Defense Against Crime

April 15, 2016

Dealing with Fence Jumpers


Fence jumpers are a security issue for both National Security to home owners.  Statically
hundreds of thousands of people illegally enter the United States by jumping over the security fences at the borders which can range from 21 feet high to three feet high. In the past few years a few people have jumped over the fence of the White House to get illegal entry.  A few years ago, I noticed that on several occasions my gate was open after I was sure that I had closed them. The culprit fence jumpers.

I was at an HOA meeting where a resident was complaining about miscreants jumping her fence as a short cut to another destination.  So what can you do to reduce the chances of people jumping your fence?

 

  • Barbed Wire… it obviously works. Think about it, the military uses it to reduce the coiled-barbed-wire-fence-13783565chance of someone from going past a certain point or entering a zone where they are not wanted. Putting up barbed wire only takes a few hours, and it’s instant security.  The only issue is…it’s ugly and perhaps not the aesthetic look you want for your home or community. There is also the issue that you HOA may not want that look in their subdivision either.  However it does mostly work.
    Since I’ve put up barbed wire, I’ve not had the issue of fence jumpers ever again.However we all know that some people are cleaver and will throw a towel across the barbed with to reduce their chances of getting stuck.
  • Shrubs – You can plant shrubs around the interior of your fence and this will eventually take care of the problem. The only issue is timing. It’s kind of difficult to images (4)find full size shrubs that will quickly stop the issue. Once the shrubs have grown they will do the trick. They will look more aesthetic than barbed wire. Shrubs also require maintenance like most plants which means watering, trimming, and all the other stuff. It may also add value to your home.  I really recommend and bushes that are not skin friendly (prickly) such as holly bushes, cactus and the like.  Not only are they ever green but HURT if you try to go through them.
  • Bushed and trees with blade type or prickly leaves – if you really want to step up the k15030600game and have the same visual/mental hurt of these plants do the trick. I really recommend and bushes that are not skin friendly (prickly) such as holly bushes, cactus and the like. Not only are they evergreen but HURT if you try to go through them, and makes a person think twice about trying to go thru them. Again, you will have to plant several of them, and it will take awhile to get the desired effect.

 

Again you goal to it set up a deterrent to people jumping your fence, you need to decide what look you want for your yard and neighborhood. You also need to decide how much maintenance you want to deal with.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

April 12, 2016

Sexual Assault Prevention is Possible


from http://www.nsvrc.org/

saam_logoIf you are a long time reader of our blog you know that each year we have been promoting SAAM. This year is no difference except that we have been using more social media than posting anything here.   The information below was provided by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Sexual violence is a widespread problem, but the good news is it is preventable. Prevention requires many voices and roles. There are many ways individuals, communities, and the private sector can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality.

What is prevention?

Prevention aims to stop sexual violence before it has a chance to happen. It is possible to create communities where everyone is treated with respect and equality. This can be done by promoting safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships. Prevention strategies that address the root causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist in the first place are the most effective. This means making the connection between all forms of oppression (including racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, adultism, ageism, and others). Oppression creates a culture in which inequality thrives and violence is seen as normal. Many communities are already reducing the risk of sexual violence through efforts that promote safety, respect, equality, and accountability.

Understanding the role of oppression

All forms of oppression contribute to sexual violence. Oppression condones violence, uses power over others, and excuses unfair treatment and harm. Consider how sexism, racism, and transphobia are used to silence violence and abuse. What are other examples?

Prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

What you can do

As individuals, all of us have a role to play in creating safe environments. We can all:

  • Intervene to stop problematic and disrespectful behavior
  • Promote and model healthy attitudes, behaviors, and relationships
  • Believe survivors and assist them in finding resources

What communities can do

Communities and organizations also have a role to play in serving as leaders on this issue by:

  • Creating and strengthening policies to promote safety, equality, and respect
  • Assessing the risks in their environment• Promoting respectful behaviors
  • Providing support for survivors
  • Holding those who harm others accountable and ensuring that appropriate treatment options are available

What businesses can do

  • Promote prevention and support for survivors through policies and education
  • Model healthy attitudes and relationships with clients and consumers
  • Promote positive messages and behaviors through marketing campaigns and advertising content
  • Invest funding to make sexual violence prevention a social responsibility priority

Examples of prevention in action

Employers, schools, and community settings can create proactive policies to promote a safer environment. For example:

  • Conduct trainings on how staff can contribute to positive workplace norms through bystander intervention
  • Display prevention messages and promote community resources at your school or business
  • Find resources to learn more about prevention efforts and get involved

Be a part of the solution

The time for prevention is now. Join us in promoting safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships. Your efforts are important and necessary. Together, we can create safe and equitable communities where every person is treated with respect.

Where can I learn more?

Local sexual assault centers can provide help. In crisis situations, contact 1-800-656-4673.

For more information, visit http://www.nsvrc.org.

© National Sexual Violence Resource Center 2016. All rights reserved.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

March 11, 2016

Change the Batteries


Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 13. It’s time to turn your clocks forward. It’sspring-forward-newsone also a great opportunity to test your smoke alarms. It’s also a great time to change your computer and device passwords and perhaps begin doing some spring cleaning.  

  • Shred old documents
  • deleted old emails
  • open your computer case and blow out the dust.
  • look for ways to improve the security of your residence.  Perhaps invest in

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to check your smoke alarms at least once a month, by pushing the test button on the alarm. USFA estimates that more than 2,500 people die in home fires each year in the United States largely due to non-functioning smoke alarms.  A functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

March 1, 2016

Never give a thief a chance!


The title of this article came from something my High School Marching Band teacher once instructed us in the care of our instruments. “Never give a thief a chance, don’t assume because it is in the school it’s safe.” These days in many subdivision and colleges the signs read LOCK IT OR LOOSE IT.  This is very true, as I witnessed something strange this morning. Now was it a theft…I don’t know. It could have been his bike, but lets assume it wasn’t for this story.

I was walking down the street college campus when I saw this tall  male dressed all in black. It was funny he looked and acted like a cartoon thief. . He was dressed all in black, black wool cap, black shoes, and black shades.  He spotted this unlocked bike and had the look of “I hit the jackpot”. He sat on a bench next to the bike looked around to see if anyone was looking and then jumped on the bike and took off.

Since he had that look, I took out my phone and took pictures to share with the campus police.

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The campus police informed me that these crimes of opportunity come simply because citizen will not take the responsibility for doing their due diligence in taking simple precautions.

Each year at the beginning of the academic term, the many college campuses have Bike safety program where they stress the importance of registering and locking your bike. But just like adults there are some student who think they are impervious to crime. They mindset of “It won’t happen to me” is usually followed my “Dang my <fill in the blank> was stolen”.

According to one public safety officer “We had 35 stolen during the 2014-2015 academic year. I haven’t done the numbers for this year yet. About 32% were not locked at all, or improperly locked (ex- being able to slip the lock of without cutting it). Contrary to popular belief, very rarely do we see locks that are being cut. A very large majority are crimes of opportunity.”

This same is said of items stolen from unlocked vehicles, homes and cars.  A lock creates a barrier to easy opportunity, they easier you make it for the criminal, the more likely you will be part of the crime statistic.

Listed below are a few simple suggestions that can be used to discourage a thief from breaking into your vehicle, home or business:

  • Lock your doors (and windows)! If a thief is on a mission, he/she is far more likely to try his luck elsewhere if your valuables are behind a locked verses being unlocked.
  • If possible, remove all valuables from field of view; thieves will search for other vehicles that are easier targets if they do not see anything of value in your car. If you choose not to remove valuables from your vehicle, conceal them from plain view by securing them in a glove box, center console, or, even better, in the trunk. An unlocked door or a pane of glass is not a sufficient barrier.
  • Be aware of where you park your vehicle, or leave your bike. If it is during daylight hours, park it where it is constantly being seen by somebody. Don’t try to hide it because the place you may choose will be a perfect location for a break-in or theft. During the night, if possible, park in an area with a lot of light; light is an enemy of thieves.
  • If you park your vehicle at home in a garage with a door, keep the garage door closed and locked. I can’t tell you how many kids bikes are just left in the yard.
  • Be aware of anyone roaming your neighborhood that looks suspicious. Call your local law enforcement office if you suspect someone is suspicious.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

February 29, 2016

Would you click on this Email


Today when I opened my E-mail I found this e-mail

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My Question to you is…would you respond to this email?

Why?

Why Not?

If you replied that you would not, you are wise indeed. This is a Phishing E-mail, or perhaps one that has Male-ware.  How do I know this?

  1. The E-mail that I have tied to my Apple account is not this one!
  2. If you hover of the Verify Now  or the FAQ hyper-links, you will notice that it does not take you to apple but to some site in Greenland

And there are others.

If you have read any of our phishing blogs would have easily answered this test.

Good luck navigating cyber space, and remember..there are lots of people trying to steal your information, or do your computer harm…just for kicks.

 

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

 

 

 

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