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5 simple self-defence moves that can protect you

The street crime rate is increasing. So, your risk of being attacked on the street is high. If you know some simple self-defense moves, you can protect yourself.

1. Walk confidently

According to psychiatrists if you walk confidently then attackers will think twice before approaching you. Attackers look for someone who is frightened. They look out for easy targets. You should walk positively with your head tall, rather than walking with slumped shoulders and looking down.

2. Hit on the shin bone

If you are approached by an attacker, then you should run your heel down the front of his shin bone. It is a bone found in the lower part of the leg. It is a fine bone, and your attackers will feel the pain.

3. Aim for the nose

You can hit the attacker’s nose with your head as hard as possible. The attacker will release you and grab his nose to ease the pain, and so you will get the time to run away.

4. Aim for the throat

You can poke your finger into the attacker’s windpipe. This is the part that is found below Adam’s apple. Press this area with a finger as hard as possible. This will close the air passage and make it hard for the attacker to breathe.

5. Keep your keys handy

You should make it a habit of carrying your keys in one hand. If you are attacked, you can hit the attacker’s cheek with your keys. The natural reaction would be that the attacker will bend down covering his cheek to ease the pain. So, you get the time to escape.

Keep these self-defence tactics in mind. These simple moves can save your life. It will give you the time to escape or call for help.

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Top 4 tips for protecting yourself from any attacks

The outside world is not very safe for us. We should always be prepared for any unexpected attacks. We may be victims of burglary, rape or any other assault. Here are some tips that can help you to protect yourself from these attacks.

Self defense

You should either fight back or ‘play dead.’ This depends on what kind of circumstance you are in. For example, if someone tries to snatch your bag then you should let it go, else you might hurt yourself by holding it back. You should take note of the description of the attacker and notify the police. But if you someone is trying to rape you then you should fight back.

Shout

When you are attacked by someone, yell and scream as loud as you can so that someone can hear you. Even if you know that there is no one around, the attacker will get scared and run off.

Alarms

You can buy a personal attack alarm. There are many types of alarms available. These are small enough to be kept in the pocket or clip it to your belt. They are battery-operated alarms that go off when someone attacks you. Someone may come to rescue, or you get the time to run away when the alarm goes off.

Weapons

You may not be allowed to carry guns or knives with you, but you can use other things like keys, hairsprays or rings as your weapon. You can use these to hit the attacker.

The law allows you to defend yourself to prevent crime. You should find out from law enforcement websites about what you can do and what you cannot when someone attacks you.  But you should remember that you must fight only when it is necessary. Face this kind of situation with confidence.

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How to Choose a Home Burglar Alarm

If you have a well-fitted burglar alarm system in your house, then you will be less likely to become a victim of burglary. You should consider the following things when buying a burglar alarm for your home. Make sure to check out a few reviews online to ensure that you are choosing a system that fits all your needs. Find out more information about home alarms here.

Wireless or wired burglar alarm

Wireless alarms look better and are easier to install and uninstall. They use sensors that are powered by batteries to communicate with the control panel. They are expensive compared to the wired ones. Wired alarms, on the other hand, needs to be installed by profession. The labor costs are higher for installing wired alarms.

Noise-only burglar alarm or monitored alarm

When this kind of alarm is triggered, it makes a lot of noise. It will alert someone who is near the area, and so the intruder will run away. But if you have an alarm that has speech dialler then it will automatically contact a named person or policed. With ‘bells only’ alarm, there is no guarantee that something will be done. But with monitored alarm, there is a guarantee that someone will come and take care of the matter. Bells-only alarm is cheaper than the monitored one. But before installing a ‘bells only’ alarm, you should make sure that you have an active neighborhood so that people will hear the sound if it triggers.

Burglar alarm monitoring

If you want your burglar alarm to be monitored, then you have three options: speech dialler, keyholder contract or police contract. For both keyholder contract and police contract, you should pay extra money per month or year. This way either the police or the nominated key holder will be alerted if the alarm goes off. In the case of speech dialler, you will get call or text once the alarm goes off.

You must commit to regular maintenance of your burglar alarms. You should get your home alarm checked at least once a year. The costs of maintenance vary according to the type of alarm.