Hands up for all independent women who choose to live and provide on their own. Gone are the days where women are supposed to rely on men to be able to survive. As of today, our modern women can now easily stand on their own and bring home the bacon as well. If you are one of the growing number of independent women today, you must be aware on how important it is to ensure your security. If you don’t want to be a victim or robbery or a break in, make sure to prioritize your home security.
This article is not to trigger your paranoia, this is to empower women of today by providing them with tips on how to properly protect themselves for any possible robbery or break in. We all know that aside from robbery, a woman can also be a victim of rape and murder. We are dealing with dangerous people so we have to be as careful. Being one of the main target of robbery, it is better to be safe than suffer the consequences in the future. Here are some of the things you can do to improve your safety and security:
1. Buy self- defense tools. Carrying pepper spray with you all the time can be a big help when you are about to leave the house. If you feel like someone is following you or spying on you, you can make them stop by saying that you have a pepper spray ready and you wouldn’t think twice using it against them. You can also get a stun gun as well.
2. At home, you can install security system to ensure your protection. Installing burglar alarms and security cameras will surely improve your security. You may think twice about it because it can be a little pricey but it is better to invest for your security instead of putting your life at risk.
3. Before going to bed or leaving the house, it is important to make sure that all your doors, windows and even the garage are locked. If you are about to unlock your house, it is also advised to look around you before doing so. Some robbers might be following you all along and is waiting for the right time to attack you in a way that it won’t be too “attention-catching”. If you think the surrounding is a bit strange take a step back, call the police and rush to your trusted neighbor instead. You should also have all your locks checked. You can hire a locksmith technician to update your security. They can fix any type of locks and can install new ones if needed.
You might find this funny, but some people often forget to pull out their keys from the doorknob. Make sure to never make the same mistake. Doing this is like telling the robber to “please come in- you are very much welcome to steal my stuff”.
There are a lot of ways you can do to improve your home security. The best thing you can do as an independent woman living alone is to always be confident and trust your inner instinct. If you feel that something is not right then it is better to be ready for it instead of ignoring it. Remember, it is better to be safe than sorry.
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