Darkness provides a cloak for criminal activity, which is why safety experts are increasingly recommending led flashlights as an essential part of any self-defense kit. A small LED keychain or a flashlight tucked into your purse or glove compartment can go a long way toward preventing or warding off an attack.
Lighting and enough of it should not be overlooked. Every room that mom goes into or through should be inspected for sufficient lighting. Please keep in mind that sufficient light for you may not be enough for mom. There should be general lighting as well as task lighting.
1) Review Hallways, Doors, and Stairs. Go through your home to uncover any problems that an elderly person might have in navigating. Perhaps a low table should be moved out of the way or the lightening is not sufficient to see clearly. Also check stairway railings to be sure that they are securely fastened and easy to hold on to.
Runt Mini Stun gun. It is a very small, light and easy to use stun gun. It fits nicely in your hand or pocket and can be used on the attacker even if he is touching you since the electricity will not pass through to you.
personal alarm s are under-rated; however they make a great protection tool. Because of their sizing and easy compatibility your attacker will be taken by surprise when you sound the alarm. By sounding a personal alarm for women you are also telling your attacker that you are armed. They won’t know if you are also carrying something more substantial. These devices are all about letting your attacker know that you are ready and in control. Aggressors won’t expect this and may not want to pursue you any longer. Attention is not what they seek.
The same cannot be said about irritants like tear gas, though. Irritants rely more on pain infliction to be effective. Because sensitivity to pain may be greatly decreased in drugged aggressors, tear gas may or may not be effective in those dangerous situations. In other words, you will not be able to predict the outcome of your self defense attempt by using tear gas alone, because you will never know beforehand whether or not an adversary will be under the influence of drugs. Irritants (tear gas) will work mainly on non-drugged individuals.
Keeping fit, being active both physically and mentally can help protect us as we age. No matter the age, carrying some type of small, easy to use self defense weapon will also remind us to be aware of our surroundings.