Our school is in an area that gets a bit rough at night. We've had a lot of vandalism at night and during the holidays, and it costs the school a lot to get the vandalism repaired, so we are upping our security measures. It's very distressing for the entire school community when the school is vandalised, so we are hoping that a combination of key, locks and grilles along with security patrols can help to reduce the rate of vandalism we experience. This blog is all about security measures for schools, and I want it to be a place we can share the measures that work for our schools.
Keeping your property safe is probably high on your list of priorities. Although most people will go through their lives without encountering a break-in, that's usually because they've worked hard to keep thieves out. If you feel as though it's time to review your approach to security, here are some essential tips.
Care for your lawn
If you're a house-proud person, you probably take great care of your lawn anyway. However, if you tend to let things lapse from time to time, you may want to revise your approach.
A lawn that's tidy and well-groomed is a strong indication that a property is frequently occupied. In contrast, gardens that are overgrown or that look uncared-for give thieves the impression that security is lax. At the very minimum, break out your lawnmower from time to time and trim your hedges.
Install a security system
Thanks to advances in technology, security systems are now easier to access than ever. Adding a CCTV security system to your property allows you to capture videos of people who gain unlawful access. When it's clear that there's a system present, it may act as a deterrent to thieves.
To take your efforts a step further, add a security alarm system, too. Intricate alarm systems will detect movement in areas where movement shouldn't happen. Usually, you can set the alarm system to look for signs of intruders when you're at home. When the alarm starts to sound, a thief will likely leave your property and the police will make their way there.
Dispose of letters correctly
When you receive a letter that you don't need, it's tempting to throw it away with your usual rubbish. If you do so, you may be inviting thieves to change the locks.
Although most locksmiths are vigilant, some may make changes based on a person holding a letter with the right name and address on it. Because of this, you should shred all letters that you no longer need.
Look for unusual activity
Finally, many career thieves will spend time scoping out an area rather than trying to enter a property as soon as they see it. If you spy someone hanging around and behaving suspiciously, talk to your neighbours and make a non-emergency call to the police. Although there's a chance that the person in question isn't doing anything wrong, it's a good idea to err on the side of caution.Share
9 September 2019