How to Prevent Your Phone From Being Stolen
Streetwise Defence Blog
by Julie Waite
2M ago
With over 10,000 mobile phones stolen in London every month, phone theft has become an epidemic. Don’t become a victim of phone snatching! Discover how to prevent your phone from being stolen with our simple tips. If you have teenage children with phones, please discuss this with them as teens are often the targets of phone theft.       BE AWARE OF HOW PHONE THEFT HAPPENS Phone snatching is rife as it is an easy crime to commit. If you can understand how mobile phones are stolen, you can be more aware and able to avoid it. Here are the main ways it happens: By scoote ..read more
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Hotel Safety Tips for Lone Travellers
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by Julie Waite
3M ago
We are often asked how to stay safe when travelling alone for work or leisure. Sadly, there are incidents of solo travellers being attacked or robbed - so it is worth spending a bit of time thinking how you can stay safe when travelling on your own. Here are our hotel safety tips for lone travellers.   HOTEL SAFETY TIPS FOR LONE TRAVELLERS 1. Request a room on floors 2, 3 or 4 The idea here is to stay in a room low enough to get out of in the event of a fire and high enough to avoid intruders through the window. Definitely avoid the ground floor and the first floor as those are prime spot ..read more
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Luxury Watch Theft: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim
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by Julie Waite
4M ago
Luxury watch theft has doubled in the last 10 years and shows no sign of slowing down. Discover simple ways to avoid becoming a victim in this blog. Many celebrities, especially people in the sporting world, have had their watches stolen including: Amir Kahn, who had a £70,000 watch stolen in the street by gunpoint Mark Cavendish, who lost £700,000 worth of watches and jewellery during a break-in to his home by knifepoint Riyad Mahrez, who had 3 watches stolen from his home And, you may well have experienced a watch theft or know someone who has. If you have, you will know how distress ..read more
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How to Deter Burglars - 9 Tips to Secure Your Home
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by Julie Waite
7M ago
Learn how to deter burglars with our 9 tips to secure your home. We’re going to share with you the top 5 things that deter burglars - as told by burglars! Plus, we’ll give you plenty of tips so you can assess your home security. Unfortunately, it's easy to become complacent and this can make your home an easy target for criminals. However, improving your home security and bringing awareness to this issue can make burglars’ lives more difficult. We want your home to become such a hard target that they go elsewhere.   Understanding burglary patterns In the year ending March 2023, there were ..read more
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6 tips for staying safe in a crowd
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by Dene Josham
8M ago
I’ve recently got back from doing some close protection work where we had to deal with busy, high pressure, crowded situations. It got me thinking about staying safe in crowds and how quickly an event, such as a concert, festival or sports match, can change from a fun celebration to a potentially dangerous and life-threatening scenario. So I thought I’d share some tips with you for staying safe in crowds so that you can go out and enjoy big events with your family, knowing you are prepared.   Bodyguarding task at a recent film premiere in London   1. Take responsibility for you and ..read more
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7 Tips for Staying Safe on Dark Nights
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by Julie Waite
9M ago
  Many people tell us that walking alone at night is something that worries them - and justifiably so. With fewer people around, the dark nights give cover to criminals and predators, decrease our visibility and even familiar routes look different. Whilst avoiding going out alone on dark nights would be preferable, this isn’t an option for many people who need to commute to and from work. So, what can you do to stay safer on dark nights? Take a look at our 7 tips for dark night safety.   1. Plan ahead “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” You may have heard this quote bef ..read more
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Violence Against Men - Statistics
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by Dene Josham
11M ago
  Violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence against men should not be taboo subjects but they are. We want to create an open discussion so that men can avoid becoming victims and seek support for their trauma. This blog explores the state of violence against men today, provides links to support and introduces our online course ‘Self Defence for Men’. Guys, we need to talk… It’s ok to have fears about your safety, it’s ok to admit you’ve been assaulted and it’s ok to ask for help.     BREAKING THE STIGMA OF SHAME Where are we now The statistics in this blog are for the UK; ot ..read more
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Festival Safety Tips - How to Stay Safe at Festivals
Streetwise Defence Blog
by Julie Waite
1y ago
Learn how to stay safe at festivals this summer with our top 12 festival safety tips! Whether you’re attending a music festival (Glastonbury anyone?), cultural event or a local fair, it’s important to prioritise your safety amidst all the excitement. Sadly, sexual assaults, rapes and robberies do take place at festivals. Predators target festivals specifically as they know people let their guard down to have a good time and many indulge in excessive drinking and drug-taking. However, you don’t need to become their victim! By following a few simple guidelines and with a little preparation, you ..read more
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Is this stalking?
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by Julie Waite
1y ago
  If you’re asking yourself the question, ‘Is this stalking?’ then chances are, it probably is. This question doesn’t normally arise unless you are feeling uneasy or distressed about someone’s repeated, intrusive behaviour towards you. Never dismiss your feelings, they are there for a reason - always listen to them and investigate their root cause. This blog outlines what stalking is, statistics about stalking, what to do if you think you are being stalked and shares resources for support.     National Stalking Awareness Week This week, 24th to 28th April, is National Stalking ..read more
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6 Ways to Empower Women in the Workplace on International Women's Day
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by Julie Waite
1y ago
  International Women’s Day (IWD), held on March 8th every year, is a day that focuses on women’s rights and equality around the world. If you are a business owner, manager or HR professional that wants to celebrate IWD in a meaningful way, ask yourself: Would you like to support women in your workforce to feel empowered? Are you ready to start real conversations about what really matters to women in your workplace? Would you like to play your part in changing society’s deep-rooted culture of sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace? If the answer to those questions ..read more
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