We see it in movies all the time; the victim forgets to lock the doors at night, a serial killer breaks in, and the whole family is brutally slaughtered. We are scared out of our wits and proceed to locking every door and window in the house.
This scenario is probably one that almost any person with a television has experienced.
This fear comes from the inbuilt mechanism that ensures our safety. Our ‘self-preservation’ trigger is controlled by our adrenal gland. Producing the hormone adrenalin, we are given the choice between the options of “fight” or “flight”. The choice that one goes with depends on one’s individual self.
Each of us have this need for safety and security genetically programmed into our DNA. It ensures that we are not faced with an untimely death due to surrounding circumstances, and that the ultimate goal of passing on our genes is achieved before death.
Although we do not think of all this when we lock our bedroom at night, the secure feeling we experience in doing so is undeniable and all too familiar.
Our need for safety can be seen all across our homes. Locks on every door and window has meant that locksmiths that fix locks on doors stay in business. Grills on windows has meant that it is becoming harder and harder for thieves to steal. Modern security systems with their sophisticated sensor-based alarm systems has made protecting valuable artefacts much easier, in the modern world.
The security aspect has also taken over the vehicle and transportation industry. From seat belts to air-bags, preserving one’s life has become the topmost priority of every vehicle manufacturer. If you need additional safety from other people, car locksmiths that can give an effective solution to ensure that you are given that added blanket of security. Bullet-proof vehicles, windshields, and windows has meant that transporting dignitaries is a much less dangerous task now, and shock-proof vehicles ensure that a collision or flipping over of a vehicle will still do as less harm as possible.
Even in schools, shopping malls, and the local park, safety and security are the most important feature. From food safety to security from shoplifters, and bank robbers and thwarting terrorist threats, state of the art security systems has saved countless lives over the years, not to mention made the lives of those in the security industry much easier and far more successful. Humans themselves have proven to be ingenious creatures that have taken self-preservation and carrying on their gene-pool to a whole new level.