Monday, February 2, 2015

Investing In Your Family's Safety

It is alarming that the crime rate has just skyrocketed. When I was growing up, I could just play outside with my friends without my parents worrying about me. We could go to a park and be meters away from our picnic space and still feel safe. 

I feel sorry for the children of this generation. They have missed out on the joys of playing safe and free. It does seem that the only safe place after dark is the home. Although sometimes, being home is not even a guarantee that we will be safe. We would be tucked in bed, asleep and for all we know, robbers have ransacked the house. 

I have heard that there is some kind of spray that robbers use to cause deep sleep for the people inside the house they intend to break into. Whatever it is, I have no idea. How can we then protect ourselves and our children?

There are certain devices out in the market that we can purchase to help us keep our homes safe and our children safer. There are spy cameras that look like a clock radio, security cameras, and motion-activated outdoor lights. For self defense, it would be wise to always carry with us something to deter evil-doers. A small can of pepper spray or a stun gun would ward them them away. Lastly for our own peace of mind, we can make our children wear a child-tracker watch. All these, together with being more aware and street-smart can help us stay away from being victims of crime.

Check out these products below and maybe they would work for you too.

A Hidden Spy Camera Radio Clock

A Hidden Spy Camera Radio Clock
The Jumbl Mini Hidden Spy Camera Radio Clock is great thing to have on your night table as well as in your child's bedroom too. It seemingly looks like a digital clock, but it records video and still images. It can be set to record only when motion is detected. Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD card (sold separately). No need to hook up to your computer because you can view footage in the built-in 2 inch screen.

Security Cameras

Security Cameras
To add to our peace of mind, outdoor security cameras can give us just that. Strategically placed, these devices can work well both during the day and night. Just because you'll never know when intruders attack, this VideoSecu cctv camera comes equipped with a mini hidden microphone.

Solar Powered Motion Sensor Lighting Fixtures

Solar Powered Motion Sensor Lighting Fixtures
Reinforce the efficiency of a cctv by installing a motion sensor LED light. This motion sensor light has a 0.55 watt solar panel that converts sunlight to reusable electricity. Lightweight and easy to install, Sunnytech's Outdoor Lamp does a good job for a very affordable price. 

Personal Protection # 1 - Pepper Spray

Personal Protection # 1 - Pepper Spray
My work shift starts at 2am and it causes my family so much worry when I leave for work. Although I live in a relatively safe neighborhood, I can never be sure that there is no one lurking in the darkness. To protect myself, I have a can of pepper spray in my purse. I hold it in my hand while I am walking, ready to use at the slightest provocation. Better safe than sorry. 

Personal Protection # 2 - Stun Gun

Personal Protection # 2 - Stun Gun
A stun gun will be my next purchase. Lately, there have been motorcycle-riding hoodlums who would try to snatch your bag. My mom was once a victim of this kind of robbery. My mom fell to the ground after the rider snatched her purse. Good thing she was not seriously hurt. A device like this would be more effective when walking near a busy street where motorcycles can come so close to a sidewalk. A stun gun like this can fire 500,000 volts into an attacker and make a very clear statement to stay away.

Child-Tracker Watches

Child-Tracker Watches
Do you have a toddler who loves to run around? Most toddlers do! When my sons were like 4 and 2 years old, they were a handful to watch over when we would go to the grocery store or the mall. During that time, child harnesses were the "in" thing to keep a child in check and within arms' reach. Nowadays, technology has given us an innovative way to give the children some "freedom" and still offer parents peace of mind. A child tracker watch in fun designs, easy to use and with no monthly service fees is a cool device to have on your child. 

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