Is Your Home Safe & Secure?
Day by day crimes are increasing. Burglaries and break in are the most common of them all. It is important to be alert and keep our eyes and ear open. It has been found that lot of crimes happen due to our small callousness. Due to our small mistake it leads to a big loss for us. If we take some certain measures than we can keep our house free from the burglars. We always feel that our home is safe and secure but this is not the case always.
The most common entry for the burglars are doors and windows. It is important to carefully build them. Apart from this an automatic latch lock should be attached inside the lock. A dead lock and a mortice deadlock should be attached. These are durable and will prevent the burglars from entering.
This is the most common mistake that we do is put the spare keys in very common places like door mattresses, flower pots etc. This should be strictly avoided.
Always keep a pet dog. Try to keep breeds like Labradors, German shepherd, Rottweiler etc. Dogs senses is much more higher than a normal human being. If any suspicious activity they notice, they will bark and will alert you.
If your keys are lost than immediately change the lock. If not change it can be easily accessed by an intruder.
Always hire a locksmith from a trusted and recognized organization. There are umpteen numbers of locksmiths are there and among one of them may be an informer. Always ask for a hand written quotations.
Be alert is the thumb rule. If you see any unscrupulous or mysterious activities than immediately inform to the police.
When you are going for a long vacation ask your neighbors to keep a look to your house. There should be a mutual understanding between you and your neighbors. Organize regular monthly meetings. A neighborhood monthly programme is very effective and popular also. There are law enforcement agencies who will train you and your neighbors on how to do this.
Never leave any notes. This will be like informing them formally
Normally the back side of the house is neglected. It is necessary to keep the area well lilted and put an alarm system on always.
Always alert the police when you are going for a long trip. They will check your house frequently.