Keep safe while the game is on!
31 March 2010
It's a matter of weeks now before South Africa is consumed by soccer fever. Even those not interested in the game will be affected by it, as increased volumes of people move about the country. Unfortunately, criminals will not be far behind, breaking into unsecured premises and taking advantage of the distractions that are inevitably part of such an event.
"It's a good idea to secure all your doors and windows so that you don't have to worry about safety when glued to the TV set or away watching it live at our lovely new stadiums. There is still time for our security consultants to visit your home, give you a free security assessment and then help you implement security solutions," said Michael Gleeson, franchise owner of Trellidor Cape Town North.
There are always ‘blind spots' in a home that criminals could use to gain unauthorised access while you're in the TV room. Some of these are rear doors, access doors from your garage and patios. Sliding security gates will stop robbers from getting onto the premises, taking what they want and sneaking out before you notice them.
Balconies that allow criminals to climb from one room to another are another weak point. Doors onto the balconies should also be secured with retractable security doors that can be stacked out of sight when you're in these rooms. They can be closed again to give you a stress-free nights' sleep.
All windows, no matter how small or inaccessible, should be secured with home security barriers. Criminals use children to get into out-of-the-way openings so that they can open up the doors and let the others in.
Don't let a lack of finances stop you from securing your home. Ask Michael or your nearest Trellidor franchise about the finance option. They will be happy to assist you to access the loan application process.
Call Trellidor on 0861 TRELLIDOR or visit the website at www.trellidor.co.za to find your nearest Trellidor home security product supplier.