qualified / experienced security guard only.
the antecedents / credentials of guard and domestic
servants before hiring them. Insist on references
from their previous employers. Furnish their full
particulars to your police station in the format suggested
employ different chowkidars for day and night duties.
of the Socities should be advised to brief all the
security men/ chowkidars/ lift men about various aspects
of security. Some of them are;
make inquiry if a taxi or autorikshaw is seen
parked inside the compound or outside the building
for a long time.
To make enquiry with the people bringing in or
taking out heavy parcels, suitcases, etc.
Inform Police in case they find any vehicle parked
inside the building (if ownership is not known)
for a long time.
secretary of the society should be advised to brief
all the residents on the following:
whenever they employ any new servant, police station
should be informed. His photographs, fingerprints
and other details must be obtained.
Whenever any family plans to go out of the city
for a long time, they should inform Police (beat
officers), so that special watch can be kept.
They should be advised to install a door with
iron bars inside the flat, superior quality night
latches and special eye lens on the main door,
so that the door is opened only after identifying
the visitors. Ideally, interaction with strangers
and vendors should be through the grilled door.
Also install a high wattage light source with
pilfer proof cover outside the main door.
They should not keep huge cash, valuable ornaments
etc., in the house but may use bank lockers.
They should avoid discussing money transactions
and other important family matters in the presence
of servants/ outsiders.
They should not humiliate the servants on petty
matters. Nor should they penalise them for small
is important to inform the Police about any suspicious
happening or unclaimed object found in suspicious
circumstances. Extend full cooperation to the Police.
special register should be maintained at every society
and kept in the custody of the chowkidar or in the
society's office. Whenever Police officers visit the
area, they should make an entry in such registers.