New Year’s Resolution: Protect Your Loved Ones

Nearly eight million property crimes took place in 2016, totaling over fifteen billion losses. In the same year, violent crimes were up across the board by a troubling four percent. This amounts to well over one million assaults, robberies, rapes, and murders.

Such figures stress the importance of protecting yourself and your family. With 2018 knocking on the door, it’s the perfect time to think about New Year’s resolutions and how you can incorporate your loved ones’ safety.

Working out more often, eating healthier, spending less time on social media…these are all great resolutions. Yet, they pale in comparison to keeping your family safe. With that in mind, keep reading to learn more on how to give the gift of personal safety this holiday season.

GIVE THEM THE GIFT OF PERSONAL SAFETY
This is surely not an empty line or a halfhearted promise. Ensuring your significant other, children, siblings, parents, cousins, and everyone else are protected is nothing short of a necessity in today’s world. So, how do you do this? How can you make sure your loved ones are safe?

There are a number of different options. We’re partial to self defense sprays. Heatwave is a great option for its strength, concealability, range, and diverse product line. Want a pepper spray that looks like a lipstick case but knocks would-be burglars on their feet? Then you want Heatwave.

Other pepper sprays are also smart investments. These include the MACE Screecher, which gives off an ear splitting 125 decibel sonic blast, and the Guard Alaska Bear Spray, which is strong enough to literally stop a bear.

If your loved one wants something a bit less dramatic, self defense keychains are a great option. These cute looking Wild Kat Keychains pack a serious punch. Not only can you loop it onto your keyring for 24/7 protection, but you can also easily conceal it to surprise a potential robber. One hit from the Wild Kat and any attacker is incapacitated, giving your loved one plenty of time to get to safety.

Finally, nothing warrants safety like a Taser or stun gun. Delivering thousands of volts directly to an attacker’s body allows your loved one to feel safe and protected, no matter what situation. This peace of mind has no price tag for you and your loved one.

Not to mention, you can find stun guns in a variety of forms, including: perfume holder, sting rings, flashlights, and lipstick tubes. Your loved one doesn’t have to drag around a bulky Taser anymore. They can stay easily protected regardless of the situation.

GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF PEACE OF MIND
Up to now we’ve been talking about making sure your loved ones are protected and giving them peace of mind. This is incredibly important. Still, there is another benefit of protecting your family or friends.

You’ll also give yourself the gift of serenity, and satisfaction.

Enter the new year with confidence knowing your loved ones are safe. Enter the new year with pride knowing you helped them protect themselves. Enter the new year with nothing less than complete freedom from worry, thanks to the best self defense products around.

Shop Self Defense SuperStore today to give your loved one the gift of a free mind!

Holiday Party Safety

Holiday parties are a unique, one of a kind experience with their own drinks, music, activities and traditions. There is a different, and more festive spirit. This can be the time of the year where people that normally stay reserved let their hair down. After all, it’s the holidays, that one time of the year to truly make the most of the moment.

It is not, however, a time to let your guard down. There is still plenty of risk to attending holiday parties and it’s important to be aware, have a plan, and protect yourself should a bad situation arise.

Here are three tips for staying safe at your next holiday party.

Have a Plan

It’s important to know your surroundings, even if they are unfamiliar. The most important thing is having a support group when you venture off toward your holiday party. It’s important to have friends who are on your side, independent of your date, who you know will be looking out for you.

While most parties are safe, you don’t know what could transpire throughout the night. If you’re going to an unfamiliar place, make sure you have a contact you can reach out to and inform them of your location, the situation, and whether you’re safe.

Awareness

First off, ride-sharing has revolutionized everything. If you’re in a situation where you or your ride cannot drive, you don’t have to be where you don’t want to be. Call an Uber or a Lyft and you can get to safety in a matter of minutes.

What you should be conscious of is that holiday-themed drinks, such as that awesome egg nog you know will be there, is often poured from an open bowl and given to you in an open container. Under no circumstances should you leave your open beverage alone.

You should be aware of your friends as well. It is a good idea to keep an eye out for a colleague’s drink, too. Self-defense is easier when you are watching someone else’s back, and they are watching yours.

Inconspicuous Protection

Just because you’re with someone you know, you cannot guarantee your safety from an unwanted situation. In fact, according to the PBS Nova article, The Science of Preventing Date Rape, almost two thirds of sexual assaults are committed by people known to the victim.

If you get yourself in a position where you must defend yourself, we recommend equipping yourself with a variety of personal self-defense items such as pepper sprays and keychains that you can fit inside your bag for your last best defense against the worst case scenario.

We hope you enjoy the holidays and have a great time with your friends and family. Just don’t let your guard down and make sure you have a plan to avoid any unwanted scenario.

For your protection, we offer a wide variety of personalized products you can use for your safety. If you have any questions about the product selection as well as their respective use, please contact us today.

Online Dating Safety Tips

Have Your Own Transportation

It is important to have an exit strategy. Remember that you don’t need to go anywhere that you do not want to. It’s recommended that you always have a way out. You don’t need to depend on the person you just met for where you wish to go. This is especially true if things get really weird and you don’t want them to know where your home is.

If you’ve been drinking too much or you’re in a state where you cannot drive, Uber or Lyft is your friend.

Keep In Contact

It could be anyone that you trust: your roommate, best friend, mother, or someone that you’re in frequent contact with. Let them know about the date, where you’re going to go, how the date is going, and your plans for the rest of the night.

If it’s someone your date knows, that’s even better in terms of building trust. But make sure that it’s someone that’s on your side. Regardless if it’s going like The Notebook or Saw, keep your contact in the know about your online date.

Bring Discreet Protection

Protection doesn’t have to be over the top. If anything, you could give the wrong idea if you have a gun or a knife with you. That doesn’t mean you can’t still be protected. Self Defense Superstore offers various items to discreetly protect yourself with personal-sized items for protection including keychain-friendly items, pen-sized pepper sprays, as well as tactical flashlights.

If you plan on going out to dinner, you may not be able to watch your drink the whole time. We have you covered. If you suspect that your date has drugged your drink, you can use one of our drug detection kits to make sure that you are safe.

These self-defense items aren’t just for your date. However, you may need it to protect the two of you or yourself on your way home.

There are other practices for your protection and safety that you can incorporate for a better date experience. As long as your well-versed in where you’re going and how to defend yourself you should always be in a better position.

For more information on ensuring your self-defense, contact Self Defense Superstore today.