SIMPLE is an expansion of LIFE and designed for anti hijacking:

We will look at each heading now in more detail:

S - Scan and observe your environment

It is essential that you maintain observation of your environment; this is not paranoia you are just observing which you are able to do in a relaxed state.

I - Identify potential threats

Any person you are not completely happy or comfortable with, take cognisance of them. Even if the threat is a perceived threat whatever the reason, take note.

M - Motivate reason for threats

Do you drive a high risk vehicle; have you just been using a high end cellphone; have you just purchased a valuable item or withdrawn a large amount of cash? These are all motivating reasons for you being targeted whilst in your vehicle.

The motivating reasons for someone being a threat will vary from person to person but generally watch out for people being vigilant of you and of the environment, this is identifying the INTENT. If for any reason whatsoever you do not like the look, attitude or demeanour of a person then prepare to take action, rather err on the side of caution.

P - Plan of action

When you have identified a person as a threat then you must have a plan of action to be able to maintain pro-activity. There is no point identifying a threat if you do not have a plan on how to avoid, escape from or take action against the threat.

L - Let others know

Any threat should be identified to other people who may be with you or in your environment also inform any security or police officials if there are any present. Let the threat know you are aware of their presence, your awareness is a countermeasure and those with mal intent generally attack unaware people.

E - Execute plan of action

Execute your plan of action when you want to, not when forced into action by the threat; retain your pro-activeness because as soon as you go reactive you have invariably lost control of the situation. Be proactive and keep control. When to execute this plan is dependent on you, the sooner the better to prevent a negative event. You ideally want to execute your plan whilst the threat is in the median not micro environment even better in the macro environment.

We now show how our levels of awareness and SIMPLE integrate:

We now look at our next section on anti hijacking measures for our anti hijacking procedures.