Living in the midst of a global pandemic has taken some adjustment. Nowadays we all want to get things done in the fastest, safest way possible, and being in a rush can mean we forget to take basic safety precautions.
Karu Safety, powered byCartrack, advises the public to always be alert, as opportunity crime can often impact you the second you let your guard down.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe:
· Download Karu Safety now – a personal safety app that will dispatch emergency armed response to your live location, at the touch of a button. The app is there to keep you safe when you need it most, while on the go or in the comfort of your home. For Cartrack customers, access to the app is free for 12months.
· Shopping centres are hotspots for signal jamming. Check that the doors of your vehicle are locked before walking off.
· Criminals are known to follow people home from shopping centres and attack them in front of their homes. Always check your rear-view mirror to see if you are being followed. If you suspect that you are being followed, drive to your nearest police station or a safe public area.
· Hide your belongings, whether you’re driving or walking. Criminals will look for valuables to snatch from you. Put your phone in your pocket or out of sight and make use of a Bluetooth set for phone calls.
· When stopping behind a vehicle, leave half a vehicle length in front so you can escape in an emergency. (You should at least be able to see the back wheels of the car in front of you)
· Don’t be on your cellphone or wear earphones while you’re driving. Always be alert to your surroundings.
Karu Safety is connected to Cartrack’s dedicated and exclusive national private security network, supported by partnering private security companies. The interactive app is really easy to use, and available for download from the Android and IOS app stores.
The monthly fee for any member of the public who is not yet a Cartrack customer is only R29.95 per month.
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Karu Safety: Get help fast with our personal safety app, free for 12 months as a Cartrack customer. Powered by Cartrack.