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  • Krav Maga and being safe at home

    I really love the art of Krav Maga and there is a great sports side to it. I'm a newer student and I joined so that I could protect myself. I think for women, there has to be an equal combination of efforts for self defense. I think the most important is a form of martial arts. The second is some kind of weapon like pepper spray or a handgun, and I think the third is a home security system. I think they are really important because it's best to be prepared when under attack. If an intruder breaks in and you don't know about it, then how can you be ready to fight back? Unfortunately, I haven't found a security system for my house yet. I'm looking for advice on adt home security. Can anyone tell me their experience with that company?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

    One more question, I just moved to Indianapolis last week. Where can I find Krav Maga training here?
    Thanks!

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      Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

      I'd advise you to check state and local laws before you make your home defense plan to ensure you understand the constraints. Particularly the use of deadly force. Additionally, I would advise you to not attempt to fight off intruders in your home unless they are a direct threat to, or are between, you and your family members. Coming from experience, it is much easier to defend a location inside of a structure than it is to move from room to room and attempt to fight your way out, especially if you have the help of local law enforcement. You know what and who is inside the room you're own, but not what or who is outside of it.

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        Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

        Welcome to the forum!

        You can find KMWW locations here
        http://www.kravmaga.com/locations/li...ocations-list/

        Right on Tactical!
        Do, or do not. There is no try - Jedi Master Yoda
        This is Krav, not scrapbooking- Instructor Jeremy Stafford
        Krav Air - We serve up NUTS
        - San Antonio Center's Mock Airplane Motto
        Disneyland, but more violent - SashaTheStrange explaining KM to a friend
        Know who you are and what you're capable of. Walk away if you can. Run away if you must. Defend yourself if you have no other choice.- Instructor Steve Tornovish

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          Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

          Forget ADT. Get a big, intimidating dog. False alarms only cost a little bit of barking, not money. And bad guys REALLY don't like big dogs. They know the dog is right there and the alarm system can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to get police to respond, depending on where you live.
          The will to win compares little to the will to PREPARE to win.

          Rom 13:4 For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

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            Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

            Originally posted by resqr1 View Post
            Forget ADT. Get a big, intimidating dog.
            As far as that goes, just getting a big dog water bowl and leaving it in a conspicuous place in the back yard can be a deterrent.

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              Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

              True. Don't leave the big dog in the back yard, recently in the south several thieves have been giving dogs ground beef with ground up glass in it. A day later they come back and rob the place.

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                Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                The robbery might not bother me but hurting the dog is a capital offense

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                  Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                  Originally posted by unstpabl1 View Post
                  The robbery might not bother me but hurting the dog is a capital offense
                  MOST DEFINITELY
                  Do, or do not. There is no try - Jedi Master Yoda
                  This is Krav, not scrapbooking- Instructor Jeremy Stafford
                  Krav Air - We serve up NUTS
                  - San Antonio Center's Mock Airplane Motto
                  Disneyland, but more violent - SashaTheStrange explaining KM to a friend
                  Know who you are and what you're capable of. Walk away if you can. Run away if you must. Defend yourself if you have no other choice.- Instructor Steve Tornovish

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                  • #10
                    Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                    Breaking into my house could well cost a life...

                    However, an alarm system is not a bad idea.

                    Couple of things to look for if you want the alarm system to be monitored (and you don't have to).

                    1- Make sure the alarm company can handle live video and audio, and have videos cameras.

                    2- Make sure they will verify an alarm by looking/listening before they report it to the police to avoid any kind of false alarm charges.

                    3- Make sure their monitoring station is not in your town, or if so, make sure it is very well secured and has backup power generators.

                    4- Make sure YOU have FULL access to your system as well as the alarm company so you can monitor it over the internet and you can make changes to the system (if you want) without them having to come out, and charge you.

                    5- Be careful about different companies- some of them suck you in with really cheap installation prices, but nail you on the sales/rental of the individual components.

                    6- Some have VERY high monthly rates, or have hidden fees like annual fee, a fee to test the system, a fee if you have to call in to the company or if they have to call you, etc.

                    On the other hand, a MUCH cheaper alternative is for you to monitor it yourself.

                    Install some cameras.

                    There are many high quality video systems out there with very good cameras that are VERY reasonable in pricing- but shop around and get to know what you are looking for.

                    The good thing is these systems can be set up to call/text/email you in the event there is movement on the camera, or even if there is movement only in a certain part of the camera. Most of them allow for you to log in with an iPhone or Android and see and/or hear what is going on live. You can even record audio/video or take snapshots right from your phone.

                    Then, you can call the police, or call a neighbor, or whatever. You can talk to the police while you are watching the video to alert them what room intruder(s) might be in, give them a description, if they are armed, etc.

                    Also, make sure your system and all the cameras and peripherals, and the router and cable box, are on a battery backup. This way the whole system works in the event of a blackout or someone deliberately cutting power to break in.

                    There are even devices that can alert you if a signal feed is lost or power is lost, etc.

                    Stay safe, and go home!
                    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are stupid.

                    Do unto others before they do unto you.

                    "I didn't want to fight. Now, you don't want to fight. In fact, you're lucky if you're still alive.", Imi Lichtenfeld, People magazine, 15 November 1976.

                    Go home safe!

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                      Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                      I would also recommend looking into the following if your shopping for a home security system:

                      -Whats involved in the base package, and how much to add additional motion sensors, door/window contacts, smoke/heat sensors, etc. Quite often the basic just covers the door ways, and a motion....you want coverage on every floor.
                      -Are they a certified company? At least here, you get a fairly decent break on home insurance if you show your insurer you have a 24hr. monitored system which includes a smoke/heat sensor as well as security.
                      -Is it connected to your phone line, or is it satellite monitored. This one is important. Companies like ADT, Reliance, etc. will provide satellite coverage in addition to hooking up your system through a land line. If you go with a security sytem that is simply hardwired to your phone line....well...one snip before entering your house and your monitoring company won't have a clue as no signal will go out. Go satellite. It costs nominally more, but worth it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                        Originally posted by resqr1 View Post
                        Forget ADT. Get a big, intimidating dog. False alarms only cost a little bit of barking, not money. And bad guys REALLY don't like big dogs. They know the dog is right there and the alarm system can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to get police to respond, depending on where you live.
                        Make sure you also put up "warning guard dog" signs on the fences. That also helps with meter readers, tree trimmers or just about anyone from the city who decides they want to be in your backyard.

                        One look at KAOS and they make an appointment.
                        I believe that self-defense is a moral imperative, and that illegitimate force and illegal violence must be met with righteous indignation and superior violence.

                        But hey, thats just me.

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                          Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                          Originally posted by CJs Dad View Post
                          Make sure you also put up "warning guard dog" signs on the fences. That also helps with meter readers, tree trimmers or just about anyone from the city who decides they want to be in your backyard.

                          One look at KAOS and they make an appointment.
                          However, in some jurisdictions, having a beware of dog sign is an automatic admission that you have a vicious dog which opens you up to a lawsuit.
                          The will to win compares little to the will to PREPARE to win.

                          Rom 13:4 For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

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                            Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                            True, but the moment someone steps into my yard and gets bit I have a lawsuit on my hands. In my situation its not an "if" and I would be more upset if they tried to put one of them down because they tore up a bad guy.
                            I believe that self-defense is a moral imperative, and that illegitimate force and illegal violence must be met with righteous indignation and superior violence.

                            But hey, thats just me.

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                              Re: Krav Maga and being safe at home

                              Originally posted by resqr1 View Post
                              However, in some jurisdictions, having a beware of dog sign is an automatic admission that you have a vicious dog which opens you up to a lawsuit.
                              While in other jurisdictions, you may be required to have sign or you are negligent.

                              Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
                              Life is hard. It is even harder when you are stupid.

                              Do unto others before they do unto you.

                              "I didn't want to fight. Now, you don't want to fight. In fact, you're lucky if you're still alive.", Imi Lichtenfeld, People magazine, 15 November 1976.

                              Go home safe!

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