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  One of the safest ways to protect yourself is with a personal alarm. There are a number of devices that emit piercing sounds to deter potential attackers, both human and animal. A standard claim for personal alarm products is that the blast will be heard up to mile away.   Advantages of personal alarms   These devices emit a loud sound that can alert other people to your predicament, so you may get help from others more quickly. You can defend yourself from a suspicious person at a distance. Personal alarms inflict very little pain, while still effectively warding...

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  MEDIA RELEASE 7 June 2012 Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time) 79/2012 Property crime on the rise During 2011, there were 55,382 motor vehicle thefts recorded by police, up 1.1% from 2010, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Unlawful entry with intent also increased in 2011, up 0.6% from 2010 to 218,193 incidents in 2011. A residential location was the most common place for motor vehicle thefts (43%) and incidents of unlawful entry with intent (71%). Females were more likely to be victims of sexual assault (85%), or kidnapping/abduction (60%). The street or footpath was the most common...

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 ThePet Parade dog repeller is a wonderfully effective tool for deterring a dog with questionable intentions. Few people, however, understand that it can be a wonderfully effective training tool as well. Most people hear the name "repeller" and assume that the device's sole purpose is to repel a dog that may intend on doing you harm. While the electronic dog repeller is great at doing that it is also a very humane instrument and causes the dog absolutely no harm. Having a dog myself,  I understand the importance of properly training a dog.  Although effective in deterring dogs the electronic...

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  Women are often seen as easy targets and attackers use many of the same tactics to lure them into their webs. Keeping the following tips in mind will help protect you and maybe even save your life. How to avoid dangerous situations Parking lots are a prime area for women being attacked. If you find yourself shopping late at night, park as close to a lamppost as possible, be aware of your surroundings, walk with purpose, look under, in between and inside your car, and immediately lock your doors once you are inside. Don't waste time checking your packages,...

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