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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 home Stop thieves from watching you and discovering your habits
Be vigilant

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 business Only authorised people should have access to your security system
Use of the alarm 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 home Keep all doors and windows tightly shut
Tightly shut doors and windows

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 home Avoid commenting on your holiday plans on social-network websites
Tightly shut doors and windows

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 Security Insulate plugs, cables and heaters appropriately
Plug insulation

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 Security Teach your children how to deal with strangers
Safety tips for children

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 Security Never store objects or documents of great value at home
Do not leave valuables 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 home Always lock doors and never hide a key near your home
Lock the door

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 Security Keep all electrical appliances away from damp or wet areas
Personal security

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 home Ensure that all external and internal spaces on your premises are well-lit
Secure your premises

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 business Cash registers are principal targets
Only little cash in your cash registers

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 business Stay alert when opening or closing your business
Stay alert at opening or closing

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 home Give the impression that someone is home
Somebody is at 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.