Crime Matters

Threat Assessment

2.1. The degree of personal security required will depend on how you assess the current threat to your personnel. Even when the threat level is low, it is sensible to remain vigilant and aware of what is going on around you.

2.2. Anything suspicious or out of the ordinary should be reported to your local police station or in an emergency, by dialling '999'.


2.3. Upgrade and make good use of lights, locks, door viewers and alarms.

2.4. Note down important telephone numbers (e.g. Police, Fire Services, and Watchman) and keep them next to the telephone.

2.5. Close and lock windows and internal residence doors (especially the bedroom door) at night and keep a portable telephone within reach.

2.6. When answering the telephone do not identify the residence by family name. Strange calls should be reported to Police, and an attempt made to identify the caller by sex, age, accent (if possible record the call using an answering machine). Use of a caller number display function on your telephone should be considered.

2.7. Avoid supplying information over the phone (e.g. personal details, planned appointments or travel details).

2.8. Be on the lookout for unfamiliar people or vehicles in the area.

2.9. All visitors must be identified by using a wide angle lens door viewer or closed circuit television, before opening the door. Always demand and check the credentials of repairmen, tradesmen and messengers before letting them enter. Do not under any circumstances leave them unattended on the premises. If in any doubt, refuse entry and notify your building security staff and the police.