Defense Against Crime

16/08/2016

College Safety Tips


Going off to college can be a fun and exciting time for many young adults.  However, this is not the time to throw common sense, and caution to the wind. There are still a few people on and off campus who are up to no good.  We have compiled this list of safety tips for you!

 

Campus safety tips: While walking around on campusbxp35697

  •  Survey the campus after dark to see that buildings, walkways, quadrangles and parking lots are adequately secured, lighted and patrolled.
  • Avoid walking alone if possible.
  • Walk with an air of confidence and stay alert.
  • Walk in well lighted areas.
  • Keep your hand free, not overloaded.
  • Have your keys ready, we recommend having a key ring self-defense product.
  • Avoid Texting and walking, and use a blue-tooth when on your cell phone
  • If you are being followed: cross the street, scream, run to an occupied residence or store, or flag down a car.
  • If your college offers a RAD program…take it every semester.

At dorm rooms

  • Doors and windows to your residence hall should be equipped with quality locks.
  • Room doors should have peepholes in the door and  deadbolts locks.
  • Do not loan out your keys (it doesn’t take long to make duplicates).
  • Never compromise your safety for a roommate or friend who wants the door left unlocked.
  • Replace locks when a key is lost or stolen.
  • Use caution admitting strangers.
  • Have good lighting around entrances.
  • If you are a woman and live alone or with other women, use only your first initials
  • on your mailbox and, when possible, in phone directories.
  • Report suspicious activity to campus police—or to the police if you live off campus.
  • consider purchasing a room door alarm

While in your car

  • Keep windows up and doors locked.
  • Be sure someone knows where you are going and when you should be back
  • Park in well-lighted areas and travel on populated, well-lighted streets.
  • Never pick up hitchhikers.
  • If you have car trouble, signal for help by raising the hood or tying a white handkerchief to the door handle.
  • It is wise to have a car Emergency kit

 

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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28/08/2015

General College Safety Tips


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With the increased activity on campus, many of you may be on campus more frequently, or traveling to and from campus buildings later than usual. In your travels, please consider the following risk reduction strategies:

  • Avoid walking alone; it is best to walk in pairs or with a group.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. Listening to music through headphones or looking down at a cell phone can impede your ability to be alert.
  • Walk on well-lit paths in heavily traveled routes. Using dark and isolated areas make you a more vulnerable target. Please take a moment to review your campus night map, and know where all the emergency call boxes are.bxp35697
  • Use your resources!  Many colleges and Universities provides safety escorts on campus 24/7.
  • Females – Carry Pepper Spray

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense and Safety Products is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

09/08/2013

10 Back-to-School Safety Tips for College Females


The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is one of the organization that PepperEyes.com supports with the sale of our products on EBAY. They have released 10 helpful safety tips for college students going back to school. College aged students are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted; the majority of rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. Statically 25% that is 1 in 4 College women will be a victim of a sexual assault. Being aware of this risk, looking out for your friends and using a bit of common sense are often the first steps to staying safe.

“While you can’t prevent a perpetrator from committing an act of sexual violence, practical steps can be taken to improve safety and reduce risk,” said Katherine Hull, spokesperson for RAINN. “It’s important for students to be made aware of these possible risks, look out for one another, use common sense and know how and where to get help if they need it.”

  1. Trust your instincts and be yourself.If you feel unsafe, or even uncomfortable, in any situation, go with your gut. Don’t worry about what others think; your own safety comes first.
  2. Use your cell phone as a tool. – Make sure it’s fully charged before you leave home. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, shoot a quick text for a “friend-assist.” Make a plan before you go out just in case your phone dies, so you can meet up with your friends at a specific location at a certain time.
  3. Be careful when leaving status or away messages online and when using the “check-in” feature on Facebook or Foursquare.Leaving information about your whereabouts reveals details that are accessible to everyone. Use common sense so that someone can’t track your every move. If you wouldn’t give the information to a stranger, then don’t put it on your online profile.
  4. Wait to let your guard down until people earn your trust. – A college campus can foster a false sense of security. Don’t assume people you’ve just met will look out for your best interests; remember that they are essentially strangers. Carrying Pepper Spray will help keep you safer.
  5. Don’t be afraid to hurt someone’s feelings.If you find yourself in an unsafe situation it’s OK to LEAVE QUICKLY. Just tell them you need to go, because you need to do something (like get out of there) and then go. It’s better to make up a reason to leave than to stay in a possibly dangerous situation. Your safety comes before someone else’s feelings.
  6. If you see something, say something!Intervene if a situation seems questionable or if someone’s safety is at risk. By taking action you can prevent a crime from being committed. Remember you can also contact your resident assistant or campus police.
  7. Stick with your friends, and watch out for each other. Arrive together, check in with one another throughout the night, and leave together. Think twice about going off alone and if, for whatever reason, you have to separate from your friends, let them know where you are going and who you are with.
  8. Drink responsibly and know your limits. – Don’t accept drinks from people who you don’t know or trust, and never leave your drink unattended. If you have left your drink alone, get a new one. Always watch your drink being prepared. At parties, stick to drinks you got or prepared yourself instead of common open containers like punch bowls.
  9. Watch out for your friends. – If a friend seems out of it, is way too intoxicated for the amount of alcohol they’ve had, or is acting out of character, get him or her to a safe place. If you suspect that you or a friend has been drugged, call 911. Be explicit with doctors so they can administer the correct tests.
  10. Be aware of your surroundings. – Whether you’re walking home from the library or at a party be mindful of potential risks. Get to know your campus and learn a well-lit route back to your dorm or place of residence. Think of a safe exit strategy. Are there people around who might be able to help you? Is there an emergency phone nearby?

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, it’s not your fault. You are not alone. Talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. Help is just a call or click away via RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotlines: 1-800.656.HOPE and online at rainn.org.

About RAINN
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotlines (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. The hotlines have helped more than 1.5 million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products on the market to meet the safety and security needs of you, your family, or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime. If you want to take personal responsibility for self-protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. Victor Swindell, Onyx Knight Enterprises

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27/10/2010

Halloween Safety Tips for college aged women


I remember how much fun Halloween was when I was in college. There was costumes, parties and some mayhem. It has to be noted that in today’s world not every scream is from an innocent trick or innocent fright. There are those who use this opportunity to prey on their victims.

Pass them along to a college aged young lady you care about if they don’t apply to you. 

Halloween Safety Tips

  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe at any point during Halloween go with that feeling
  • Avoid being alone or isolated with a monster you don’t know well. Let a trusted friend know where you are and whom you are with.
  • If you’re running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it’s still moving fast enough to catch up with you.
  • (Part two) When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go alone .. you may never come back
  • Do not search the basement, especially if the power has gone out.
  • If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits. Again, get out.
  • Always carry emergency cash and keep phone numbers for local hero cab companies handy.
  • Form a buddy system with close friends and agree on a secret diversion signal for uncomfortable situations. such as “Boo!!”
  • Don’t accept “witches brew” from people you don’t know or trust and never leave your “witches brew” unattended. If you lose sight of your “witches brew,” get a new one.

Here are some facts every parent of a college age person should know.

  • At least 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career.
  • At least 80% of all sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim.
  • 48.8% of college women who were victims of attacks that met the study’s definition of rape did not consider what happened to them rape.
  • More than 70% of rape victims knew their attackers, compared to about half of all violent crime victims.
  • One out of eight women will be raped while in college.
  • 57% of rapes occur on a date.
  • 75% of male students and 55% of female students involved in date rape had been drinking or using drugs.
  • The physical and psychological effects of sexual assault can be devastating, and college students who are sexually assaulted may face impediments to academic and personal success.

These are the reported figures. There is much data suggesting that most rapes go unreported. One study showed that only 5 % of victims of rape or attempted rape report it to college police.  EVERY adult female is a potential target of these assailants. Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, and someone is raped every 6 minutes. Most sexual assaults can be avoided

Be Prepared

I doubt you will have a proton pack to catch ghost, but you should always carry some non-lethal self-defense weapons. A stun gun, taser, pepper spray, a telescopic baton are good examples. Each if used will afford you enough time to escape and get help.

These tips can help you prevent an assault on yourself or any woman you know. Used wisely they may save a life-maybe yours. However, nothing beats common sense.

 Personal protection is about learning to decrease your risks and increase your options if assaulted. Learning to defend yourself from other people with weapons, is a result of extensive training with qualified instructors. However in most cases it’s just you and them, and you can take steps to have the advantage. Your life and health are your most important possessions, so learning to avoid situations that put your safety at risk is the first goal. Your best natural weapon is your brain, and your best defense is to exercise good crime prevention strategies.

Nobody can tell you how to defend yourself in every situation. Each person must evaluate his or her own abilities, and size up the situation based on the level of danger to themselves or a loved one.  

 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best personal protection products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for yourself, your home or your business, purchase our high quality discount personal protection products and arm yourself with the knowledge of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

27/10/2017

A College Sexual Assault just happened!


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Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault.

According to many Statistics, 1 in 5 College Women will be sexually assaulted in during their college educations. While many of these happen during dates, or because of alcohol, some are by strangers.

This recent sexual assault  happened on a College Campus in the South East.

  • Location:  Residence Hall
  • Suspects’ status:  At Large

 Incident description:  Female survivor was in her room at residence hall when she heard a knock on the door. She opened the door and the suspect forced his way inside and sexually assaulted her. Suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Suspect Description:   White male, 18 – 20 years of age, 5’08” – 5’10”, medium build, medium length brown hair.

As mentioned above on many college campuses, alcohol plays a large role in sexual assault. An attacker, often someone the person knows, may encourage or force a complainant to drink alcohol and become intoxicated or may take advantage of a complainant’s intoxication to forcibly assault him/her without consent.

Respondents will seek out venues where intoxicated potential victims are likely to be, such as parties and bars. Some will put date-rape drugs, such as GHB, Ketamine, or Rohypnol, into a person’s drink to incapacitate them. GHB, also known as Liquid Ecstasy, relaxes a person’s inhibitions, causing drowsiness, and may result in a loss of consciousness. Ketamine, also known as Special K, makes a person feel as if they are separated from their body and detached from reality. Rohypnol, or Roofies, causes a person to become drowsy, dizzy, and lack motor control and coordination. Respondents may also use pressure to try drugs as part of a social event before luring them away from the group. (See this article Date Rape Drugs)

Here are some other Facts provided by RAINN.org

Sexual violence on campus is pervasive.

  • 11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students).2
  • Among graduate and professional students, 8.8% of females and 2.2% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
  • Among undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.2
  • 4.2% of students have experienced stalking since entering college.2

Student or not, college-age adults are at high risk for sexual violence.

  • Male college-aged students (18-24) are 78% more likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.1
  • Female college-aged students (18-24) are 20% less likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.1

 

Approximately 66% of sexual assaults are committed by acquaintances. Many Sexual Assaults are NEVER Reported. To reduce the risk of similar crimes from happening, we recommend that everyone familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it. For example:

  • Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest or if they say “no”. Engaging in any type of sexual activity without the explicit consent of your partner is sexual assault. If either party is under the influence of alcohol, consent cannot be given.
  • The absence of a “no” is not a “yes.”
  • Avoid engaging in, supporting, or encouraging sexual harassment.
  • Do NOT use threats or coercion to engage in sexual activity.
  • Call for help if you witness a violent crime.
  • Do not take advantage of someone who is passed out, incoherent or otherwise incapacitated.
  • Ladies Carry and Use Pepper Spray when needed. (it sends a clear message)
  • Take the RAD Class to learn how to defend yourself.

We have additional tips on our Blog

 

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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