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Safety Tips

Safety Tips

Check some tips that can help you keep your property even more protected on the everyday life.

Home safety tips

  • When going out, make sure doors and windows are properly closed. Do not leave keys inside vases, under carpets or in any other accessible places.
  • You can hinder robbers’ attempts by installing safety bars on windows, as well as peepholes and locks on the doors. Avoid leaving doors and gates open, even if there is someone home.
  • Only hire maids with positive background information and recommendations.
  • Before leaving or entering your home or garage, make sure there are no suspicious persons, groups or vehicles on the surroundings.
  • Have a reliable outdoors lighting system for night time.
  • Be careful with who you let in your home: professionals conducting surveys or supplying any services must have their company’s credentials and identification.
  • Do not use any kind of identification on your keys that might lead to your residence’s location.
  • If your neighbors are traveling and you see lights or noises in their homes, make sure to call the police.

When you are going out on a trip, make sure to let a trustworthy neighbor know of your absence. Suspend temporarily the delivery of magazines and newspapers or ask your neighbor 

Prevent home accidents

  • Seal electrical sockets with appropriate protectors to make sure children won’t hurt themselves while playing.
  • Make sure every staircase has a banister.
  • Keep medicine and toxic products away from children.
  • During thunderstorms, unplug electronic devices.
  • Do not plug several electronic devices in the same socket.
  • If you smell gas in your kitchen, do not turn on lights, candles, cigarettes or any other source of heat or objects that may produce sparks.

Company safety tips

  • Instruct your receptionists to identify every service provider by taking note of their identification information. It is safer to only allow access to the building’s premises after the department of destination has been properly informed.
  • Do not turn on several electrical devices in the same socket. A short-circuit may cause a fire.
  • Constantly verify the state of repair and validity date of your company’s safety equipment.
  • Emergency exits must be unblocked in case of emergencies.
  • Keep emergency areas clearly indicated, such as emergency exits, alarms, fire extinguisher locations etc.
  • After business hours, before leaving your workplace, make sure all doors and windows are closed, and don’t forget to turn on the alarm.
  • Keep your cleaning supplies properly stored.

Condominium safety tips

  • Instruct the condominium's employees, when admitting guests, to only open the gate after proper identification and authorization by the resident.
  • Instruct the reception to receive packages or ask the addressee to come receive it at the reception.
  • During cleaning and trash collection hours, the building’s entrances must remain closed.
  • Constantly verify the state of repair and validity date of the condominium’s safety equipment.

Auto safety tips

  • Insulfim may protect the driver by hiding his identity. It is permitted under the law the application of 70% Insulfim on the front windows and 50% for rear windows. On the windshield, application is prohibited under any circumstances.
  • Do not apply on your car any kind of sticker that may identify where you live or the places you go, such as gyms, universities etc.
  • Using your car’s air conditioner and keeping windows closed may help preserve your safety.
  • In case of a flat tire at night or in deserted places, avoid stopping. Keep on driving until you arrive in a police station or a crowded area.
  • We know it is hard, but avoid stopping to help others at night or in empty places. Call the police (190) and give them information on your location.
  • If you think you are being followed by another vehicle, do not alter the way you are driving. Look for the police or go to high traffic locations.
  • When at a red light, keep your car to the right-hand side of the street. Usually, robbers will try to engage the vehicle from the left, on the driver’s side. Slow down, trying to reach the crossing when the traffic light is changing. If you need to stop, always keep your car on the first gear.
  • Avoid distractions and constantly use your mirrors to pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, keeping its tires always visible.
  • When you suspect something, stay close to the side of the car to your left, without leaving space for an approach.
  • Avoid buying from salesmen while at a red light.
  • Before parking (or when returning to the parked car), always look around to see if there is anyone with suspicious behavior. If something seems wrong, do not enter your car - pass it by and revalue the situation. In case of doubt, call the police (190).
  • Always remove the car key from the ignition when stopping the car, even if for just a few instants.
  • Never wait inside a parked car.
  • If you always park in the same area and have had your car’s gas tank cover stolen, change all of your car keys. The gas tank cover of some vehicles allows copies of keys to be made.
  • If upon returning to your car you notice some malfunction that stops the motor from working, call for help instead of relying on the help of strangers. Depending on the surroundings, don’t stay close to your car.

How to proceed in case of robbery?

A robbery is an emergency situation, but try to remain calm to guarantee your own safety. Keep these instructions in mind:

  • Do not react, do not try to flee and do not scream.
  • Try to control your nerves. Speak slowly, but obey quickly what is requested.
  • Do not make abrupt movements and keep both hands on the steering wheel. If you need to remove them, clearly state it and say the reason why.
  • Keep an emergency contact number in your cellphone under the name “AAn Emergency” - exactly like this, with “AA”. This way, you make sure it will be the first number on your phone list and will make it easier for your emergency contact to be found and called upon in case of accident.

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