June 22, 2019

A Threat You May Not Want to Think About: Workplace Shooting

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com On Friday, May 21, there was a shooting in Virginia Beach inside a municipal building. 12 people were killed and four people were hospitalized with injuries. The shooter was a disgruntled employee who went on a shooting rampage. The victims were innocent, everyday people just doing their job, going about their business. Just a few weeks ago, my employer sent everyone to attend a mandatory class on workplace violence. I have to admit, […]

How to Stay Safe in Church and Other Places of Worship

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It is a sad state of affairs that we now have to discuss ideas about staying safe in places of worship. But with the recent shooting at a synagogue in California, the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the ChristChurch shooting in a mosque in New Zealand and other mass shootings in places of worship, it is  a subject that we need to consider. Churches traditionally have an open door policy, as anyone […]

Money Mondays: 5 Easy Ways to Secure an Apartment on a Budget

Written by: Sage SingletonSage Singleton   Whether you live alone, with a partner, or share with multiple roommates, it’s important for your apartment to feel safe. However, because renters typically can’t have wired security systems or elaborate devices drilled into the walls, you have to get creative with securing your apartment.   Luckily, you don’t have to own your space or have a big budget to boost your apartment’s security. The following are a few inexpensive and easy ways you […]

What to Do If Your Apartment No Longer Feels Safe

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back, our management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety.  I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work.  A couple of policemen and the building management were in attendance. The meeting was to discuss a shooting that occurred in the complex.  Management wanted to reassure the residents that it was not a random event but a shooting between acquaintances, a […]

Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events – Part 2

Last week in Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events – Part 1, we discussed staying safe at church services, concerts, amusement parks with James DeMeo, subject matter expert about event security and author of new book called “What’s Your Plan? A Step by Step Guide to Keep your Family Safe During Emergency Situations,” Today we continue our discussion and cover other safety concerns that a lot of people are thinking about. Staying safe in a knife attack Many areas […]

Worried about Safety While Attending Crowded Events?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com During the holidays, people congregate and celebrate together.   There are church services to attend, Christmas parties and all sorts of gatherings.  Unfortunately, crowded events also become targets for violence, such as the San Bernardino Christmas party shooting in 2015, church shootings in Charleston and Sutherland Springs.  These are not just limited to the U.S.  As I write this, new incidents are being reported: there has been a shooting at a cathedral in Brazil […]

Money Mondays: Would You Shop in an Unsafe Area to Save a Few Bucks?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Now that gas prices have been rising, many of us are looking for ways to save money.  Well, that was the idea I had in mind the other day when it was time to fill up my gas tank. Looking for a cheap gas station I thought I’d try finding a cheaper gas station than the one in my area by using one of those gas price shoppers.  The gas station in […]

How Car Burglars Choose Their Targets

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This past week I found out there were several car break-ins in our neighborhood.   All the tenants in our building got an announcement from management to be vigilant and lock our cars etc. and many neighbors just shrugged it off.  But I looked into it further and found out some interesting details.  The local constable actually released a statement about the crime wave after they caught a couple of suspects. How they chose […]

3 Habits That Invite Crime

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been reading our neighborhood social media reports and I notice there are more reports of criminal activities in areas were people usually say “That never happens here.”  These crimes rarely get reported in the evening news, but they are still worth noticing as they can happen to anyone. I know official reports in many areas show crime is down overall, but it really depends on what type of crime and where they […]

Can Body Armor Protect You from Common Urban Threats?

Written by Anthony When chaos unleashes in a city, there’s no telling whether or not you’ll be standing in the line of fire. Preparation reduces the chance that you’ll fall victim to a fatal attack. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a society where treasure awaits at the end of a rainbow. Instead, perpetrators carrying guns and knives along with other harmful weapons roam the streets of urban areas, waiting to claim their next victim. Body armor is a necessity in crime […]

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