Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Simple Security Tips - Creating a Safe Environment for You and Your Family


The best security is often based on keeping things simple.  Applying a few simple guidelines will help you to establish a more secure environment no matter where you are. Concentrating your efforts on simple security measures will help create a safer environment for you and your family.

Simple Security Tips

1. Know the enemies of those seeking to violate your security measures -  

One of the most important things for any type of security is to be aware of the enemies of those who seek to endanger your security. Don’t give anyone the opportunity to take advantage of you or your situation. Most thieves and burglars are opportunists. They will take advantage of any opportunity given to them. Many times this will be to your detriment. Most will rely on stealth to hide their activities in order to avoid discovery until they have done their damage. Time and attention are their main enemies and anything you can do to make it take longer to complete their activities or that will create unwanted attention will help to increase the level of your security.

Anything you do that makes it harder for an adversary will require them to spend more time in order to subvert your security measures. Being opportunists, they realize that the longer it takes them to gain access to your home, your vehicle or your valuables means a greater chance that their activities will be noticed. They positively do not want any additional attention to their criminal activities. They will also seek to avoid lighting which may make them more easily seen or noise from dogs or security alarms that may also create unwanted attention.

2. Don’t make yourself a target -

Too often a breach in our security is due to our failure to keep our security measures intact. The simple act of failing to repair a broken lock or to make sure the lock is properly installed is one such example. Leaving the back door of your home unlocked for just a few minutes while you make a quick trip to the convenience store may be all the time someone needs to take advantage of you. Leaving your garage door open may be a very tempting sight to the wrong person. It only takes a few minutes for the damage to be done and it may be too late to change the outcome.

You will also need to cover your tracks if you plan on being gone for an extended period of time. An overflowing mail box and a stack of newspapers in the yard or driveway serve only one purpose when you are gone. They make you a target. Make arrangements with a relative, a close friend or a neighbor to help out in these types of circumstances. Make sure to offer to provide the same service for them when they are gone. This will make things safer for everyone.

3. Keep detailed information about your activities and information private -

Too many times we inadvertently endanger our security by being too free with information about ourselves and our activities. Your privacy is an asset and should be treated as such.  There are enough databases in the world with information about us already without adding extra information that isn’t required or may not be necessary for someone else to know.

4. Be aware of your surroundings -

Marinating your security is equally important when we find ourselves away from our home or familiar surroundings. A certain comfort level in our security can be achieved in familiar surroundings but will be absent when we find ourselves in strange or unfamiliar areas. When we are away from our home or familiar surroundings, a comfortable level of security will be harder to accomplish. It will be important to have an increased state of awareness of your surroundings in this type of situation in order to maintain a proper level of security.

5. Check your security measures on a regular basis -

Although decent security measures won’t make you immune to a desperate or determined individual seeking to take advantage of you, it will cause many of them to seek easier targets that are more vulnerable. Check your security on a regular basis for any areas that could use improvement or that need correcting. Any weaknesses in your security will often reveal themselves and this will afford you the opportunity to change or improve your security measures as needed.

Got simple security measures?

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker


2 comments:

mmasse said...

My most effective security measure is answering the door with my 1911 strapped to my hip. Follow this by asking Can I help you usually leaves them speechless as they stare at my weapon. Door to door salespeople are a very rare sight in our neighborhood now.

Harrod said...

My most effective security measure is answering the door with my 1911 strapped to my hip. Follow this by asking Can I help you usually leaves them speechless as they stare at my weapon. Door to door salespeople are a very rare sight in our neighborhood now.

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