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Security Tips & Advice
Reducing the risk of burglary or theft in your home or business actually is quite simple. With just a few security tips, you can ensure that you and your loved ones remain safe and secure. Learn more by reading our recommendations.
- Safety and security for your homeStop thieves from watching you and discovering your habits
Vary the routes you take home and the times when you arrive home from work. Check regularly to ensure that you're not being followed. Keep your eyes open for unfamiliar cars or people in the vicinity of your home during several consecutive days.
- Safety and security for your businessOnly authorised people should have access to your security system
Only people whom you absolutely trust should have access to the installed alarm system. We are now going to talk about one of the most sensitive topics, entailing great responsibility in protecting your business or home.
Choose only people to whom you can entrust this task.
- Safety and security for your homeKeep all doors and windows tightly shut
Ensure that all access points into your home are locked properly when you are not home. Intruders must be faced with the utmost difficulty when attempting a break in. This can be crucial to foil their attempts.
- Safety and security for your homeAvoid commenting on your holiday plans on social-network websites
These days, it is very common to disclose our plans on social networks. Telling everyone about a prolonged absence from your home on social media is just one more invitation to burglars. Verisure advises you to refrain from doing this.
- Personal Safety and SecurityInsulate plugs, cables and heaters appropriately
Use swivel plugs or one with deep pins. Never leave stripped cables or ones that have been held together with tape or some other adhesive that does not insulate the current. Radiators must be kept out of children’s reach.
- Personal Safety and SecurityTeach your children how to deal with strangers
Some simple and easy tips: Teach your children how to call for help in an emergency, not to open the door to strangers and not to give personal details if they are talking on the phone with someone whom they don't know.
- Personal Safety and SecurityNever store objects or documents of great value at home
Never keep large amounts of cash or valuable objects at home. If it is absolutely necessary to store certain items or money at home, Securitas Direct advises you to use a safe so that your belongings or money is secure.
- Safety and security for your homeAlways lock doors and never hide a key near your home
It is important that you lock all doors with keys, and it is highly advisable that each door has two locks. Never leave a spare key anywhere near your home. That is where thieves will look first, and you don’t want to make their work a whole lot easier.
- Personal Safety and SecurityKeep all electrical appliances away from damp or wet areas
Never leave heaters or electrical appliances within reach in the bathroom or within one metre of the bathtub. Never plug in a wet electrical appliance.
- Safety and security for your homeEnsure that all external and internal spaces on your premises are well-lit
A simple way of deterring thieves is to have adequate lighting both inside and outside the building. Ensure that no doors or parking areas are in darkness at night. To improve the security of your business or home, you also can use the Verisure Alarm perimeter detector.
- Safety and security for your businessCash registers are principal targets
Keep as little cash as possible in your cash registers, which are thieves’ main target. As much as possible, avoid having unnecessarily large amounts of cash lying around. This is the best way to avoid becoming a victim of a hold-up.
- Safety and security for your businessStay alert when opening or closing your business
The most vulnerable times are when a business owner is opening or closing the premises. Generally, this is when criminals swing into action. When opening or closing the premises, ensure there is nothing suspicious going on around you.
- Safety and security for your homeGive the impression that someone is home
To prevent thieves from targeting your home, it must seem like it is occupied during prolonged absences, e.g., during weekend trips or holidays. New technology now makes it possible to programme the lights and other appliances to switch on and off at certain times. It also is advisable to ask a person whom you trust to pick up your mail on a regular basis.