No one wants to be a victim. Being a victim means being on the losing side of an attack and no one wants that!

It can mean bodily injury or even loss of life; it can mean loss of property or damage to property still left in your possession; it can mean months and years of fea,r anxiety, anguish and more.

No matter how you look at it being a victim is anything but fun. But there are things that you can do to prevent putting yourself in the situation of possibly becoming a victim.

These are just a few of the personal security tips that can help you stay safe and secure. Your personal security is your responsibility and it is important to learn everything you can to make sure you stay safe and secure at all times.

First and foremost is to always be aware of your surroundings and look around you. Hold your head up-not down and be alert for anything happening around you.

Noticing if any persons seem to be acting strangely and keeping a safe distance from anyone acting strangely is important. Be aware that routines may also add an air of predictability to your actions. Try to vary your routine as much as possible and not take the very same route at the very same time each and every day.

When you get into the car-lock it! When you get to your home or destination-lock it! Locks keep criminals out and are a great source of protection if used properly.

Criminals can easily open your car door before you know it or sneak in your home or office, so remember to lock it! When on the road, if you think you are being approached by a highjacker, make noise, blow the horn, flash your lights and attract attention.

Highjackers don’t like this type of attention!! And never ever leave a spare key somewhere on the premises of your parked car-that’s just inviting a criminal to come on in!

At home, you also need to keep your home safe and sound. Surveillance systems are great ways to keep an extra eye on what is going on around you at all times.

Also use of floodlights to keep home and yard well-lighted and motion sensors to detect anyone prowling around are essential. Keep your home well locked with dead bolts in additional to a regular door lock and a home security system is very important if you really want your home secure.

Carrying a personal protective device is an excellent way to increase your safety. There are many to choose from and include personal alarms, pepper sprays, tasers, stun guns, stun batons and more.

You need to look at the variety of devices available in order to choose which one “fits” you the best because you need to be able to use it with ease. When being attacked is not the time to find out you are having trouble handling the device!

There are a variety of security products such as pepper sprays, tasers, stun guns, batons, hidden cameras, and surveillance equipment to help you build your security plan.

Visit a personal security store and see what is best for you and get it in place to prevent the criminal from getting the upper hand. It is important that you not put your personal security off.

An attack can happen at any time and if you are not ready- you indeed become the victim and you loose!! Get your protection and be smarter than the assailant-protect yourself!