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Home Security Tips

from

https://aps-perimeter-security.com/products/

The need for tight
security has never been greater and it is even more important when going
away from home, whether it be on business or for that much earned holiday.

Here are some useful tips some
of which are fairly basic but, nevertheless, very important safeguards.

Credit
cards.

Always keep a list of card numbers and “lost or stolen” telephone number
to ring if the worst happens. Keep the list separate from your handbag or
wallet.

Passports.Take
2 photocopies. Keep one with you when you are travelling and leave the other
in a secure place at home.

Keyrings.
Never leave your address on your key ring. Never leave your car registration
number on your car key ring.

Access
to your house.

If you are going away from home leave a spare set of keys with a friend
along with your contact details.

Time
clocks.

Install a time clock to switch lights on and off whilst you are away.

Power
supplies.

Leave some electrical equipment running, eg a fridge. Thieves have been
known to check the electricity meter to see if any power is being drawn.
Alternatively contact your utility supplier and get a lock fitted to the
power meter. For gas a lock on the meter box is the best answer.

Car
parking.

An empty driveway can be a give away. Ask a neighbour if they would
occasionally park on your drive way.

Garden
maintenance.

Arrange to have your grass cut and for your wheelie bin to be put out and
returned.

Carrying
cash.

Never have all your cash in one place. Spread it out across different bags
and consider buying a money belt.

Old
credit cards.

Don’t throw out old credit cards. Keep them to put in a second wallet so if
you have to surrender your wallet whilst being threatened you do not lose
anything. The same advice can be applied to old passports.

Two
wallets.
As mentioned under “old credit
cards” it is worth having a second wallet with a  small amount of
money and old credit cards just in case you are threatened.


Health
cover.

If you live within the EU then you should take a European Health Insurance
card with you when you travel. This has replaced the old E111 **

**
More detailed information on this subject can be found at –



https://www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card


This will probably change once the UK
leaves the EU


 

Handbags.
Always try and use a handbag which closes, ideally with a zip. An open bag
is a great temptation to pick pockets. Try and keep your important documents
and cash in an inside pocket, not in a bag. It is too easy to snatch a bag.

Hotel
details.

When you leave your hotel take their business card with you. If you need to
return in a hurry and a taxi driver cannot understand your instructions then
show him the business card.

Rucksacks.
If you are carrying valuables in your rucksack then consider placing some
chicken wire in the base of the sack. This will prevent thieves slashing the
base of the sack with a razor and stealing your valuables through the hole.

Be
aware
.
You need to be aware of the “risk” times when you are travelling around
a city. The best times for pick pockets tend to be when you are moving and
distracted. For instance when you are getting off a busy tram or struggling
with your shopping as you come out of a shop.

Advanced
Perimeter Systems Limited

is a world leading designer and manufacturer of perimeter security systems. 


More pages on
Home security

How to identify the vulnerable
areas in your home
and how to make them more secure.

Information on home security
systems including alarms,
window and door locks and exterior lighting.

Home
security tips
– how to beat the burglar.

Home
Security
– basic precautions.


 


 

 

 

 

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