The Importance of Security Products in Today’s World

Ever increasing crime rates have left us all feeling increasingly more insecure. This is why high-quality security products are absolutely essential for most of us living in an urban, high crime environment.

Here, it is pertinent to note that these products can be divided in one of two different categories:

  • Active defense
  • Passive defense

Active Defense

These products can be further subdivided into two different categories:

Lethal Self Defense

The security products in this category include different combat weapons such as semi-auto rifles for home defense and handguns for personal safety.  These are extremely dangerous products and can easily cause fatal injuries when used to defend one’s life and property. This is why they should only be used in extreme circumstances. 

Non-Lethal Self Defense

As the term nonlethal self-defense implies, these products are designed to counter security threats but without causing life-threatening injuries to the assailant. Some of the more common ones include pepper sprays, tasers, stun guns, and collapsible batons.

Many shotguns can also be loaded with non-lethal ammo such as rubber, baton and bean bag rounds. If used properly, they can deter a prospective home invader and force him to surrender or retreat.

a smoke alarm is an example of passive defense

Passive Defense

These products provide security coverage over a fixed area and are usually immovable. Some of the more common ones include the following:

CCTV Cameras

Such cameras are considered to be an ideal solution for most security-related problems. They can be fixed on the main ingress points of the property and they will monitor everyone who visits the premises.

This camera footage can prove to be invaluable in identifying security threats and arresting criminals during and after committing a crime. This is why properties that have security cameras installed are usually given a wide berth by criminal elements. Apart from that, security cameras can also allow you to keep a close eye on your children, babysitters, and other support staff at your home.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors

These small but awesome security devices can save your life in case of a fire or CO poisoning incidents. CO gas is also known as the ‘silent killer’ and for good reason. It is colorless and odorless but extremely deadly. If you are fast asleep in your room and it starts to accumulate, then you can be in a world of trouble.  This is why it is absolutely imperative to ensure that your home and workplace is fully protected by both smoke and CO detectors.

Burglar Alarms

There is nothing like a loud and strident burger alarm to scare away anyone armed with bad intentions. Apart from bringing welcome attention to a robbery in progress, many alarms are also wired into the neighborhood security system as well.  This means that someone will be able to take action and stop a break-in attempt as soon as the alarm goes off.

In light of the above, we can safely conclude that security products, both active and passive, are absolutely vital for the safety of your life and property. 

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