Do Not Procrastinate When it Comes to Your Own Safety and Security

Most people are concerned with their own safety and security. They are afraid. But they do not use this fear as motivation to do what they should; they use the fear to let governments run all over them.

Every time something bad happens more laws are passed, more regulations are enacted and more restrictions are put in place.

I am totally for my own safety and security and that of my children.

But I am totally against more laws, regulations and restrictions.

Why the contradiction?

I believe that every person should watch out for themselves.

It is not up to me to look out for you. I watch out for me, my kids and the people close to me. I will help others in need if I can, I am not heartless.

What I really mean is that I can only do so much. You can only do so much. But if each person does not procrastinate and watches out for themselves there will not be a need for all kinds of ridiculous laws, rules, regulations and restrictions.

Even with the obscene number of laws in place bad things happen. They always have happened and they always will.

What I do and am encouraging you to do is not procrastinate when you are planning for your own safety and security. Here is a small sampling of some of the things I do and have done to make myself safer:

1) Replace the batteries in my smoke detectors when they need it.

2) I replace burned out light bulbs. I do not want to stumble in the dark.

3) I put ice melting salt on the walkways that I walk on. I do not want to slip on the ice.

4) I shovel the snow where I walk and where I drive. I do not want to get stuck or slide into a building or car in the driveway.

5) I fill my gas tank when it gets half empty. Never procrastinate on keeping your car gassed up. This may be the most important idea ever.

6) I keep my car in good running condition.

7) I keep the tires on my car fairly new.

8) I replace the wiper blades on my car every 6 months.

9) I keep some cash in my wallet all the time.

10) I keep my cell phone charged up and on me whenever I go out of my house.

11) I keep enough food and water in my house to last a few days or more.

12) I keep some emergency supplies in my car.

13) I have spare keys to my car and house.

14) I constantly check on the whereabouts of my keys, wallet and cell phone.

15) I drive carefully always.

16) I do not trust anyone, except for myself.

17) I allow plenty of time to get where I am going.

18) I am extremely wary when I am out.

19) I am even more wary at night.

20) I walk like I mean business. Look like you have a place to go.

21) I maintain a large, menacing size. If you are not large you will have to do other things like avoiding being alone or carrying mace or some other method.

22) I know what the weather forecast is.

23) I avoid dealing with government types as much as possible, especially the police.

24) I limit the information I provide.

25) I do not fly that much. I love to travel, but the hoops you have to go through to fly make it a big hassle.

26) I do not drink so much alcohol that I lose control.

27) I assume the worst about people.

28) I assume the worst case scenario.

29) I am careful to not let myself get overly tired and rundown.

30) I keep a reserve of health.

31) I discuss these safety and security issues with my kids.

32) I watch what my kids are up to and what they are into.

These are all things that I can do myself. I do not need anyone to help me do these things. It is nice if they do, but you just cannot assume that they will. I do them as soon as they need to be done. I do not procrastinate on my own safety.

Even your most loyal, trusted family and friends may let you down when you need them most. They may not be able to help you when you need it. They may be too busy or involved with other things or trying to save themselves.

There is just no way you can totally count on others. This way of thinking is critical to your own well-being. Thinking someone else will save you if foolish. Thinking the government will solve your problems is not the way to think.

People may be able to help you. Government may be able to help you also. I just do not want to count on it when it is my life at stake.

The people who got in their 4 wheel drive SUVs and left New Orleans before the floods hit after Hurricane Katrina were smart enough to take care of themselves. They did not procrastinate on the leaving. The ones who stayed hoping for government help suffered.

Who would you rather be? The ones in a gassed up vehicle driving away from a disaster of the ones stuck on a roof or in an attic praying for help.

Would you rather be in a high and dry hotel hundreds of miles from the devastation or in a flooded building wondering if looters are going to kill you for your last can of beans and water bottle.

I know who I want to be and that is why I do not procrastinate on how I make my plans and go about living.

Safety and Security – The Biometric Door Lock Guarantee

With the rapid advancement of technology, there is always something new in almost everything we see. Door locks are not an exception. The latest technology in door locks uses biometrics as a means of getting access. With biometric door locks increasing in popularity, it won’t be long enough before we no longer see door keys, padlocks and chains used to secure doors.

A biometric door lock is a state-of-the-art security system that uses personalized human features to permit access. With biometrics, access can be granted through voice recognition, oral scan, full face scan, fingerprint, and hand scan. It provides a lot of ease in terms of opening doors. No need to use keys, PIN codes, magnetic swipe cards, etc. You can open the biometric door lock with just a touch of your hand, a fingerprint, or merely the sound of your voice.

With biometric access control used for doors, rooms are a lot more secure. Since personal features are programmed in a biometric lock, only authorized personnel can have access to the rooms. This prevents unauthorized access which can result in lost or tampering of important materials kept within the room.

The biometric lock is already used in most establishments such as public and private offices, schools, libraries, laboratories, and even in private residences. The use of biometric access control is today’s most secure locking system available. Biometric locks can also be programmed to permit or deny access for a certain period of time through a biometric access control system. Through a biometric access control system, doors can be programmed to grant access during office hours and deny access after office hours.

Aside from door locks, biometric technology is also being used in laptops, desktop computers, safety boxes, and gun safe boxes. Aside from the fact that biometric access control is the safest and most secure locking system available today, it also provides a lot of convenience in terms of access. Its style also adds elegance to the buildings, laptops, and safety boxes.

If you are looking to install a biometric lock, you can search suppliers online. You can always ask them to help you out with your biometric needs. You should also compare the prices among suppliers to be able to get the best buy biometric door lock available. They may cost higher than ordinary locking systems but all the benefits that you can enjoy with biometric access control make it all worth it.

Safety and Security Measures to Prevent House Break-Ins

House break-ins usually occur when nobody is home. So, whether you are going for a brief walk or planning to go on a long vacation, always remember these simple and basic safety and security measures to prevent break-ins into your homes. Prevent break-ins into your homes by assessing its security risks. Be vigilant in noting household practices that have to be changed and weak points that need to be urgently addressed for the safety and security of your homes.

Lock up all your doors with good quality door locks that will prevent burglars from kicking in your doors. Use double deadbolts if it is allowed in your area. For sliding doors, lock it and put a metal rod on the base to make it difficult to open.

Check your windows always! Do not leave it half open even if you are only going out for a brief walk. Secure your windows with grills so that burglars cannot enter easily when they smash the glass and put a mechanism that will prevent windows from raising enough for someone to crawl through.

Keep garden tools and other equipment that can be used to gain entry into your homes out of sight. Thief use these for house break-ins on a regular basis.

Leave your spare key with a trusted neighbor because experienced burglars already know your “secret hiding places”. Your neighbor can keep watch on your house and prevent break-ins.

Illuminate your house and perimeter areas. Using photosensitive bulbs that will automatically go on and off are energy efficient and useful when you are away rather than continuously lit lights that will reveal your absence.

Do not introduce yourself to the community of thieves by painting your name on the mailbox. Getting your telephone number will be easy and they can use it to check if somebody is home.

To prevent house break-ins when you are on vacation, arrange with your mailman and newspaper delivery service to suspend deliveries while you are away. An overflowing mailbox and a yard littered with newspapers are sure indicators that nobody is home.

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