All-New 2007 Jeep Patriot Committed to Safety and Security

The all-new 2007 Jeep patriot is redesigned with enhanced safety features. And according to Matt Liddane, Chief Engineer – Jeep Patriot, “Our engineers have included the latest off-road technology to ensure Jeep Patriot is as solid off-road as it is on-road. Our Jeep Patriot customers can have the confidence of driving a safe and secure vehicle in whatever driving conditions they may encounter.”

The 2007 Jeep Patriot is equipped with a very long list of safety and security features and here they are:

* Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags (standard)

* All-speed Traction Control (standard)

* Anti-lock Brake System with Brake Traction Control (standard)

* Auto-reverse Sun Roof (available)

* BeltAlert (standard)

* Brake Assist (standard)

* Brake/Park Interlock (standard with automatic transaxle)

* Child-protection Rear Door Locks (standard)

* Child Seat Anchor System [Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)] (standard)

* Constant Force Retractors (CFR) (standard)

* Cross Car Impact Beam: Manages energy in a side-impact collision (standard)

* Crumple Zones (standard)

* Dual-phase Steel Rails and Tunnel Reinforcements (standard)

* Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) (standard)

* Electronic Stability Program (standard)

* Energy-absorbing Steering Column (standard)

* Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) (standard)

* Head Restraints (standard)

* Height-adjustable Seat Belts (standard)

* HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver (available)

* Interior Head-impact Protection (standard)
* Knee Bolsters (standard)

* Remote Keyless Entry with Illuminated Entry (available)

* Removable/Rechargeable Light-emitting Diode (LED) (available)

* Structural Safety Cage (standard)

* Seat-belt Pretensioners (standard)

* Sentry Key(R) Engine Immobilizer (standard)

* Side Guard Door Beams in Front and Rear Doors (standard)

* Side Occupant Protection (standard)

* Supplemental Seat-mounted Side Air (available – late availability)

* Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags (standard)

* Three-point lap Shoulder Seat Belts (standard)

* Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPM) (available)

* UConnect(TM) Hands-free Communication (available)

Aside from the safety features listed the all-new 2007 Jeep Patriot is also equipped with standard features that includes side-curtain air bags, optional front seat mounted supplemental side air bags, standard driver and passenger front air bags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Traction Control, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) complete with rough road detection and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

And just when you are about to think that is all there is, the 2007 Jeep Patriot surprises you with additional safety features such as Freedom Drive II Off-road Package which includes Brake Traction Control, Hill-descent Control and off-road ABS which magnifies the Patriot’s off-road safety and capability. And of course in keeping with the Chrysler’s long commitment to quality the all-new 2007 Jeep Patriot is equipped with the best auto parts there is like for instance Jeep AC condenser which is renowned for quality and durability.

Personal Safety and Security – What Would You Have Given to Avoid the Loss?

When it comes to personal safety and security, we have many choices to make. We can take:

  • precautions and assure our safety
  • chances and perhaps come out lucky
  • undue risks and possibly have serious regrets

Each of these options have been exercised by all of us at one time or another. We count on ourselves to make these decisions every day. How do we make decisions as to which path we’ll take? We need to understand how to do it well if we’re going to stay safe. For each of us the answer may be different, but many times the right answer can be found simply by examining our values.

It’s what we value that’s important, and that’s how we make most of our decisions. The impatient value time. Our elders value health and longevity. Those willing to pay $2 for a soft drink at a vending machines at a rest stop value convenience. These are a sampling of our values, and each causes us to make judgments as to what we’re going to do in terms of personal safety, financial security and other risk versus gain propositions.

Whenever you find yourself wondering whether personal safety and security measures are worthwhile, just imagine the following:

What I feared could go wrong indeed did go wrong, and now I’m faced with the consequences. I’ve incurred a cost. How could I have done this differently to avoid the problems I’m now saddled with? Knowing the mess I’m in now, and understanding that I can turn back the hands of time, what value do I see in the precautionary measures now?

They key is to imagine yourself already in the undesirable situation and then ask yourself what it would be worth to have avoided the mess in the first place. The “how much” part is the value, and imagining yourself already in the undesirable situation helps us place proper value on the precautionary measures. Otherwise, we’re likely just kidding ourselves with “it’ll never happen to me” thinking.

Looking back as if the adverse event has already taken place is a good way to help us assign realistic values to issues of personal safety and security. Only when we have a realistic value assigned can we make good decisions about the price of safety and security with respect to our:

  • convenience
  • money
  • time
  • pride

Many people say that Murphy is everywhere. As associate of mine used to say, “When you think there won’t be any problems, that’s when you have problems.” And, I like to think that at one time or another, we are “the other guy” that things are always happening to, so it pays to take personal safety and security seriously.

Simply think of the reasonably likely consequences, and ask yourself what it would be worth to you to avoid them. That should help you assign reasonable value to measures that are intended to help ensure your safety and security.

Safety and Security Tips for Apartment Dwellers

When most people think of home security they think of keeping their free-standing house safe with alarms and home monitoring systems. But there are important considerations for the large portion of society who lives in apartments or condominiums as. Apartment dwellers and condo owners may believe that doormen, controlled entry ways and the community-feel of a shared building are all the security they need. The truth is that apartments are burgled just as frequently as houses. Most buildings have a large number of tenants and guests coming and going at all times making it more difficult to spot an intruder.

Apartment and condo owners may feel powerless when it comes to the security of their space. They believe that it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that everything is safe. While the majority of that responsibility does fall on the property owner, there are still a number of things you can do to increase the level of security in and around your building.

An Act of Opportunity

Never underestimate the value of your belongings. People make the mistake of thinking that since they do not own anything worth stealing; no one would go through the effort of breaking into their apartment. Like most crime, burglary is an act of opportunity. It is important to ensure that all your doors are locked at all times. You might think you are just running down to the laundry or mail room and it won’t take a minute, but a robber can be in and out of your apartment with an arm load of your possessions, in only a matter of minutes. Windows should be closed and locked while you are out of the apartment. Open windows are the preferred point of entry for intruders.

What You Can Do

Since a burglary is primarily an act of opportunity be sure to minimize that opportunity.

o When you are away on vacation, have a close friend or relative collect your mail and newspapers. Piled-up mail is something burglars will watch for as a sign that you are away.

o When away, notify a neighbor, as well as your landlord. Tell them how long you will be away and who will be looking after your mail, plants or pets. This way, they will be on the lookout for someone who does not belong entering or exiting your apartment.

o Another precaution if you are going to be away, or will be working late is to have your lights set on a timer. This creates the illusion that someone is, in fact, home.

Do not ever let strangers into the building! A robber may buzz any unit, until someone lets him in, claiming to be a neighbor who has forgotten his keys. Simply tell him to contact the landlord. Also be wary of strangers waiting outside the building for someone to come in or out, so they can enter while the door is open. Close the door quickly behind you. Do not be afraid to call the police if there is a suspicious looking person lurking around the building or hanging out for lengthy amount of time in a parked car. It is better to have the police come and check out the situation than to risk your safety.

Talk To Your Landlord

It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the property has sufficient lighting. If there are dark areas, or burnt-out lights notify your landlord immediately. The parking lot and the entry-way into the building should be well lit, and visible from the street. When walking up to the building at night, be sure to stay alert. A criminal will always look for an easy target, not someone who looks focused, confident and aware.

And if you’re considering moving or looking for a new apartment, there are some things you should ask about before you move into any building:

o Is there a buzz code system?

o Are there closed circuit cameras on the premises?

o Are there names on the front of the door, or just the unit number? If names must be on the door, or buzz codes then ask if you can simply have your first initial.

o Is there a security guard on staff?

o Are the locks changed between tenants?

o Would you feel comfortable communicating your security concerns with your landlord? If you do not feel comfortable with your landlord then the building itself is not for you.

Know Your Community

Finally, it is most important to get to know your neighbors and the neighborhood. Attend neighborhood watch meetings, condo meetings, and tenant community gatherings. Join in some community centre activities. Smile and say hello to your neighbors as you pass them in the halls, chat in the laundry room, and introduce yourself when you move in. If you and your community are on friendly terms, you will be more likely to work together and look out for one another, and you will also be more likely to notice someone in the area who does not belong.

Your safety and security is equally as important if you live in a shared building as in a house. Your landlord might be responsible for many of the security elements of the property but there are always other things you can do to keep yourself and your belongings safe.