As part of our valued service to you, Executive House Sitting has acquired the following safety hints and tips for your home and family. Executive House Sitting Port Elizabeth can only provide safety and security for your home during those times that you hire our services. During other times it is dependent on yourself and your actions.
The following safety hints and tips have been acquired from the South African Police Service to assist you with that. Some of these recommendations would also supplement the quality service that Executive House Service would be providing you.
It is recommended that you fit your home with an armed response alarm system with panic button functionality. With the elderly community, personal panic buttons can be worn while being outside in the garden areas. House robbers are deterred by these devices.
Do not allow a stranger into your home – even if he is delivering something or alleging to be providing a service like: checking faulty telephone lines or reading water and electricity meters. Ask for identification or phone his/her office to check the validity of the visit.
Invest in the best locks and security you can afford.
Never tell anyone that you are alone at home – and make sure that your domestic worker and children also know not to do so.
Know your neighbours – and together plan ahead for how you will respond in a crisis.
Know your local police station – and discuss safety matters with the police.
Become involved with local crime prevention efforts with the community police forum.