Spring break is right around the corner, and lots of young adults and some families will be traveling near and far to party, sight see, and blow off steam from school and work-related stress. Here are a few tips from the leading Bay Area security guard company to help you and your loved ones stay safe and secure during the break.
1) Arrive Safely
During this time of the year, traffic deaths increase tenfold since many motorists are in a rush to reach their destinations. Opt to travel during the day rather than at night, which is when accidents occur more frequently.
2) Secure Your Room
After checking into your hotel room, ensure that all essential, personal belongings such as wallets and passports are kept safe. For extra security, carry a portable alarm for the door that will alert you in case of a break-in.
3) Protect Your Info
When socializing with new acquaintances, don’t tell them your hotel room number. Keep in mind that not all the people you’ll meet are innocent or have good intentions. If new friends want to meet up, suggest a public space and bring a buddy if possible.
4) Stay in Groups
This little piece of advice may sound overrated, but truth of the matter is that it’s not. By walking in a strange city alone (especially at night), you are more susceptible to end up a victim of crimes like mugging. If you are traveling alone, stay on well-lit main streets, consider taking a cab at night to and from locations, and consider wearing a waist pack under your clothes with your valuables (ATM card, cash, phone, etc.).
5) Drink Responsibly
Moderate drinking will help you stay lucid and aware of what is happening around you. Also, don’t accept drinks from strangers as they may be spiked.
6) Stay Hydrated
In the bid to let loose and enjoy, many people forget to keep their bodies hydrated. Drink plenty of water daily to combat the effects of dehydration like migraines and nausea.
With a few precautions, your trip can be the best one yet. If you’re throwing a big bash or special event during the break, consider special event security from ADS Guards. We are the leading provider of security guards in the Bay Area and can ensure your event goes off without a hitch. Call us at 1-800-794-1550 to speak with a security representative.