Credit Card Security

Good self protection should include all aspects of your personal security and not just for when you get attacked in the street. So, here are some simple tips to keep your Credit Cards secure:- Keep you bank informed of your contact details – especially if you move home. If your card is lost or stolen – or you just suspect that it is – report it to your bank immediately. Never give out your...

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Stay Safe in the Party Season

Stay Safe in the Party Season

Not all attackers look like this…     Some look more like this..     Ted Bundy eventually confessed to over 30 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown. Estimates range from 26 to over 100, the general estimate being 35 Attackers are often unassuming and befriending – Extreme example being Ted Bundy who gained rapport with his victims, often...

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Cycle Safety

Sometime ago, a colleague of mine was attacked whilst cycling home from work. It was a busy park, he was cycling on a designated cycle path, but unfortunately, he got involved with a group of youths who decided to cause trouble, and resulted in my colleague being severely injured in the affray. So, with the dark nights approaching I thought I’d put a few safety tips for those who choose to...

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Safety at Work – On Foot

Following on from last week’s theme of Personal Security At Work, the subject of staying safe when travelling on foot is the same whether on business or pleasure.  Here are some simple tips to help you stay safe Being completely alone is very safe, until you are joined by one other person, then you become vulnerable. Avoid using subways at anytime of the day when you are on your own...

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Safety at Work – The Buddy System

Continuing the theme of staying safe in the workplace, in this weeks newsletter I cover the basics of a Standard Check-In Procedure. How many times do you say to your partner “I’ll ring when I get there” But do you know what the plan will be if you don’t ring? Sending a quick text or calling for 3 rings and hanging up, are all ways to signal your safe arrival, but how do...

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Safety at Work – Self Defence Tips

Over the next few newsletters I will be focusing on some tips to stay safe in the workplace. Obviously, every workplace is different, but there are some key points which should be applicable to most of us. This week we look at Transitions and tips for safely entering or exiting your workplace. Try to park close to the building entrance – but remember not to park so close that you do not...

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Using the Telephone – Personal Security Tips

Using the phone is something we do all of the time but it is tool often used by criminals as they know we are likely to be off-guard when we answer the phone at home. So here are some simple security tips to keep in mind. Try not to let children answer the telephone Teach children not to give away information to strangers Never let on you are alone For lone females, consider having a male friend...

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Car Jacking – Tips on How to Stay Safe

It has to be said that cases of car jacking are still very rare in the UK, however, the tips below are universal and can help make you safer whether travelling in this country or in hire cars abroad. Some simple do’s and don’ts to help prevent these highly dangerous and confrontational situations Car Jacking occurs either whilst you are driving you vehicle – usually at a moment...

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Home Security

Always lock your doors and windows – even if only going out for a short time. Have good quality mortice fitted to all doors. Deadlocks make it more difficult for thieves to get out. Ensure patio doors have anti-lift locks fitted. Remove all keys from door and window locks – do not leave them in sight. Never leave a spare key outside in a hiding place – thieves know where these...

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The Most Important Self Defence Tip – Ever

If I was to give you one self defence tip to beat all others it would be this… One simple sentence that can change the way you take care of yourself and allow you to avoid most dangers and also expand your potential for personal growth. Still interested???  This simple phrase that can be remembered and recalled whenever you are questioning what strategy to apply to any potentially...

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