Tips To Assist Women In Staying Safe While They Are Out And About Or At Home

May 13th, 2022

Females are often victims of sexual assaults. That is not to say that men can't be or aren't, but this post is going to focus on women. Ladies don't want others to experience the events, but they also do not want them to happen to them either. Of course, there are different types of crimes that they can be subjected to as well. Therefore, Chico women must take proactive measures to, hopefully, keep themselves safely out of harm's way.

Thankfully, there are a variety of tactics that women can take for protection. In other words, they don't have to merely accept sexual assault and become a victim. Hence, curious persons should stay right here to learn about some steps they can take to stay safe, regardless of where they are, home, work, jogging in the park, or somewhere else. 

Install A Security System

Living alone can be a bit intimidating and scary for anyone, anywhere, including right here in Chico. After all, there is no telling when an intruder may decide to break-in. Plus, things go bump in the night, and it is anybody's guess as to whether those thumps are something serious or not. With any luck, the sound will be from a cat in a trashcan in the back yard, but one can't be too careful. A security system can prove to be a woman's perfect solution.

If the homeowner chooses an unmonitored alarm, the unit will create a loud, blaring sound upon a perimeter breach. So, if somebody decides to jimmy open a door or window, the noise will likely scare the trespasser away. There is also the option of having a security company install a system with 24/7 monitoring service. Then, the woman will gain peace of mind in knowing that agents are watching her back no matter what time of day it is.

Enroll In A Self-Defense Class

Sometimes, Chico females cannot prevent issues from occurring as they can't control what other people do. However, women can regulate how they react to the situation at hand. Self-defense instructors teach pupils various holds, escape moves, and other techniques to protect themselves against attackers. Even if the student never has to use the methods, they will be prepared for those just in case moments. Also, these courses are a great way to break a sweat, make the blood circulate, and get into shape.

Women Should Continually Keep Their Head On A Swivel

Ladies shouldn't have to watch their backs everywhere they go, but unfortunately, if they don't, catastrophe could strike in the blink of an eye. It is a good idea for an individual to tell her friends or family members when she is going to arrive somewhere. Then, if she starts running extremely late and doesn't pick up her phone, they will know that something is wrong. Additionally, women should consider traveling with a protective device such as a can of mace or a taser. Nobody wants to think about these issues, but they must these days because there is no telling when an offender might be lurking in the shadows.

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
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