security conscious
How To Be MORE Security Conscious
July 16, 2012
Home Security Mistakes
9 Home Security Mistakes And How to Avoid Them
July 22, 2016
security conscious
How To Be MORE Security Conscious
July 16, 2012
Home Security Mistakes
9 Home Security Mistakes And How to Avoid Them
July 22, 2016

In our previous post, I shared how to be more security conscious. The key word is more, implying that you may be security conscious to an extent, but there is need for improvement. Just as the enemy –armed robbers, kidnappers, terrorists and assassins keep improving their nefarious skills; one must keep on being more security conscious.

So here are 5 additional ways of improving your security consciousness at home, at work and in transit (between home and work). Don’t just read, please share with others!

  1. Be Unpredictable Randomness

The enemy while understudying a target looks for consistent patterns in your daily life. You follow the same route to and from work, you always drink or club or party or keep late nights every Friday, you use one password for all your ATM cards, the same taxi cab takes you to work every day or takes your kids to school.

The more predictable you become, the easier it is for the enemy to strike. They will simply plan an attack based on your predictable patterns of life. If you return from work the same time every day, the enemy can plan an attack at that exact time.

So allow some form of randomness in your life. As they say, the only constant thing in life is change, likewise, try to change some static patterns in your life that can be used as clues by the enemy to strike.

  1. Be Secretive Talk Less

Don’t share personal information with strangers. The enemy works with information before striking. The more they know, the more accurate the attack. The less they know, the less accurate the attack. So how can you protect yourself? By keeping your mouth shut.

Learn not to share private information in public places such as in the bus, beer parlour, church, school or any other public gatherings. You never know who is sitting close by eaves dropping on your conversation.

Also when on the phone, don’t call out aloud the amount of money you are discussing. Just by mentioning the amount loudly, anyone around can spread the information to the enemy. Always lower your voice while on the phone especially while discussing business!

  1. Be Accountable Keep Records

Nothing is missing if there’s no record of its existence. One good way to guard against theft of properties or valuable items is to ensure proper records are kept. This is especially true if you are away from home or work. Keep track of your money, keep track of your luggage and keep track of your time. Avoid any unnecessary discussions with strangers who may be using delay tactics to tie you down while the enemy is working.

In your business, take accurate stocks of your goods. You can never trust your workers enough and even if you do trust them, how about your customers? Without closely monitoring your inventory, customers who visit your business premises can make away with your goods.

  1. Be Accompanied Never Walk Alone

As much as possible, try not to walk alone especially during odd hours. If you are leaving home early to work, make friends with someone else on your street who leaves as early as you do too. If you come home late from work, and you live in a lonely neighbourhood, ask your family member to wait up for you mid way.

And if you don’t have a family member who can wait up for you mid way, talk to the local night guard on your street and have them walk you home. The probability of being attacked when alone is much higher than when you are accompanied. This is why police officers have partners. Despite the fact that they are armed, they are sent out in two and never alone.

  1. Be Insured Securing Your Loss

No matter how security conscious one can be, there are some threats, risk or dangers that are outside your direct control. These are natural occurrences like fire, flood, tornadoes, accident, etc. Because they are not man-made, they are hardly prevented.

So the only way to minimize threats, risks or dangers caused by nature is to insure your losses. Meaning, insurance is a good security measure. Even we the providers of security make use of insurance.

In Damog, we ensure all our guards are insured and all the properties in our custody are also insured. Why do we do this? To minimize our losses and that of our clients. As long as we stay on earth, it’s important to know that we are always prone to threats, risks and dangers. Some are avoidable and others aren’t. Rather than lose out completely, insurance was invented to secure our losses.

Your Turn

How have you been security conscious? What other security measures besides these have you been using to keep yourself and loved ones and property safe?

Kindly share your comments below. Thanks and help share this information with others!


  1. Justice Damilare says:

    Do u give intensive tranin?is there any job vacancies?

  2. Loveday Ezegbulam says:

    This is good,keep it up.Do your staff have Health Insurance?

  3. ayodele olalekan says:

    pls,I want to be receiving text alerts on my phone when there is any security breach around the country> how possible is that. kindly reply immediately.

  4. innocent says:

    yes this is nice,pls keep it up.

  5. Danjuma says:

    Tnx for your security Tips. So, if you do trained people i will like to know the details of your courses and entry requirements.

  6. Ellie Mae says:

    This was just what I was looking for, thanks for posting something this!

  7. Nice post, thanks to share tips for security guards. There are many companies who provide security services. But when it is question of your life and protection, you need to hire a professional and reliable company. Citiguard is one such reliable company.

    Nicole Martin

  8. Pls I like this aspect of social well-being and I just want ask,that as a student what are those things u can gain from a security seminar, workshop and or symposium. Writig you from Nigeria. Thanks a lot

  9. It is great to see the guards helping out on the safety of the schools. It is very important in Nigeria to have security guards, cameras for monitoring etc. The least of all things the officials want to see is a student shoot rounds in the middle of a class or some intruder running in with a deadly threat.

  10. Stanley Onomuodeke says:

    I am security officer. I cherish points.Is there job opportunity in your establishment? If so, how can one applies?

  11. fortunes inaya says:

    I will really like to know your ofiice address if any and how I can get further security tips and trainings as I intend to do more in terms of security / body guard.

  12. […] To avoid this mistake, you’ve got to be restrictive. Setting up restrictions around yourself such as; visiting time, meeting in public places not in your house and locking every entry and exit points at home. Restriction is another way to be more security conscious. […]

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