UT 3.0 hours Personal Safety - Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
One of the most valuable tools an agent can carry is a smart phone. Because of the numerous functions, there are many ways to protect an agent with this device. The applications for this item are many, but some of the more important ones are telephoning for help, use of the camera, flashlight, safety applications, news flashes and bulletins, information on weather alerts, and the notepad.
An agent can telephone for help if they feel they are in danger or suspect something suspicious. With speed dial and built in address books it is even easier to reach numbers that have been pre-programmed into the phone.
You should also consider setting up a system where you call a friend or your office every hour while holding open houses. If they don’t get your call then they know to check on you.
The camera on your phone is ideal for safety concerns. Here are just some of the many uses for photos: taking a photo of a suspicious person, taking a photo of an attacker, or snapping a picture of a suspicious person's license plate.
Your smart phone is with you every day and can become a vital tool in keeping safe while in the field. This course offers several ideas that can be implemented into a safety plan to keep safe while showing property.