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21
Dec
2011

Our Favourite Safety Tips of 2011

December 21st, 2011 | by admin admin | in Safety Advice |    0   

OK, it’s hard to get sentimental about safety tips, but at the heart of what we do at Radius is help you protect the ones you love. With every safety feature or blog post, we strive to share ideas that make your family, business and community safer in someway. Some tips are common sense; others are quirky. Our favourite tips are the ones that make us go, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that?” Here are a few:

  • Keep your vehicle alarm key fob by your bed. If you hear a suspicious noise at night, press the alarm button to scare off any intruders.
  • Watch your laptop at all times while travelling. Hang onto it in the security line up until the person in front of you clears screening. Don’t put it down to talk to the ticket agent. And if you must leave it in your hotel room, put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.
  • Kids talking or texting on cell phones, listening to music or playing with electronic devices are too distracted to walk or cycle safely to school.
  • If you’re caught in a crowd surge, work your way to the edge to avoid being trampled.
  • If you sense someone is following you, turn around and get a good look at his face while heading for the other side of the street.
  • While you’re away on vacation, use timer lights, at different times, in different rooms.
  • To avoid wrist injuries and concussions from a fall, avoid bracing yourself with your hands or hitting your head. Fall forward and roll to one side. Or, if you start falling backward, tuck your chin under and curl up into a ball.
  • Carelessly discarding packaging in your alley tells thieves what gifts they can find at your house.
  • When using a ladder for cleaning your gutters, never lean to the side. Move the ladder instead.
  • When banking online, enter the URL manually. Don’t access your accounts from a shared or public computer. If you must do so, then change your password by telephone after logging off and clearing your cache.

Have a good safety tip? E-mail us at customercare@radiussecurity.ca, with the subject line “safety tip for blog.”

We wish you and yours the very best this holiday season and in 2012.


Author: Susanna Chu


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