Hitchhiking is dangerous! Boys, girls, bochurim, teenagers, women - everyone is at serious risk when they enter a vehicle with an unfamiliar driver, no matter how heimish he or she looks. Under no circumstances should it be permitted, no matter what, no matter when, no matter where.
When money collectors coming knocking, do not leave them standing at your open doorway while you fish for cash. Lock the door first, and unlock when you return with the money. Do not allow your children to hand over the money either - the collector is a total stranger to you and your family, and it is only prudent to exercise at leat the minimum amount of caution.
Teach your children never to talk to strangers. Even if the stranger looks heimish, talks like Bubby or Zeidy, or claims to know them, your child should never answer without you there. Warn your kids to always run back to you if a stranger approaches. Do not take this lightly: In a tight-knit community like ours, it is very easy for someone to merely dress the part to gain our children’s trust. You can never be too cautious when it comes to the safety of your child.
Keep your bikes indoors or chained whenever they’re not in use. It takes 30 seconds for someone to grab and ride off with a bike lying around, well before you’ll even notice that it’s gone. Bikes left out in the open - even for only a moment - are easy prey for thieves looking for a quick target to catch.
Never leave children playing on the street unattended! No block is safe enough, nor any street considered risk-free, to allow our kids to be without adult supervision. There are, unfortunately, too many horror stories out there because children were left to their devices. Parents, protect your most precious assets at all times - always err on the side of caution.
Although it may seem obvious, ALWAYS keep your doors locked. Even if it’s ‘just for a minute,’ when you run to the mailbox or take out the garbage. A minute is all it takes for someone to quickly take advantage of the easily available entry to your home. You can never be too careful - double check your locks whenever you leave and return home.
Use surveillance cameras!
The importance of surveillance cameras cannot be underestimated. In the unfortunate event of a crime, these cameras often serve as invaluable sources of information needed to catch the perpetrators. Cameras are also a great crime deterrent, criminals are much less likely to break into a house with survelliance than one without. Protect yourself, your family, and your valuables, by doing the right thing - install a survelliance camera today!
Safeguard your vehicle!
Portable navigation systems should never be left out in the open. Always remove the navigation holder from the dash or window whenever you leave the vehicle, and try to remove the mark of the suction grip. If the holster, or even just the mark of its suction, is left in plain view, it easily draws vandals to break the window and try make off with anything they find hidden elsewhere in the car.
Never leave anything of value on the seat or in an open compartment, as not to attract thieves looking for an easy ‘job’. Always keep your car locked and the alarm on.
Beware of whom you hire to work for you in your home. Screen your workers to the best of your ability, and never leave anyone alone in your house, without supervision. You should always take appropriate safeguards to protect your family and possessions.
Never leave money on the table unattended.