Safety Tips for Women
Updated: Jul 10
When it comes to being safe and secure, women have the most concerns. Between sexual assault cases, domestic violence stats and sex trafficking at an all time high, it is super important that all women take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Whether you're at home or at your workplace, safety should be the least of your concerns. You should be able to feel safe without wondering "what if." Of course that will always be the case especially with the way society is today but as I stated before, we need to be responsible in being cautious because truth is, not a lot of people will take accountability for how women are treated or viewed. With that being said and done, I wanted to talk to you about simple things that you can add to your everyday routine that will put your mind at ease.
1. Noonlight - DOWNLOAD NOONLIGHT. I am not playing with y'all. As many apps as you have on your phones, one more that could potentially save your life. It is designed to have your location and notify the police nearest you just in case something goes down. How it works is, you set up a 4 digit pin. DO NOT GIVE THIS PIN TO ANYBODY. If you are ever walking to your car at night or hear a noise in your house, you can press the button in the app. If you finger is off of the button for more than 10 seconds, it immediately prompts you to enter your pin. If you do not enter your pin within the allotted time, the app will notify the police and they will track you down and come to you as fast as possible. So please, download this app. I have it on my phone and one night, I heard noises in my house and as I was looking for the source of it, I felt a little more comfortable knowing that Noonlight had my location. It also gives you the option to share your location with your loved ones.
2. Sharing your location - Since we're currently on the topic of sharing locations, if you have an iPhone, make sure you share your location with your closest friends. My best friend and my sister have mine just in case they don't hear from me and want to know my whereabouts. Another close friend of mine, whenever we would go on dates, we would share our location and end it once we were home safely. Little things such as this will allow your loved ones to be aware of where you are and who you're with. It's better to be safe than sorry.
3. Lock your car doors - I don't care if you live in Beverly Hills, what we're not going to do is be naive. Criminals don't discriminate (unless they're racist but that's another story for another blog). As soon as you get into your car, be sure that the first thing you do is lock your doors. Women have a habit of coming out of the stores and playing on our phones. You should pull off as quickly as possible, you never know who is watching or what someone's intentions may be. This used to be a habit of mine but I've been trying my hardest to break it. I know sometimes sitting in our cars outside of our homes is therapy but at the very least, lock your doors.
4. Tech services - Having an alarm system is extremely crucial to our safety. As soon as something funky is up, what's better than having a loud alarm that scares off intruders or maybe even a silent one that notifies the police? If you live in the New Jersey area, be sure to contact Tech Services of NJ. They offer a variety of services to help you and your family feel comfortable including maintenance, mechanical, and even one of the best New Jersey alarm technicians to properly install these alarms. This friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable team is there to assist you with anything you need to keep your home and your loved ones safe.