Defense Against Crime

20/05/2019

20 Safety Tips to Help You …Be Safe


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According to RAINN, a sexual assault occurs every 98 seconds. You’ve probably seen stories in the media of sexual predator who follow women home from the gym, or other places. But there are several things you can do to reduce your chances of becoming their next prey.

Whether you’re our jogging, shopping or out and about running errands, there are safety tips you can follow to help lower your chances of becoming a crime victim.

 

1. PepperEyes.com motto is Get Ready! Stay Ready. – Preparation and Prevention are the keys. Think about having a fire extinguisher and knowing how to use it in your home.
2. Stay Alert – avoid being distracted by your smartphone. Use a blue-tooth if you need to talk
3. Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t ‘feel’ right..leave the area.
4. Always have your keys ready. There are videos on youtube on how to use your keys for self-defense. Watch and learn.
5. If you carry a personal defense device, like pepper spray or a stun gun, whistle – knows how to use it and have it ready. The bottom of your purse is the wrong place to have it.
6. Be aware! Look around and make eye contact with people you encounter.
7. Walk with an attitude. Have that I dare you to mess with me look.
8. If security is available, ask for an escort to your vehicle — especially at night. If you know you are going out at night, have a friend with you!
9. Don’t wear expensive jewelry or carry pricy handbags when you’re shopping, running errands or anytime you’re alone. Robbers often work in pairs. One scopes out potential victims inside, then text or calls their partner with a  description to their partner waiting outside.
10. If you have children with you, keep a close eye on them and teach them about stranger danger. On the news last week was a woman trying to steal a child.
11. If you must take a purse, consider a small, crossbody bag.
12. Hide your cash, credit cards and cell phone in your front pockets, so if a thief does grab your purse, he or she won’t get away with much.
13. Try to avoid being overloaded with shopping bags.
14. When you leave, lock your doors and keep your windows up, and don’t have valuables in plain sight!
15. Keep an eye out for vehicles that might be following you. If they’re still behind you when you’re close to home, drive to the nearest fire station or police station and honk your horn.
16. In carjacking or robbery, give them your car, purse or anything else they want. Nothing is worth risking your life.
17. If someone tries to sexually assault you or force you into their vehicle, scream and fight like your life depends on it..cause it does. Do whatever you have to do to get away…do it!
18. Take a self-defense course. Search for them online. Many colleges and universities offer a FREE RAD (Rape aggression defense) class, and some will teach them to the ladies of any organization (church, yoga, etc).
19. There are several safety apps available, including Guard Lallana, Safe Walk, B Safe, and others they are beneficial to you. Research and use the one that’s best for you.
20. Knowing all of this stuff is good, doing it daily will be better.

 

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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 on 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.

19/07/2013

20 Ways to Stay Safe on a College Campus


Each year millions on young people will begin their college adventure. This will be an exciting adventure full of new concepts, and their first brush with adult responsibilities. They will be responsibility with managing their time, their priorities, their money, they relationships and their safety.

While going to college should be about education and fun, many college students also get their first lessons on crimes such as theft, robbery, rape, sexual assault, and other negative elements of society.

Staying safe while you’re in college doesn’t have to be complicated. These twenty tips can be done with minimal effort and can avoid lots of life altering problems later.

  1. Review you school’s security report and attend programs presented by the university and campus safety orientations programs, sexual and gender violence awareness programs, and also include seminars on alcohol and drugs.
  2. While you are hitting the books, also take advantage of program offered by public safety including campus escorts, self-defense classes (RAD), personal Safety strategies, computer ID programs, and other incentives to help protect you.
  3. If your campus has and emergency notification program, please enroll with a good phone number and e-mail.
  4. Locks only work if you use them, keep door to your dorm room/residence locked at all times.  It only takes a less than a minute to get robbed or worse.
  5. If the window to your residence can be used by robbers, or other criminal elements, then keep your windows locks
  6. Don’t be a spectator; participate in helping keep your campus safe, if you see something wrong –REPORT IT.
  7. Help protect other residence by not letting anyone into your hall that you don’t know.
  8. Be careful with your keys.  If you lose them, report it, you would want to find a stranger in your room one day, or find your valuables gone
  9. If you have a car, lock it, and check on it often.
  10. Get a locking device for your laptop. This may be a physical lock or some kind of electronic tracking or locking device. Many college campuses have an ID program.
  11. Watch your valuables in the library. You may need to take a quick run to the snack machines to clear your mind . . . just as someone happens to walk by and see your tablet, mp3 player, books, or laptop unattended.
  12. Put emergency numbers in your cell phone, as well as on a sheet of paper that you keep in your room. If your wallet or phone is stolen, will you know what phone number to call to cancel your credit cards? Put important phone numbers in your cell and on paper so that you can call the moment you notice something is missing. The last thing you want is someone using all of your money.
  13. Put tracking software on your phone, there are lots of smartphone security apps that will allow you to control or track them if they are lots of stolen.
  14. Be careful about posting your whereabouts on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus. People can use this information to stalk you or plan an attack against you.
  15. You many think you campus is safe, but 1 in 4 college female are victims of sexual assault. If your campus has a campus escort service, USE IT.
  16. There is safety in numbers, always go somewhere at night with a friend. Male or female, big or small, safe neighborhood or not, this is always a good idea.
  17. Carry some type of self-defense product, pepper spray or stun guns go a long way.
  18. Don’t wear headphones when walking or jogging outside so that you’re able to hear things around you. They can impair your ability to predict or avoid a confrontation.
  19. OK, when you lived with your parents, they asked you to let them know where you were. This is still as good precaution when you are in college. .. Heading to a club downtown? Going out on a date with (Name)? It’s is wise to let someone (a friend, a roommate, etc.) know where you’re going and what time you expect to get back.
  20. Know the phone number for Campus or Public Safety. You never know: you may need it for yourself or for something you see from far away. Knowing the number off the top of your head (or at least having it in your cell phone) may be the most important thing to remember during an emergency.

Going to college can be a great adventure, but while you are putting book knowledge in your head, don’t forget to utilize common-sense, and stay safe.

Staying safe while attending college means reducing or eliminating a potential criminal’s ability to commit a crime, and eliminating opportunity. PepperEyes.com can help

PepperEyes.com are dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense 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 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. PepperEyes.com is a division of Onyx Knight Enterprises.

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23/02/2010

Joggers and Walkers beware!


As the weather begins to warm, more people will start walking and jogging to keep their resolution to be more fit. However, you need to be aware on jogging trails – Joggers are great at setting routines. Routines creates predictable opportunities for crime.  Joggers  also enjoy the cooler morning and evening temperatures, and add to that, headphones and music that dulls the senses. This again is creating a crime opportunity.  I would suggest that if you have a dog take him/her along.  One of the ladies in my subdivision has two big German Sheppards, that she walks with. They make great crime deterrents. If you don’t have a dog, then recruit a friend or put a leash on the spouse and drag them off the couch. Don’t go jogging alone in secluded areas. When you do go out for exercise, try to keep some protection with you. Even things like a walking stick, can make an effective weapon. However we recommend you carry one of our personal Protection devices such as Pepper Spray, a Stun gun or even a Personal alarm.

To bring this point home perhaps you heard of the death of Nicole Ganguzza, the University of Central Florida graduate student who was killed during a jog at a park earlier this during early June 2008. Her body of was found Wednesday in a wooded area near Jay Blanchard Park in east Orange County Florida. Sheriff’s officials have said she was attacked while jogging on a stretch of the paved trail that runs through the park.

 Here are some other things that I advocate for your safety:

 SELF DEFENSE CLASSES. I firmly believe that self defense ought to be taught in schools as part of a physical education program. Lessons learned and reinforced formed at an early age will last a lifetime. Absent that, police
departments, colleges and various community groups offer them for free. Check your local listings. Everyone should take one.
 
CARRY. Carry some non lethal self defense weapons-stun guns, pepper sprays, even Tasers. Keep them in your car, home, office, keychain and have plenty of them. Pepper sprays are as little as $10-12. You never know when and where you might need one. Some people advocate lethal forms of protection; however chances are you’ll end up using it on someone you know by mistake.
 
BE MINDFUL. Constantly be aware of where you are and your surroundings. Know that talking on a cell phone, listening to your MP3 player pushing a cart full of groceries, in a dark parking lot makes a great target for predators.
 
INSTINCTS. God gave them to you-use them and learn to listen to them and trust them.
 
Self defense is about awareness, prevention and protection. When you carry yourself confidently with your head up and a brusque walk you are sending a subliminal message of strength and confidence to any potential attackers. Listen to yourself,  trust your feelings and never be afraid to call for help if you need it.

PeppperEyes.com is dedicated to meeting your safety needs by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and property arm yourself with our high quality discounted products and the knowledge about the best way to stay safe in an ever increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

01/02/2010

February is Safety Awareness Month

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How safe is your home or and office from invasion by criminals? Do you feel secure when you go to work? How about your home computer system? Is it as safe as it can be?

Have your taken the necessary preventative or safety countermeasures to insure the safety of your house and family?  Let ‘s take a quiz

  1. Do you have enough smoke alarms installed in your house?
    1. When is the last time you tested the batteries?
    2. When is the last time you replaced the batteries?
  2. Are your house address numbers clearly visible to emergency response personnel from the street?   
    1. Do you have your name on your mailbox?  (you shouldn’t)
  3. Do you keep your ladders and tools in a locked garage or storage shed? When you go out in the evening do you leave several lights and the radio on inside your home?
  4. Do you have quality deadbolt locks on all of your exterior doors?
  5. Do you have a home inventory of all your personal property stored in a safe location or a fire-proof place?
  6. Are the windows and doors of your home clearly visible from the street or from your neighbor’s yard, and not obstructed by bushes?
  7.  Did you re-key all the locks in your house after you moved in?
  8. Are your entry doors made of steel, solid core wood (at least 1-3/4 inches) or metal wrapped wooden doors?
  9.  Do you have any additional door safety devices (Strike Master II, Door Club, door alarm, etc?)
  10. Does your community have a ‘Neighborhood Watch’ or similar program?
  11. Do you keep an extra set of keys with a trusted neighbor; in is a quality key hider, rather than putting it under the mat outside your home?
  12. Are your sliding glass doors secured with locks, jammed with a dowel rod from inside, and protected from being easily lifted out from their frames?
  13.  Do all of your entry doors have a peephole with a wide-angle viewer?
  14. When you are gone, do you have random timers on some of your lighting to turn the lights off and on to create the illusion that someone is home?
  15.  Can anyone gain access to your home through a mail slot, dryer vent, or pet entrance?
  16. Have you installed extra, motion-sensitive security lighting around your home?
  17. Do you shred or otherwise destroy your sensitive mail (financial statement, applications, etc) before discarding it?
  18. Do you have a home alarm system?
    1. Does this system have a cellular call system
  19. Do you have enough fire extinguishers in your house or car?
  20. Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. Have you tested your house for radon since moving in?
  21. Do all of your electrical outlets have faceplates?
    1. If you have small children, are the outlets covered?
  22. Do you have emergency numbers easily accessible next to the phone, in case of an emergency?
  23. Does your family have a plan in case of fire, on an evacuation plan for disasters?
  24. Can you get to all your important papers just in case you have to leave in a hurry?
  25. Does you car have a functional spare tire and jack?

  How did you do? Are all these bases covered?  If not what is stopping you?

  PeppperEyes.com is dedicated to meeting your safety needs by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and property arm yourself with our high quality discounted products and the knowledge about the best way to stay safe in an ever increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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