Day 4 Of The 14 Days Of Home Security & Personal Safety Protection

December 8, 2009 by admin  
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Welcome to Day 4 of the 14 Days of Home Security & Personal Safety Protection

Thanks for joining us for 14 days as we discuss problems and helpful solutions to maintaining a safe and well-protected home and strategies to keep personal safety a high priority this holiday season!

Stay Aware & Alert To Avoid Being A Victim Of  An Attack & Know How To Effectively Protect & Defend Yourself!

Problem:  It’s like a “war zone” out there!  Everyday you read or hear about the rash of personal assaults and attacks upon women, elderly folks, children, and college students.  These attacks are happening in shopping malls and grocery store parking lots.  People are being robbed once they  leave nightclub and restaurant establishments late at night.  And there has just been an overall increase in violent street crimes.

Solutions:  First consider where crime tends to happen and avoid those places when you are by yourself.  If you are out late at night, go with one or more friends and shop at the mall or grocery stores during daylight hours.   Women tend to be the more likely victim of personal attacks or assaults.  Therefore, I suggest taking some type of self-defense training to learn how to effectively fight back to protect and defend yourself against an attacker.  Just knowing a few common-sense techniques can help you fend off an attacker enough to get to safety.  In addition to learning self-defense – we  should heighten our personal safety awareness to what is happening around us whenever we are out – especially when alone!  Lastly, consider carrying some type of non-lethal personal protection such as Pepper Spray, Mace, Stun Gun, TASER, or Personal Alarm with an audible 130 db alarm.  More and more people are getting a concealed carry firearm permit.  It’s unfortunate that things have gone this far but the majority of violent attacks have been by criminals who are carrying guns and other weapons.  Make sure whatever protection you carry it is done legally, following local and state laws, and that you are well-trained in how to properly use your protection.

Tips To Keep You Safe & Well-Protected Wherever You Are

1.  Check with the local law enforcement to see if they offer a self-defense training class.  If they don’t, check both the yellow pages or local newspaper.  Many colleges and police departments offer a RAD Self-Defense program for women.  If you are unable to find a class nearby, go online and find a reputable self-defense professional who offer self-defense training on DVD’s to train at home. One such professional is Melissa Soalt aka Dr. Ruthless who offers a DVD training program “Fierce & Female.”  As mentioned heighten your safety awareness, listen and trust your instincts or “gut feelings.”  Doing this may save your life!!  (The following video shows how to use some common things to defensively protect yourself against an attacker).


Courtesy of Minimum Damage, Maximum Effect

2.  Non-lethal personal protection can easily be carried on a keychain, in your purse, coat pocket, or concealed in your hand as you are walking to your location.  It is imperative that you know how to use pepper spray or mace so you are not adversely affected by the spray/mist if used.  If you are attacked, you want to effectively spray and disable an attacker enough to quickly escape to safety.  This holds true for using a TASER or Stun Gun.  In many personal attacks the victim will be in close personal contact with the attacker. Be well-prepared to defend yourself and fight back using every self-defense skill and non-lethal protection that you have. Your life will depend upon it!!

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Mall Parking Lot Safety During The Holiday Shopping Season

November 16, 2009 by admin  
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Black Friday is on November 27, 2009 and officially kicks off the holiday shopping season.  Your safety and security while out shopping, enjoying the holiday festivities, and entertaining should be high on your priority list. 

With the number of personal assaults, carjackings, robberies, home burglary and home invasion robbery crimes increasing at this time of year, it is imperative that you consider some personal safety strategies as you enjoy this special time of the year.

Here are some personal safety tips for staying safe when you leave the mall and make your way to your car in the mall parking  lot.   Keep in mind that this is where potential criminals tend to hang out waiting for their unsuspecting  victims.

It’s important to be alert as you are shopping and notice if anyone seems to be following you a little too closely.  If you are shopping in a highend store buying high dollar gifts, you may be a “target of opportunity” for the would-be criminal perpetrator.  Crank up your intuitive antenna a little this holiday season.  Times are tough for many people and turning to crimes like personal robberies in easy locations - like the shopping malls or mall parking lots - are on the rise!!

Please pass this information on to other women you know.  Thanks.

Courtesy of St. Lucie Sheriff

7-Safety Tips For Mall Parking Lot Safety During The Holiday Season

1.  Be aware and alert to your surroundings at all times as you are going to your car.  Notice who is hanging around the parking lot - especially at night.  If you are talking away on your cell phone and not paying attention to what’s going on around you, you are exactly the person the perpetrator is looking to attack.  You may think you are aware, but in reality you aren’t.  You may not be able to respond to a person attack as quickly if you aren’t clearly paying attention.  A young lady with arms full of packages and bags trying to find her vehicle is the criminal’s ideal “target”  Especially if she is alone talking away on her cell phone.  Be fully aware and totally alert as you walk to your car.

2.  Have your keys in your hands and be prepared to use your them as a weapon if you are assaulted or attacked.  Your keys can be a good weapon to ward off an attacker if used appropriately.  Another  secondary weapon would be to carry pepper sprayor mace on your keychain.  If you carry personal protection, know how to properly use it and ensure you are following local laws in your area.  A personal alarm with a 130 decibel alarm combined with a flashlight is another excellent protection device that would alert anyone nearby that you need help.  If you are shopping at night, this would allow you to see inside your car and illuminate UNDER your vehicle as you approach.  If there is someone underneath the car, he might not have the strength to hold onto your leg or ankle from such an awkward position.  (However, in a severe assault if someone tries to slice one of your achilles tendons before you realize he is there…you may not be able to walk).  Walk to your car with confidence, be prepared, and have some type of personal protection.

3. As you near your car, only unlock the driver’s side door with your remote.  If you have a newer car, you can probably unlock your car from quite a distance away.  Wait until you are fairly close to your car before unlocking the door and then only unlock your side.  When you press the remote button more than once, it will unlock all doors.  Don’t give a lurking perpetrator the ability to quickly enter the passenger side of your car.  

4.  Before getting into your car (especially at night), check to make sure there is not someone hiding inside.  As mentioned a dual personal alarm with a loud siren and built-in flashlight will allow you to check inside your car at night.  Many people are not in the habit of locking their car doors making it extremely easy for a predator to get inside your car and wait for you.  Get into the habit of always locking your doors when exiting your car.

5.  Don’t leave your valuables unattended.  This is a great time for the criminal to rip off your packages or your purse.  If you’re trying to get a baby strapped into the seat, look around to see who is nearby.  If it looks okay, get your child strapped in and then put your valuables in the backseat or trunk.  Always be looking around and monitoring the situation.  You don’t want to give someone the ability to force you into your car OR the trunk because you were not closely paying attention. Remember these creeps are opportunistic -don’t make it easy for them!!

6.  If you’re going to be shopping for awhile, be sure to wear comfortable shoes…and that’s not high heels.  If you are attacked as you head to your car, you may not be able to get away quickly if you have on 3” high heels.  Nix the heels for some comfortable shows.  Think safety first.

7.  Avoid parking near large vehicles or shrubbery or up close to a building – especially if you are by yourself.  If you are walking out to your car alone late at night to an unlit area covered with shrubs, you may become a target for some predator looking for an easy prey.  If you can’t find a parking spot and have to park there, come back before it gets too dark and move the car closer to the entrance.  Or you could have the mall security walk you to your car.  When returning to your vehicle, be leery of  large vans or utility type vans with sliding doors parked right next - almost too close - to your drivers side of your car.  If your gut tells you this doesn’t feel right, go back into the mall and have security escort you out to your car.  If you decide to get in without security, do so from the passenger side but make sure you lock doors immediately upon entering and exit the parking lot right away.  Remember to listen to your intuition - your gut!

One thing that I would like to encourage women (and men) is to take some type of self-defense training or personal safety awareness training.  Knowing the right techniques and strategies to protect and defend yourself in a personal assault, attack, or carjacking may very well save your life. 

There you have it - simple Personal Safety Tips for holiday mall shopping that can keep you safe…and alive!!

Remember..Stay Aware..Stay Alert..Stay Alive!!  Happy Holidays!

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Black Friday 2009-Holiday Shopping Safety Awareness Tips

November 8, 2009 by admin  
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cw-christmas-shoppingrThe Christmas Holiday Shopping Season officially begins on Friday, 11-27-09 and is known as BLACK FRIDAY. This name alone should cause you to be a little more cautious as you make your way to the mall or favorite shopping area.

Although most people are heading to the mall with the thought of being thankful and grateful for what they have and the ability to buy gifts for those they love, there are criminals lurking in and around the mall aiming to take what you have.  With personal crimes increasing it is imperative that you keep the following holiday shopping safety awareness tips in mind as you go about your holiday shopping and festivities over the next six weeks.

Be sure to also follow holiday home security and safety tips.  You want to make sure your home is a secure and safe place over the holidays.  We are now entering an extremely vulnerable time  - the Christmas Holiday Season - where home burglaries and home invasions always tend to increase.  Keep your personal safety and security a priority whether you are at home, shopping, or traveling.
 
Stay Aware Of Your Surroundings At The Malls, Stores & Shopping Centers

  ■  Carry some type of personal protection device like a TASER C2, Pepper Spray, Mace, or a Stun Gun. Your safety and those of your family members should be a priority. If a criminal attacks you for your purse or packages, give him your belongings. Your life is more important! If he tries to hurt you or a loved one, use your personal device to protect yourself and those with you.
  ■  If using an ATM at the mall, be vigilant and aware who may be around you. Try not to make large cash withdrawals. Remember the malls may be extremely crowded and this would be an excellent time for a criminal to catch you off-guard and grab your cash.
  ■  Shop during the daylight hours whenever you can. If shopping at night, try to go with another person. If shopping alone and leaving the mall late at night, ask a security officer to accompany you to your car.
  ■  Always choose a bank with an ATM located in a highly visible, well-lit area. If you notice anyone suspicious approaching, cancel your transaction and leave.
  ■  Avoid using ATM’s where you must go inside the ATM area unless you are with others. This leaves you highly vulnerable to a criminal attack. Use the drive-up ATM whenever possible.
  ■  Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Don’t advertise large rolls of money in public. You don’t know who may be watching.
  ■  When you leave your vehicle, make sure to lock your doors and keep windows closed. If you have an alarm on your vehicle, use it.
  ■  Even though you may be rushed and have a thousand things on your mind, stay alert to your surroundings.
  ■  Don’t leave valuable items inside your car that are visible to others. Place packages in the trunk of your car.
  ■  Avoid carrying too many packages that may make you a target.   Make regular trips to your car to drop off packages.
  ■  Keep your purse tucked close to your body at all times. Don’t let it dangle from your shoulder as this may be a perfect setup for a purse-snatcher.
  ■  For men – carry wallets in front pocket rather than back pocket or jacket. Thieves are looking for easy targets as they move through the crowded malls.
  ■  Park only in well-lit parking areas and as close to a mall or store entrance as you can. Don’t settle for an isolated parking spot just because you’re in a hurry. Hold out for a safe spot to open up.
  ■  As you walk through parking lots, make sure you are aware of your surroundings and walk with authority. Don’t look like a victim.
  ■  Don’t be talking on your cell phone as you leave the mall walking to your car. You need to pay close attention to your surroundings and anyone who looks suspicious.
  ■  Approach your car with car keys in hand and survey the exterior and interior of your vehicle before entering. Place your packages in the trunk all the while aware of anyone who may be nearby or approaching you.
  ■  Don’t get into your car if you are being followed or are suspicious of anyone standing near your car. If so, return to the mall or store or where there are other people. Ask for store security assistance.
  ■  Beware alert and aware of strangers who may be approaching you for whatever reason. At this time of year there are “scammers” trying various methods to distract you with the intention of taking your money and belongings.

Because of our crazy economy there seems to be an increase in carjackings, personal assaults, and robberies.  Pay close attention to those around you and have your keys ready as you approach your car.  Put your Pepper Spray on your key holder just in case.  Better safe than sorry!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and remember, Stay Aware…Stay Alert…Stay Alive!!

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Steven Mosely, Combat Hard Fitness

September 17, 2009 by admin  
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pic_of_cheryl_w-thumbnail2Cheryl Watterson, Radio Host, will interview Steven Mosely, Head Coach and Co-Founder of Combat Hard Fitness and Fighting, LLC, on Lets Talk Home Security - Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. EDT/7:00 a.m. PDT.  Pencil in the date, time and call-in number (646) 727-3396.  You can also listen online @ www.blogtalkradio.com/letstalkhomesecurity.

Steven Mosely has also been involved in firearms and defensive tactics instruction for over 20 years.  He holds a first-degree black belt in Chinese Kenpo Karate, Filipino Kali and is a Senior Instructor under the British Combat Association.  He is also an Apprentice Instructor in Filipino Martial Arts & Jun Fan Gun Fu under Guro Dan Inosanto. 

In other words - HE’S ONE BAD DUDE YOU DON’T WANT TO MESS WITH!!

What we will primarily discuss with Steven is the recent training he conducted on Home Firearm Safety & Basic Pistol CourseWith the tremendous rise in home burglary/violent home invasion robbery crimes more homeowners have begun purchasing firearms in increasing numbers. 

One thing I always recommend to those thinking of purchasing a firearm is make sure you are fully trained in how to use the firearm - especially if you have never owned or fired a weapon before.

Steven will review what his course covers, why it is so important to keep firearm safety a main priority in your home, and how to safely test out shooting a gun for those with little or no firearm experience.

If we can squeeze in some Gutterfighting USA techniques, we’ll try to get that in also.  Checkout Steven’s website for some great self-defense, firearm safety, and fighting tips @ http://gutterfightingusa.wordpress.com/

Be sure to join the show Friday, 9-18-09, 10:00 a.m. EDT/7:00 a.m. PDT.  Call in # (646) 727-3396 - listen online @ www.blogtalkradio.com/letstalkhomesecurity.

 

Get a copy of the FREE REPORT-“HOME INVASION PREVENTION” @ www.homeinvasionfreereport.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Protection For Home & Personal Safety

August 4, 2009 by admin  
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The TASER C2 - Non-Lethal Personal Protection For Home & Away

Courtesy of TASER International

If the thought of being mugged, assaulted or violently attacked terrifies you, what have you done to ensure your own safety whether in your home or on the street?  Many people are buying firearms (lethal weapons) in an effort to protect their home and family. 

For those who don’t want to go to this extreme but still want to know they can protect themselves using non-lethal weapons - the TASER C2 is a device that has incredible takedown power and can certainly intimidate the  low-life criminal.

Check out the information on the TASER C2.  This personal protection device can give women (your wife, daughter, mother, or friend) a sense of empowerment, confidence, and peace of mind knowing they at least have a way to protect and defend themselves against a violent attacker or rapist.

My recommendation for women is to first take a self-defense class such as RAD Self-Defense, and learn effective techniques so you can protect and defend yourself.  This training alone can give women a tremendous amount of self-confidence and the ability to fight back against an attacker.

Having a non-lethal weapon like a TASER C2 gives a secondary defensive layer of protection - being able to stun or incapacitate an attacker enough to get away to safety. (When you get your TASER, be sure to go through the TASER C2 training and follow the necessary guidelines of how to use and properly care for this device).

A note from my personal experience - like American Express, I never leave home without my TASER C2.  For more detailed information on the TASER C2 go to:  http://www.thepersonalsecuritystore.com/c2taser.htm

Take care, stay safe & protect your home and family.

Cheryl

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