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8 Spring Home Security Tips

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Now is the time to ensure that your home is safe and secure for the warmer months ahead.
As the weather gets better, more and more people want to spend time outside, but this also means criminals who may be planning on breaking into your home. However, burglars aren't the only thing you should be worried about...
Here are some quick tips to make your home safer:
1. Mow the grass and trim bushes. A clean-cut lawn and garden doesn’t just make your property look nice – it helps deter burglars. High, uncut grass or bushes are a sign to burglars that the property may be vacant and a nice hiding spot too.

2. Lock doors and windows. As it gets hotter, you may be tempted to leave your doors and windows wide open for fresh air, but it is vital to make sure everything is locked at night to keep out unwanted visitors.

3. Use outdoor lights. Burglars are more likely to target your home if it is dark. Make sure to keep your home well-lit outside and use sensor lights to scare an…

The South African Guide to Snake Safety

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South Africa has a variety of snake species. Sometimes just the mention of a snake can send some people in to a tizz. However, even though most people are afraid of snakes, they are common in South Africa and there is a high chance you will one day come into contact with one.

With the Summer heat rising, snakes are becoming more active and coming out of hibernation.

Here's what to do if you are ever bitten by a snake...

STAY CALM! If you panic your heart rate will circulate and the venom will move around your body faster.
Limit activity. Do not run, walk, pace, jump - whatever! This as well as the stress, will only increase your heart rate.
If driving to a hospital medical facility preferably have someone else drive.
There are some silly myths about snakebites that actually make the situation worse... Do not ignore the snakebite and wait for the symptoms to kick in.Do not use a tourniquet as it can only make the situation worse and cause medical complications.Do not cut the area wher…

The Fundamentals of Firearm Safety

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Every day people die from firearm accidents. In the US alone 80 people are killed a day by guns, 34 of them are homicides!

The high levels of crime in South Africa means that safety is important and guns are often the only answer.
If you are ever in an emergency situation, be it a burglar in your house with a gun or a suspicious person wandering the streets with a suspected firearm - simply press the SOS button on your PatrolMan app and help will be summoned immediately!
Here are the fundamentals of firearm safety...
-- Always handle a gun like it is loaded. If you have unloaded it yourself with your own hands then it is only classified as unloaded. 
-- Never put your finger on the trigger if you are not ready to shoot.
-- Never point a gun at yourself, someone else or anything you are not willing to destroy.
-- Know exactly what you are shooting at, what is in front of it and what is behind it.
-- Don't try to climb a fence, wall, treet etc if you are carrying a loaded gun.
-- Al…

Running / Jogging Road Safety

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Staying safe on the road is not only for people driving in cars, but for people on the road such as cyclists and joggers.

It is vital that you as a runner, know how to protect yourself from any reckless drivers and criminal activity.

Here are some safety tips to keep in mind during your run...
- Always be aware of what is going on around you. You are vulnerable to attack or injury if you don't stay alert.
- Think about where you can run to if you need to escape a criminal.
- Look around to see who is behind and ahead of you.

- Always know where public areas are and where there will usually be a lot of people.
- If you see something dodgy or suspicious, follow your gut and run in a different direction.
- Stay clear of bushy, dark areas.
- Stay alert at traffic robots, stop streets and junctions.

- Always be aware of traffic and where driver's are turning.
- Run across the street at crosswalks and always pay attention to traffic lights. 
- A driver may not see you, so be sure to…