Chelmsford, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 09, 2012 -- Spring may be in the air but don't take your eye off the ball when it comes to your own safety, that's the message from personal alarm specialists Safe Girl Security.
With more people heading outside because of the warmer weather - for walks, picnics and playtime in the park - it's especially important to remember key personal safety advice.
Now the sun is (just about) out, we are all thinking of getting out and exercising to burn off the excesses of the gloomier months.
That means following a few simple rules for you, your friends and your loved ones.
"Spring is definitely in the air: the sun is shining and the daffodils are blooming," says Safe Girl founder Andrea Clark. "Get outside and breathe it all in - but don't let it go to your head. Just because the dark nights are now over it doesn't mean the risks are gone."
Carrying a rape alarm is one way to feel more confident when you're out and about, no matter what the time of year, she says. Day or night, carrying an alarm is a great way of deterring any potential assailant if you are walking alone or in an isolated area.
"The best advice is to always be aware of the threats and dangers that you may be exposed to. But carrying an alarm on you at all times, whether its clipped to your handbag or on a keychain, really provides added reassurance if you're on your own at any time."
Attacks on individuals do not just happen late at night, and in city streets, but in the middle of the day too, and sometimes in public parks, she adds.
Safe Girl sells classy and cute personal alarms for women, girls, teenagers, and mums under the girlie banner 'Personal Protection for Fashion Conscious Princesses'.
"The alarms look great - they're designed as fashion accessories - so grab one before you go out and feel confident as you tiptoe through the daffs."