Personal Security

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

Owning a gun isn’t the right or only answer for a lot of people but there are many steps you can take to improve your home security

Protecting Your Pets From Winter Weather

Protecting Your Pets From Winter Weather

6 steps to protecting your pets from nasty winter weather

The CDC Creates A Zombie Pandemic Graphic Novel

The CDC Creates A Zombie Pandemic Graphic Novel

Anyone who’s caught the first season of The Walking Dead on AMC knows that the CDC played a vital role in handling the zombie pandemic of which the heroes of the story are trying to survive. The show is also based on a series of graphic novels, and the actual […]

World’s First Zombie-Proof House

World’s First Zombie-Proof House

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a bomb shelter in fear of Cold War nuclear attacks, you’d know the biggest possibly-irrational fear in the post-modern world is the zombie apocalypse. From TV shows to survival guides to the actual discovery of fungus-infested zombie ants in the Amazon (it’s starting …) […]

MACE Pepper Spray Gun Test

MACE Pepper Spray Gun Test

We ordered our MACE pepper spray gun last month and finally got around to testing it. Included in the package is the gun, one canister of pepper spray, and one canister of water loaded for testing. The gun feels great in the hand and the only levers are to unlock […]

Stash Valuables In A Doortop

Stash Valuables In A Doortop

File this project under “ingenious.” Have some small valuables or cash that you want to conceal? If you have a hollow core interior door, you can use a few tools to create an inconspicuous hiding spot. Guys (and ladies)–this is an ideal time to smoke a cigar, because you’ll need […]

Create A Family Safe Word

Create A Family Safe Word

When you have a home security system, often times you’ll be asked to create a “safe word” — the point of it being that if your alarm goes off, you have to give the safe word to the security company to let them know you’re not in danger. In most […]

Pepper Spray Gun for Personal Security

Pepper Spray Gun for Personal Security

The non-lethal personal protection industry continues to grow and Mace remains at the forefront of delivering interesting and effective products. Recently Mace has taken gun form factor and turned it into a simple delivery method for pepper spray in their Pepper Spray Gun. It effectively shoots a stream of pepper […]

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

Getting to know your neighbors. can be one of the simplest ways to keep your home safe and secure. But what happens when your neighbors aren’t willing to cooperate? That photo is of my backyard, which shares a fence line with my neighbor’s garage and driveway. I hadn’t noticed the […]

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

Craigslist can be a DIY’ers dream. Just about everything under the sun can be found for purchase, and usually for a decent price. On the flipside, selling unused or excess items from your home and projects can be an easy way to bolster your home improvement budget, even if it’s […]

Should You Own a Gun for Home Protection?

Should You Own a Gun for Home Protection?

Here are six questions you should ask yourself before deciding to buy a gun to protect your home.

Beware the Door-To-Door Home Security Salesperson

Beware the Door-To-Door Home Security Salesperson

When I worked for a local home security company, my boss would tell me about the fabled door-to-door home security salespeople. She told me that the MO was to go to less privileged neighborhoods (like mine) and they usually target the houses with competitor’s signage out front. The tactic: they […]

Mace Protection Comes in Hot Pink

Mace Protection Comes in Hot Pink

Mace is synonymous with personal protection and at the National Hardware Show they introduced a new line of “Hot Pink” products. The Hot Pink purse model is a small unit the size of a lipstick that has been designed to be carried in a pocket or purse.