For many, it seems like a daunting prospect to keep yourself safe in this world. Rape, burglary, accident, assault- anything can happen with anyone. There is a crime news every other second in the US, according to the statistics. Police say, however, crimes can be prevented most of the times.

There are a plethora of techniques and methods that can shield you. A police report released in 2016 showed crime prevention tips helped reduce crime to 40 percent. Individuals who use these tips feel more safe and protected than others.

We are sharing some of those tips to prevent different crimes:

Residential Safety

  • Make it a habit to keep all your entry/exits locked. Install keyless entry door locks at your entryways.
  • Be sure your lawn is well maintained.
  • Install a peephole or use a smart doorbell camera for security.
  • Your safe containing jewelry, cash and important documents should be heavy. Place a video surveillance camera above it.
  • Always keep your curtains and blinds off.
  • Replace your lights with smart bulbs for controlling them on the go.
  • Save your expensive household items

Vacation Safety

  • Never announce your vacation plans with dubious people, online and offline.
  • Before leaving, put all your expensive items at a secure place.
  • Install smart door sensors for door protection.
  • Your home should look occupied even in your absence. For this plug in your noisy home appliances such as television or radio in a smart plug. You can operate the plug virtually to make noise.
  • Place smart bulbs around your house and turn them on/off at certain times of the day, remotely.
  • Don’t set voicemail to inform everyone about your return.

Identity Theft Safety

  • Shred all personal information before throwing your credit/debit cards away.
  • Don’t share personal information on phone/social media.
  • Don’t let anyone use your checkbooks, debit cards etc.

Walking Safety

  • Plan your walking path ahead of time.
  • Never walk alone in darkness. Avoid bushy walkways.
  • Keep the personal panic button with you for emergencies.
  • Don’t accept free rides from unknown drivers.
  • Don’t resist armed robbers. They are dangerous.

Neighborhood Safety

  • To protect your neighborhood, increase awareness about home defense products.
  • Make sure your neighborhood is equipped with modern security cameras.
  • Arrange video surveillance cameras for those who can’t afford them in your community. Install outdoor home security cameras to ensure outdoor security.
  • Share the benefits of modern home security systems. Place alarm systems inside your homes to stay away from crime risks.

Fire Safety

  • No matter where you are, you should know the emergency exit of the place.
  • Arrange emergency evacuation drills with the firefighters for your home and community.
  • Mount modern smoke detectors in your houses, apartments and other properties. Smoke alarms trigger in case of a threat for your protection.
  • Check your smoke sensors are in a working condition at all times.

What to Do During an Emergency

  • Many people feel panicked during emergencies. This worsens the situation.
  • To keep the situation under control, install the best home automation security system to get emergency assistance on time.
  • Ensure everyone at home knows to arm the home security system. For more details, contact us here for free support.
Author's Bio: 

Michael Harris

A security specialist

I love acknowledging about smart home security alarm systems and home safety products for the sake of better good to as many people as I can. Blogs and articles that I have written serve the #1 goal: Help to protect by literally spreading the word.