Category: Personal Security

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Don’t Be a Tempting Target: Hotel Security Tips

You’ve worked hard all year, looking forward to a few blissful, worry-free days of vacation. Not only have you saved money for your much needed getaway, you resisted the urge to call in sick to work or leave early on Fridays, just so you could squirrel away vacation time for a few “mental health days”...

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5 Lessons in Security from the Binay Convoy-Dasmariñas Guards Incident

Security professionals agree that the incident involving Mayor Jun-jun Binay’s convoy in Dasmariñas Village, Makati just compromised his security and the security of the village. Here are some lessons from the incident: Lesson 1: Coordination could have saved everyone the trouble. Dr. Joey Acedera, a Certified Security Management Specialist and CEO of Securiforce Security Services,...

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Ai-Ai Has Right to a Bodyguard But…

Showbiz personality Ai-Ai De las Alas is in the limelight with reports of her security being provided by members of the Philippine National Police. A question arises not from legality but on the acceptability of De las Alas having police escorts as bodyguards. It all started when De las Alas had a legal spat with...

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Teaching Children Safety and Security (Last of Two Parts)

Click here to access the First Part There are, however, opposing views, particularly on teaching the concepts of security and safety to children through seminars or including these in the school curriculum. For instance is Edwin Molina who says “no” to the idea of teaching the said concepts in school, having a “deep understanding of campus...

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Heading on a Big Trip? Don’t Neglect Your Home Maintenance!

All your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, but what’s that nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach? It’s not last night’s lasagna. More than likely, your brain is trying to decide if you missed something critical like properly securing the house. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that property crime is...

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Survival Shotguns: Should You Add One to Your Arsenal?

You’re planning for a future that you hope never arrives. As a prepper, you know there are any number of ways things can go south, causing a disruption in society as we know it. Because you want to be ready for whatever may come, you’re carefully putting together the supplies you will need to survive....

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5 Ways to Increase Your Safety While Studying Abroad

The recent, alarming acid attack on two British women teaching as volunteers in Zanzibar draws attention to safety concerns for world travelers everywhere. Both women were told to dress respectfully, and did so, according to the New York Times. Yet, they were attacked anyway. For students planning to study abroad this summer, stories like this...

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Ironclad Security Tips for Home-Based Businesses

The FBI estimated there were 2,188,005 burglaries in 2011 — up 0.9 percent from 2010. These burglaries amounted to a total loss of $4.8 billion, averaging about $2,185 per burglary offense. Most burglaries target residential locations as opposed to commercial businesses, but this statistic can be especially troubling for home-based workers. If you want to...