Personal safety should be taken seriously. It is important to take appropriate precautions.a Recent Ipsos poll 84% of Americans interviewed revealed they were concerned about their online safety. However, only 63% of them take the time to check their accounts regularly to make sure they are verified. Taking action to establish your online security is just as important as protecting yourself on the outside. In addition to that, it is also essential to properly protect your home.Pew Research Center made it clear Property crime is the most common type of felony in the United States. You don’t need to prepare like you saw in Home Alone, but you should definitely follow some safety precautions.
TikTok user @jadeesavv I am a private investigator with two interests: make-up and crime-solving. Some of our latest uploads share personal safety tips, from using a reliable door stop and carrying personal protective equipment to taking good care of your social media accounts. Jade uses the platform to spread her awareness of her safety to her followers. Nearly 95,000 people follow her account on her TikTok. Scroll down to find her insights and keep your eyes peeled. You may find it useful!
A private investigator shares tips and precautions to ensure your safety
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I don’t think I need to say it, but unfortunately I do. Don’t leave blinds open. Please close the blinds. When I go out to watch, I can see everything in your house. Zoom in on the little camera and you’ll see what you see on your TV. I can see everything It’s like a gold mine. Don’t leave blinds open.
Stop tagging yourself in the place when you are still there. Save a photo or video and post it after you leave. I can’t explain how many times I’ve been sitting outside someone’s house. I don’t understand why they aren’t there. where are they? go to instagram. They tagged themselves in a cafe across the street. Not safe. When you’re out and about, don’t leave footprints where other people can find you. Don’t piggyback on it and tag the places you frequent. Don’t tag the gym or the coffee shop you go to every Tuesday at 2pm. People will start to understand your patterns and habits, which is not good. You don’t want people who don’t know you to know you.
Don’t post on social media when you’re out for the week. Don’t tell the internet that your home won’t be monitored for 7 full days while you’re on vacation. It’s very home alone. It has had a huge impact on Macaulay Culkin. You are inviting people to break into your home.
In her TikTok video, Jade highlights some simple but important things to do around the house for safety reasons. These include locking windows and garage doors and closing blinds. She also explains how to use her social networks without leaving footprints that could harm you.
TikTok is a video hosting service that allows users to upload up to 10 minutes of content. It may not seem like much. However, some of his TikTokers can sift through a ton of information in just a few minutes. Most of the snippets are funny, but some are educational and helpful in times of danger.
I hope moms don’t come to me asking for this, but please stop posting your kids’ schools online. Generally not safe. But piggybacking on what I just said, if I went to your job and you weren’t there, knowing you would pick up your child from school and your child If you know where you’re going, my next stop is your child’s school. You are literally leaving footprints. This is a pattern for people to find you and your child.
Don’t look down at your phone while walking in a parking lot. Please, please be aware of your surroundings. This is very important. This is especially true if you are in a large parking lot such as a mall or Target. Always make sure your hands are free when in the parking lot and avoid distractions. If you feel someone is following you, drive to the police station immediately. Please stay away from the neighborhood. Don’t go to your mother’s house. Go straight to the police station. Anyone who follows you will be scared. If not, at least you go to the police.
Having one of these birdie alarms is great. You can attach it to your keychain. If you feel in danger and are in public places, sound the alarm. It makes a scene, everyone is watching, and it can really save your life.
Don’t forget to lock the windows. We tend to open the window, then close it and walk away. Forgetting to lock them. This makes yourself very vulnerable if people are walking around looking for open windows.
I know it sounds silly, but lock your garage door. Please, it’s another entrance to your home. Make sure your garage door is locked.
For girls, I like anything that can be used as a weapon even if it doesn’t stand out.
This looks like a tube of glitter lipstick, but it actually comes with a flashlight and a little zapper. It’s versatile, it’s discreet, and it’s great because no one really knows you’ve got it. I know it’s not, but if it is, it’s great to have these.
Stop posting where you work on Facebook. Auntie doesn’t need to know you’ve been hired by the bank. She should call her and tell her about it. If you’re out at a bar and someone thinks you’re really cute, they’ll find your name, they’ll find your social media, they don’t know your address, but they know where you work. Now they can sit outside your job and wait for you to come out. They can lurk far away and follow you home. And now they know where you live.
It’s a door wedge. Great for traveling, especially for solo female travellers. It has an alarm. So you wedge it to the door. If someone opens the door, the pedal will drop and the alarm will sound. You are worried about someone trying to enter your hotel room, Airbnb, or your home. And these are absolutely amazing, you can buy them in packs of 2, 4, etc. Here’s a small pic of what it looks like inside the door in case anyone needs a visual.
This is a great option, especially if you are traveling. Very compact, but very effective. This is yet another variation of the door stopper.
A tactical pen is always a good idea. A pen that can literally write, but it can also be used for multiple purposes. It has a sharp tip that can break glass. There are also flashlights and other uses.
Some comments were “garage door not locked” and “I’m a college student, what would you suggest for safety?”
Tools like this are great. It’s basically a door stopper. Place it under the doorknob and when someone tries to open the door, it will stop the door and no one can enter. This is great even if the door is locked. I love using these on my front door too because in this world nothing can be too careful. It has a stopper and is under the doorknob so no one can open the door.
Jade’s TikTok followers appreciated the advice and shared personal experiences
They also shared safety tips with fellow TikTok users