With insecurity tremendously on the rise today, both home and abroad, it is more important now than ever to prioritise security consciousness in order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. These tips will help you and your loved ones stay safe and security conscious.
Most criminals study the habits and routines of their targets to learn the best times to strike.
Randomly switching your routines from time to time will help make it more difficult for criminals to target you.
Avoid Being Too Open
Privacy plays a very important role in your safety. Know when and who to share personal information with.
Stay vigilant and avoid oversharing information on social media too.
Keep Trusted Friends and Family in the Loop
If you have to meet a stranger, ensure you have one of two members of your family or trusted friends in the loop.
Give them the address, phone number, and other relevant information about the person you are meeting.
Also share live location on Whatsapp and agree on intervals to check up on each other.
Be Organised and Observant
There are situations where a break-in occurs and the victims don’t notice changes in their homes when they return.
Being organised and observant enough to sense when something is amiss can be the difference between life and death in the case of a break-in.
Avoid Staying Out Late
Criminals generally operate more confidently at night. Avoid staying out late when it can be helped.
In cases where staying out late can’t be helped, avoid walking alone in strange neighbourhoods, roll up your car window in traffic, and have someone accompany you.
Having pepper sprays, whistles, and learning self-defence are some ways you can keep yourself safe if you do get attacked.
Are there other tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe and security conscious that we didn’t mention? Tell us!