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  • Stay Safe This Holiday Season

    03/12/13 Author: Brent No Comments

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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are history and now the rush is on to complete the shortened 2013 Christmas shopping season.

    Here are some holiday safety tips we at SARKA International have put together to help you survive the holiday season and still have a smile on your face come Christmas morning.

    Holiday Season Safety Tips

    • Lock doors and windows at all times.
    • Don’t leave gifts and valuables open view.
    • Be cautious of package deliveries where couriers have the “wrong” address. 

    If You Go on Vacation:

    • Put your lights on a timer. 
    • Ask a neighbor or friend to watch your house and pick up mail and newspapers.
    •  Have a neighbor park their car in your driveway from time to time.
       

    While Shopping:

    • If possible, shop during daylight hours.
    • Coordinate shopping trips with a friend. 
    • Stay alert to your surroundings and to the people around you. 
    • Park your car in a lighted area.  
    • Lock your car even if you will only be gone for a few minutes.
    • Keep packages and other valuables out of view. ,
    • Don’t overburden yourself with packages. Try to keep one hand free.
    •  Keep handbags and wallets zipped or clasped shut at all times.
    • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Pay with a check or credit card whenever possible.

     Click here for more holiday safety information.

     

  • Time for the malls to start hopping

    28/11/13 Author: Brent No Comments

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                Police officers escorted people from Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.,
    on Nov. 5 after shots were fired there. The gunman killed himself.

     

    The turkey is almost done and Black Friday is only hours away. Shopping malls will be crowded to the brim, but recent events make security awareness even more important, as this story in The New York Times points out. Mall operators are increasingly turning to subtler, less visible measures to keep a watchful eye on the activities of shoppers.

  • Happy Veterans Day

    11/11/13 Author: Brent No Comments

    SARKA International salutes Medal of Honor hero Wilburn Ross and all the other veterans who have served our country over the years! See this wonderful story in today’s Seattle Times.

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  • A Bad Week

    05/11/13 Author: Brent No Comments

    First, it was a lone gunman at LAX. Yesterday, it was nother gunman at a shopping mall. All the more reason why security needs to be on everyone’s mind at all times.

  • SARKA Intl. to Help Ghosts, Goblin Stay Safe

    27/10/13 Author: Brent No Comments

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    Check out this article in the Queen Anne & Magnolia News. SARKA Intl. is proud to donate its time and expertise to help keep our kids safe this Halloween!

  • Play Ball!

    23/10/13 Author: Brent No Comments

     

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    Here’s to all our friends in Beantown and the Gateway City. No matter who you’re rooting for,  it’s going to be a great series with the two best teams in all of baseball!

    Play Ball!!

    Any predictions?

  • It’s almost Halloween

    23/10/13 Author: Brent No Comments

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    Forget “World War Z,”  the thousands of young ghouls, witches and zombies expected to prowl ar

    ound the region’s neighborhoods on Thursday, Oct. 31, aren’t interested in world domination, they’ll be there just for the fun of it.

    In an effort to make sure the day is all fun and no fright, drivers should take extra care when traveling.

     By following these safety tips, drivers can help ensure a safe Halloween for all:

    • Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
    •  Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
    • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
    • At twilight and after dark, watch for children in dark clothing.
    • Never use a cell phone while driving.

    Discourage teens from driving. There are too many hazards and distractions for inexperienced drivers.

    It’s not only drivers who should use extra caution on Halloween. Parents, too, can help keep Halloween fun for their children by making sure they not only can scare up a fright among the unsuspecting, but can stay safe in doing so.

    • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
    •  If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags to make sure they are visible.
    •  When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first. Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
    •  Masks can limit or block eyesight, so consider non-toxic makeup or decorative hats as safer alternatives.
    •  If masks are worn, they should have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.
    •  Children should only wear well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.
    •  Do not allow children to wear decorative contact lenses, as they present a risk for serious eye injury.
    •  Knives, swords and other accessories should be made from cardboard or flexible materials. Do not allow children to carry sharp objects.

     If you have more safety tips, let us know!!!

    Here’s to a frightful but safe Halloween 2013!

  • Better technologies require more questions, answers

    21/10/13 Author: Brent No Comments

    As is always the case, new and improved tools require greater thought on how they can be used most effectively, but also most responsibly, as this article in Homeland Security News Wire points out.

    What do you think?

  • Please leave your guns at home

    19/09/13 Author: Brent No Comments

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says guns in the ubiquitous coffee shop can diminish the Starbucks “experience.”

    While he is careful to not take a stand on one side or the other of the gun debate, he makes clear that some customers “have been jarred and fairly uncomfortable” seeing guns openly displayed.

    Check out the New York Times story here.

     

  • Summer’s Over; Tips to Keep Kids Safe

    05/09/13 Author: Brent No Comments

    By Brent

    It’s an annual ritual.

    Parents pack lunch boxes, new backpacks are filled with all the supplies young students needs to make their way through the day and drivers and kids are reminded to use extra caution on the roads near schools. Read More