Single Women are Being Targeted


Single Women are Being Targeted

Australian women are buying properties on their own at an increasing rate. New housing statistics from Australian Real Estate, suggest that as much as 30 per cent of all homes purchased this year were by single women. This growth area can be seen as a positive sign for feminism, further indicating that women are reaching salary equality. However, it is often over looked that a woman living alone is a prime target for criminals.

Taking Precautions

Women living alone often take measures into their own hands to ensure their safety. Sometimes these precautions border on the extreme. ADA Prime Security is aware some women even have weapons within easy reach when asleep. Weapons range from baseball bats, impulse spray, and even a knife placed under the pillow. In the United States, the great majority of single women who live alone actually keep a gun in their home. No one should have to live in fear and take such extreme measures as these to feel safe.

Stop Living in Fear

Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. Taking a few simple steps can alleviate the fear experience by many women living alone.

Improving home security is the easiest and most effective way to reduce fear. If you have just moved into a new home or are living alone, ADA Prime Security recommends:

·         Changing the house locks as soon as possible. It is entirely possible that the previous occupants still have copies of the original keys; meaning complete strangers could easily access your home.

·         Never answer the door until you have checked who it is.

·         All doors should be kept locked even when you are at home.

·         If a window has to remain open, choose a window which is smaller and less accessible to intruders.

Single women living alone should consider security lights, security screens and keeping a dog on the premises.

Security Tips

It is important to meet and know your neighbours. Creating a network within your street can help you and your neighbours report and notify each other of unusual sightings or activities; as well as having someone close by that can come to your aid should the need arise.

Consult ADA Prime Security<

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