Test your home alarm regularly.
Never leave a door key in the door.
Never open your doors to strangers.
Most hijackings occur in your driveway so be very vigilant.
Make sure your bedroom area is secure, with an escape route in case of fire.
Never leave a note on your house door stating when you will be back.
Make sure you know where your nearest police station is.
Know your neighbours and watch each other's properties.
Never leave any tools or garden implements around that can be used to break into the house.
Make sure that the numbering on your house is prominently displayed and visible at night by using reflective paint or numbers.
Preferably never fit any security doors on the outside of your home as no alarms will be triggered and there will be little noise to alert you of a break-in.
When leaving home, do not open the front gate until you have looked around for any suspicious characters. If there are any, then do not open the gate until they have left.
Keep your outside doors locked at all times.
Install a remote-controlled gate.
Install infrared spotlights all around your home.
Install DEFENDoor on all your bedroom windows.
Install a DEFENDoor with a Kwiklock in the passage.
If you lose your house keys, replace all the locks immediately.
Keep an important emergency number in the memory of your telephone.
Have your neighbour's work, cell and home telephone numbers on hand.
Have a telephone/cell phone in your bedroom so that you are able to telephone for help without leaving your bedroom area.