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Security Tips & Advice

Reducing the risk of burglary or theft in your home or business is actually quite simple. With just a few security tips, you can ensure that you and your loved ones remain safe and secure. Learn more by giving our recommendations a read.

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

Vary your routes and the times you return home from work. Check regularly to make sure 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 The security system must only be used by authorized people
Use of the alarm system

Only people you absolutely trust must have access to the installed alarm system. We are now going to talk about one of the most sensitive topics and one that entails great responsibility for your business. Choose well those people with whom you entrust this task.

Safety and security for your home Keep all doors and windows tightly shut
Tightly shut doors and windows

Ensure that all accesses to your home are properly locked when you are not in. Intruders must be faced with the utmost difficulty when it comes to attempting a break-in. This may be crucial to foil their attempt.

Safety and security for your home Avoid commenting on your holiday plans on social networks
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 attraction 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 the reach of children.

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 they don't know.

Personal Safety and Security Never leave objects or documents of great value in the house
Do not leave valuables at home

Never keep large amounts of cash or valuable objects in the house. Only if strictly necessary, Securitas Direct advises you to use a safe so that your belongings are secure.

Safety and security for your home Always lock the door and never hide a key near the home
Lock the door

It is important that you lock the doors with the key and it is highly advisable that each door has two locks. Never leave a spare key anywhere near the home. That is where thieves will look first and you may be making 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 and parking areas are in darkness at night. To improve the security of your business you can also use the Verisure Alarm perimeter detector.

Safety and security for your business Keep as little cash as possible in your cash registers
Only little cash in your cash registers

These are the main target of thieves. As far as possible, we must avoid having unnecessarily large amounts of cash 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 the store/office
Stay alert at opening or closing

The most vulnerable times are when one is opening or closing the premises. Generally, this is when criminals swing into action. When opening or closing the premises, ensure that there is nothing untoward going on around you.

Safety and security for your home Give the impression that there is someone at home
Somebody is at home

To prevent thieves from targeting your home, it must seem that it is occupied during prolonged absences, such as, for example, at weekends or during holidays.  New technology now makes it possible to program the lights and other appliances to switch on and off. It is advisable to ask a person you trust to pick up your mail on a regular basis.