Home Security Service Provided by TCPD during 2017 CNY
The Taipei City Police Department will be providing home security service for foreign residents during the period of upcoming Chinese New Year (Jan 19 to Feb 2, 2017).Any foreign nationals living in Taipei City may request the local police to boost patrols around their residences while travelling away. The foreign residents may apply for this security service by:1. Calling the police hotline 110 during office hours (08:30-17:30).
2. Applying for this service in person at their local police stations.In addition to the home security service provided by the TCPD, there are five tips to keep your home safe while you are away:1. Make sure you lock every window and the entrance before you leave.
2. Ask your friends, neighbors, or members of neighborhood watch to keep an eye on your house.
3. When your house left empty, turn on the radio in the day time or keep the light on at night. If you can set your radio and lights on a timer to create the illusion of someone home, that will be better.
4. Deposit your small and valuable belongings in banks or hide them in secret places separately.
5. Don’t tip off potential criminals on social media. Leaving your detailed vacation plans on Facebook or Twitter will reveal your whereabouts to hundreds of complete strangers. Think twice before you post it.