Tips for Staying Safe When You’re Home Alone

Many people find being home alone nerve-racking. Here are a few simple tips to stay safe and feel safe when you're alone.

  1. Know your neighbors. Friendly neighbors can help keep an eye on your house and provide a safe place to hide in dangerous situations.
  2. Have a plan. Plan possible escape routes in your home. This will help if there is an intrusion or in the case of a fire.
  3. Turn on outside lights and close your blinds. Outside lights deter criminals because they are more likely to be spotted by your friendly neighbor from Tip 1. Closing your shades makes it hard for possible intruders to determine if you are home alone or in a house full of people.
  4. Don't leave a spare key outside. Give your spare key to a neighbor rather than hiding it under a rug or stone, these are the first places any intruder will look in your home.
  5. Take a self-defense class. Not only will self-defense knowledge come in handy in the case of attack, it will give you more confidence and comfort being home alone even when a crisis does strike.

 

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Does Your Company Have Your Best Interest In Mind?

There have been a number of assaults on Real Estate professionals reported on our nations news networks.  One such incident regarding a female real estate agent Beverly Carter is still making headlines. 

Carter was abducted and killed in 2014 after meeting a couple (Aaron Lewis and Crystal Lowery) who arranged a fake tour. The couple is currently incarcerated and serving 30 years and life sentences.

The victims family is suing her employer stating in a lawsuit document that “Crye-Leike was well aware of the life-threatening dangers Mrs. Carter faced in the real estate industry and had the duty to provide Mrs. Carter with the necessary tools, guidance, skills, information, awareness, consulting, training, support and technology to keep her safe. Defendants failed in this regard, and as a result, Mrs. Carter's life ended much too soon.”

While most companies have employee safety and welfare at the forefront of their minds, some safety aspects are often overlooked.  The Real Estate Industry has its share of hidden dangers and opportunities where an agents safety is compromised.

Certified training institute offers an online Personal Safety and Self Defense training program to help prepare you and your staff for the unthinkable. 

Course instructor Preston L. Taylor “PT” is a police officer with over 20 years of experience, and is extremely knowledgeable in the realm of personal protection and self-defense.

This online course offers self-defense tactics from the stand-up position utilizing gross motor skill (easy but effective) techniques as well as ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention) tactics which can be used anywhere in any situation. You will also learn to be aware of your surroundings and potential dangers.

Certified Training Institute also offers corporate discounts. Not only will you learn lifesaving skills, you can also claim course credits toward your state required continuing education.  Don’t wait until another agent falls victim to foul play, Be Prepared, Be Safe! Sign up today.

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Halloween Safety Tips for College

Halloween for most people is a time for creative costumes, fun parties, and scary pranks, but for sexual predators, it’s an opportunity to seek new prey.  Keep in mind that not every scream is from an innocent prank or trickster.  Many predators see this as an opportunity to prey on distracted victims.

Keep in mind these statistics:

  • At least 1 in 4 college women will become the victim of a sexual assault during their academic career.
  • 80% of all assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim.
  • 75% of male students and 55% of female students involved in date rape had been drinking or using drugs.
  • The physical and psychological effects of sexual assault can be devastating.
  • Most college rapes go unreported with only 5% of them reported to campus police.

Be Prepared 

Women as individuals need to take ownership of their personal safety. Police cannot be everywhere at once, and it is unlikely they will be right around the corner. You can no longer just say “what if”…and must adopt the mindset that when it happens, I will be ready. You have the right to defend yourself against an assault!

  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Stay off your cell phone.
  • Go with your gut instincts.
  • Learn proper Personal Safety and Self Defense

Online training provided by Certified Training Institute offers an easy and affordable way to learn the basics of Personal Safety and Self Defense in the comfort of your own home.  This course offers self-defense tactics from the standup position utilizing gross motor skill (easy but effective) techniques as well as ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention) tactics which can be used anywhere in any situation.
Course instructor Preston L. Taylor “PT” is a police officer with over 20+ years of experience, and is extremely knowledgeable in the realm of personal protection and self-defense.

Your life and health are your most important possessions, so learning to avoid situations that put your safety at risk is the first goal. Your best natural weapon is your brain, and your best defense is to exercise good crime prevention strategies. 

Nobody can tell you how to defend yourself in every situation. Each person must evaluate his or her own abilities, and size up the situation based on the level of danger to themselves or a loved one.  

Using your head, trusting your instincts and preparing yourself will be your best defense against the unthinkable.

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Personal Safety & Self Defense Course Spotlight

Personal Safety and Self Defense

This course is designed to provide important safety tips and precautions for personal safety in the workplace. This is especially true for real estate professionals as they are very often exposed to strangers, with unknown persons. It is important to understand the legal environment surrounding self-defense and the physical limitations that can be a factor for each individual. There are key “Rules of Engagement” that help those who work with the public to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. If a confrontation does occur, the instructor outlines and demonstrates the best and most practical ways to respond to and reduce potential harm. This program offers self-defense techniques from the stand-up position using easy and effective gross motor skills, to ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention).

This course covers 5 main topics:

  1. Legal Environment: Explore your legal rights, what you can and cannot do in a situation. You do have the right to defend yourself against an assault. A common sense approach to self-defense is that avoidance is one of the best ways to ensure your safety.
  2. Physical Limitations: Learn the 11 rules of engagement as well as what happens to our body, without our consent, when suddenly attacked. Freeze, Flight, or Fight.
  3. Safety Is Your Responsibility: This section covers the importance of the three R’s: Recognize, Respond, and Reduce.
  4. Safety and Real Estate Showings: Learn about the importance and awareness of liability for the client, the Realtor, and material items in the home.
  5. Self Defense Tactics: This section covers three methods of defense when force is the last resort.

 

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Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking lots can be a dangerous place for anyone who works late or parks in a remote area. Individuals who find themselves in this position can take steps to prevent an attack.

  1. Park in highly visible, well-lit areas if possible.
  2. Avoid parking near shrubs or vans with sliding doors that could conceal attackers
  3. Avoid parking garage stairs unless you are with a group of people
  4. Do not leave anything of value in your car. Assailants often search cars for valuables and wait for the owners to return.
  5. Once inside your car lock all doors. Even if you are moving slowly you are still subject to attack.
  6. Back into parking spaces if possible, this allows for a quicker getaway.
  7. Be aware of your surroundings. If you are on your phone make sure you are still paying attention to where you are. Avoid places where someone could hide.
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Professional Fighter Teaches Self-Defense in Uganda

Professional MMA fighter, D'Juan Owens is teaching self-defense to men, women, and children in Uganda through his organization Fighting for Uganda. Owens has had extensive self-defense training not only as a mixed-martial-artist but also, as a veteran of the Marine Corps.

Owens chose to go to Uganda because sexual assault is prevalent and there are little consequences for perpetrators. During his first trip to Uganda Owens taught self-defense, grappling, and MMA seminars in schools, community centers, gyms, and a few private venues. The focus of these seminars is often on grappling. According to Owens, this is the most important form of martial art. Grappling can make up for weight disparities, allowing the victim to neutralize an attacker to get away.  After the physical portion of Owens' seminars, he leads group discussions about situational awareness, domestic violence, and common misconceptions of assault.

Owens hopes his training will help Ugandans avoid danger and build self-confidence. 


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September is REALTOR® Safety Month, Check Out This Weeks Tips

In honor of REALTOR® Safety Month, check out these tips and tricks for staying safe while dealing with unpredictable situations.

  1. Show properties before dark
    If you must show a property after dark, keep all of the lights on and the blinds open. Let a coworker know your schedule.
  2. Have new clients check in
    Ask new clients to stop by your office and complete an identification form and copy their driver's license to be held in your office. 
  3. Check open houses thoroughly
    At the end of an open house check every room of the home to make sure no one has stayed behind.
  4. Check in with the office
    Let another employee know where you are headed, who you are meeting, and when you expect to return to the office.
  5. Learn self-defense tactics
    This one is a given. Learning self-defense will increase your ability to defend yourself at work and at home. Certified Training Institute offers a 4-hour Online Self Defense Class designed with real estate professionals in mind.

 

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September is REALTOR® Safety Month

Real estate professionals face a variety of dangers every day. For example, you often meet strangers in isolated locations at odd hours, leaving them open to potential attack.

In honor of Safety Month, check out these tips and tricks for staying safe while dealing with unpredictable situations.

  1. Keep your work and personal social media presences separate. 
    Setting up separate work and personal accounts will make it harder for potential attackers to find personal information or photos that may give hints about where to find you off the job.
  2. Take time to evaluate your surroundings in new locations
    If you are viewing a property for the first time, make sure you are familiar with exit routes and areas where you could easily be trapped.
  3. Do not give prospective home buyers rides
    While it is somewhat common practice to provide rides for clients, it is much safer to drive separate. Avoid parking in areas where you could be blocked in.
  4. Learn self-defense tactics
    This one is a given. Learning self-defense will increase your ability to defend yourself at work and at home. Certified Training Institute offers a 4-hour Online Self Defense Class designed with real estate professionals in mind.

 

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Warning Signs of Violence in the Workplace

Workplace violence is an issue among staff and customers. While there are several warning signs that someone is about to become violent, one must always remember that some people will show no signs at all. The safest bet for avoiding a violent workplace situation is learning de-escalation and self-defense tactics.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Major change in behaviors
  • Increased disruptive behavior at work
  • Temper tantrums, crying, sulking
  • Excessive absence
  • Pushing the limits of acceptable work behavior
  • Disrespect for authority
  • Complaints of unfair treatment

PHYSICAL WARNING SIGNS OF POTENTIAL VIOLENCE

  • Signs of fatigue
  • Pacing or restless movements
  • Sweating
  • Trembling/Shaking
  • Exaggerated gestures

 

 

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Personal Safety For Men

Self-defense for men is an often forgotten but incredibly important skill men between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to be attacked than anyone else in American society. Some men may feel pressured to engage in dangerous situations to avoid appearing weak but, any self-defense professional will tell you it is best to talk your way out of a dangerous situation rather than resort to violence. 

  1. Your first course of action should always be de-escalation. Try to speak in a slow calm voice. Avoid touching your attacker or standing with your arms crossed, these are often seen as signs of aggression.
  2. In the case of an attack try to escape the situation. There is no shame in leaving a fight rather than becoming violent.
  3. If these options fail, be prepared to defend yourself. Some self-defense holds can render your attacker incapacitated without causing long-term harm. If possible, start with less harmful methods and resort to more harmful counterattacks only when necessary.

Certified Training Institute offers online personal safety and self-defense courses in an easy-to-use, HD video format.

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