Ensure Your Valuables are Secure

Previously, we explore safety tips for your corporate office, which is still extremely pertanent.

In todays post. We will be looking at safety tips for both your office and homoe environment. We will aslo take a look at some crime statistis via a police listed crime map.

Be Safe during Lockdown and beyond!

Is crime a depressing topic? YES IT IS. However, in this day and age we have the ability to utilise advanced technology and security resources in order to be as safe as possible.

Despite common increases in crime in adn throughout the United Kingdom, all countries around the world experience this. Let’s look at South Africa for example:

2014 – 2015 VS 2018 – 2019

Crime rations in south africa for the years 2014 - 2015
Crime rations in south africa for the years 2014 - 2015
Violent crime rates in South Africa

These statics are of course very drastic, but it is good to be aware of happenings around the globe and how any of these elements could have an impact on family or friends.

The crime stats in the Uk are vastly different compares to RSA, let’s take a look:

According to this very handy live crime map, from the Uk Police website, we see various increases in theft and home robbery as well as lower statistics for other related crimes.

Live crime map image from the Uk police
Live crime map image from the Uk police

How is this relevant to you?

The reality is that crime is on the rise and you need to be aware and alert at all times. During the Covid-19 lockdown as well as various lockdown rules, people will find themselves working more in isolation, either from home or in a limited office environment.

We have seen an increase in the need for a safety panic alarm app which provides the ability to use a panic alert or discreet panic alert. This will then send an emergency alert to an external security team who will take the appropriate action. This is essential and every company needs some kind of panic alert system for any employees working on their own.

Without further delay, lets take a look at our list of safety awareness tips:

 

Essential safety tips and safety awareness to incorporate on a daily basis.

The reality is that crime is on the rise and you need to be aware and alert at all times. During the Covid-19 lockdown as well as various lockdown rules, people will find themselves working more in isolation, either from home or in a limited office environment.

We have seen an increase in the need for a safety panic alarm app which provides the ability to use a panic alert or discreet panic alert. This will then send an emergency alert to an external security team who will take the appropriate action. This is essential and every company needs some kind of panic alert system for any employees working on their own.

Without further delay, lets take a look at our list of safety awareness tips:

  • When you leave your house ensure all windows and doors are locked. Don’t leave keys in the window locks.
  • Leave a light on when you leave the house, so it appears as though someone is in or use timers to switch lights on/off during the evening. SMART tech allows you to control your home more effectively than ever before. Lighting and heating can be controlled from your phone easily through solutions such as Nest and Hive.
  • Consider other SMART tech such a video doorbells. They connect to your phone, allowing you to answer the phone from anywhere. Some, like the 2N solution will also take a picture and send it to you. However, don’t tell them where you are. If they believe they can get in and out before you get home, they may consider it worth the risk.
  • Do not leave your personal belongings on display. You’re simply tempting people to try and get them.
  • Never leave a spare key lying around even if you know a partner/housemate is returning soon. Leaving one under the mat is never a good idea.
  • If you see anyone acting suspiciously, report it to Crimestoppers or the police (take as good a description as you can – apparent age, sex, height, clothing, distinguishing marks/tattoos etc.)
  • Use a UV pen to mark your valuables with your address.
  • Use tracking apps in case your things get lost or stolen so you can get them back. For non-electronic items, consider RFID tags that can be used to both track and identify stolen or lost property.
  • Do not leave your property unattended, particularly mobile phones and laptops.
  • Carry your laptop in a shopping bag or a rucksack when travelling alone as a laptop bag will draw attention to it.
  • If you are away from your accommodation for an extended period take your personal items with you and check your home is secure before leaving.
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