House Safety

 

  • Fix grills on windows and glass paneled doors.
  • Don’t allow any stranger to enter your house, when you are alone without finding out his identity.
  • Beware of persons coming to your house under the pretext of repairing/selling.
  • Keep side doors pad locked and main door bolted.
  • Use slam-shut locks instead of pad locks. Install magic eye and safety chains on doors.
  • Look through the magic eye and ensure the door chain is secure before opening the door to a stranger.
  • Leave a light switched on when you go out of town. Inform your neighbour's about your absence from your home for a long or short period.
  • Insure all valuable properties like VCR, TV etc.
  • Mark valuables with an identification number like your Ration Card, Passport.
  • Install an alarm system and learn how to use it. Monitor your alarm system and arrange for guard response. Stow away ladders and stools.
  • Make your home appear lived in. Don’t keep huge amount of cash and ornaments in the house. Use bank lockers.
  • Don’t sleep near an open window during the night.
  • Don’t disturb the scene, if you notice theft in your house, wait for the arrival of police otherwise it will lead to tampering of evidence like fingerprints, footprints etc.