02 Dec 2006 SECURITY AWARENESS AKASH Memorial Charitable Trust & NOIDA Lok Manch
Security Awareness • Introduction • Sector Security • Home Security • General Security Guidelines • Special Tips for Senior Citizens • Special Tips for Women • Special Tips for Child Safety • Vehicle Security Tips • Help Police in Fighting Terrorism
Introduction • Murder • Robbery • Burglary • Theft • Kidnapping • Chain/Purse/Mobile Snatching • Sex Related Crimes
Sector Security • Perimeter & Security Lighting • Gates: Limited number of access points • CCTV • Security Guards • Antecedents (Background checks) • Training • Entry/ Exit Checks • Hawkers • Security Labels/ Stickers
Home Security • Home Burglary • Doors • Windows • Home Security Measures
Home Burglary • Burglaries normally occur when we are not at home or during the night • Survey during the day and Burglary during the night. • Favorite items are Cash, Jewellery, Laptop computers, VCRs, Video players, Cameras etc. • Look at your home through a burglar’s eyes. • How would you get in if you’d forgotten your keys? • If you can get in, so can a burglar. • Are there places where they could break in without being seen? • Would they have to make a lot of noise by breaking glass?
Distraction Burglary • Some burglars try to trick their way in. • They may say they are: • from the water supply, gas agency, electricity board, NOIDA Authority, post office/ Courier, or • they may ask for a glass of water, to wash their hands or claim to have lost a pet. • In fact, they’ll use any story they can, to get in. • They may be young (even children) or old, male or female, and might work alone or in teams. • They often target the elderly persons.
Security Measures on Door • Door viewer/Magic Eye • Hinges: Check that the door hinges are sturdy and secured. • 3) Letterbox: Never hang a spare key inside the letterbox. • 4 & 5) Rim Latch/ Automatic deadlock • 6) Safety Chain • 7) Deadlock on the door or grill
Entrance • The first step is to make the entry to your home more difficult. • Use a quality, heavy-duty, deadbolt lock. • Use a wide-angle 160°/ 180° peephole mounted no higher than 57 inches. • Make a window in the grill to receive letter(s)/ parcels from Couriers.
Door Viewer/ Magic Eye Lens coverage: 180˚ Height: Less than 145 Cm (4‘ 9“)
Deadlock • Deadlock can be installed on a door or grill. • If you move into a new home, change the front and back door locks immediately. • Never leave your house or car keys in or near a door or window.
Windows • Windows are left unlocked and open more frequently than doors. • An open window, visible from the street, may be the sole reason for your home to be selected by a burglar. • Ground floor windows are more susceptible to break-ins for obvious reasons. • Upper floor windows become attractive, if they can be accessed from a stairway, tree, or by climbing on balconies. • Windows should have secondary blocking devices to prevent sliding them open from the outside.
Windows • Consider fitting security grills on vulnerable windows. • A thief can get through any gap that is larger than a human head.
Home Security Measures Be a GOOD Neighbor • Get to know your neighbors. • Invite them into your home, communicate often, and establish trust. • Good neighbors will watch out for your home or apartment when you are away, if you ask them. • They can report suspicious activity to the police, or to you while you are away.
Home Security Measures • Lighting • Interior lighting is necessary to show signs of life and activity inside a residence at night. • A dark home night-after-night sends the message to burglars that you are away on a trip. • The purpose of good lighting is to allow you to see a threat or suspicious person.
Keep a Dog • A dog is one of the best deterrents. • Not because it's vicious, it need not even be seen, but it has to be heard. • A dog with a menacing bark will scare away burglars. • If you don't have a dog, there's nothing stopping you from pretending - A ‘Beware of Dog’ sign on your fence, a dog house in the back yard, even a loose dog chain or bowl can drive away a potential burglar.
Home Security Measures • If you get home and notice signs of a break-in: • Don’t go in or shout as the burglar could still be inside; • Go to a neighbor’s to call the police – if you think the burglar is still inside, let the police know; and • Don’t touch anything, you could destroy valuable evidence.
General Security Tips • Ensure all doors/ windows have proper iron grill. • Use a safety latch to allow only partial opening of the door. • Look through the magic eye before opening the door. • If possible, keep a dog, otherwise display a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign board. • Make some identification marks on valuable items (stickers/ engraving…) • Fit a burglar alarm, but make sure it is installed properly and works.
General Security Tips • Don’t keep valuables at home. • Don’t make a display of your cash and jewellery. • Don’t boast of your prosperity. • Don’t trust strangers. • Don’t open doors for unidentified people. • Don’t let servants access to almirahs or safes. • Don’t allow servant’s visitors to stay at your servant quarter.
General Security Tips • Ensure you know the particulars of plumber, electrician before allowing them inside the house. • Keep vital telephone numbers handy, or feed them in your mobile: • Police Control : 100 (Landline) : 2525100 : 2514750 • Fire: : 101 : 2521111 • Ambulance : 2351020 : 2350033
General Security Tips • Always go out in a group for morning & evening walk • Be vigilant and intimate any suspicious activity to Police and neighbors. • Get your house holds insured. • Check antecedents of tenant before letting out premises. • Get your servant verified from the nearest Police station.
General Security Tips • If the house key is lost, replace the lock. • Keep the bunch of keys out of reach of servant and local help like plumber/ electrician etc. • Ladder should not be left outside the house. • Never buy articles/ items that you think might be stolen, no matter how tempting the bargain.
Special Tips for Senior Citizens • Install a burglar alarm and connect it to your neighbor’s home. • Don’t allow strangers to become too friendly. • Don’t be a recluse , keep socializing. • Keep your house and car keys safe and away from doors and windows. • Get Police verification done for your servants.
Special Tips for Women • Keep your purse close to your body. • Money, valuables should not be visible in the purse. • Avoid passing through lonely lanes, unlit and dark areas. • Be alert of any suspicious persons. • Don’t carry more money than necessary. • Never disclose the fact that you are alone at home to strangers. • Avoid going out alone at night. • In case of an attack, attract attention by screaming. • Avoid wearing clothes which attract negative attention.
Special Tips for Women (Contd.) • LockKeep your doors and windows locked, even when you’re at home. • StopAre you expecting anyone, do they have an appointment? Make sure the back door is locked. • ChainPut the door bar or chain on, before you open the door. • CheckCheck the identity of strangers carefully. Ask for an ID card.
Special Tips for Women (Contd.) • Always keep car doors locked, and the windows partially rolled up while driving. • If you have car trouble, never get out of the car or raise the hood. Instead, keep the doors locked and call the police or assistance • Women should walk with confidence.
Special Tips for ChildSafety • Ensure that children know the names of their parents, residential address and telephone number. • Teach your children never to take gifts or accept rides from strangers. • Antecedents of baby sitters should be known. • Report loitering of suspicious individual(s) in areas where children play, to Police. • Never let your children get into a car with a stranger. • Don’t let your children go inside a stranger’s house.
Vehicle Security Tips • Use Steering, Gear or Electronic lock with alarm in addition to Car Door lock. • Engrave registration number of the car on all the Window glasses. • Park your car in authorized parking. • Don’t leave valuables or Laptop in the car. • If you have to leave Laptop, keep it in the boot.
Help Police in Fighting Terrorism • Identify Suspicious Persons • Odd man out (Clothes, Language and behavior). • Identify Suspicious Vehicles • Odd vehicle out ( Number plate, Occupants, Parking for prolonged period). • Call ‘100’ to inform the suspicious activity to Police. • Do not touch any unclaimed items. • Do not rent out your house to unknown persons. • Check the credentials of the buyer before selling vehicle/ flat.
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