The best defense is prevention, learning to live conscious of the environment, be alert and use common sense. So let us suggest incorporating into your daily life rules and tips described below, which will reduce the possibility of. Be a victim surely you know almost all … hopefully bring you something new! Safety in Your Home

  • Analyze the security of your doors and windows. Install safety gates with armored locks for added security and install railings outside the gates, guards also install hinges and always install a “magic eye”, select the one that allows you to see more of the outside area and visitors.
  • When installing grilles for windows facing the street, make sure the metal structure does not serve as a ladder for access to upper floors. Also install skylights bars in the bathrooms and on skylights and windows, basements and access to the roofs.
  • If you are able, install electronic devices audible alarm and preferably connected to a security company.
  • Install outside of your home a good lighting system including at least a light that turns on automatically by means of a sensor.
  • Immediately replace the lights out on the outside of your home. Usually the robbers are looking for home with low-light outdoor. Consider using lights that are activated by the presence of people.
  • Put lights and electronics that are automatically triggered by clocks to look your home.
  • Consider buying a dog.
  • Restrict the possession of keys to your home. Replace cylinder locks if they are lost or stolen keys, or move to a house or apartment previously occupied.
  • Do not leave messages on the phone indicating you are away from home or on vacation; leave a message that is busy and to return the call.
  • Install bars or steel fence around your home and windows and glass doors (do not use aluminum; this material is nice but not strong).
  • Do not store keys below the mat or under a potted; are obvious and known hideouts.
  • Avoid plants or trees cover your doors or windows.
  • Keep emergency numbers near the phone listed or recorded in the memory of your phone.
  • Keep your doors locked. It is logical and it sounds simple, but more than 40% of burglars enter homes through open doors, whether main or rear. Make sure to lock your doors but leave just a few minutes (to take out the trash, talk to the neighbor up the mail. Etc.), do not leave messages on the door warning your absence or keys in “secret places”.
  • Do not accept the entry of outsiders. Often thieves use decoys to gain entry into our homes; they can impersonate people offering sales and / or equipment repairs appliances; even persons requesting their cooperation in social work. Do not accept the entry of such persons as may be just studying inside the house. In a case like this tell them you will call upon notice to the appropriate parties.
  • When hiring staff ask for their identity card and scoop out a photocopy; check their personal and work references and their criminal record if possible. As soon as possible, take a photograph of the person hired: this serves as a deterrent and if necessary solves the problem of the description. Try to have located your home or your friends. Instruct them when you are not at home, do not give telephone or strange about hours of arrival or departure, travel or vacation plans etc., and also comply with the standards described in this manual.
  • Try to change their daily routines. Thieves often study the movements of the members of the households, and can get to know what times not one is, and how long it takes to return. Try changing some sailing schedules and tickets to confuse potential thieves.
  • Do not be predictable. Once the thief is inside the house, they do the same to you when you are at home first to the head bedroom. Burglars know the favorite places to hide valuables: drawers, refrigerators, mattresses, boxes of crackers, etc. Be sure to have some more unpredictable to hide valuables such place.
  • Avoid leaving large amounts of money and jewelry at home. Thieves are always looking for easy money and loading things: jewelry, silver, cameras, small electronics. Have a safe for storing small things. If possible invest in furniture where stereo TVs or computers can be attached. Thieves are always looking to get in and out quickly.
  • When storing valuables (jewelry, money, documents, firearms, electronics, etc.) in your home make sure you have a safe against theft and fire at home for storage.
  • Do not place in sight expensive artifacts. Over 95% of the thieves are occasional; see something through the window that called her attention, and that’s when they decide to enter. Avoid putting in sight, televisions, stereos, etc.
  • Take an inventory of your property, where you specify on the type, make, model and serial number of arms, appliances, electronics, photo, video, sound, and so on. If possible keep the invoices, important proof of ownership. All this will also be very useful if you need to report to the police a robbery or make a claim to your insurance company.
  • We must notify the police in case of a theft, even if we consider that our complaints will not be considered. Many criminals are free because they are not reported. Trust in the police and help them serve us better.
  • Have and practice a plan of defense of your home. Each of the family members should know the role assumed in case of an emergency as this will expedite actions to take and increase the chances of success on defense. Who does not have an action plan for an emergency will do nothing and will be easy prey for their abusers.
  • If you have a gun, do not shoot before fully identify the target (if you know use it; if not, please DO NOT USE!!). If an assailant gets hurt, keep it under your gun thereby controlling the situation. Does not approach or attempt to register until the police to take charge of the situation or until you have the full assurance that no longer poses a threat? Note may be faking. When the police vise is very important to inform them of the situation of fact is armed and subjecting someone and description to avoid possible confusion on the part of the authorities.
  • Whenever the fact of injured or dead, notify the police and a criminal lawyer of his choice; not allow indiscriminate entry of people, just let go on stage the agency responsible for criminal investigations. If other police arrive before you ask them what help preserve the scene and preventing corruption or delete evidence; and to prevent the entry of outsiders event such as neighbors, curious and even police security bodies whose presence is not justified. You must understand that when the police arrived without even clear the situation, so your procedure may seem abrupt or rude. This is logical. Obey them in all, the clarified the situation they are your friends and who will pay them more help. Submit your weapon to the police, do not refuse to testify but says it will do with legal assistance, do not tell lies, and do not touch or try to change or place objects or people.
  • Ensure that your household has knowledge of first aid, keep a kit containing compresses and tourniquets, also has a flashlight and a small fire extinguisher and have your phone to have a list with emergency phone numbers (police, fire, Ambulances, Police stations in your area, etc.)
  • It is important to have your current household members with a list that contains a photograph front length tab with name, workplace, place and date of birth, height and weight, nationality, body type, hair color and shape and eye color, visible marks, corrective lenses, medical requirements or health problems.