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Being able to Protect and Defend yourself, your home, and your loved ones is an important topic to all of us.

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How To Handle A Stalker

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

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?

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

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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

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

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?

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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

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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.

The Right to Bear Arms: How to Survive a Bear Attack

by Scotsman Shield
How to Survive a Bear Attack

There's a popular quote that says the best way to survive a bear attack is to be faster than the slowest person in the group, but what if that person is you?

Your survival depends not only on what you do in the moment, but also your actions preceding and following the attack. This is where survivalist knowledge can be a matter of life or death.

In this guide, you're going to learn how to survive a bear attack through preparation, defense, escape techniques, first aid, and general survivalist skills.

A Wired or Wireless Alarm System: Which Is Better?

by Scotsman Shield
Wired or Wireless Alarm System?

Before most break-ins, home intruders and burglars check to see if a home is properly secured before they make their next move. In the majority of these cases, if there is evidence of an alarm system, they will go to the next house.

A member of the family is in the house for 30% of home invasions. And that 30%, 7% of those break-ins result in violence against the person or people.

Not only do break-ins leave emotional damage and PTSD for members of the household to deal with, the average value of property and cash were stolen in a burglary is $2,185 according to the FBI.

Purchasing a home alarm system is the best way you can do to protect your family and property. Now the question is, do you choose a wired or wireless alarm system?

Keep reading. We'll help you settle the debate.

5 of the Best Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapons to Keep on Your Person

by Scotsman Shield
Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapons to Keep on Your Person

Being the victim of a crime is never a pleasant thought. But for 21 out of every 1000 people in the US per year, being the victim of a violent crime becomes a reality.

But you don't have to just 'hope' a criminal never targets you. There are plenty of steps you can take to protect yourself. Choose carefully where you go, at what time of the day, and with whom.

And for those moments that are simply unavoidable, you can carry a weapon.

The idea of carrying a gun may be distasteful to you for any one of a number of reasons. But there are plenty of options out there for non-lethal self-defense weapons.

Here are 5 of our favorite options.

4 of the Best Self Defense Items to Keep in Your Defense Kit

by Scotsman Shield
Best Self Defense Items to Keep in Your Defense Kit

It can be a scary world out there. An American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds, and 29% of these people were traveling to and from school or work and running errands.

No one who is attacked believed it would happen to them. Unfortunately, this means that most people are completely unprepared for these types of situations. The best self defense is preparation, and in this post, you'll learn how to defend yourself with four of the best items for self-defense.

Ready? Let's get started.

A Look at 2018's Best Stun Guns for Self Defense

by Scotsman Shield
Best Stun Guns for Self Defense

Have you ever been walking alone in the dark and found yourself wishing you have some method of defending yourself? Maybe you wish you had some knowledge of defensive moves. Or you'd like to have an item on hand that would help ward off an attacker.

Whatever self-defense method comes to mind, having some training or a self-defense item can help calm your nerves in this sort of situation.

If you're looking for self-defense options, stun guns are one of the best. Not only can they be small and inconspicuous, they can also be highly effective.

Though, if you're wanting something bigger and more intimidating, they come in those forms too.

There are so many stun guns available that you'd have a hard time counting them. So how do you know which is best?

Your Complete Guide to Motion Detecting Sensors

by Scotsman Shield
Motion Detecting Sensor

United States authorities estimate that over 7.9 million property crimes took place in the country in 2016. That means that 2,450 crimes happened for every 100,000 individuals.

Scary, right?

Especially since it's not only an issue of having your valuables stolen from you. There's also the more important matter of your emotional and mental well-being. Becoming a victim can traumatize anyone, since this also robs them of their sense of safety and security.

It's for this reason that motion detecting sensors have seen a huge increase in its market value. Experts estimate that come 2022, it'll reach a staggering value of $8.17 billion!

That's because this technology has proven time and time again that it plays a crucial part in home and business security systems. That's why you need them at home.

How do they work and benefit you though?

That's what we'll share with you today, so keep reading!

6 Self Defensive Weapons Perfect for the College Student in Your Life

by Scotsman Shield
Defensive Weapons

Life on campus can feel like living in a bubble--and for the most part, it is.

Administration and campus security are focused on providing safe transportation and student protection. But this doesn't mean that your child is safe while walking back to their dorm late at night.

Physical and sexual assault on campus is a harsh reality: students are at the highest risk of being sexually assaulted. On college campuses, 25% of women and 15% of men are victims of assault.

The first steps to staying safe are helping your student recognize the risks and plan ahead.


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