Security awareness

Written by  Friday, 06 March 2015 08:47
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Security awareness should be more than a term - it should be a phrase taught to your children and a way of living a safer life. The most important thing is to be aware of your surroundings no matter where you are, and no matter what you are doing.
This immediately puts you in a position of confidence and power, with is often the thing a thief is looking to avoid, thereby making someone else a better target than you. When entering an unfamiliar place, take a moment to familiarize yourself - take note of any other people in the room, your position relative to other doorways and exits, crowds of people, skirmishes, noises, or things to avoid. This is basically the first step of a security company's threat assessment in any situation, and while it may seem to be overboard to do it on a personal level, that is precisely what can keep professionals safe when traveling in dangerous areas and isn't a bad habit to get in to.
 
The key is to be proactive - look first and be aware of what and who is around you before there is a problem. Identify who may be a threat to your personal security by their actions - they may be obviously drunk, wildly outspoken, or even belligerent or menacing to others. Take initial action by turning your body towards them, which lets you center your attention better by having them closer to the center of your scope of vision and out of the edge of your peripheral vision, and by locating the nearest exit in case a casual few steps towards it are necessary. The best way to avoid a threat is to not be there at all.
Last modified on Friday, 17 April 2015 06:49
Seyfu Mekonen

Seyfu Mekonen is a founder and administrator of ethiosafety.com. As a founder and administrator he is responsible for free and up to date safety and security informations. He can be reached: seyfu2002@yahoo.com

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