THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The City Police have reminded city residents to ensure they lock their homes and secure them before leaving for Onam holidays. In a statement, City Police Commissioner P Prakash also urged all the residents to inform their respective police stations before going for holidays.
The statement was issued following reports there could be break-in attempts at deserted residences if the residents go for long holidays. The police said the houses of the residents who give prior information to the police before leaving will be provided with round-the-clock surveillance and special patrolling.
The surveillance and patrolling will be conducted daily by the police personnel from the rank of CI to civil police officers. Police personnel from the camps and shadow police will also be mobilised for surveillance. The commissioner also said they would distribute pamphlets among the residents through Janamaitri beat officers to follow the instructions.
Cops’ check-list before the holidays
Make sure newspapers are not found in front of the doors.
Ensure you close and lock all the windows and doors before leaving the house
Do no keep cash and ornaments at the residence while you are away. Instead, lock them away safely in a bank locker
Share your contact numbers with the neighbours so that they can inform you of any unusual activity or event
If you are leaving your cars at home, make sure they are secure and the keys are kept out of sight and away from any windows and doors.
CCTV cameras, ID any, at the residences should not switched off while leaving for holidays