This week we continue our series of “Do Yourself a Favor’ tips –Let’s talk about your home.
You owe it to yourself and your family to make your home as safe aspossible. With a few small changes it can become quite a bit saferand much more uninviting to criminals.Begin with alarms – if you have an alarm and electric fence test them. Check your electric fence at least every two to three weeks.
Make sure it is not tangled anywhere and still carries a charge. If you have an alarm – call your security company and ask them to test it. Make sure the signal is getting through to them. Also take a walk through your house and make sure all the sensors are working. If you cannot afford an alarm – get an air horn and keep it in your bedroom
These small, inexpensive devices make a tremendous noise and are great for attracting attention. Help each other out – arrange with your neighbors that you all have air horns. Then know if you hear someone’s horn you know it is a call for help. In times like these we all have to band together or we will all be victims.
Criminals HATE light! It is not a coincidence that Broadhurst and Maru–a–Pula are two of the hardest hit areas at the moment. They are extremely poorly lit – this allows criminals to move around as
they please. Make sure the outside of your house is well lit – ideally around the whole house/plot but especially around the doors.
If you already have light fixtures there invest in the brightest light bulbs possible.Motion detecting lights are also a great investment. They are quite bright but only go on when there is motion in the yard. This can save you some money on electricity and serve to unnerve a criminal approaching your home.
We will continue next week with more tips for your house – in the meantime use this week to make your home and family safer.
QUESTION FOR THE WEEK WE NEED YOUR OPINIONS!
Have you noticed an increased police presence in
your neighbourhood at night? Yes – No