Do you live in fear of being robbed? As the end of year approaches and you finalize your travel plans, there has never been a better way to safe-guard your personal belongings and homes.
Did you know that we are at risk everyday,whether we are at home or out of our home?
In 2013, Bukit Aman branch of the Royal Malaysian Police officially revealed these shocking facts.
There are 17, 470 cases of break-ins and burglary that happens and 33, 197 robberies and snatch theft reported.
It is a very worrying figure and a lot of people I know, myself included have been one of this statistic.
This are my stories.
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When I was a teenager with my best friend, a school mate as well, I was staying over at my friend's home and we were going to the St Anne's church back then for St Anne's feast. Both of us were at the bus stop when two older youths appeared. We thought nothing of it until they approached us with knives brandished. My friend lost her gold necklace and money and I lost my money too... which wasn't much, just about RM100 altogether...but we were both shocked and terrified by the experience.
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Then another time, yours truly had just finished work at about 8 pm a few years ago when she was still working and was talking to a colleague on the phone, minding my own business and walking at the side of the road with my handbag held away from the main road , but some how a motorcycle with two men came and brushed pass me on my left and grabbed my bag.
I was left stunned with only my mobile phone and nothing else. I guess I was fortunate that I wasn't harmed , like some of the other victims but nevertheless, I lost my money which was like 2/3 of my salary as I was deciding to pay my land lady and some bills as well as my identification card and everything else.
Here I am trying to share "5 ways to protect yourself from theft"
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1. Don't make your home an easy mark for burglars. Take simple steps to keep your home secure: Keep the doors locked at all times. Whether you are at home or leaving the house to run a quick errand, it's a good practice to keep doors locked. Frequently walk around your house, and look for easy ways for intruders to gain entry. Opportunity and access can make your home a target. Buy timers that automatically switch lamps and radios on and off when you're not at home. Install a motion detector light at entryways. At night, the lights will go on when you arrive home, or if someone walks up to your house. When you move into a new home, have the locks changed immediately. Get a deadbolt lock system. Your installer will provide a lock system for all doors that use the same key. Avoid giving copies of your house keys to service providers, such as housekeepers or anyone. There has been cases of security guards stealing the employers valuables when the employer was not around.
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