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Last Minute Tips for Holiday Safety

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The push is on to finish up shopping and other holiday preparations. But that doesn’t mean that personal safety and self defense should take a back seat. Here are a few tips and tricks to guide you into a safe and happy holiday:

Keep Both Eyes on the Situation

Whether it’s on the sidewalk or on the road, being aware of your surroundings is key to safety.

    • Park in well-lit areas near your destination
    • Be mindful of your surroundings. Don't load yourself with packages or become distracted by your cell phone
    • Carry only the cash or credit cards you will need for the day
    • Consider carrying a non-lethal self defense product such as the PepperBall COMPACT or MOBILE launcher

Be Vigilant When Online Shopping

When you’re shopping online for gifts, remember to be careful with personal information. Follow these tips when you shop:

    • Connect with care. Do your online shopping at home, and make sure your wireless network is protected
    • Shop online through trusted sites such as, to avoid getting scammed
    • You probably did not win that prize or get a refund that you were not aware of. Beware of emails that sound too good to be true and avoid clicking on links from untrusted sources

Gift Ideas for the Safety-Minded

For the person who enjoys practical gifts, give them the gift of safety this holiday season with one of these ideas:

    • Doorbell cameras such as Ring or Nest
    • Car safety kit or an emergency window breaker tool
    • State of the art fire extinguisher
    • PepperBall non-lethal self defense kit

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