BECAUSE WE CARE PROGRAM
TCSO LLC Philosophy
Why Apply For This Service?
- Applicants will receive a friendly and comforting call at least once daily by a security officer or employee of Texas Commissioned Security Operations. Additional calls can be made upon request.
- TCSO LLC will do our best to act as a liaison if participants expresses needs that we cannot fulfill.
- Every courtesy call or welfare check either by phone or in person by a TCSO Security Officer gives a desirable peace of mind, not only to participants but to family, friends that live too far or near and are unable to dedicate their time to accommodate the participants, and the communities we serve.
- We are by no means the police and will not act in such way. We are a private security company who cares about people and the communities we are contracted to serve, and that we live in. This program was created to give us the opportunity to bridge the gap between police, private security, citizens and to give back to our community.
- If there is ever an immediate serious emergency we encouraged everyone to notify emergency personnel by dialing 911.
- Here at Texas Commissioned Security Operations LLC WE CARE! We care about your safety and the well being of others. We care about you even when you believe no one else cares, we do! We want to ensure that you have the protection you needed to go about your daily life without the threat of your personal safety. Let us be your security blanket because this is our passion to serve you with the best solutions for all of your safety needs!
Crime Prevention Tips
It is imperative that you know crime prevention is everyone’s business! Its not just a job for security and law enforcement. It takes common practices like simply locking your car doors and access into your home or office, Joining a neighborhood watch committee, going to the bank with a friend, not on a mobile device while paying or pumping gas and being aware of your surroundings at all time everywhere you go are ways that helps prevent being a victim of a crime. Seniors and women are more vulnerable to certain crimes- purse snatching, mugging, fraud, rape, abuse of any sort. But, you and every other individual can reduce the chances for criminals to strike by being careful, alert and a good neighbor.
Common sense safety Tips
- Crime and the fear of crime create special problems for the elderly. Understanding the nature of the problem and knowing what to do to avoid being a victim of crime can help you. The following commonsense advice can be effective when you follow these tips.
- Treat safety as an important part of your job
- Don’t assume safety is someone else’s job
- Don’t get pressured by others into ignoring safety procedures
- Keep your full attention on what you are doing
- Always plan your route and stay alert to your surroundings. Walk confidently.
- Have a companion accompany you.
- Stay away from buildings and doorways; walk in well-lighted areas.
- Have your key ready when approaching your front door.
- Don’t dangle your purse away from your body. (Twelve percent of all crimes against the elderly are purse snatching and street robberies.)
- Don’t carry large, bulky shoulder bags; carry only what you need. Better yet, sew a small pocket inside your jacket or coat. If you don’t have a purse, no one will try to snatch it.
- Always Be aware of your surroundings and alert if anyone is following you either by foot or mobile.
- Don’t display large sums of cash.
- Never leave your purse unattended.
- Use checks where possible.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
IN YOUR CAR
- Always keep your car doors locked, whether you are in or out of your car.
- At stop signs and traffic lights, keep the car in gear.
- Travel well-lit and busy streets. Plan your route.
- Don’t leave your purse on the seat beside you; put it on the floor, where it is more difficult for someone to grab it.
- Lock bundles or bags in the trunk. If interesting packages are out of sight, a thief will be less tempted to break in to steal them.
- When returning to your car, check the front seat, back seat, and floor before entering.
- Never pick up hitchhikers.
- If your car should break down, get far enough off the road, turn on your emergency flashers, raise the hood, get back into the car, lock the door, and wait for help.
Many criminals know exactly when government checks arrive each month, and may pick that day to attack. Avoid this by using Direct Deposit, which sends your money directly from the government to the bank of your choice. And, at many banks, free checking accounts are available to senior citizens. Your bank has all the information.
- You should store valuables in a Safe Deposit Box.
- Never give your money to someone who calls on you, identifying himself as a bank official. A bank will never ask you to remove your money. Banks need the use of your money, and they don’t want one of their customers to invite crime by having large amounts of cash around.
- When someone approaches you with a get-rich-quick-scheme involving some or all of YOUR savings, it is HIS get-rich-quick-scheme. If it is a legitimate investment, the opportunity to contribute your funds will still be there tomorrow-after you have had time to consider it.
- If neither of these tips is enough contact Texas Commissioned Security Operations for our Personal Protection Officer service.
OUT AND ABOUT
- Go with a friend whenever possible.
- Stay alert and tuned into your surroundings. Dont daydream
- Try to walk in a confient manner and make brief eye contact when approaching strangers.
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable at a place or inside a location, leave.
- Walk in well lighted areas. Avoid going by dark areas, Vacant lots, alleys, or construction sites.
- Don’t flash cash or expensive valuables.
- Have your car or house keys in hand when approaching your vehicle or home.
- Always let someone know where you are or where you are headed before leaving home or your location.
AT YOUR DOOR/HOME
- Never open your door automatically. Use an optical viewer. At night, draw your blinds or draperies.
- Lock your doors and windows. (Three quarters of the burglaries involving older persons involved unlocked doors and windows; and, less than one half of these robberies are reported.) Keep your garage doors locked.
- Vary your daily routine.
- Use “Neighbor Watch” to keep an eye on your neighborhood. A concerned neighbor is often the best protection against crime because suspicious persons and activities are noticed and reported to police promptly.
- Don’t leave notes on the door when going out.
- Leave lights on when going out at night; use a timer to turn lights on and off when you are away for an extended period.
- Don’t place keys under mats, in mail boxes, or other receptacles outside your door.
- Notify neighbors and the police when going away on a trip. Cancel deliveries such as newspapers and arrange for someone – a neighbor’s child, perhaps – to mow the lawn if need be. Arrange for your mail to be held by the Post Office, or ask a neighbor to collect it for you.
- Be wary of unsolicited offers to make repairs to your home. Deal only with reputable businesses.
- Keep an inventory with serial numbers and photographs of resaleable appliances, antiques and furniture. Leave copies in a safe place.
- Don’t hesitate to report crime or suspicious activities.
- Ask about our alarm response and cctv monitoring services.
SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS
- Be suspicious of anyone who offers you a chance at quick and easy wealth.
- Check out any “Work at home” schemes with your local or state consumer protection agency for legitimacy.
- Never make cash transactions in secret.
- Discuss any large transactions with your banker.
- Don’t give any details about your credit, social security number, credit card or banking information to unknown individuals especially if you did not inquire about product or service.