Every security professional is addicted to gear, it is just part of who we are. Gadget fanatics, tech geeks…whatever you want to call us, we are always looking for gadgets and gear to tinker with that make our jobs easier and our clients safer, more secure and more productive. Below are some gift ideas your security professional is sure to love.
1. IPAK (Individual Protective Agent’s Kit)
The Individual Protective Agent’s Kit with QuikClot® & SWAT-T® is designed to assist in controlling massive hemorrhaging at the point of wounding to bridge the gap until advanced care can be provided. Designed with consideration of the average task, threat and environment of executive, VIP & celebrity protection agents, this compact and durable kit allows protective operations specialists to keep an immediately accessible trauma kit on their person where it is needed most without the tactical look or excessive size of a full kit.
2. Apple Watch
We have conducted our own extensive testing and published a review of the watch. To read more about how the watch can benefit a security professional, read more here: https://www.lasorsa.com/2015/06/15/apple-watch-review/
3. CRKT M-16 13ZLEK
With a built-in seatbelt cutter and window breaker, this knife has a lot more functionality than most considering it already has the ‘flipper’ to assist with opening which also works as a blade guard. The CRKT M-16 is a reasonably priced, mid-size, lightweight but durable utility knife. Now with the extra features in the ZLEK series, it has become my new go to pocket knife.
4. SwissTech Tools Bodygard Emergency Tools
Break out side window glass in an instant; slash through inoperable seat belts without fear of getting cut; flash an emergency signal for help; set off a piercing audio alarm; then light the way with a bright white LED flashlight. These are all quick and easy to do in an emergency with this handy tool.
Glass Breaker, Seat Belt Cutter, Sonic Alarm, White LED Flashlight, Red Emergency Flasher, Key Ring and Visor Clip
5. Rite-In-The-Rain Notebooks
Rite-In-The-Rain notebooks defy nature, they are weatherproof and can even be written on underwater. A phenomenal gift which will sure to spend a lot of time in the pocket of your security professional.
6. Precision Holsters Ultra Carry Elite
Built off the Ultra Carry platform but with a slightly larger leather backer. The Ultra Carry Elite gives you the capability to cant up to 20+ degrees while maintaining the small profile for the ultimate in comfort and concealment. One of the best holsters I have ever worn, these have the quality, functionality, comfort and concealability to quickly become a favorite.
7. Smith Optics Elite Sunglasses
Smith Optics have unparalleled optical quality in the polarized ChomaPop lenses, couple that with the durability and protection of ANSI Z87.1+ and you will have a new set of go-to glasses. Pick the style and be sure they will enjoy this gift all year round.
8. The Breath Of Life™ Emergency Escape Mask
The Breath of Life™ provides the wearer 15 to 20 minutes to escape from an attack scene or a burning building with the ability to breathe without inhaling smoke or fumes. Available for personal and commercial use in the U.S. for the first time, the Breath of Life™ mask—pocket-sized and weighing less than one and a half ounces — can be carried in a briefcase or pocketbook.
9. PowerAll Backup Battery and Jumper
PowerAll – ‘The #1 Selling Lithium Jump Starter in the World’ will certainly give your security professional enough power to keep their electronics charged up and can even jump start a car battery.
10. Ring and Piper Home Security Systems
Choose one or both of these easy to setup home security systems: Piper, a wi-fi, home or office, wireless security camera & home automation system. Piper is wireless automated video monitoring that is easy to get started and has no monthly fee. Ring Video doorbell lets you answer the door from anywhere with your smartphone via Wi-Fi network and works with iOS and Android.
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And of course, you can always give the best present of all…TRAINING!
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