December brings about the best time of the year – the festive season!
While we all enjoy this time with friends and family, celebrating the year with colleagues, taking a well-earned holiday or attending an event, it’s important to remember some easy steps to protect yourself and belongings.
The NPB Security team is passionate about safeguarding the people of Western Australia and their assets. We’ve been leading the industry for 11 years, working with clients in the retail, hospitality, mining and construction sectors.
Earlier this year we became a proud sponsor of Constable Care’s City After Dark Program and shared some tips to help you stay safe and happy this holiday season.
- Stay with your mates
Look after your friends on nights out and keep in touch to make sure everyone gets home safely.
- Don’t leave your drink unattended
Only leave your drink with close friends or colleagues; unfortunately, not everyone has good intentions on a night out. Better yet, take your drink with you if can.
- Lock away items and signage
Before closing for the year, be sure to secure any items on site that might be attractive to passers-by! This includes signage, traffic cones or anything else that is easily moveable and might end up in the wrong hands.
- Hold onto your bags
Heading to the shops in December can be stressful. With so many people around, always have your trolly and shopping basket within easy reach and keep your handbag or wallet on your person.
Secure your Home
- Be aware of what items are on display
Leaving the blinds open to share your Christmas tree lights, wrapped gifts and decorations is a great way to spread festive cheer along your street, but be aware of what you are leaving on show to passers-by.
Be sure to lock your windows and limit the items on display that may attract unwanted attention.
- Don’t leave signs you’re away
Before you head off on a holiday, ask a relative, friend or neighbour to check on your home in your absence. Simple things like collecting your mail and taking your rubbish bins in and out will help create the impression that someone is home.
Sensor lights and lamp timing switches are a worthy investment as they can deter any unwanted visitors from approaching your house.
- Ask for help from a security guard or police officer
Security guards attend events to keep you safe, so if you need help don’t hesitate to ask for it.
- Stay hydrated
We are proudly working at some of Perth’s most exciting events this festive season. At the peak of summer, remember to drink plenty of water! Many event locations have water stations, so there is no excuse to be dehydrated this season.
Enjoy this wonderful time of year, celebrate safely, and treat yourself to some Boxing Day specials.