What can we do to minimize potential risks to our safety and also that of our property and assets? Sometimes we take things for granted about our surroundings and situations. This in turn provides opportunity for potential and hazardous risk factors.
"It won't happen to me", a more often than not comment heard BEFORE things happen! We tend to think our homes are our fortresses. We assume that installing a home alarm system is sufficient to ensure the safety of our family. These are things you can do to minimize risk factors in your home :-
Where possible, install double-locks and security deadbolts to main doors and windows. Before you leave the house, make sure that all doors and windows are secured. It is a good practice to make a round of the house prior to leaving.
Install ample lighting around the perimeter of your house especially at the entrances. This is a good deterrent for potential burglars.
It is a good practice to make sure that all electrical appliances are switched off or disconnected when not in use. This prevents a potential fire risk while you are away.