Defense Against Crime


Stay Alert – Stay Alive

Filed under: Crime Prevention — peppereyes @ 11:54 AM

Be Mindful of your Surroundings

Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don’t think. Trust your instincts.” – Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

The little things in life can make a big difference. Mind and Body are an invincible team as long as you are focusing on the moment and thinking about safety. Too many of us are preoccupied – taking on a cell phone when we should concentrate on driving, rushing from one place to another without scanning our surrounding or watching where and how we walk.

When we’re not paying attention and our mind isn’t on what isn’t on what we’re doing, even everyday tasks like cooking, walking outside to get mail, or just playing with our kids in the house can lead to life-altering incidents.

Alertness is the ability to “read” people and situations and anticipate the probability of threats before it happens. It is knowing what to look for and taking the time to notice safety-related aspects of what is happening around you.

Alertness is not about being fearful or paranoid. It is a relaxed state of alertness that you can incorporate into your character. It is neither desirable, nor necessary, to go about life hectically scanning your surroundings for the trouble around every corner. Your level of alertness should be appropriate to the circumstances you are in.

Some circumstances call for a greater degree of awareness than others. Obviously, you would want to be more aware when walking alone to your car at night than when shopping in a crowded mall with friends.


By Victor Swindell, owner of, a division of Swindell Enterprises. is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions .In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.




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