Security on your front entrance is part of a layered security approach
The term ‘layered security’ is so over-worked now that we’ve stopped listening to what it means and how it can keep you safe at home. Here is a novel military-inspired approach to buying yourself time to call for help when your home’s under attack by home-invaders.
Wikipedia has a fantastic definition of ‘layered security’ that applies the term to a military tactic to ‘resist rapid penetration by an attacker’ but in our opinion, works equally well at home. Here’s how to be just as systematic as the military about home security:
Layered security isn’t just about the physical impediments you put in the way of criminals that want to get into your home and steal your possessions. Just like in the military, it’s also about planning and information management. Ask yourself questions like where will you keep security gate keys? Who has access to all door and gate keys? Do you have a system for locking up at night or when you leave the house so that you don’t forget anything?
Teach your children and their minders not to let strangers onto the property without checking their credentials with you first, and not to share information about your family with others.
Manage information about your family’s movements as far as possible. Use timers on your light switches when you’re not at home so that no-one is absolutely sure of your movements; cancel deliveries before going away so that you don’t advertise your absence with piles of newspapers on the driveway. Be aware of what’s going on around you and subscribe to your neighbourhood watch or service provider’s newsletter.
If you need help with applying these layered security ideas to your home, contact your nearest Trellidor franchise.
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