Antecedents of domestic servants should be verified where ever possible through the police before they are employed. Keeping a record of finger prints, photographs and personal details of all domestic servants may be useful.
Discussion about tours etc. necessitating absence from home should be avoided in the presence of servants.
It is prudent to ensure the presence of a member of the family to oversee the servant's work in the office room, bed room etc. This will minimize the possibility of his tampering with anything or planting booby traps etc.
Whenever a domestic servant is dismissed for misconduct, the fact must be intimated to the local police immediately.