Safety is something we covet as people. We want to minimise our risk of harm or loss in most everything we do. While it may just feel like rotten luck when something bad happens to us there are ways to tilt the scales in your favour. So here are a few tips:
Home should be the place you feel safest and if you work at making it safe, it definitely will be. Some of the things you can do come at no extra cost to you such as joining a neighbourhood security group. These groups perform many functions that vary from place to place, but at the very least this group will provide a network of people who are close by who can assist you in an emergency and inform you of suspicious activity in the area.
Another such habit you can start is making sure to set up your home alarm system correctly. Most alarm systems have a “away” and “stay” setting. The “away” function should be used when no one will be home and sets of the alarm if any movement or attempt at entry is detected. The “stay” function will only trigger alarms if an attempt at entry is detected and is used when you are home. Becoming familiar with how to utilise your alarm system is a must.
Another way to improve the security of your home is to ensure that there are enough outdoor lights covering the points of entry to the house and property. This will discourage attempts at entering at night.
If you have these three down, then your home is on its way to being your very own fortress.
Personal safety is at the heart of most people’s security concerns and so we shouldn’t take unnecessary risks when it comes to our own. Fortunately, there are a multitude of things that you can do to minimise the risk of your safety being jeopardised.
Not the least of which is making sure that a friend or family member always knows where you are or where you are going. If you are going for a run, then share your intended route with a friend or better yet run with someone you know; traveling in a group is far safer than on your own. Another habit one should maintain is making sure your phone is charged. The last thing you want in an emergency is to not be able to call for help. If you are traveling in an unfamiliar place you should make sure that any valuables that you carry are not all in the same pocket or bag and that they cannot be seen unless you take them out. Spottem helps you in this regard as people on your emergency contact list are able to see your location and can be alerted at the touch of a button if you require assistance.
Most of these actions cost little to nothing to maintain and while luck may seem to play a part when things don’t go our way, there is no reason to gamble with your safety. If tilting the odds in your favour costs so little, why not start today? Download Spottem for FREE and start making it part of your daily safety routine.