Unarmed security guards often find themselves in potentially dangerous or violent situations with an armed and / or dangerous person. Because their resources are limited in terms of armaments, they may be led to use ordinary, unpretentious objects that are part of everyday life to gain more weight and protect themselves. Here are some of the best sources of self-protection for unarmed guards:
Keys: Although this is a trivial object that most of us would never think of using in a combative way, keys can be a weapon of choice for guards who have few options for protection. They are also one of the few items that guards can have on them at any time. When they are held between your fingers with the pointed ends of the finger, the keys can simulate illegal weapons such as American punches and constitute a quick defense against an attacker or simply a peace of mind in a potentially compromising situation.
Pens: A pen is a type of weapon of last resort rarely used, but also likely to be handy in many environments, including that of an unarmed security officer. It comes into play most often when a person is caught in a situation where they must use a method of personal protection at the base. The sharp tip of a pen can cause serious damage when applied with great force and, despite the macabre nature of such a scenario, can be a valuable asset to an attack of violence or random aggression. In the same way that pens with rubber grips are preferable for easy writing, they would prove just as ingenious when they are used to defend themselves.
Flashlights: Although most unarmed security guards are not allowed to wear anything that looks like a weapon, it is standard to wear flashlights, especially when they work at night. or in a poorly lit or dimly lit area. Although it is not intended to be used as a weapon, a flashlight can be a valuable resource for a guard who is in a precarious situation where he must defend himself. Flashlights are often quite heavy, especially industrial size steel or metal. The shape and weight of flashlights is a solid form of personal protection, especially if a guard is confronted with an armed attacker and undoubtedly dangerous.
Breath Spray: This may sound odd or even comical, but anyone who has ever felt the icy sting of a mis-directed mouthpiece (pointed close to the eye) of a handheld breathing spray will testify to its mentholated (though burning!) abilities; Fresh breath sprays have extremely powerful antibacterial and cooling properties, while some even contain chlorine dioxide; these agents must all be ingested according to the instructions for specific purposes only, and accidental (or emergency) spraying on the eyes would result in a burning sensation that would not be so fresh that it was not believed . This tactic would allow an attacker to temporarily darken the vision and could allow the victim to escape or overtake the situation.