Monday, August 23, 2010

Guiding you to Safety – Tips on How to Choose a Security

Many people are unsure about how to choose a security company. They open up the YellowPages or search on the internet and find themselves even more confused. If this procedure istoo overwhelming; know you are not alone. Here is a list that may help you narrow down your search and help you decide on a company that best suits your needs.

• How long have they been in business? Be sure to find a locally based security company that's been in business for at least 7 years. This shows they have proven themselves and most likely are not going to go out of business. There can be a lot of time and costs used up retraining new security company.
• Is the company insured? Always have the company provide you with a copy of their current insurance certificate before signing a contract. Once you deices to go with that company make sure your company name is named on the insurance certificate.
• Find out if they do background checks when hiring employees and what is their hiring process.
• Does the home security company provide all the services themselves or do they subcontract. Companies that subcontract cannot control their quality of service as well as a company that uses it's own staff. Deciding on the right company solely based on costs or convenience without doing research is a huge risk. Many companies provide poor service because they don't have the right infrastructure or management and if you receive inferior service you put both your yourself and your property at risk.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Safety Tips for Females

With the sun out most of the day, it’s easy for women to feel “safer” in the summer to go for a run or exercise outdoors, not realizing that attackers are still out there...waiting. The following tips will not only help prevent assault, but possibily save your life.
1. Awareness. This is your first line of defense; awareness of yourself, your surroundings, and your potential attacker’s likely strategies.
2. Your Sixth Sense. “Six sense”. “Gut instinct”. Whatever you call it. Learn to trust your intuition to help avoid a person or situation that does not feel safe – you’re probably right.
3. Self-defense Training. Learn basic self-defense skills. Enroll in a program that include simulated assaults.
4. Escape. Always your best option. You are suddenly confronted by a predator who demands that you go with him–be it in a car, or into an alley, or a building. It would seem prudent to obey, but you must never leave the primary crime scene. You are far more likely to be killed or seriously injured if you go with the predator than if you run away (even if he promises not to hurt you). Run away, yell for help, throw a rock through a store or car window–do whatever you can to attract attention. And if the criminal is after your purse or other material items, throw them one way while you run the other.
5. Other useful tips:
• Vary the routes so the running routine will not become obvious to others.
• Run against the traffic.
• Do not wear head sets when running alone on the street. It is very difficult to hear cars and sirens (or someone running behind you) when you are preoccupied with music.