Security in the parking lot.
The Christmas holidays are approaching and shopping malls are being invaded for gifts and for groceries.
I often happen for personal reasons to be at various times outside large shopping malls, in afternoon hours but especially in the evenings then after the closure of the center and I assure you that I often see strange movements like drunks, people looking for places to sleep, strangers pass without an apparent reason in the middle of the parking lot and without looking for any cars, etc.
What is impressive is that often many employees of the centers who are women go out alone in the evening looking for their parked car where they found and move alone in the middle of the parking lot, this is very dangerous and despite the supervisory service this is often not enough and it is right that these people take the right tools and attentions to preserve themselves.
Distraction after shopping
There’s nothing more impressive than shopping in a mega mall with more shops than you can visit in a year.
The shopping malls get bigger and bigger with each passing year, c
on more and more stationing and more and more shops with the result that come larger parking lots, multi-storey, underground, etc.
Larger car parks and full supermarkets also mean that more and more customers have to park far away or in more hidden places in order to reach their final destination.
Also considering the evening closing times and if you wait for the closure to get out it is easy to find yourself going to an isolated area with very few people around.
This condition is potentially fraught with potential risks such as:
- robbery and
- even kidnapping.
Ps. In this article I deliberately want to omit the attacks for futile reasons such as arguing over a parking lot or things like that, which are topics that I covered specifically on the blog in more than one article.
Unfortunately, predators droo out at the thought of seeing a woman alone late at night in a near-empty parking lot.
It is too strong a temptation for this scum and
ua woman in these circumstances is
So I thought I’d give you some tips to avoid potential women’s self-defense issues and parking security.
10 parking safety tips
1. Lock your car on arrival, don’t forget your open car.
Ps. Keyless access with the remote control is the best way to save time both to get in and out of the car.
2. Park as close to your destination as possible.
3. Bring non-lethal self-defense weapons such as pepper spray or a stun gun and some kind of
to attract attention.
Important! Hold them in your hand as you go to your car or towards the Mall.
4. Try to do most of your shopping during the day, if you can avoid waiting for closure.
5. Be aware of your surroundings.
- Is the parking lot well lit?
- Are there areas where a bad man might be hiding?
- Do you see any strange movement?
Look around you.
6. Listen to your inner voice.
It is better and wiser to be safe and foresight than sorry.
If you’re not comfortable, ask a person from the center or security guard to accompany you.
Don’t be ashamed, okay?.
7. As you approach your car, look around, in, under and near your car.
Last week I heard of a woman who had her foot licked by a pervert while trying to get in her car. If you see a van near your car move carefully and never give your back.
8. Once inside the car, quickly lock all the doors.
Most people lower their guard once inside their car by placing receipts in the bag, responding to messages with their smartphone,etc.
9. If you are alone, wait for others to walk in that direction and join them.
10. I am sorry to say this but, in that context avoids outsiders
(I did not say foreigners but strangers), often the bad guys approach with trivial excuses.
Ps. For those who work in shopping malls and are obliged to leave after the closure of the center go with a colleague to the car and then together with the car of the colleague if you are equipped cars or accompany to the bus stop, solidarity, serves and makes you better.
I am aware that there are many distractions during your outings to go shopping alone or with your friends andespecially withchildren.
The chances of “damage” seem to grow more as you park away from shops and centres.
Ps. Ditto with isolated diesel/petrol distributors.
Now it does not mean becoming paranoid but following these advices.
It’s so easy to engage in something else and not be aware of what’s around you but you have to be careful what’s going on around you especially at certain stages, I’ve often told you about context and attention level analysis.
You need to vary your focus based on context.
Get ready and bring some non-lethal self-defense weapons such as pepper spray.
Personal self-defense alarms can also be helpful.
I know it’s easier to think that nothing will happen to you, but you’re pro-active and cautious.
Remember to trust your judgment: you can’t and never have to be too cautious.
If you’re not sure: ASCOLTALI!
By the way, good shopping but beware of security in the parking lot!
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