Thursday, March 19, 2009


What’s the first principle of security? AWARENESS.

If you are aware of the area you are in and the goings on around you, you are less likely to be a victim of assault because you will recognize a situation before it becomes a situation.

Never allow yourself a false sense of security because you happen to be in a good neighborhood or an upscale shopping center. That’s where the money is and criminals tend to gravitate towards money.

Now, this doesn’t mean you have to go around paranoid all the time it means keep yourself aware of things around you even if you do it subconsciously; which is the ultimate goal of what I want you to do.

I want you to develop a security awareness that becomes second nature to you. The sixth-sense.

Once you develop this, your subconscious will take over the job. You will automatically “check things out” without even being conscious that you are doing it.

You will automatically “scan” a crowd and be able to pick out someone who doesn’t belong. You will automatically look for exits or other avenues of escape if it becomes necessary.
These are skills you will develop that not only can prevent you from becoming a victim and may well save your life some day in a natural disaster or other dangerous situation.