Zello Reaction Channel

Individual Protection Tips

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Tell someone where you are and when you expect to be back
  • Trust your instincts. If it feels wrong, it probably is.
  • Know yourself, your reactions in a crisis situation… Do you scream, cry, freeze?
  • Look confident
  • Watch your drink at all times
  • If you suspect you are being followed, head for a crowded place
  • Show anger not fear. An attacker is looking for an easy victim. Yelling is always a good deterrent, this will draw attention to those who do not want to get involved but may be concerned for their own safety and may come to help.

Home Protection Tips

  • Home Protection Tips
  • Burglar Prevention
  • Invites You Might Recognise

Security around your home is based on putting the protocols in place that become habits, not hindrances. These protocols must be decisive and direct.

  • Have at least three different escape routes out of the house that all of your family members know.
  • Make sure multiple hiding place are possible in the event that escape is not an option.
  • If you own a weapon, know where it is at all times. A firearm should always be locked in a safe secure place that is easily accessible to you.
  • Always ensure that your firearm is well maintained, cleaned and lubricated. Make sure that you have ammunition and as an additional safety precaution, you do not have to have a round chambered but better know that it is not so that you know you need to load a round before you can trigger.
  • Get training on your firearm. Stay on top of your education.

What does a BURGLAR like?

Most thieves prefer two conditions:

  • An invitation.
  • A fast, easy, undetected entry and exit.
  • Non-maintained yard.
  • Keys left in your vehicle while you run into the store.
  • Dark or concealed hiding areas.
  • Windows left open when you are away.
  • Notes left on exterior doors explaining where you have gone.
  • The spare house key on top of the door jam.
  • Messages on answering machines stating you are away.
  • An open garage door.
  • Sliding glass door, without auxiliary locks.
  • A house unlit night after night.
  • Privacy fence.
  • Flimsy door latches and locks.
  • Basement windows.