Advisory For Crime Prevention
TO PREVENT HOUSEBREAKING AND THEFT
  • Ensure that all doors, windows and other openings are well secured with good quality grilles and close shackled padlocks.
  • Keep important telephone numbers of the nearest police stations, police control room, known police officer's and helpful neighbors handy near the telephone.
  • Keep a watch dog at the residence.
  • Secure all doors and windows before retiring to bed or when leaving your house unattended even for a short while.
  • Leave a light burning when you go out of town.
  • Check all the doors and windows every night before retiring to ensure that they are properly locked/bolted from inside.
  • Install a burglar alarm sensor light and /or closed circuit surveillance camera to cover the access points into your premises
  • Ensure that they are tested periodically and in good working condition.
  • Keep large sums of cash in banks and expensive jewellery in locker in bank.
  • If you are going away for a prolonged period, suspend the newspaper subscription and arrange for someone to clear your mail and check on your home.
  • 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.
  • Secure perimeter of the house/office.
  • Trim bushes and trees around as these could block the view towards outside.
  • As far as possible, use only one door and lock the rest from inside. However always provide for an escape door.
  • Encourage your friends to telephone prior to an intended visit. This reduces the number of unexpected callers to the minimum.
  • Fix grills on windows and glass panelled doors.
  • Keep a light burning in the front door area and on exit points during the hours of darkness.
  • Keep a strict check on the house/office keys. If the key is lost, have a new lock fitted.
  • Inform the police of the presence of suspicious vehicles or persons near the house or office.
  • Know your neighbors well enough so that normal you can watch each other’s houses.
  • Do not encourage servants bring their friends, relatives into the premises.
  • Treat late callers with suspicion and refuse admittance unless he/she is known to you. Inform police at once in the event of any visitor attempting forcible entry.
  • 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 things, conducting meter readings etc.
  • Be on the alert for signs of any surveillance since terrorists generally keep a watch on potential victims for some time before striking.
  • Get the verification of domestic help and servant coming to the house through local police station.

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