Safety Tips

Home Safety

  1. Beware of strangers coming to your house in garb of salesmen/hawkers etc.
  2. Switch on light when you go out of home. Inform your neighbours about your absence from your home for a long or short period.
  3. Fix iron grills on windows and glass pane doors.
  4. Don't allow any unknown person to enter your house without his identity.
  5. Keep side doors pad locked and main door bolted.
  6. Install magic eye and safety chains on doors and also use slam-shut locks instead of pad locks.
  7. Look through the magic eye and ensure that door chain is secure when you are going to open the door for an unknown person.
  8. Install burglar alarm system and learn how to use it. Monitor your alarm system and arrange for guard response. Keep ladder and stools away from boundary walls.
  9. Insure all valuable properties.
  10. Make your home appear lived in. Don't keep huge amount of cash and ornaments in the house. Use bank lockers.
  11. When you rent out your house give information to local police station about your tenants in prescribed performa.
  12. Don't go alone with cash and jewellery during the night hours.
  13. Do not record a message on answering machine telling people that you are out of home/ town.

Personal Safety

  1. Always ask representatives to provide identification.
  2. Always identify visitor before opening the door.
  3. Always think about the risk before doing any thing.
  4. Never allow children to open the door.
  5. Avoid walking alone at night.
  6. Walk on busy well-lit roads, towards traffic.

How to prevent Bag Snatching while travelling

  1. Avoid wearing heavy ornaments while travelling.
  2. Avoid opening your bag-containing valuable like cash and ornaments, while travelling in public places.
  3. Avoid carrying more money than required.
  4. Carry your purse to the left side, close to your body and slightly to the front.
  5. Avoid carrying your keys, cheque book or credit-cards in your bag. Carry them in a jacket or other pocket on your person.
  6. Your purse should be closed and fastened at all times. Do not leave it on a counter.
  7. If someone attempts to snatch your bag, give it up rather than risk personal injury.

Beware of unverified servants in your house

  1. Get your domestic help's antecedents verified.
  2. Give his/her photograph as well as permanent address to the nearest Police Station for verification.
  3. Get his/her background verified from previous employer.
  4. Avoid giving access to his relatives and friends.
  5. Avoid displaying jewelry and valuables to him/her in the house.

Prevent vehicle thefts

  1. Park your vehicle in the parking area and get a parking slip.
  2. Don't keep vehicles in your house compound without locking.
  3. Keep two wheelers in the safe places after tying with a chain and lock.
  4. Never leave the vehicle door unlocked nor the windows partially open.
  5. Never leave the key dangling in the ignition.
  6. Never leave important documents and valuables in the glove box or boot.
  7. Never identify your key ring with your name.
  8. Make sure that quarter glasses are properly secured.
  9. Double-check all doors (including the boot) to ensure that they are properly locked.
  10. Etch registration number of your car on the rear & front window screens and windowpanes. Do not leave valuables in your car even if it is locked.
  11. Cut down on extra fittings, as these tempt prospective thieves.
  12. Install an anti theft car alarm.
  13. Do not offer lift to unknown person.
  14. If someone needs help, stop at some distance away and communicate through locked doors and partially open window.
  15. In case of theft, immediately inform nearest police station or dial 100.
  16. Use GPS tracking system in the vehicle.