‘Key’ disciplines are essential for preventing access to even the most conscientiously secured premises.
Here are a few tips that will add to your security:
♦ ‘Key’ storage areas – It is important to establish a specific Key Storage Place (e.g. key hooks behind a kitchen cupboard) for all household keys.
♦ Family members should be disciplined to always leave all keys in this place.
♦ The Key Storage Place must be easily accessible to family members but inaccessible to outsiders and concealed from their view.
♦ Copies of all household keys should be kept in a central, well concealed Key Safe or secure storage place.
♦ Family ‘Key’ Disciplines – All keys must automatically be returned to their predetermined storage places directly after use. This will prevent searching for keys when guests arrive or in the event of an emergency.
♦ All in the household should be trained to keep all security doors locked at all times
♦ Do not leave keys in the locks of any doors while they are open or closed.
♦ Do not leave keys in a slam lock, it will be ineffective in an emergency if keys are left in the lock.
♦ Never mark your key ring with your address or any other personal particulars.
♦ File off any serial or code numbers on your keys – do not make it easy for someone to obtain a copy.
♦ When servicing your car, always remove your house keys from your key ring.
♦ When you go out, take only the most necessary keys with you. Leave any others safely stored at home.