Dangers of Indoor Parking

With the ever increasing city populace, available space for parking has turned premium with multi-storied indoor parking lots dotting the Melbourne skyline and causing related security and safety issues. For not only is there a rising number of employees, they also tend to work long hours that extend late into the night and sometimes into the early mornings. This in turn brings with it the daunting prospect of having your car tampered with in the parking space or you are physically assaulted. What can you do?

Know your working domain well!

It would be expedient to take stock of your situation and make a study tour of your workplace and its surroundings. The distance of your car from the elevator, places where you can hide and the best route to follow during an incident. Also important is to have alliances with work mates, security guard or a particular person in the area that may mean the difference between your safety or injury or even death. Safety and security issues are not to be taken lightly but be careful when you give your personal information and check other’s information.

Never appear vulnerable at any time

Assailants and thieves are always wary of alert and active people who can put up a struggle. Typically people who steal are opportunists who will look for a weak moment and suddenly assail the unwary victim. Never stay talking or sending and receiving text messages out in the open. A moment is all that a thief needs to suddenly launch an attack and get inside your defences to do what they have  been bent on doing for the past few minutes or so. If you cannot prevent taking a call, always talk with your eyes scanning your surroundings.

Survey your indoor parking floor

Making sure that you are intimately familiar with the safety features inside your indoor parking lot will definitely act in your favour. During this holiday season, you have no idea what burglars can conjure up to get inside your car, accost you as soon as you exit the company elevator or as you are walking to your car. Make sure you know where the security cameras are and when an emergency situation arises, always pre-empt the possibility of luring your attacker towards them wherever they are located.

Having a plan always helps

Using your mobile phone is your best bet when you are on the move anywhere between home and office, the car and your office or from the elevator to and from your car parked in a interior parking lot. Use it to call 911 or a family member when you get into a difficult situation. Work out a plan with a friend, family member or work colleague.

Contact us

If you want more information on enhancing your security, call us now on 03 9013 3803