∑ things, conducting meter readings etc.
∑ Don't wear heavy ornaments while travelling alone.
∑ Don't open your bag-containing valuable like cash and ornaments, while travelling in public places.
∑ Don't go alone with cash and jewelry during the nighttime. Do not record a message on answering machine telling people you are on holiday or away.
STEPS FOR PERSONAL SAFETY
∑ Always stop and think about the risk.
∑ Always identify a visitor before opening the door.
∑ Never allow young children to open the door to visitors.
∑ Always ask representatives to provide identification.
∑ Avoid walking alone at night. Walk in busy well lit roads, towards traffic.
HOW TO PREVENT BAG SNATCHING WHILE TRAVELLING
∑ Carry your purse close to your body and slightly to the front.
∑ Your purse should be closed and fastened at all times. Do not leave it on a counter.
∑ Do not carry your keys, cheque book or credit-cards in your bag. Carry them in a jacket or other pocket on your person.
∑ Do not carry more money than necessary. If someone attempts to take your bag, give it up rather than risk personal injury.
BEWARE OF UNVERIFIED SERVANTS IN YOUR HOUSE
∑ Get your domestic help's antecedents verified.
∑ Give his/her photograph as well as address to the nearest Police Station for verification.
∑ Get his/her background verified from previous employer.
∑ Avoid giving access to his relatives and friends. Avoid displaying jewelry and valuables in the house.
PREVENT VEHICLE THEFTS
∑ Donít keep vehicles in your house compound without locking.
∑ Two wheelers should be kept in the safe places after tying with a chain and lock.
∑ When you park your vehicle in the parking area, ask somebody to keep an eye over it.
∑ Never leave the vehicle door unlocked nor the windows partially open.
∑ Make sure that quarter glasses are properly secured.
∑ Never leave the key dangling in the ignition.
∑ Double-check all doors (including the boot) to ensure that they are properly secured.
∑ Etch registration number of your car on the rear & front window screens and windowpanes. Do not leave valuables in your car even if it is locked.
∑ Cut down on extra fittings, as these tempt prospective thieves.
∑ Install a car alarm.
∑ Never leave important documents in the glove box or boot.
∑ Never identify your key ring with your name.
∑ Do not offer a lift to anyone you do not know.
∑ If someone needs assistance, stop some distance away and communicate through locked doors and partially opened window.
In case of theft, immediately inform nearest police station, dial 100