Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Safety and Security Checklist

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Safety and Security Checklist

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SECURITY is the number one priority in the home when it comes to your nearest and dearest.

Use this helpful checklist to be sure you've thought about the most common security issues around your home or business.

Locks

1. All locks in your home or business are in proper working order

2. All windows are secure with keyed window locks

3. External doors security with double cylinder deadlocks/latches

4. When you are home, locked external doors can be opened from the inside without a key

5. Security doors unlock at all times from the inside without a key

External

1. Gates are secured with a key lock or padlock

2. Mailbox is secured with a padlock

3. Gardening equipment and tools are kept secure in a locked shed or garage

Alarm

1. Home or office is protected by an alarm system

2. Alarm system is monitored externally

Safety and security

1. Plan and complete an annual security audit of your home or business

2. Adequate number of smoke detectors are installed in your home or office

3. Smoke detectors are fully functional and compliant with safety standards

4. Ceiling access has been properly secured

5. Pool gates and garden access is correctly secured

6. Automatic sensor security light is installed for when people come home

7. All valuable items have been marked in an identifiable way

8. Security detail such as serial numbers have been recorded

9. Take photographs of any small valuables, such as collectables, antiques and jewellery

10. A friend or family member has a copy of your serial numbers and photographs

Emergencies

1. Emergency evacuation plan in place

2. All family members and employees are sure about your emergency evacuation plan

Locksmiths tips and hints

1. An annual security audit of your home or business is a good idea.

This will capture any change in your circumstances, worn locks, faulty security equipment etc.

2. If you ever need to make swift repairs after a break-in, you'll need a locksmith who offers emergency and after hours service. …

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