There are several steps you can take to ensure your safety when you’re away from home. Here are a few:

While out Shopping

  • Keep your handbag zipped at all times – crowded shopping areas make you an easier target
  • Stay alert when using your mobile. It's very easy for someone to snatch it out of your hand, or steal your personal belongings
  • Be aware of your surroundings in the parking lot
  • Don't leave your house keys or portable garage openers in your car in sight.

While on Holiday

  • Make your home look occupied, whether it is by automatic radios on timer or automatic lighting
  • Aware trusted neighbors about holiday in case of emergency
  • Make sure that you lock all outside doors and windows and set your burglar alarm if you have one.
  • Keep vacation announcements off social media to avoid people publicly knowing you are away for a long period of time

At a Concert

  • Familiarize yourself with the layout of the venue
  • Take note of where event staff or security/police officers and first aid are located
  • If you see something, say something as it is better to prevent something before it is too late