Thought I would get straight to the point this month. I thought if I did it this way you can cut it out and stick it on you fridge as a to do list. Please remember, you and your family’s future depends on being prepared.

By following and establishing a simple set of rules in your household or business, you may have a material loss, but you can help prevent a tragic loss.

Here are my top tips for ensuring your safety.

  • If you are moving into a new home or business, replace all locks.
  • Install deadlocks on all your outside doors and double cylinder locks if outside doors have glass panels adjacent.
  • Ensure door hinges are installed on the inside and mouldings fit tightly.
  • Deadlocks on andows.
  • Install a monitored electronic security system or CCTV and service regularly.
  • Keep outside doors locked at all times.
  • Keep the garage and shed locked at all times.
  • Install night lights at all outside entrances.
  • Remove shrubs and trees next to your house or business that can conceal a burglar breaking in.
  • Identify who is at the door before allowing anyone into your home.
  • If a stranger requests to use your phone, don’t let them in. Make the call for them.
  • Avoid revealing your address and phone number to strangers.
  • Don’t leave notes on your doors.
  • Stop all newspaper and mail deliveries during extended absences and have neighbours periodically check your home or business.
  • Do not have any identification tags on your keys.
  • Separate the keys of your home and car when leaving your car in a parking lot.
  • Large amounts of money and other valuables should not be left in the home or business.
  • Avoid posting holiday snaps on social media while you are away, this is advertising that your home maybe vacant.
  • Follow Police guidelines for cash kept on premises. Call Police for more information 131 444 or give me a call. I can help with any questions.
  • Engrave your driver’s licence number on all valuable property.
  • Photograph and keep a written record of all valuable with serial numbers.
  • Newspaper announcements of weddings, travel plans and funerals can tell an intruder where you live and when the home is vacant.
  • Do not enter your home or business if you see traces of forced entry. Should an intruder be detected, do not confront them. Call Police 131 444 or 000. Do not contaminate the crime scene, wait for Police or Security personnel.

Got a question?    Talk to me (Peter) at Great Southern Security Services.