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Fixing a Door

Security Tips

Having quality safety, security, and fire protection systems in place is only part of what you need to do to protect the people, property, and assets you want to keep safe and secure.

It’s easy to think that nothing will happen since you’re well-protected. But you need to actively do your share to support the reliability and consistency of the systems you install. Here’s some information to help you be as diligent as you can.

Commercial/ Industrial Safety and Security Tips:

  • Run regular fire and safety drills. 

  • Keep emergency exits clear and visible.

  • Test and inspect fire safety devices monthly.

  • Avoid landscaping that intruders can hide in and behind.

  • Keep your building and property clean and maintained.

  • If you have a kitchen draft fire safety policies and procedures.

  • Establish and train employees in equipment use and safety procedures.

  • Install and maintain proper lighting around the perimeter of your building.

  • Control who can enter after hours and can access the safe and common areas.

  • Create an evacuation plan, post it in a visible area, and share it with all employees.

Residential Safety and Security Tips:

  • If you have security alarms, check and use them.

  • Know where your family members are at all times.

  • Check smoke detectors monthly and then replace batteries.

  • Vary daily routines and avoid predictable behavior patterns.

  • Keep doors locked even when you or your family are at home.

  • Use quality locks on all entrances, including service doors and gates.

  • Leave a spare key with a friend or neighbor, instead of hiding one outside of your home.

  • Install locks on your fuse boxes, power panel, and other external power sources.

  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher on each floor, in addition to one in the kitchen.

  • If you have bars on your windows, review fire safety and escape routes with your family.

Keep Children Safe and Secure. Teach Them:

  • To never answer the door for strangers.

  • Local emergency phone numbers and how to dial 911.

  • How to get out of the house and where to go in case of emergency.

  • Their name, address, and phone number as soon as they can memorize this information.

  • About meeting someone in person they don’t know on "blind dates" or someone they met on the internet.

  • To not give out any personal information such as home address, phone number, age, absence of adults, etc. over the phone or on the internet.

Have a question or concern about something else

you could be doing to protect your business?

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