The festive season is here again and we will all be celebrating. Sadly, this is a time people increasingly fall victim to criminal activities; kidnapping, robbery, and terrorism. At the moment, criminals are becoming more cunning and dangerous. It is not even enough to pay people to provide your security; you also have a role to play. Every person needs to be security conscious whether you are at home, work, or in transit.
Therefore, in this post, we will be looking at ways to be security conscious as you and your family celebrate this festive season.
Trust your instinct
Be sure to trust and act on the feeling you pick around your environment. This could mean cancelling events last minute, leaving a party or a sit-out earlier than anticipated, walking, or running fast to leave a space as soon as you feel a sense of threat or danger till you are in a safer space. An awareness of your surroundings will also help you identify places or people who may provide assistance if needed.
Be careful when giving strangers a lift
This is a no brainer. Many have been robbed by strangers they gave a lift to. This can even apply to lifting you know who may be into shady acts. We recommend that you apply extra caution when offering to help commuters that appear to be stranded. Some are just looking for prey.
Criminals are known to study their potential victims to learn their habits and then wait for the best opportunity to strike. If you have a consistent routine, you are an easy target. Make some changes in your everyday movement to make it difficult for potential enemies. Be careful the kind of calls you make in public There are certain calls you should not be making in the presence of strangers especially when it has to do with money. You may unintentionally pass vital information to robbers.
Avoid leaving valuables in your car
This is already an old trick known that widely. You must not forget this. Do not leave valuables in your car except they are tossed in the booth. If you do, you just might be inviting hoodlums to break into your car. These valuables range from purses, electronics, and even food.
Say NO to late nights
This season is the worst time to keep late nights. You must avoid incidents that keep you out at night. If you must be out at night, take a taxi to your doorstep and preferably be in the company of other people. Walking alone at night is a No-no and may attract unwanted attention. Stay alert, stay safe.
Using ATM in lonely and dark places
With the security threat in the country, one must be wary of where to withdraw cash. Whether it's very early in the morning or late at night, robbers could be lurking around or even pretending to be ATM users. Effective planning could help you avoid this. Using ATM during the day is your best bet in avoiding being robbed and possibly injured.
Regardless of how security conscious you are, things happen. Some situations are beyond your control and you can find yourself facing different threats. The above security tips, if applied adequately, will help you stay security conscious this festive season. This is a season to be jolly. And in as much as it is time to merry, you've got to take responsibility for your security by being security conscious.
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