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Snowden’s Haven Security App Review

Snowden’s Haven Security App Review

When news broke a few weeks ago that a Snowden-backed security app was out, I was interested. The app, called “Haven” allows you to turn a cheap Android phone into an extremely sensitive alarm system. This offers massive potential for increased physical security; you can leave your stuff in your hotel room with a pretty guarantee that no on is going to get into your room without you knowing about it. With this in mind I started my test of…

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Physical Perimeter Security Tools

Physical Perimeter Security Tools

I recently appeared on the American Warrior Show to speak about physical security with host Mike Seeklander. In the show I promised to post a list of links to some of the tools I talked about, so here it is! I will keep adding to this list and push it to the top as it is updated.

The Amazon Key Security Nightmare

The Amazon Key Security Nightmare

In case you haven’t heard, Amazon recently rolled out “Amazon Key.” This service allows delivery persons to leave packages inside your home. I’m sure I’m largely preaching to the choir here, but I can’t let this one go unanswered. I want to talk about Amazon Key security, and some of the problems it creates.

Lock Safari: Seattle

Lock Safari: Seattle

I recently spent a few days in Seattle on business and ended up with a free day. I hoped to see (among other things) a few interesting locks on Lock Safari: Seattle and I wasn’t disappointed.

Encryption Versus Physical Security

Encryption Versus Physical Security

Encryption is a hot topic these days. I write about both encryption and physical security on this blog, and some people find this curious. I believe there is a good deal of overlap in these two topics, however. This post will discuss encryption versus physical security, and why each matters in protecting data.

Escape the Wolf Photo Trap

Escape the Wolf Photo Trap

Have you ever wondered if someone had messed with your stuff while you were gone? There is a neat, new way to find out. The Photo Trap app from Escape the Wolf allows you to take a “before” picture and easily compare it with an “after” picture. With the app you can easily tell if anything has been moved. Here’s how it works

Suitcase Setup for Securing Firearms

Suitcase Setup for Securing Firearms

I recently wrote a piece for the Lucky Gunner Lounge about air travel with firearms. It was a general article, mostly concerning the legalities of transporting firearms by air. In it I mentioned a couple different ways to secure your stuff: a big, locked case holding everything, or a small pistol case inside a regular suitcase. I use both methods, depending on where I’m traveling and what and how much stuff I’m bringing. Today I do want to go into…

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Hotel Room Security Tip

Hotel Room Security Tip

I haven’t written about physical security in some time, but recently I was in a hotel in San Francisco and experienced a very small physical security issue. This is an issue that you have probably confronted at some point, unawares. Fortunately, it is easily correctable if you follow my one simple hotel room security tip:

How to Choose a Locksmith

How to Choose a Locksmith

You stopped on the way home to grab a gallon of milk. You get to the car and pull the handle but the door remains stubbornly closed. You fish in your pocket for keys while your mind is still processing the fact that they’re sitting on the driver’s seat. You’d call your wife but she’s still at work all the way across town. Grudingly you pull out your phone and search “locksmith near me”.  This probably isn’t you, but this…

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Blink: Get Notified When Your Mac Wakes

Blink: Get Notified When Your Mac Wakes

Chances are good that most – if not all – of us leave our computers unattended somewhere, sometime. For me this is at home. Though I generally abide by best practices and shut down before leaving my computer, occasionally I don’t. I can be caught close my MacBook’s lid and heading out the door to run an errand, walk the dog, whatever. I do have some peace of mind that no one is messing with my computer, however. This is…

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