Familiarise yourself with your residence when it’s dark. Intruders rely on the element of surprise. If you switch on a light or torch, you give away your position. Walk through your house a few times with all inside lights off and identify possible problem areas or unsafe areas. It’s no use waking up to a strange noise at 02:00 in the morning with sleep in your eyes and you cannot find your way efficiently through your own home! Use the element of surprise to your advantage and protect your loved ones with an action plan.