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If there’s one thing we’ve witnessed about hurricane Sandy is that things can go so much worse without electricity.  Our lives are dependent on electricity  that we become so limited, even to a standstill when there’s a power outage.  It’s not like in Bangladesh where people experience power outages at 250 days/year.  Meaning, if it’s a daily occurrence, people learn to adapt to it.  We, on the other hand, are vulnerable during this type of situations. 

During power blackouts, we become easier targets for burglary among other crimes of opportunity.  Sometimes, getting ourselves out of our comfort zones produces a mild state of panic where we fail to focus on priorities like installing DSC Alarm Systems for security and protection.  Here is a guide on what we should immediately check during blackouts.
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Step 1:

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Secure doors and windows. It is important to have deadbolts on our doors and windows, these are our basic defense.  Keep them locked, and have the keys close to you.

Step 2:

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Assemble an emergency kit. Have these items on hand and make sure they can last for at least 72 hours.

• A can opener
• Blankets
• A whistle
• Flashlight and batteries
• Portable radio
• At least 1 gallon of water per person a day
• Non-perishable food such as canned goods and granola bars
• An extra set of clothes and durable shoe wear
• Items to help pass the time, such as a deck of cards or a board game
• A first aid kit that includes prescription drugs as needed
• Supplies such as duct tape and plastic so you can build a “shelter in place” if necessary. You can make smaller versions of this kit for your car or office and stock it with practical items for either setting.

ready1011 year ago

Emergency kits are a must. But anyone who wants to know what they're really going to be up against when 'Bangladesh electricity' comes to the U.S. and how to be ready to survive it should read 'The 5 Stages of Collapse'. You will rethink security. Start getting to know your neighbors, that the best start.

Fenris71 year ago
Those of us looking for security should be aware that the actual security afforded by a deadbolt lock would be hilarious if it weren't so scary. Do not lock your doors with the idea that they will stop anyone with even minimal experience in security bypass. The most effective security tool is simple vigilance.