Have a visible street number on your gate.
Never open the door to a stranger.
Know where your local Police Station, Hospital and Fire Station are located.
Keep your house locked, whether you are in or out.
If a stranger wants to use your phone, do not open the door - dial the number on their behalf if you want to help.
Make sure all windows and doors are secured with burglar proofing or security gates.
Install security lights in areas like carports, outside stairs, alleys and patios.
Never employ a gardener or housekeeper without checking references.
Always keep your firearm in a safe or on your person.
Mobilize your street - criminals are cautions if they know the chances of being caught are greater.
Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.
If you are out at night, stay in well lit areas and among people.
Walk close to the curb and avoid alleys and bushes where attackers might hide.
Always walk facing the oncoming traffic.
Carry your handbag close to your body and avoid wearing highly visible jewellery.
Park your vehicle in well lit areas.
If approached by a stranger when you are in your car, lean on your horn to attract attention or drive away.
Have your keys ready when you approach, your car and always look inside your car before you get in.
If you think you are being followed, drive to a public place or a Police Station.
Keep your keys ready when you approach your home and enter immediately.
Children should only approach marked Police cars and uniformed Police.
All the occupants of a vehicle must be known to children before they approach it. They should never accept a ride from a stranger.
Children should never accept ice-cream, sweets or gifts from a stranger.
Your children should not talk to adults that they do not know. They should tell you if a stranger tries to befriend them.
It is safer for children to walk to and from school or the bus stop in groups.
If children notice the same car parked or following them on their normal walking route, they should inform you immediately.
Teach children that molesters and abductors look like everyday people. The person could be someone they know.
Teach children that is someone approaches them who makes them feel uncomfortable and they think that they could be in danger to yell that they are being kidnapped or for someone to call the Police.
If a child's transport from a function does not arrive they should phone you and stay inside the venue until reliable transport arrives.
See to it that your vehicle is in good condition and that you have enough fuel before you depart.
Always lock the doors of your vehicle even if you are driving and never open your window more than five centimeters.
Vary your route to work and back if at all possible and avoid stopping in remote areas.
Be alert at traffic lights and stop streets. Leave enough space for yourself in case you are to maneouvre out.
Secure all valuables in the boot.
Under no circumstances should you give strangers a ride. If flagged down for assistance do not stop but drive to a Police Station and report it.
If you are lost, drive to a well populated area and consult a map.
Know the route that you are about to travel. Be aware of the possible danger points and avoid them where possible.
If your car is bumped form behind and you feel uncomfortable with the individuals involved in the incident, drive to the nearest Police Station for help.
Look around before you enter your driveway. If you see someone lurking in the area, call the Police.
Always observe your surroundings before commencing a transaction.
When possible, take a companion along, especially at night.
Reduce the time you spend at an ATM by having your card out and ready to use.
If you see anyone or anything suspicious while conducting a transaction - cancel your transaction and leave immediately.
If an ATM is obscured from view or poorly lit - leave it and find another.
Never key in your PIN before the machine prompts you to do so, especially if your card seems to be stuck.
Use your body as a shield when typing in your PIN. Remember this number is key to your account.
NEVER give your PIN to anyone - even a bank official is not required to know this number.
Do not count cash at the machine - wait until you are in a safe place.
Bank often and vary your banking routine.