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|Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:35 pm Post subject: Crime Prevention Measures During Renovation
|11 Nov 2005
CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES DURING RENOVATION OF RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
There have been cases in which home owners have lost valuables while their residences were undergoing renovation. In one particular instance, a home owner who left a plasma TV set in his new residence while contractors were performing renovation works found it missing upon his return.
2. Are you renovating your residence? If so, do take note of the following crime prevention tips:
a. Avoid keeping any valuables (e.g. cash, jewellery, electrical or electronic appliances, etc) in your residence while it is undergoing renovation.
b. Make regular visits during the period of renovation to check that all windows, doors and gates are secured with good quality locks (avoid using number lock).
• Ensure that all windows, doors and gates are locked once the renovation work has stopped for the day.
• Remove pamphlet-advertisements left on your metal gate.
• Check if there are any tampering marks on your padlock and promptly replace it, if any.
c. Advise your contractors to prevent unauthorised entry into your home while renovation is ongoing. They should also be reminded to secure the premises once renovation works has stopped for the day.
d. Enlist the help of the occupants in adjacent units to help keep a look-out and call for the police if they spot a suspicious person.
3. If you come across any suspicious person(s) loitering around your residence, do not hesitate to contact Sengkang NPC at 1800-3438 999 (toll-free, 24 hr hotline).
ROSALIND SAM, DSP
SENGKANG NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE CENTRE