Here are some safety measures a person must remember to protect themselves against stalkers.
If he’s physically contacting you
Strengthen your home security. There are lots of technologies that can help you like surveillance camera, use caller ID, set up activity lights around your house as it can be helpful at night. You could also get a trained dog.
Some people are passionate about landscaping however intruders can hide behind them, it is advisable that you remove it and make sure that the site where you live doesn’t have a lot of landscaped background.
Always bring a cellphone with an emergency number and set up a speed dial. Try to bring an associate with you if you seek out for pleasure or going to some awkward places like parking lots.
Tell to an important person exactly where you are going and when you are arriving.
If the stalker is giving you anxiety seek out for professional help to provide you a therapy.
Be aware that your stalker may be following you so changing your daily routine is useful.
Before opening doors to someone make sure to identify them first.
You must have self-defense equipment like pepper spray or learn some self-defense classes.
If you are living in a condominium or a community that have security guards inform them about your concern.
If you have filed a restraining order yet still pursues you, never repond to them personally or desists from doing counter threats as they are insensible and they will see this as a way to get your attention.
Research, contact and ask for help to those groups that offer assistance against stalking.
If he’s cyber stalking you
Update your e-mail accounts and password habitually or change it as they can hack your personal computer.
Don’t give your password to anyone.
If you have accounts to different social networking there are settings you can manually modify so it is better to reveal your personal information limitedly.
If he/she constantly sends you messages reply only once and don’t delete them as they can be helpful evidence against them.
If it’s become severe
Self-defense lesson is a must.
Stalkers are violent and can intrude your house. Since some countries have different rules in possessing guns and it is not easy to have one, simply furniture in your house can be used for your self defense. Make sure you memorize every single space, equipments and other stuffs inside your house.
Some victims isolate themselves by changing their addresses to escape the stalking and to protect their loved ones however there is a great risk that stalkers can still follow and find you by hiring a private investigator. If you choose to change your address make sure it is near to a police station or a community that have a large population. This way if he tries to confront you, you can call for help immediately.
Stalkers can be possessive so they will try to isolate you by kidnapping you. If you are being held by the stalkers never show signs of rejection. Follow their instructions, gain there trust and when you see a great opportunity to escape grab it and fight back.