Security Issues 2011
Keeping Safe in 2011.
Make sure you are your family are secure in 2011
Security is always on our minds even if it is at the back of our minds. Everyday we are doing something to help protect ourselves as well as our belongings. We lock our doors, we lock our car doors, and most of us have some kind of protect on our computers to help keep hackers from stealing our identities.
There are so many ways to help protect ourselves and the things inside our homes. Some people feel safer with a security system. There are all kinds of security systems. One can spend as little or as much as one feels is necessary for their protection as well as the safety of their families. Make sure one does their homework to see what kind and how much system you need for your home. Motion detectors are fine if you can remember not to walk in front of them. But police stations are now having to charge when responding a bogus call. Learn how to operate your system to get the most out of it.
Having a dog is a very big deterrent when it comes to home break ins. Neighborhood watch programs are another great way to warn off burglars. Breaking down boxes that large items are sold in once they are discarded will help eliminate you as a target for a break in. Simply break down the boxes to fit in your garbage can. This way we are not advertising.
A smart thing to do if there are valuables laying around the house is putting them in a safety deposit box. Jewelry can be put in a safety deposit box as well as all kinds of other things. The bigger the safety deposit box the more stuff one can put in it. The smaller boxes are fine for jewelry and some banks include a small box with a checking or savings account as part of their incentive for getting our business.
Making sure all windows are securely locked will help stop someone from intruding. Try not to leave valuables out side. Find a place for bikes and scooters inside of the garage or storage areas. Another point, it is fertile to think about security if one leaves the garage door open.
Having a list of emergency contact numbers close and handy will help us feel more secure. If one has a security system then one probably already knows to keep a wireless phone attached to the system. This way if the lights go out our security system is still up and running.
Taking the time to personalize our valuables by placing an identification number on them will help to identify and hopefully return our valuables.
Taking out an insurance policy on household goods is a good idea. Most people are surprised to learn after a break in that their insurance policies does not pay toward burglary.
Having a plan in case of fire or even an intruder could easily save a life. Same thing is true about a code word or phrase for the family. In this day and time it is unfortunate but very necessary for us to go to this extreme. Only share this word or phrase with your family members. Have them memorize it and use it in case of an emergency.
If one does not already have a cell phone and a road side service plan might be a good time this year to look into getting one. A cell phone is handy if we get stranded on the road. A road side service gives us the security to know that someone is on the way to help us.
If anyone sees a strange cars or persons around the neighbor call the police. It is always better to be safe than sorry. If one starts getting a lot of strange telephone call like someone hanging up all the time call the police. They can trace the call for us and help detect who is bothering us. It just might be kids but it could also be someone stalking us and our home. Once again, better be safe than sorry.