Safety and security over the holidays

2015-12-15 06:00

AS 2015 rapidly approaches its conclusion, most South Africans will be thinking of relaxing with their loved ones. But a local security company has cautioned people not to neglect their home and personal safety habits, as the festive season is normally a busy time for would-be criminals.

“The best approach is to keep practicing those security measures you have followed during the past 12 months, to ensure that you can enjoy your holiday without worry. Good judgment has served you well thus far; why should the holidays be any different,” says ADT Security’s general manager (Coastal), Adrian Good.

He explains there are three basic measures that anyone can implement, whether they stay at home or are going away.

“Start with the contact details for the emergency and law enforcement agencies that operate in the area where you are spending your holiday. Do you know who to call if things go wrong,” asks Good. He says tan emergency scenario – such as an attempted robbery – is not the time to realise you don’t have the contact details for the local police or neighborhood watch.

The common sense approach to safety should also extend to avoiding unfamiliar and possibly risky areas.

“In the same way that you would think twice about walking through dimly lit areas or neighborhoods that you are unfamiliar with, you should also avoid these potentially dangerous areas during your holidays,.

Thirdly, trust your instinct.

“If something feels wrong, or if someone looks out of place, it is best to err on the side of caution by raising the alarm,” Good advises.


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