Your door should
be installed with either a dead-bolt lock that comes with a one-inch throw,
or a heavy duty drop-bolt lock. The lock you select should also be a
pick-resistant cylinder type protected by a guard plate.
You must install
a Security alarm system that is monitored on a 24-hours basis by a local
central monitoring station, or the alarm signal should be diverted to your
pager or mobile or some one not staying with you, eg. your children or
neighbour. You must give them specific instruction on what they should do if
their pager/mobile triggers with your code on it . This type of system
affords you the best protection. If an emergency should occur, the
authorities would be dispatched for you or in the case if you monitor the
signal yourself you will be able to decide what to do . The same system can
also be used to summon medical assistance.
install a door stopper with solid chain and wide-angle peephole to get a
better and fuller view of the outside area.
You should not
open the door until you are sure of your visitor's identity.
house keys under a mat, in the mailbox, or in any other "hiding"
area near the door.
Once your house
keys have been stolen or lost, replaced the lock cylinders, immediately.
return home to find your door open or tampered with, DO NOT enter. Go
immediately to a trusted neighbour and notify the police.
If you are
awakened at night by an intruder try not to panic. Lie still and, at first
opportunity, call the police. It will be good if you keep your mobile phone
near your bed side. Also install a hardwire or wireless panic button near
your bedside, thus in the emergency you can transmit a distress signal to
call for help.
security alarm system that come with a autodialler or medical distress
function. Always carry a wireless handheld remote transmitter around your
neck or wear them on your wrist. This transmitter when press will be able to
transmit distress call to your alarm system which will further transmit the
distress signal to a central monitoring station. This station will dispatch
the necessary help to you.
When leaving for
an extended period of time, ask a trusted neighbour to pick up all your mail
All windows and
door should be locked at all time even if you are at home.
system especially camera (try to use a covert camera) that face the doors
and windows. Have this video signal recorded 24 hours on a Time Lapse
recorder. In the event your house is been broken in, this recorded tapes is
a useful evidence for the police.
valuables at home, however if you have to, you should purchase a good and
heavy safe to keep all valuables.
record should be place at a location which is easy to locate thus in an
emergency the medical officer can access this record easily.
emergency numbers eg. your doctors, local police , fire department , your
relative etc, at a location where you can see. These numbers might save
You should try
to use the buddy system and travel or shop with companions whenever
possible, both during the day and at night.
You should not
carry large sums of money in your purse. Always place your money, credit
cards, identification, and keys in the inside pockets of your clothing.
weapons with you as they are illegal and this weapon can be used against you
by an attacker.
You can carry a
personal alarm with you, in the event of emergency you will be able to alert
the people around you.
If you drive, be
sure that your car is properly maintained. All doors and windows must be
lock from inside even when stopping at traffic light.
Always park your
car in well-lit areas. You should take note of the car park number when
parking in a car park with multi-lots or multi-storey car park. Always check
under your vehicle and in the back seat before entering.
If you must
carry a purse, always carry it close to your body. Do not wrap the strap
around your wrist or shoulder. This will make snatch thief easy.
In the public
area always keep your purse on your lap. Do not place it on the floor, on
another seat or on the back of a chair.
If your purse or
handbag is snatched, let it go. DO NOT fight for it! Anything that is worth
fighting for shouldn't be in there in the first place.