Both the wilderness and the streets of major cities can be quite dangerous and having the proper security equipment near at hand can be crucial and even life saving. And while there are plenty of tools and devices one can think of when it comes to personal security, there are some that are essential, and everyone should consider getting, whether they use the public transport for commuting, or they go in the wilderness for fishing, hiking or hunting. It always pays to be prepared and have what you need, so below you will find probably the most essential security gear one can think have.
Pepper sprays are amongst the most popular and wide spread personal protection devices out there. Whether you are a man or a woman, a pepper spray can ensure your safety and can even save your life both in the city and the wilderness. Their effectiveness varies, depending on the manufacturer, the quality, and constituents, as well as the range they is being used. Sprays are usually most effective when your target is within 10 feet. That being said, no one can be always prepared, and situations can often be surprising but having a pepper spray in your pocket or bag is always helpful.
Stun guns, also known as tasers, are amongst the most effective weapons for self-defense out there. They are really affordable and quite compact so carrying one around no matter where you are is discreet and easy. Stun guns come in all shapes and sizes and can look like a flashlight, a TV remote control or even a walking cane. The great thing about them is that they fit in your pocket or bag and you can have a stun gun at your disposal even when strolling through the streets, and no one will even know. With just an ordinary 9V battery this device is capable of producing up to 1 million volts, so it is safe to say that it is one of the most invaluable addition to your security equipment.
Whether you have a pepper spray or a stun gun, you can’t hold it in your hand all the time. That is why it is important to have the right tactical utility belt with pouches, cargo vest or pants. These are not quite appropriate to wear in your everyday life traveling through the city, but can be invaluable in the wilderness and the great outdoors. The numerous pockets and pouches will ensure you have all the security equipment right where you want it and easily reachable. This will help you react as quickly as possible.
We all know that police gear is expensive. That is why it is imperative for anyone to maintain and care for their gear in order to make sure that it will remain in its ideal condition for a longer time. Law enforcement gears are created in very durable materials. However, it does not necessarily mean that your gear can no longer be exposed to destruction. Here are some of the essential tips to keep your gear in its optimum state.
It is very essential to inspect your gear before you store them. Examine for parts that may be compromised from the LED light to the chest rigs. Your inspection should not be limited on the faulty parts but also on the small dirt and debris or any chemical that can cause a reaction to your gear and affect the functionality. Routinely inspecting the gear can allow you to spot any form of damage at their initial phase and acquire an immediate repair. This will prevent you from acquiring an expensive repair or buying a new gear.
Never delay if your gear requires an immediate repair. As it was mentioned above, by acquiring repair as soon as you spot a probable damage can save you a hefty amount of money. For instance, your duty belt or patrol bag only requires a simple stitch. Delaying the repair can cause you to replace the whole patrol bag or duty belt. There are also gears that need to be replaced in case that it is damaged such as ripped strap or damaged fastener. It is a crucial part, and the integrity should never be compromised. You should not just stitch or glue them. Most of these parts that are needed to be replaced will not cost you much.
By maintaining the cleanliness of your law enforcement gears, you can guarantee that they are efficiently functioning every time. Any form of dirt can make your gear look low quality; it can also stick into your gear which affects their functionality. However, before you even start cleaning your police gear, be sure to carefully read the manual. Gears are delicate equipment, and you should not just clean it hastily.
For the gear that requires the use of battery, analyze the expiration of the batteries and make sure to replace the battery before they expire in order to avoid any leakage. Battery can leak a corrosive substance called potassium hydroxide that can cause irreversible damage to the battery compartment. In case of a leakage, it is recommended to use gloves and goggles since it can be a bit tricky to clean it.
Finally, after the proper maintenance of your law enforcement gears, you need to store it in a proper place. An ideal storage would have a low humidity and a stable room temperature.