Safety and security isn’t something we’re guaranteed which makes a safety cheat sheet necessary. We need to work to make sure that we’re safe and secure at all times. This doesn’t only refer to protection officers who are in the business of ensuring their clients are kept safe at all times. This refers to the average individual going about their day, trying to make sure their loved ones are safe too. This is why we’re taking the time to discuss the ultimate safety cheat sheet that you can use every day.
Being safe is a constant concern in various aspects of your life. Thus we’ve outlined our best tips for when you’re at home, while you’re at work and for when you’re travelling.
Whether you live alone or with your family, there are various measures you can take to ensure that everyone in your home is as safe as possible.
- Make your home look occupied at all times. Leave lights and the TV on when you go out. Don’t park your car where it is visible from the street.
- Keep trees and bushes around your home trimmed so that they do not provide hiding spaces for intruders.
- Get to know your neighbours. Good neighbours will be on the lookout for unusual activity and will have a way of contacting you if anything seems suspicious.
- Check that all doors and windows are locked before you leave the house or go to bed.
- Even when you are at home, keep external doors locked.
- Avoid keeping spare keys in obvious hiding places outside your home. Leave them with a trusted friend or family if possible.
- Ensure that driveways, pathways, and entry points to you home have adequate lighting.
- Install motion sensor lights on the exterior of your home.
- Ensure your doors and windows are secure, reinforced and have security bars where necessary.
- Install an alarm system.
Install a motion-sensor video camera security system that sends emails or messages with footage to you rather than just recording onto a hard drive.
At the office
There are some safety precautions that are out of your control at your place of work. However, there are measures you can take to ensure you keep yourself as safe as possible.
- Avoid working too late, leaving work very late in the evening puts you at risk not only in the parking garage but you’re more at risk of getting hijacked or of getting robbed when criminals aren’t as visible.
- Remember criminals don’t only operate at night so use the same precautions at all times of the day.
- Don’t walk to your car alone at night, try to find a co-worker or a member of the security team to walk with you.
- Avoid booking meetings in the evening.
- If you’re attending meetings in an unfamiliar area, vet the area beforehand. This way you are aware of safe or unsafe areas and so that you’re more comfortable with the area.
On the go
Travelling is an exciting opportunity whether for business or pleasure. However, there is more risk involved when travelling – especially when travelling abroad.
- Be informed about your destination. Take the time to learn as much as you possibly can about where you’re headed to, and how you’re going to get there.
- Invest in travel insurance because it is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while travelling, either internationally or domestically. Whether you’re going on holiday or travelling for work – travel insurance can help you in various ways.
- Keep an eye on your belongings, so you can protect your valuables at all times.
- Keep your documents and passport close. These are vital and can get you into a lot of trouble if they go missing.
- Invest in secure travel management.
This is a mini-guide and safety cheat sheet to make sure you and your loved ones are safe at all times. But there is always more you can do to escalate your safety and security measures, feel free to contact us if you have any concerns about your current security.