Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00

11 Easy & Simple Home Security Tips

A very informative article on home security. We would add Pillow Pal to number 7 on home security systems. 

Posted on October 15th, 2013 by identity theft speaker Robert Siciliano in All News on Blogger News Network.

Occasionally it’s good to be reminded of the fundamentals of home security. Print this out and stick it on your bulletin board at work or on your refrigerator as a reminder to everyone in your family.

1. Daytime burglaries: Many burglaries happens during daylight hours; very few occur at night—which means even when you step out to go to the store at noon, set your home security system to alarm.

2. Traveling: Have a neighbor keep an eye on your house and get your mail and newspapers and grab your barrels on trash day. During the winter, have someone clear the snow around your house to make it look like someone’s home.

Published in Home Invasion Defense
Saturday, 31 August 2013 00:00

Letter: Self Defense On Campus

Written by the Advocate Staff on

To The Editor:

The news of the senseless murder of the 24-year-old woman in Boston last week has been the subject of many conversations between parents and children of all ages. Those who have daughters, especially those who are about to leave for college, are frightened about the randomness and senselessness of what happened. Many wonder what they would have done in that situation.

Read the entire article at

Published in Violence Against Women
Thursday, 21 February 2013 00:00

Gun packing women on the rise

Written by Delilah Jean Williams.

In recent times, women have been buying guns in more numbers and it started well before the massacre at Sandy Hook.

Currently, there are varying polls available, but approximately 23 percent of women identify as gun owners, which is up 13 percent since 2005. The National Shooting Sports Foundation states that 73 percent of gun dealers reported an increase in female customers in 2011.

Weapons manufacturers have been targeting women for years, with advertising and products designed to appeal to small-framed individuals, colored accessories and shooting gloves, while using motto’s like “look cute while you shoot!”


However, advertisers haven’t mentioned the use of assault weapons by women and there haven’t been any handbags produced that are big enough to inconspicuously pack them around. In fact, women have varying reasons for gun ownership, including family heirlooms from their fathers, target shooting competitions, independence and self-defense.

Read Delilah's entire article: Gun packing women on the rise


Published in Self Defense
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Self Defense for Women

Brandy White's article in the Examiner is a must read for women!

It might not be on every woman’s to do list but it should be: take a self-defense class. It’s not a topic most people, especially women like to bring up, the possibility that they could be attacked but as numerous statistics show, it happens. In fact, according to numbers released by the U.S. government one in four women will be attacked in their lifetime.

Read the entire article, Self-defense: a must for women

Published in Violence Against Women
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Predators and Personal Protection

Thanks to author Bob LaRose for this enlightening article. A link to the entire article can be found below. 

To the Editor:

Regarding the Oct. 24 issue of West Newsmagazine (“St. Louis County Police respond to area concerns about serial rapist”), I am excited that people are taking a proactive position on the predatory violence against women. Our community needs this very much.

As a self-defense instructor and a retired Marine, I take the safety and security of law abiding citizens seriously. I commend the Krav Maga folks in their service to our community. I am familiar with Krav Maga from spending time in Israel and in their gun defense courses. It is a good form of combatives.


Recently I graduated from the West County Citizen’s Policy Academy, where I was enlightened about the reality of violence and crime in our community.

Published in Personal Protection