Crime is something that happens around the world, and we can never tell where or when it will happen, which causes worry for most of us. It’s because of this that people are scared and distressed, knowing that somewhere along the road they might encounter situations that will put them in danger. In a lot of countries, crime rate is on an inconsistent ride of rising and falling, and this statistic can be very disturbing, because it means that we can never be at ease, since crime can happen any moment.
Even those who think they are pretty safe within the four walls of their homes might experience crimes such as home invasion, theft and other more heinous acts, thus proving that crime can indeed happen anywhere, anytime. This is why it is always important for everyone to know measures of self-defense tools so that you can protect the lives of your love ones and even yourself. Here are a few tools that may come in handy in cases of danger.
Number 1. Everyday Items – in reality there are a lot of things we can find lying around the house that can be used to disable attacker whenever the situation is suitable. Even keys found in a person’s pocket, simple they may seem, but these are enough for a person to stop criminals on their track. All one needs to do is hold them in their palms, closing them into fists, with the keys slipped out in between the spaces of their fingers. This might not be comfortable, and this may cause a lot of pain, as makeshift knuckles, but it will be sending criminals bleeding. A pen can also be useful in urgent moments like these as a stabbing device to inflict pain. A cell phone is also effective, although those who cherish just how expensive their smart phones are would probably be too dumb to even think of such an idea.
Number 2. Stun Gun – device which is practically safe for use. This will not be enough to harm an opponent to the point of death, since it only uses approximately 0.0003 amps. Any higher current that, comes with the risk of causing cessations in breathing and might induce heart beats, causing death. But, in the court of law this will not be seen as murder, rather it is sel-defense.
Number 3. Pepper spray – One canister is already enough to daze a few criminals even attempting to cause trouble. You can make an attacker defenseless, since this can cause short-term blindness and irritation to the eyes, when sprayed. Like stun guns, pepper sprays are non-lethal and as well-know. For ordinary citizens, these are effective and helpful tools that can be used in self- defense. We all want to believe that no harm will ever come to our families, but the reality of today’s society is there are individuals, who make it their mission in life to prey on others. Alertness is important, being aware of the surrounding, whether it’s day or night, always look around you. If ever it’s is true that you are being stalked, then it would alarm the criminal that you are aware of his presence, and would likely move on and leave you alone.