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05/24/2018
by Scotsman Shield

Thank you for visiting our safety and security blog. Here we discuss the multitude of options you have available to you for defending yourself, your home, and your loved ones.

From home security to individual personal protection, you'll find answers here to your most pressing questions about self defense.

Read our latest blog post and let us know your thoughts by creating a new post at the bottom of each entry. We'd love to hear from you!

 

7 Tips for Protecting the Valuable Items In Your Home

08/17/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Valuable Items

No matter how safe you think your neighborhood is, you could be at risk for a break-in.

Home burglaries are shockingly more common than many people realize. In fact, about 4,500 home burglaries happen every day!

Your home is your oasis, your safe place where you can go when you need to get away from the world. The sad truth is that, unless you take steps to protect it, true safety and security is an illusion.

But there are things you can do to minimize the possibility of a break-in. You can also mitigate the financial impact by protecting your valuable items. Even if the thief makes it into your home if he doesn't get much that's a win for you!

Check out these 7 tips here for protecting your home and expensive items.

Castle Doctrine Law In the U.S.

08/15/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Castle Doctrine Law

According to the Department of Justice, over three billion home invasions occur in America each year.

No matter where you live, it's important that you take the safety of yourself and your home very seriously. Part of taking the proper precautions is knowing your legal rights. Different states in the country have different laws when it comes to intruders on your property and the actions that you can legally take.

The Castle Doctrine Law and Stand Your Ground are the two most common legal practices when it comes to self-defense in the United States.

Below, we'll walk you through where and how these laws apply and everything that you need to know about them. That way, you'll be prepared even in the worst case scenario.

How to Deal with a Home Intruder

08/13/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Home Intruder

Ready to learn about the best strategies for dealing with a home intruder?

Looking for tips on how to handle a home invasion?

Few things can be scarier than discovering you have an intruder in your home. However, it is a real possibility. While you should try to discourage break-ins and home invasions in the first place, you may still experience it at some point in your life.

In the case someone does break into your home, it's important that you have a game plan on how to deal with it and stay safe. Below are a few of the best options and tips you need to know about to deal with a home intruder.

Where and When Do Most Muggings Happen?

08/08/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Muggings

According to the FBI, property crime has been down but violent crimes have been up.

Mugging--it's something everyone wants to avoid and some people don't even think it will ever happen to them.

The reality is that, regardless of falling crime rates in the last two decades, getting mugged is still a very real threat.

A big part of defending yourself and your loved ones is being aware of the reality of muggings, as well as knowing the high probability of when and where they might happen.

Today, we'll take a look at just that so you can be better prepared.

4 Self-Protection Myths You Should Stop Believing Today

08/07/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Self-Protection from a Mugger

You know that it's important to be able to defend yourself from an attacker at any time, and in any place.

But with so much misinformation about personal safety out there, it can be tough to understand the best steps to take both now and the moments when you're facing down an attacker.

Do you believe myths about self-defense that could end up costing you your life?

From helping you to get access to the top self-defense tools to making sure that you don't believe some of the biggest self-defense myths out there?

This post will help you to know what's real and fake in the world of self-protection.

Wasp Spray VS Pepper Spray: What's The Difference?

08/06/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Wasp Spray vs. Pepper Spray

Did you know in the U.S. alone there's one aggravated assault every 34 seconds?

Maybe you do know and that's why you're here... Looking for information on wasp spray vs pepper spray.

There is a lot of information -- and misinformation -- circulating about the use of wasp spray for defense.

We want to clear it up for you.

Read on to learn the differences between wasp spray and pepper spray so you can make an informed decision.

How To Choose The Best Personal Alarm

08/03/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Best Personal Alarm for Bad Guys

The world can be a very dangerous place. Whether you're walking down the street, driving in your car, or staying in a hotel room for a few nights, there's always a chance that you could potentially encounter danger and put your life or the lives of others at risk.

One of the best ways to reduce that risk on a regular basis is to invest in the best personal alarm for your specific situation. There are personal alarms that are designed to keep those at home, in the car, in hotel rooms, and more safe.

But before you buy a personal alarm, it's a good idea to search around for the one that will work best for you. Personal alarms come with many different features included and many different price tags attached to them.

Here are some of the best personal alarms your money can buy.

How To Handle A Stalker

08/02/2018
by Scotsman Shield
How to Handle a Stalker

The media often tries to glamorize stalking as romantic and a sign that someone cares about you. But anyone who has dealt with a stalker in real life will tell you that it is the exact opposite of that.

If someone is stalking you, you know how traumatizing living with fear can be.

Stalking affects one out of every twenty women sometime during their lives. But that doesn't mean that you have to be a helpless victim. There are ways you can protect yourself from those that mean you harm.

If you're looking for information about how to handle a stalker, keep reading.

10 Self Defense Basics Everyone Should Know

08/01/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Self Defense Basics

Nobody wants to imagine themselves in a dangerous situation that requires self-defense moves or techniques. But the fact is, violent crime rates increased 7% in just two years (from 2014 to 2016).

With violent crime rates on the rise, it's important to know self defense basics so you can defend yourself in a dangerous or violent situation. While nothing can replace a true self-defense class, there are certain tricks and techniques you can use to keep yourself safe.

We're going to gove over 10 self defense basics that everyone should know. These can help you both escape danger as well as avoiding danger in the first place.

Do You Need the Most Powerful Stun Gun?

07/31/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Most Powerful Stun Gun

There are a lot of stun guns on the market that don't live up to the quality described on the box. Any cheap manufacturer can create a stun gun and say that it's extremely high quality because there isn't much regulation or testing on the devices yet.

This is the reason that there's a lot of material out there on Youtube that shows people shooting each other with stun guns that have minimal effects. You deserve to have a high-quality product that lives up to its description, so we've created a little guide on what to look for when you're purchasing a stun gun.

How Do Stun Guns Work? All Questions Answered

07/30/2018
by Scotsman Shield
How do Stun Guns Work?

Let's face it. We don't live in a perfect world, and crime isn't extinct. Sometimes we're forced into positions where we have to defend ourselves. That's where a stun gun comes in handy.

A stun gun is an electroshock weapon used to incapacitate an assailant and render them powerless for moments. This nonlethal option is lightweight and often used for personal protection.

If you've purchased a new stun gun, there are some things you need to know before you use it. Example, how do stun guns work?

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers.

6 Best Personal Defense Weapons

07/27/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Personal Defense Weapons

Have you noticed a serious spike in crime in your neighborhood recently?

Are you about to head out on a vacation to a location that you're not as familiar with as you'd like to be?

Maybe you're going off to college, on a weekend hike with friends, or just want to learn how to protect yourself every day.

This post will show the very best personal defense weapons that can make that happen. Read on to learn more about how to stay safe no matter where you are.

Stun Gun vs Taser - the Difference You Need to Know

07/26/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Stun Gun vs Taser

There are so many devices to choose from when it comes to self-defense. With so many options, it may be difficult to choose.

You need to find a device that works for you. By picking a device that you know how to use and will be able to use, you can keep yourself safe.

If you're wondering which wins in a contest of stun gun vs taser, you're in luck. Just keep reading and you'll soon learn everything you need to know about them.

Stun Gun Voltage - What Does It Mean?

07/20/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Stun Gun Voltage

Stun guns are legal in most states, though not all. If you need protection but don't want to carry a pistol, a stun gun is a great alternative. Most states don't require a permit to carry a stun gun.

If you're often in unsafe areas or in need of protection, consider investing in a stun gun.

There's lots of confusion about voltage and amp ratings on stun guns. Read on to learn more before you get your stun gun.

15 Clever Hidden Containers for Stashing Your Valuables

07/19/2018
by Scotsman Shield
Hidden Containers for Stashing Your Valuables

Every year, there are millions of Americans who are the victims of home burglaries. Many of these people end up losing cash, jewelry, and other valuable items as a result of the burglaries that take place.

Do you want to avoid becoming a statistic by protecting your valuables in the event of a home invasion? You can do it pretty easily by investing in hidden containers that will make it simple to hide things that you don't want to get stolen.

There are dozens of hidden containers on the market today that can protect your possessions and prevent them from being stolen. You can put them right out in plain sight and no one will even think to look in them for your valuables.

Check out 15 hidden containers you can use to stash your valuables below.

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