It is especially important to be street safe during the holiday season. Criminals are out there waiting for an opportunity to take advantage of you.
Marcia Peot, the Chief Safety Officer for Street Safe, offers the following reminders.
- Use the buddy system and shop with a friend -- you are more likely to become a target if you are alone
- Park your car in a well lit area and keep track of where it’s parked -- this will get you in your car and on your way faster
- While shopping, be careful what you post online. Don't alert others that you aren’t at home
- Consolidate packages, making you less desirable for criminals looking to steal your belongings
- Consider wearing your purse across the body to keep hands free for your keys, both when heading to your car and into your home
- Prevent break-ins by hiding purchases from view in your parked car
- Be just as vigilant about your surroundings during the daylight hours. A crime can occur anytime.
Statistics show that 1 in 6 women will be the victim of an assault or crime at some point in her lifetime.
Street Safe is a new mobile personal security system that uses your smart phone’s GPS technology to instantly connect to help before a situation turns into an emergency.
Now, we can all rest a little easier with a system that offers help before a situation turns into an emergency. A subscription-based service, Street Safe is a unique, mobile personal security system that combines wireless networks with GPS technologies and a state-of-the-art safety network and database.
“Street Safe is accessible through smart phones and allows people to take charge of their own personal safety and walk with confidence, not fear,” said Thomas Rissman, CEO Street Safe. “Street Safe fills in the gaps in today’s safety services.
Using GPS technology we can instantly pin-point the subscriber’s phone within three meters. Combine this with the subscriber profile we have on file and law enforcement has everything they need to respond quickly.”
“As a police officer, I work with crime victims everyday. So many situations could have been prevented from escalating if people were more proactive in protecting themselves,” said Marcia Peot, Chief Safety Officer, Street Safe.
Ms. Peot is also a full time police officer who oversees the trained security professionals and other off-duty police officers employed as Street Safe Safety Advisors, who are trained to handle emergency situations.
Everyone can benefit from being more proactive, from college students to newly independent teenagers, the elderly and those whose jobs entail shift work and frequent travel.
“Unfortunately, the crime rate is expected to rise due to the faltering economy and job losses,” added Peot.
“Think of Street Safe as an insurance policy.
It may not be something you need every day, but you’ll be glad you have it should a dangerous situation arise.”
Wyman feels it is important to be armed with knowledge regarding personal safety.