Tips to En­sure Max­i­mum Alert­ness and Min­i­mum Risk

Consumer Voice - - BFSI Guide -

Make sure your bank has all the nec­es­sary se­cu­rity mea­sures, such as alarm sys­tems, iron-gated rooms, elec­tronic surveil­lance via CCTV, etc. Also, make sure that the safe room is built with con­crete and steel plat­ing of the walls and the floor. Make a list of all the things you are plan­ning to keep in your locker. This will help you cal­cu­late the value of the con­tents, and will help you claim com­pen­sa­tion in case the items go miss­ing. Keep the orig­i­nal bills of all the or­na­ments (if pos­si­ble with a photo in your mo­bile/lap­top) you in­tend to keep in the locker. Visit your locker fre­quently and en­sure that your valu­ables are safe. Op­er­ate the locker at least once a year. Al­ways open your locker after the bank em­ployee, who ac­com­pa­nies you to the vault, leaves the place.

Al­ways en­sure that the locker is prop­erly locked be­fore you leave the vault. If you ever find your locker tam­pered with or dam­aged in any man­ner, im­me­di­ately bring it to the no­tice of the bank man­ager in writ­ing. If you sus­pect foul play, lodge an FIR im­me­di­ately against the bank for the po­lice to in­quire fur­ther in the mat­ter.

– Com­piled by Gopal Ravi Kumar

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