultimate in non-lethal protection. When seconds count, a stun gun can save your life. They have a higher incapacitation rate than a 9mm handgun and they’re non-lethal. The perfect choice for a college student or single mom. Protect yourself and your family with the easy convenience and affordability of a stun gun from one of the industry’s most trusted brands.

    A stun gun works by attacking the nervous system, delivering high-voltage electricity to an attacker’s body. Unlike Tasers, stun guns must make direct contact with the assailant to work but they’re less regulated and typically smaller and easier to conceal. We sell a wide array of stun gun accessories like holsters and extra charge packs, too, available in several different colors. There’s something for everyone!

    Toledo Guardian has a large selection of handheld stun guns, Taser guns, and other self-defense weapons. Stun guns are legal in most states and highly effective – so much so, in fact, they’re carried by law enforcement departments nationwide. Keep a stun gun in your purse, your night stand, or even in your car so you’re always prepared in case you inadvertently find yourself in a dangerous situation.

    THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN THINKING ABOUT BUYING A STUN GUN

    1.    How important is self-defense to you? This is important, if you are in a fairly safe environment most of the time. However, if you are visiting a questionable part of town or if you are a female working late at night and have to walk alone through a dimly lit parking garage, this may definitely become a priority concern.

    2.    What do you need it for? Is it to feel safe while walking through a parking garage to get to your car in the dead of night, or perhaps you are walking your child to and from school in the inner city?

    3.    How much are you willing to spend? Depending on your answers to number one and two, this will become self-evident. Keep in mind, stun guns have become very affordable and depending on your budget you can purchase a powerful stun gun from as little as $14.00 to as much as $150.00 and more. The mother pushing the baby stroller through a safe park in the middle of the day with lots of people around is going to spend differently than the nurse working nights who is walking alone to her car.

    4.    Click on the hyper link to review PRODUCT LAWS & RESTRICTIONS for the purchase of stun guns in your state.

  • Things to Know Before Starting a Retail Business: By Peter Minkoff

    Setting up a brick-and-mortar store is no walk in the park. There is a lot of spadework involved, but many are entrepreneurs who neglect it at their own peril. They do not take their time when considering aspects such as location and products and fail to do the due diligence. So, if you really mean to get your business up and running, brace yourself and grasp key factors that influence your chances of coming up roses. Here is a comprehensive retail roadmap on how to pave your way to success.

    Is there a demand for your products?

    Products are the cornerstone of any retail business. When selecting them, one must follow one guiding light: the presence of a genuine interest and need for them in the market. So, carry out a thorough market and competitive research and try to identify the target audience. By validating whether the people would actually want to spend money on your products, you are playing it safe instead of letting the chips fall where they may.

    Locations matters big time

    The location of the business is paramount to its success. Hence, it must not be an afterthought, but a result of a careful deliberation. Based on the aforementioned market research, you should be able to pinpoint areas that are populated or frequently visited by your target audience.  Also, factor in elements such as traffic and see where your competition is. Narrow down your choices and weigh the pros and cons of various locations before taking a plunge.

    Security dimension

    One of the major issues that all retail stores face is the security. Therefore, it is highly advisable to create a security plan and cherry-pick the best possible systems and products. Check out security cameras and related equipment as they discourage criminals from targeting your store and give you a peace of mind. For instance, a dome camera is an excellent asset to prevent robberies, thefts, and violent crimes. Such a tool will keep both your merchandise and employees safe.

    Get the financial house in order

    Financing your venture is another crucial aspect. Namely, in order to make money, you first have to spend it. Be crystal-clear about how much capital you need to cover your startup costs. Some of the major expenditures are certainly rent, utilities, staffing, technology and communications, marketing, advertising, taxes, licensing, and other. Do not settle for a mere ballpark figure and do your best to discover the most suitable sources of funding for your business.

    Let your brand persona shine

    When pondering on things like physical space, you should be aware of how it can enable you to set yourself apart from the competition. In a retail business, just like online venturing, it all revolves around customer experience. Thus, make sure that the store echoes your mission and reflects your brand.  This is a complex task, but note that companies like BrandWorks can help you bring your ideas harness the power of stellar interior design.

    Employ digital marketing

    You may not be able to compete with big brands in terms of finances and resources, but do not fret. The internet is a level playing field, with a plethora of free and affordable marketing and communication channels. Strategies such as content and social media marketing allow even organizations that operate on a shoestring budget to amplify their messages and stand out in the crowded market.

    Customer service: The ultimate weapon

    Regardless of what and where you sell, customer service excellence is a top priority. So, pay close attention to the way your staff interacts with the customers. Make sure it is attentive and motivated to provide a positive experience. When people are greeted with a smile on the face, they are much more likely to come back.  Finally, know that many independent retailers have managed to get ahead of the pack by offering a highly-customized, personalized service.

    Get the most bang for your buck

    Retail is a challenging adventure and going forward unprepared something one should avoid at all costs. First off, do your homework by sizing up the market and your competition. Get to know the fine inner workings that make or break a successful retail business. Come up with a budget that encompasses all the expenses. Make informed business decisions, draw in a loyal customer base, and maximize your chances of hitting it big.

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