Report On Security Survey
Security is one of the necessary merit products that are offered by the government to the public. It is essential for a safe neighborhood. It is the responsibility security departments to improvise methods through which security can be ensured in every homestead (Broder, 2006). Ideally, the security agencies are responsible for laying out a security strategy that they can use to make it easier to monitor security in the areas that they monitor. A security survey and report with recommendations are necessary for the security agencies to carry out their activities efficiently.
This report aims at analyzing the information collected in residential security survey. It is meant to make a brief analysis of the security checklist that is derived from a door to door external and internal survey of domestic security measures within the locality.
The officers in charge of the residential survey used a structured residential security checklist that resembles a rigid questionnaire. The form is well filled, and the information that is gathered is deemed to be relevantly honest for feasible analysis of the security status of the residential area surveyed.
Results and analysis
The results gathered from the checklist are organized in terms of the dimension and area of survey from which the information is gathered. They are chronologically analyzed as follows:
- Exterior survey
The survey put into consideration the nature of the fences, gates, and security lights that are essential in maintaining security in the residents. In addition, it also considered the possibility that trees; posts and ladders could assist intruders into homesteads. The survey implied that the homesteads possess strong and security gates and walls that surround the residences. It also confirmed that there were no items such as posts and ladders that may assists introducers to enter the homesteads. However, the residents were also confirmed to be very poor in performing multi-checks on the status of the security lights. In addition, most of the residents were also identified to be deficient of pets such as dogs that create security alarms. In any pets existed, the residents were confirmed to have failed to install alarm signs.
- Interior survey
The survey was conducted on the condition of the doors and windows. The doors were confirmed to be made of metal or strong wood with the strong frames. The peephole is well situated where every member of the family can access a clear view. However, most of the residents have not changed the locks since they are in good order. In addition, the doors remain secured with heavy bolts. Windows are properly locked, and the unused doors remain permanently closed. This includes the doors found on the second floor windows. Besides, the households have timer lights that are useful in the absence. The roof tops are also secured. However, most households do not have alarm systems. If there is, it is not well monitored.
- Garage doors & other outbuildings
The residential have garages and outbuildings which are effectively locked during the night. The same case applies to the windows. In addition, all basic items, for instance the boats and mowers, are well secured with padlocks whose lock hasps are well installed. The only impediment in this case is that the items such as ladders that can be used by intruders are not securely stored in any building.
Some of the residents are in possession of weapons. They are found to keep them in order and most cases; they are stored in their respective safe. In addition, most of the family members are in a position to use them. However, they are always stored out of children’s reach. The only impediment is that most do not follow the safety rules of using them.
Basic safety gadgets are not available in these residents. They include the smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Additionally, the residents do not have a record of rehearsing a fire evacuation plan. However, they have a plan that feasibly allows the residents exit the house in case of fire.
- Security procedures
Most of the residents are familiar with each other. However, they do not allow any publicity of their valuables. As a safety measure, all the valuable items are stored in safe places. In the case of intrusion, the residents have an escape plan and usually have emergency numbers that they can use to seek for aid. However, most families have neither enlightened their children on how to dial emergency numbers nor on when to reject items from strangers. In addition, the residents have not created marks for easier identification of lost items.
After a close analysis of the result, the following recommendations are feasible:
- Residents should form a habit of regular monitoring of security lights
- In case of any pets, the residents should install a trespass warning sing
- The residents should consider installing fire alarms in their buildings
- The residents should ensure that they adopt a susceptible method of ensuring safe use of weapons
- The residents should also consider purchasing safety gadgets, such as smoke alarms, as well as, fire extinguishers to ensure better safety of the family members at all times
- Finally, the children should be trained on safety measures and procedures in case of any security impediments. This is essential to ensure there is maximum cooperation in time if intrusion
If the residents are willing and able to work on the weaknesses identified in the security survey, security maintenance can be deemed to be easy for both the residents and security agencies (Broder, 2006)
Broder, J. F. (2006). Risk analysis and the security survey. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann.