Personal Safety and Security

Personal Safety and Security is the category to ask questions for which answers will keep you safe and secure, especially in and around your home and property. Samples of topics you might want to ask about are security systems, smoke alarms, the best tile to use to prevent falls, the safest equipment to use around the house, how to prevent intruders, and anything that has to do with your personal safety and security.

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Travel & Places
Personal Safety and Security

What is the safest form of travel?

If you are raising the issue of safe, then definitely air travel is the safest. Because

1. You can save your time easily. It means you have saved your life time.

2. You did not require to provide extra effort to travel so your energy would be intact.

4. Because the journey journey is more comfortable than train or bus or ship you would be more calmer than the bus commuter or the train or the ship.

5. And last but not least if accident occurs you are sure to die. So you can feel less pain than bus or train or ship commuters. :)

Personal Safety and Security
Survival Tips

How can your sense of smell save your life?

You can detect the smell of gas (through a distinctive scent that is added to it) in time to turn off the stove's gas jets and/or escape the house before the gas kills you.

Home & Garden
Personal Safety and Security
Human Behavior
Home Construction

Why do people need shelter to survive?


Shelter provides protection. Protection from weather and predators. Without shelter you may freeze in the winter or become dinner for an animal. Shelter may come in many different forms, for example caves, trees or man made structures. It is my opinion that shelter is not needed to survive per-say, it is needed to extend one's survival.

Personal Safety and Security
Business and Industry
Management and Supervision
Office Applications

What type of software is available for skip tracing companies for businesses?

Skip Tracing (or Skiptrace) is the discipline of locating a person through various information networks and feeds. Currently Skip Tracing is utilized by law enforcement persons, government personel, and various companies. Some proven Skiptrace companies are:

  1. Lexus Nexus and their Accurent program.
  2. Merlin Information Services
Postage and Shipping
Personal Safety and Security
ZIP Code
United Parcel Service (UPS)

What time does the UPS truck deliver packages?

UPS delivers about from 9am to 9pm but it kind of depends on what you bought or got!

Home Improvement
Building and Carpentry
Personal Safety and Security

How do you install barbed wire on top of an existing wooden fence?

Barbed wire needs to be stretched tight. This requires solid posts at the ends or the wire will slack over time. I would speak with a fence contractor to see if your posts will support the wire.

Conditions and Diseases
Pool Building and Repair
Skin Disorders
Personal Safety and Security

Stop itching skin from a fiberglass pool?

All fiberglass has a final coating of gel coat, it could be marine gel coat, tooling gel coat, or swimming pool gel coat. Typically, swimming pool gel coat will last about 20 years before it loses effectivness. At that point, algae becomes able to "cling", the surface begins to stain, and the actual fiberglass becomes evident to swimmers, causing scratches. There is only one solution, lightly sand off the remaining gel coat, wash down the pool, apply one coat of vinyl ester resin, and roll-on 3 coats of swimming pool gel coat. The pool will be as good as new for another 20 years, provided the pool is properly cared for.

Swimming Pools
Personal Safety and Security

What precautions to be taken at swimming pool?

You must have qualifies supervision, personal health review, a safe area to jump and swim in the pool (the requirement for a safe are in a body of water including controlled access which is the entrance and exit, floor's conditions and depth, visibility, clear diving and/or elevated entry, comfortable water temperature, sufficient water quality, and possible life jacket usage), response personnel (such as a lifeguard or other types of medical assistance) nearby, a lookout, abilities groups (such as experienced swimmers and beginners), and discipline. You must also take precaution to not get, hyperventilation, spinal injuries, stretch as a precaution to leg and other muscles cramp, and dehydration.

Personal Safety and Security
Mold and Mildew

If an entire house is infested with mold can it be treated and if so would the treatments have to continue on a regular basis?

First of all, don't think about treating a whole house of mold as a diy project - mold can be too dangerous to your health, and it would be best to call a mold remediation specialist to treat the mold and remove it. This is true even if the mold is not completely widespread, but even affecting just one room, or just a area of several square feet on a wall or ceiling. With that much visible mold, you can't be sure of how much mold is hidden behind wallpaper or on the other side of the drywall. Professionals will remove the moldy drywall and other building materials, spray to kill the mold and test the air to be sure that spores do not remain.

Moldy drywall will need to be completely replaced, because it is porous and there is no good way to clean out all the mold. Insulation in the wall may also need to be replaced. Solid, nonporous surfaces should be able to be cleaned.

You need to treat the reason the mold is growing if you don't want it to come back. Mold can't live without moisture, whether it is sitting water or high relative humidity. The mold remediation specialist will figure out the source of the moisture in the house, using sophisticated thermal imaging technology and moisture detectors. Healthy home humidity usually is in the range of 30-50%, and 60% and over will allow mold to grow.

Once the mold is removed and the moisture problems fixed, you should not need further treatments.

Personal Safety and Security

What should you do during a tornado to be safe?

Safety tips during a tornado include:

  • Stay inside at all times if possible!
  • Do not go anywhere near windows.
  • The best place to be is in a basement or storm cellar. Crouch down in a corner facing a wall with your head covered.
  • If you do not have an underground shelter get to the lowest floor and find an interior room
  • The bathroom is a good place, as they normally have the fewest windows and the plumbing can help reinforce the walls. If possible, take cover in the bathtub.
  • Abandon vehicles and mobile homes and vehicles for sturdier shelter. Nearly half of all deaths from tornadoes occur in trailer homes, which offer little protection.
  • If caught outside with no access to shelter take cover in a ditch.
  • Do not try to outrun the tornado.
  • Do not attempt to open your windows,
  • Do not seek shelter under a bridge.
  • Stay away from tall objects
  • Cover you and your family in blankets in case of flying glass or objects.
  • Avoid being near windows or around any external wall (one that separates the inside from outside).
  • It is a good idea to keep a battery powered radio (with fresh batteries) with you so you know where the tornado might be located and when the threat of a tornado has passed.
  • If you can get one quickly, wearing a bicycle or football helmet can protect you from head injuries.
Personal Safety and Security

Can you cut open a spray can for contents?

Spray cans are highly condensed and if you cut one open, it will explode.

Home Electricity
Personal Safety and Security
Electricity and Magnetism

Is it safe to vacuum clean wet bathroom floor?

It is safe to vacuum a clean wet bathroom floor only if you use a wet vaccuum designed for that purpose. If you just use a regular vaccum, you run the risk of short-circuiting your vacuum and damaging the insides.

Other Safety Tips:

  • Even with wet-dry vacuums, make sure the insulation on the cord is in good condition without any breaks or signs of wear.
  • Try not to stand in the water, if you can help it. Definitely while plugging in (or unplugging) and switching on/off.
Personal Safety and Security

What are the top rated home security systems?

Top rated fall in several categories. Top rated home automation, top rated prices, top rated customer service etc. These are companies that will monitor your property. You may also choose to monitor your own property by installing surveillance cameras. You will need to research what is available in your area and determine which system fits your particular needs.

Alarm Systems
Personal Safety and Security

What are the best driveway alarm systems?

The RoboGuard we've found to be the best system. We've had ours two years now and the batteries have never needed changing. It doesn't false alarm and although it works great alone we have ours connected to our home alarm system and our gates. We bought the 4 button remote accessory and 3 of the buttons on there operate our gates, outside lights and as a panic facility. I think you can expand the system as much as you want really, using the RoboGuard receiver as the control unit or connecting it to other systems.

Ours was installed by a builder friend of ours but by the looks of it as it's wireless it's something you can easily do yourself - and wiring accessories to it is easy as it's just a one wire connection to your lights, alarm or relay.

There's a few websites online giving info about it; this ones in the UK but it says they ship worldwide

Hobbies & Collectibles
Personal Safety and Security

What is the value of a Remington 1100 16 gauge?


Personal Safety and Security
Labrador Retrievers

What temprament do labrador and blue heelers mixed possess?

i have one of those! hes as smart as a heeler but not as hyper. easy to train and swims like a lab. protective of the house but fine in public. not very friendly to "strangers" and other dogs who enter the house. has never killed or chased any of the wifes pets ( 2 ducks, ducklings, 1 rabbit, 2 horses). i have had both heelers and labs and like the mix best of all.

Personal Safety and Security

How do you install CCTV camera at home?

CCTV kits can be bought from most large electrical retailers. Usually supplied are instructions which should describe installation.

Chevy Suburban
Door Panels and Handles
Interior Design
Personal Safety and Security

What is a Lever latch door handle?

It is a Lever handle (long instead of a knob) that has not a lock.

Personal Safety and Security
Sanitization and Germs

Why is my hot water rusty colored?

You have iron in your water. When you heat the water and it mixes with oxygen it becomes rust. You can try different types of filters and water softeners to try and stop it but they have mixed results depending upon how much iron you have in your water.

Swimming Pools
Personal Safety and Security
DIY Projects

What kind of locks can you put on your doors leading from the house to the swimming pool area?

AnswerHave a look at a night latch. This can be out of reach for children. Depending on what door material you have, a night latch will suit most wooden and composite doors.
Home Appliances
Personal Safety and Security

Should you put a microwave on top of the fridge?

If you are over 6 foot tall and can see into the microwave, this might work. You definitely do not want to be handling containers of hot food from a position over your head. If you have a short refrigerator this shouldn't be a problem.

Personal Safety and Security

How do you ward off ants naturally?

A smear of Vaseline keeps ants off the holders to my hummingbird feeders until the Vaseline gets dirty (months). They can't walk over it. Borax powder is a deterrent.

Colleges and Universities
Personal Safety and Security

Why should you never throw things across the classroom?

Throwing things in a classroom is a safety issue. Someone could get hurt by the object thrown. The object thrown could upset or break something. A person could be hurt by the object that was upset or broken.

Personal Safety and Security

What type of security is part of your responsibility and placed above all else?

Information security is part of your responsibility and placed above all else.

Mobile Phones
Home Electricity
Personal Safety and Security

Can you get an electric shock if you suck the end of a phone charger?

first why would you do that, and probably hell yes if its plugged in water and electric just don't get along, but who knows maybe the insulation will protect you. But hey there's only one way to find out. good luck with that


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