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Security Tips

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Keep all your doors and security gates locked all the time, even when there is more than one person at home. All main doors should be fitted with strong locks.

Security tips - increase lighting on your property - Twisted steel, Port Elizabeth

Keep your garden well lit and trees and plants trimmed to eliminate any possible hiding places.

Security Tips, Make house number clearly visible for emergency services, Twisted Steel Port Elizabeth

Ensure that your house’s street number is clearly marked on your wall/fence/gate so that it can be easily seen by emergency service personnel/the police who may need to get to you.

Security Tips - Add alarms and other security features to your property - Twisted Steel, Port Elizabeth

If you are able to install additional security devices, do so as every deterrent helps! Consider installing a burglar alarm and panic buttons, burglar bars and security gates as well as remote control gates and garage doors to prevent you from having to step out of your car when leaving and returning home.

Security Tips - Have timed lights, cancel deliveries and have neighbours watch your property when you are away - Twisted Steel, Port Elizabeth

When you go away on holiday, cancel all newspaper and magazine deliveries. Try to install timers that will automatically switch lights on and off in your house to make it appear as if there is someone at home in the evenings. Call upon a reliable friend to house-sit for you if possible. Ask neighbours to keep an eye on your home and do the same for them in return.

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It is your right to see the identification cards of callers who claim to be government or municipal officials or even police officers. Even if they are in uniform, insist on it! If they refuse, order them to leave your property immediately and report the matter to the police.

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Never open the door to strangers and alert your family members or friends if you are sending someone unknown to their house.

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Keep cash, valuables and firearms in safe boxes that are securely bolted down.

Security Tips - be aware of dogs barking in the neighborhood and report suspicious activity, Twisted Steel, Port Elizabeth

Make it difficult for criminals to function in your neighbourhood! Report any suspicious persons, noises or sounds to the police immediately. Remember to listen for neighbours’ dogs barking unusually late in the evening or early in the morning.