Secure Lifestyle Toolkit
“UMBRA’s mission is to make security more accessible to all. Our UMBRA Secure Lifestyle Toolkit contains some of the free resources and low-cost tools that anyone can use to increase their feeling of safety wherever they are.”
Kate Bright, CEO
Security At Home
First Aid Kit
Always have a fully equipped First Aid Kit on hand.Buy Now
Fire Precaution Training
Be proactive. Do your fire precaution training.CLICK HERE
Train your Dog
Train your dog to protect you in a non-combative way.CLICK HERE
Ensure a working smoke, carbon monoxide & burglar alarm are installed and connected to the fire brigade & the police where possible.Doorbell Camera
Security For Your Devices – Laptop
Firefox Web Monitor
Install Firefox Web Monitor to keep track of the safety of your email.INSTALL NOW
Keep your passwords in an encrypted, password generating vault like LastPass password monitor.INSTALL NOW
Screen Brightness & Font Size
Minimise your screen brightness & font size so only you can see it at close range.
Purchase a privacy screen to prevent shoulder surfing.BUY NOW
Security For Your Devices – Phone
Passcode & Fingerprint or Face ID
Ensure your phone passcode is 6 digits and fingerprint or face ID is enabled.
Always download software updates when they are released – these often contain security improvements.
In Settings > Notifications, go through every app and make sure notifications cannot be accessed via a locked screen.
In settings > Privacy > Location Services > Share My Location, always have it set to off.
Use encrypted apps like Telegram or Signal to send sensitive information, or Protonmail instead of Gmail & Hotmail.Download Signal
Purchase a privacy screen.BUY NOW
Security When Travelling
Do Not Disturb
Always leave your ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on your hotel door if your going out for the day.
FCO Latest Advice
Check the FCO latest advice before you travel.CHECK HERE
Terrorism & Travel
Make sure you are up to date with the latest anti-terrorism information.CHECK HERE
Do not use public Wifi when you are travelling.
Purchase a door jammer – it prevents a door from being kicked in.BUY NOW
Download what3words so you can describe exactly where help is needed in an emergency.DOWNLOAD
Ditch the noise cancelling headphones – be situationally aware with these over ear, safety assured headsets.BUY NOW
Learn how to safely combat street harassment.CLICK HERE
Security For Your Car
Purchase a steering wheel immobiliser.BUY NOW
Ensure you have a comprehensive car breakdown kit in the boot.BUY NOW
Key Signal Blocker
Purchase an infrared signal blocker to keep your car keys in. This prevents anyone outside your house cloning your key’s signal & unlocking the car to hot-wire it.BUY NOW
Plan a safe journey so you’re not ending up where you shouldn’t.PLAN HERE
Security On Social Media
Ensure memorable information cannot be gleaned from social media such as your pet’s name, your mother’s maiden name, birthday or school name.
Remove anyone who follows, or is friends with you, that you don’t know personally. If you wouldn’t say hello in the street, they don’t need to be following you on social media!INSTAGRAM
Keep Your Children SafeCLICK HERE
Don’t accept friend or follow requests from strangers.
Peace of Mind
Peace of mind means feeling safe. Protect your mental health.CLICK HERE
Foster a culture of psychological safety in the workplace.CLICK HERE
Mental Health First Aid
Take a psychological safety course such as Mental Health First Aid training.MHFA COURSE
Download the Calm AppDOWNLOAD HERE
DISCLAIMER: Please note these recommendations are advice only and should not be used as a replacement for or instead of a full risk assessment if you believe your personal safety or the safety of those around you to be at risk. Please contact email@example.com or call +44 (0)208 133 6888 to speak to a member of the team to book a full risk assessment.