Threatening events or situations can happen almost anywhere at any moment. This is the reason personal security guards or companies implement a lot of measures to not just ensure their clients are safe at all times but can get out of any threatening position they find themselves in.
But not everyone can afford the services of a security company, and are thus left to protect themselves in the best ways they can, anywhere they find themselves; especially since an in-depth knowledge on personal security remains a problem for the average person to not just acquire, but to also implement.
While no one looks forward to being in a risky situation at any point in their lives, it is paramount that safety precautions should be learned and implemented by everyone at all times till it becomes muscle memory.
To help you stay safe in every environment you find yourself in Nigeria; whether Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, or anywhere else, here are 4 personal security mistakes you should start implementing today:
1). Be Observant Of Your Surroundings:
The first mistake people mostly do is to pay less attention to the environment they find themselves in. When this happens, you’re exposed to a lot of risky scenarios, whereas if you’re observant in a calm manner about everywhere you visit, your sixth sense would be on alert to any suspicious, strange, and prospective threat that may come your way.
2). Trust Your Instincts:
Human history has shown severally that our instincts have always stood a better chance of sensing anything safe or dangerous. Whenever we meet a malicious person, we tend to sense the unrealness and malice the person tends to emit, but mostly still choose to move forward on whatever it is with the individual. The same applies to our personal safety.
Our instincts always get the better half of us in most situations, and have best been able to draw our attention to danger whenever we least expect.
This ability to sense dangers in the environment doesn’t just end at humans, but is very visible in animals as well, because they rely mostly on their instincts to determine how safe or not another animal, person, or place is.
So if you ever have a bad feeling about someone or sense threat or danger in any environment, you should act on it immediately!
3). Always Visit Sensitive Environments With At Least One Other Person:
If you’re visiting a place that may be unsafe for you to ply alone, it is advisable to journey with at least one other person with you. Some miscreants or threats mostly only act if their target is alone. By having one other person with you, you would have a far higher chance of discouraging them from approaching.
4). You Should Install The Ranger App:
With little to no time to call the police or any other security agency when you’re in a time of dire trouble, you’re left with only one highly effective option. And that’s The Ranger app.
The application alerts the police and every other security agency the moment you open it and tap the “help” button. This is an effortless process because as soon as the button is tapped, several agencies get your help alert, location and then dash out to wherever you are to provide help.
Your family members are also alerted in the process so that you can have them reaching out to people to come to your rescue.
Download here TheRanger – Apps on Google Play
To Sum It Up
Personal security is a serious topic that everyone should pay attention to because paying extra attention to your safety can never be enough.
If you implement the few methods mentioned in this article on how to stay safe in high-risk environments, you would have a far higher chance of always walking away safely from every threatening situation or environment you find yourself in.