Tips for Celebrating New Years Eve!



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Top 10″ New Years Eve Safety” Tips

With 2011 coming to an end, it’s time to get your party hats, confetti, and noise maker’s ready for celebrating 2012. New Years Eve can be enjoyable for individuals of all ages if it is done right and in a safe mannerGenesis Security has created  Top 10“Celebrating New Years Eve Safety” Tips that should be used to keep your family and friends safe on December 31, 2011.  

Going out 

  1. If you are planning to go out and drink it is important to know how you are going to get home.  Consider the following options:
    a. Decide on a designated driver for the night.
    b.You can also use a country wide service that helps prevent drinking and driving.   This service focuses on using volunteers to pick and drop you home in your vehicle.  For further details, click here -
    c.Transit provides a free service after 5p.m. and runs late for the evening. For information on schedules, click here.
  2. It is important to only carry necessary Identification cards such as license, credit card, and debit card.  Avoid carrying valuables and a lot of cash.
  3. Do not leave your drink unattended and accept drinks from strangers! 
  4. Travel in a group.  New Years Eve can be a dangerous evening with people drinking, creating conflicts and acting in a disruptive manner.
  5. Always carry your cell phone, and make sure your family and friends know where and who you will be going out with for the evening.                                                                                                                  

   Staying In and Hosting a Party

  1. Limit your guest list to people you know and trust.
  2. Decide on who the designated drivers will be for the evening.  Provide a box to hold car keys at the front door for individuals who are going to be drinking.  In your RSVP state that individuals who plan to drink and drive to the party should leave their car keys in the box at the front door and pick them up the next day.
  3. Have someone monitor the alcohol intake!  It is important to watch your guests to ensure that everyone is drinking in a responsible way, and if anyone is out of control they should be escorted out.
  4. If children are invited to the party, it is important to have someone supervise them especially if alcohol is being served.  Consider providing entertainment for the children.
  5.  Fireworks can be enjoyable to watch; however, they can be dangerous!  It is important to have someone who is over the age of 19 and is sober to be in charge of lighting and monitoring the fireworks.

Bonus Tip ****Be alert, be safe, and have a fun while participating in your New Year’s celebrations.

Need more information?

Operation Red Nose
Vancouver Seasonal Tips
Noo Events- New Years Eve Tips
Zing’s New Years Eve Tips
Gail Seymour New Years Tips

New Years Eve Safety Tips

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Holiday Shopping!!

Tips for Holiday Shopping
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Top 10 “Holiday Shopping Tips”

Tick Tock! Tick Tock!  The Holiday clock is ticking!  With less than a week left for purchasing gifts for your loved ones, your stress meter may be exploding.  No worries Genesis Security to the rescue. Here are Top 10 “Holiday Shopping Tips” you can use to make your shopping less stressful and more enjoyable.

  1. Plan ahead! Make a list of individuals that you need to purchase gifts for.    If you know specific gifts then you should add them to the list.  This will prevent you from wandering frantically through the mall.
  2. Parking in the mall can be difficult to find.  It is important to park in well lit and busy areas to avoid confrontations from suspicious individuals.
  3. Avoid carrying large quantities of cash while shopping.  Use a credit or debit card to make purchases.  If you have to use cash, make sure to keep it in your front pocket to avoid pickpockets. 
  4. When using a debit or credit card that has a pin, make sure to hide your pin when typing it into the machine. 
  5. Don’t overload yourself with shopping bags.  Keep expensive items such as jewellery, purses, and wallets close to your body with a firm grip.
  6. Children get distracted by toys.   You should organize a babysitter to look after your children while you shop.  If this is not possible, make sure to supervise your children at all times.
  7. If planning to take your children shopping, ensure you know where the lost and found area is located in the unlikely event your child wanders off.
  8. Shopping at night?  Try to shop with a group of family and friends.  If shopping alone is the only option, have a security officer escort you to your car after your shopping adventure is complete.
  9. Leaving the mall?  When backing out of your stall, check your rear view mirrors to ensure no one is crossing behind you.  Fasten your seatbelt as soon as you get in the car because parking lot accidents can occur.
  10. Have Fun while shopping, and try to remain calm as you venture around the mall!

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Need more information:

Vancouver Police Holiday Tips

The BBB’s Top 10 Tips

SHE Knows Shopping

Holiday season safety tips from police

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