Over the period of time, few things are changing rapidly. One of them is that steadily the women are trying to become independent. To be independent they are getting into jobs which can provide them a better future. So to get that future many women particularly those who are single are moving out from various towns and cities towards the bigger cities in search of a bright future. This trend is good. Unfortunately, in our country, it is not easy for a single woman to live on her own. Especially, when there is always a constant threat looming over the safety of the females in our country. But to support their families, to get a better future many aspiring women are taking chances even if they have to live single in any damn city where there is a good career opportunity. Not only for jobs girls and women are moving out of their homes for higher education also but the motive is same to get a bright and independent future for themselves. But all these things are coming at a cost of their safety and security. So the question is because of safety and security the single women is not free to choose her career or financial independence. The answer is a BIG NO. They should not. However, single women living alone can opt for some safety measures for themselves.
In this article, Mr. Atul Mahajan, Director of India’s leading security guard agency, Miraz Securitas shares some safety tips for single women living alone. Here, they are.
Act Smartly on Social Media
Single women living alone must resist the urge to post things related to them like you are out of the town or watching a movie at home alone etc. Do not give general people insight or hint about your current activities or whereabouts.
Put On Porch Lights on all Night
For single women who are living alone, this will work only if you have a house or a ground floor apartment. But when there are bright lights around a home’s exterior, burglars or stalkers will be less likely to want to target that home. If you are living on a particular floor, then it would be wise the keep on the emergency lights all the time during the night.
Always Lock Your Doors and Windows When You Are Alone
You need to make sure that you should always lock your doors and windows when you go out or even when you are in. Particularly, it’s just as important to keep your doors locked when you are not at home so no one can barge into your home.
Never Open the Door to a Stranger
Even though if someone says they are just, a sweeper, vendor or guys distributing some pamphlets, being a single woman you should never open the door without seeing for yourself. Make sure you have a good working peephole and door chain so you can screen visitors before opening up your door.
Also, consider installing a security camera in your home which will monitor both inner and outer surroundings of your house. Besides this, you can also opt for a home monitoring system which you can access through your mobile, laptops or office desktops to get the real-time footage of the surrounding of your home or apartment.
Play Smart with Your Mailbox
If you have your own mailbox at your house, a mail slot or a mail cubby in an apartment never list your first and last name. Just use your last name, and label your box with the word family after your last name. You will still get all your mail, but it would not be clear to others that you are a single woman who is living alone.
Be Alert While Driving
Being a single woman living alone it is highly imperative that you follow all the necessary precautions while driving. You should stay alert all the times, never stop for anyone, keep your car well maintained, avoid carrying valuables and keep your mobile well charged always so that in case of an emergency you can contact someone you can trust or on the emergency numbers. Always lock the car from inside while driving.
Well, when it comes to a women’s personal safety more so when if someone is a single woman and living alone it is actually better to be safe than sorry. Taking safety precautions may look like putting an extra effort but no doubt it is worth it. After all your safety is in your hands.