Whether you’re walking around town or traveling, feeling safe and secure is a priority.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of risks when it comes to personal safety.
This blog post contains five essential tips to help you stay safer.
These tips range from the basics, such as being aware of your surroundings and staying alert, to more advanced topics such as using technology and personal safety devices. Read on for more information!
Tip #1 – Stay Alert & Aware of Your Surroundings
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to stay alert and aware of your surroundings when out in public or traveling. This means paying attention to the people around you, looking out for suspicious activity, and avoiding distractions (e.g., texting). You should also trust your intuition if something feels off—it’s usually right!
Tip #2 – Be Cautious in Rideshares
Sometimes it’s best to lie when catching a ride in a rideshare.
Your Uber/Lyft/Fetti driver does not need to know all your personal information (such as if the location they picked you up from is your home), or what your plans are for the evening.
For a list of scenarios it’s best to lie in, watch this video.
Additionally, you can take other rideshare precautions by turning on the safety settings in the app you use.
Tip #3 – Keep your Valuables out of Sight
If you're carrying a purse or wallet, keep it close to your body and in front of you if possible.
Keeping your valuables in front of you helps you stay more aware and makes it more difficult for a pickpocketer to steal your items.
Additionally, don’t leave any valuables in your car. If you must leave something in your car, try to keep it out of plain sight.
Tip #4 – Carry a Personal Safety Device
Personal safety devices come in many forms—from pepper spray to tasers and more—but they all serve the same purpose: self-defense in case of emergency situations.
Investing in one of these devices can give you peace of mind when out by yourself or even with friends because it gives you an extra layer of protection if needed.
Our Safely Pepper Spray + Keychain helps you stay safe wherever you may go. Order your Safely Pepper Spray today.
Tip #5 – Place a Video Camera on Your Front Door
ADT reports that homes with a security camera are 300% safer than homes without a security camera because people do not want to get caught!
A home security camera can help provide increased safety and security for your family, both while they're in the house and while they're away.
Having a security system can serve as a deterrent to burglars or other intruders; it also means that if someone does try to break into your home, you'll be able to quickly identify them and alert authorities.
Additionally, a home security system can be used to monitor potential dangers like carbon monoxide or fire—triggering an alarm if something is detected.
For more ways you can protect your home view this article.