Safety Tips for Elderly

Safety Tips for Elderly


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As people age, they become more susceptible to crime. This is especially true for the elderly, who may not be able to defend themselves as well as younger individuals. That's why it's important for them to take safety precautions and use self-defense products like those offered by Guard Dog Security. In this blog post, we will discuss some safety tips for the elderly that can help keep them safe both at home and outside.

Safety Tips for Elderly

One safety tip for the elderly is to keep their homes well-lit. This will deter criminals from trying to break in, as they will be more likely to be seen. Elderly people should also consider installing a security system, which can alert authorities if there is an intruder.

  • Our recommended product for this is the Door Keeper with Alarm, this product is the perfect device to help the elderly keep safe at home. This device is highly sensitive and will emit a loud alert siren if someone attempts to force entry into your home. Made with heavy-duty 20-gauge steel, this doorkeeper is strong and secure. It is dual-functioning and can be used on hinged, patio, and sliding doors. It is easy to install and requires no tools. Simply adjust the bar length using the release button. The Door Keeper with Alarm is portable and compact, making it easy to store and ideal for travel.

    Door Keeper with Alarm - Door Keeper - Heavy duty Dual function Security Bar - Easy to install

    Door Keeper with Alarm - Door Keeper - Heavy duty Dual function Security Bar - Easy to install

    $42.99

    Highly sensitive 120db Loud Alert Siren Made with heavy duty 20-gauge steel for strength and security Dual-function: Prevents forced entry on hinged, patio, and sliding doors Fit most standard doors and sliding patio doors No tools required, simply adjust the… read more

The second safety tip will be outside of the home, elders should be aware of their surroundings and avoid walking alone at night. If possible, they should walk with a friend or family member. Carrying a personal safety alarm can also help deter attackers and summon help if needed.

  • Our recommended product is the Keychain Personal Alarm. This product emits a loud,120-decibel noise to attract attention from long distances. It is easy to activate with the pull chain and has a built-in LED flashlight to illuminate any area. The compact size makes it easy to store and ideal for travel. It is an ideal safety device for the elderly staying at home or going outside.

    Keychain Alarm - Personal Alarm 120 dB

    Keychain Alarm - Personal Alarm 120 dB

    $8.99

    120-decibel alarm will attract attention from long distances when you need it most.  Easy activation pull chain allows you to sound your self-defense alarm at a moment's notice. Built-in LED flashlight can illuminate any area you may need to use your safety alarm keychain.… read more

The third safety tip for the elderly is to be aware of their surroundings. This includes being aware of who is around them, what they are doing, and if anything looks suspicious. If something does look suspicious, it's important to trust your instincts and move away from the situation. It's also a good idea to have a safety plan in place in case of an emergency. Knowing how to contact loved ones and authorities can help ease anxiety and keep everyone safe.

  • Our recommended product is the Accufire Pepper Spray. This product comes with a laser sight is the perfect way to keep the elderly safe. With a range of up to 16ft, this powerful OC spray can protect you in any situation. The lightweight design is easy to carry and fits comfortably in your hand, making it the perfect self-defense tool for seniors. The integrated laser sight provides quick and accurate aiming, so the elderly are sure to hit their target. Made in the USA, this product is backed by quality and reliability you can trust.

    AccuFire - Pepper Spray with Laser Sight. Made in USA

    AccuFire - Pepper Spray with Laser Sight. Made in USA

    $14.99

    The world’s only laser point aim technology integrated with a 1/2 oz pepper spray can. Quick accessibility with the pepper spray keychain, great for attaching to car keys, lanyards, or bracelets Can spray up to 16ft, this laboratory-tested OC spray… read more

The last and final safety tip for the elderly is to not be afraid to ask for help. Whether it's from family, friends, or even strangers, asking for assistance can be vital in an emergency situation. Asking for help can also let people know that you need assistance, which can deter criminals from targeting you.

We hope you found these safety tips for the elderly helpful. Remember, safety is always a top priority, especially for seniors. Guard Dog Security is here with you always and our goal is to help everyone be empowered with our safety and personal protection products.

We offer a wide range of self-defense products that can help keep you safe in any situation. Stay safe and be sure to check out our website for more safety tips and product information.

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