Online dating: Remember safety begins at home

Follow these tips to stay safe when dating online:

  • Consider using a different email address to your usual one when going on to online dating sites.

  • Stay on the site for conversation until you feel comfortable moving to other ways of conversing, such as instant messaging, email, phone calls or actual meets. Scammers will attempt to get you away from the site very quickly. Online dating sites have their own security measures in place to reduce the risk of scammers.

  • Never share any personal information such as your date of birth, address, phone number, work location or full name until you are completely happy. Trust your instincts, if someone seems too good to be true they probably are. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, block them and report them - dating sites always have a reporting facility.
  • When meeting up make sure you have seen a picture of them. Even take someone with you just until you are happy with the meet and they can leave or give the location, time and details of the person you are meeting to someone you trust and check in with them.

  • Arrange to meet in daylight if possible and at a busy public place.

  • If you meet in a bar or restaurant and you are not happy, speak with a member of staff and ask them to call you a cab or show you out a safe way. The safety initiative ‘Ask for Angela’ is being rolled out to bars, clubs and other licensed businesses across the country. People who feel unsafe, vulnerable or threatened can discreetly seek help by approaching venue staff and asking them for ‘Angela’. This code-phrase will indicate to staff that they require help with their situation and a trained member of staff will then look to support and assist them. This might be through reuniting them with a friend, seeing them into a taxi, or by calling venue security and/or the police.

  • For more information on staying safe visit the Suzy Lamplugh website HERE.

Personal safety

Alarms

Peoplesafe


Alarm Receiving Center (ARC) - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016, BS EN 50518:2019 Category 1, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015

Solon Security Ltd


Defender Shock / Contact Shed Alarm - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS503 - Gold

Locks & Hardware

DoorJammer


Doorjammer - Standards: SBD , PAS 24:2016

Doorjammer Lockdown - Standards: SBD , PAS 24:2016

JNE Security Limited


Minder Portable Door Lock MDPL-19 - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS301 - Bronze

Loxal Security Limited


IDACS Digital Locking Bar Pro - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS301 - Silver

Personal Security, Lone Worker and Vulnerable person protection

CPR Global Tech Limited


CPR Callblocker Model V5000 with display - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

CPR Callblocker Shield - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

CPR Callblocker V10000 with display and dual mode - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

CPR Callblocker V2000 with display - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

CPR Guardian III (2G) - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

JNE Security Limited


Minder Personal Attack Alarm - PA001 - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Minder Personal Attack Alarm with Torch - TOR 001 - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Minder Miniature Personal Attack Alarms - MK001-S, MK001 & MKT001-S - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Minder Personal Alarm - Code MDST-001 - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Personal Attack Alarm Metal - 001 - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Personal Torch Alarm - T-2 Strobe - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Minder Phone Personal Attack Alarm - PPA-01S & PRP-001 - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Minder Multi-Purpose Scream Alarm - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Mini Minder Personal Alarm with Cob Light - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Minder Student Alarm RL-326 - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Orbis Protect Limited


Red Alert ID Pro - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016

Red Alert Protector X - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016

Red Alert ID - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016

Red Alert Fob - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016

PanicGuard Ltd


PanicGuard personal tracking mobile phone application. - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

Hollie Guard personal tracking mobile phone application - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

Peoplesafe


MicroGuard - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016

MySOS - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016

MicroSOS - Standards: SBD , BS8484:2016

Twig Ex - Standards: SBD , BS 8484:2016

Safe Shores Monitoring Ltd


Archangel SaaS for Loneworker, Independent Living and Safeguarding services - Standards: SBD , BS 5979:2007, BS 8484:2011, ISO/IEC 27001:2005

Solon Security Ltd


Defender IIIT Personal Attack & Audible Accessory Alarm - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Door Jammer DJ3 Portable Security Device - Standards: SBD , PAS 24:2016

Defender Cooper Torch Personal Attack Alarm - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Defender Slimline Personal Attack Alarm - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Defender Mini All Purpose - Personal Attack Alarm - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

Defender MKA Torch - Standards: SBD , Sold Secure SS502 - Gold

trueCall Limited


TrueCall Home PA- Advanced Telephone Features for Micro Businesses - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

TrueCall Secure-To Protect Vulnerable People From Scams - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

TrueCall VI - To Protect The Visually Impaired From Nuisance and Scam Calls - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

TrueCall Call Blocker-Flexible General Purpose Call Blocker - Standards: SBD , Specialist Assessed

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