If you’re going on a holiday getaway, you’ve probably got plenty of planning on your plate right now. From plane tickets to hotel bookings, there’s a lot to think about—not least of all, safety. Have you thought about how you’ll keep yourself and your family safe while on your vacation? Here are a few quick tips.
- Create a travel plan—and share it with a trusted friend or family member
Let someone know where you’re going, and when they should expect you back. Give this confidant your flight numbers, hotel addresses and let them know when they should expect you to check in with them.
- Act like a local
When you look lost or confused, criminals may perceive you as a ‘soft’ target. So, study your map before you leave the hotel, so that you’re not staring at this tourist giveaway during your commute. Enjoy your new surroundings, but try not to look too culture-shocked. Above all, look alert and be aware of your surroundings.
- Keep track of your valuables
Purses, room keys, credit cards and more—these valuables are all highly coveted by criminals. Keep them close to you, secured underneath your clothing if possible.
- Stay sharp
Limit your use of alcohol and/or other chemicals.
- Sound the alarms
Even when you’re out on the town, you can still use an alarm to protect the things that matter to you—namely, yourself and your family members. The discreet, user-friendly SABRE Personal Alarm with Motion Detector & Key Ring is 120 dB and audible up to 600 feet (185 m) away. Plus, it doubles as a motion detector that can provide peace of mind while you sleep.