Senior Citizen Safety
- Majority of the offences committed by the persons are known to the victim's - servant,watchman, craftsman etc.
- Database of elderly people staying alone in the jurisdictions of various Police Stations is generally incomplete due to poor response.
- Servant's information is not provided to Police.
Uttarakhand Police, with the help of Dignity Foundation, AGNI (Action for Good Governance and Networking in India) and Federation of Senior Citizens Organisation of Uttarakhand, is making efforts in motivating Senior Citizens in this regard.
DO'S AND DON'TS FOR YOU
Employ a servant after verifying his real name, native address with the help of the nearest Police Station or through the security wardens of Dignity Foundation and AGNI
- Never discuss financial matters in front of your servant.
- It is always safe to deposit your valuables in safe deposit vault of any Bank.
- Treat your servant in a humane way.
- Do not allow any of the relatives or friends of your servant to visit your house. If at all he has any frequent visitor, get his antecedents checked from police and try to keep the number of such persons.
- Make your neighbour know of you being staying alone. The Housing Society also needs to know this.
- Use of modern security gadgets is always advantageous. Door alarm, electronic eye bell etc. is available in market.
- Install a peephole in your front door and always check the identification of strangers before you let them inside your home.
- Never leave spare keys in open or in the conventional hiding places.
- Verify the identity of any repairman. Use the telephone number listed in the phone book.
- Inform your society about the unacquainted visitors, so that their identity could be checked at the entrance gate of the society.
- A well-designed electronic alarm system attached to the office of your Housing-Society or to the watchman’s cabin would be advisable so as to send alarm signals to all simultaneously.
- When you admit a workman or a salesman, do not leave him alone at any time.