SAFETY TIPS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY



Valentine’s Day, an annually observed holiday to celebrate, receive, show and share love, is here again. It is usually celebrated every 14th February and is generally regarded as the most romantic day of the year. People make all sorts of indoor or outdoor plans, from dinners to vacations, exchange of gifts, marriage proposals, amongst others.

You might either be single and ready to mingle, in a relationship, engaged or even married, but what we all share during this season is our hunger to express and receive love, which epitomizes the activities we indulge in this season. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t be a moment to let our safety guards down. If anything, they should be even higher. Which is why we have decided to share with you the following tips to keep you, your home and loved ones safe during this season.

1. Do not announce your whereabouts on publicly or on social media. With the wave of social media and habit of people sharing every minute information about their whereabouts and life activities online, this might be an opportunity for burglars to track you down or even be aware of your absence from home, and use this opportunity to break into your home. Do not upload that selfie with bae online yet, at least not right when you’re still out. This might serve as another hint for burglars;

2. Only share your location and whereabouts with close friends, should anything happen to you;

3. When leaving home, turn some lights on when leaving home. This will give the impression that you’re home and deter burglars. But make sure to put out candles and fire before leaving home, and also turn off electrical appliances and electronics to avoid fire incidents;

4. When leaving home, you may also want to keep your valuables in a safe and keep large equipment like your television set away from where they can be easily seen or accessed through the window;

5. Carry limited cash on you. As everywhere will definitely be busy, with a lot of buzzing activities going on, petty thieves will be on the loose, so you have to keep a very limited amount of cash on you just to avoid suffering a huge financial loss;

6. When in an open place or in transit, keep your valuables in front of you where you can see them. And for the men, put your wallet in your front pocket, as it is easier for pilferers to reach your back pocket;

7. You might want to end your date with a walk with your partner, which is typical. But Do not walk on dark lonely paths to avoid being a victim of kidnappers or thieves. Instead, opt for a location that has a little bit of activity and is properly lit, maybe not too rowdy, as it might ruin the romance you home to achieve;

8. As Valentine’s Day is symbolic of fun, which might also include alcohol consumption, endeavor to not drive under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance. Drunk driving is one of the major causes of road accidents, so you might want to have someone drive you home, or use a taxi;

9. Women should also keep pepper spray in their bags, as this will help them repel physical harm;

10. The best way to keep your home safe and secure is by installing a home security system that comes with a control panel, door and window sensors, motion detectors, a high decibel alarm, and signs for your yard and windows.

For enquiries about home security systems, installation or maintenance, send us an email at info@thealtitude-group.com
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