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Safety Before Anything- #HowSafeAreYou Campaign by Godrej Locks

Do you feel safe within the four walls of your house? Given to the rise in the number of thefts and burglary, #HowSafeAreYou ?

We usually don’t think on the lines of house safety till we or our near and dear one experience something adverse. And sometimes in spite of being aware of the happenings around, we still hold a complacent attitude. Don’t we?

There is no denying fact that our family’s safety is our topmost priority. And so we must take appropriate measures to ensure the same. Be it being more vigilant or installing proper locks or understanding the psychology of a robber – we must be more proactive in our approach to our safety.

I recently attended an event by Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems that emphasized on the same. Through their campaign #HowSafeAreYou they tried to raise awareness amongst the citizens on home safety.

About #HowSafeAreYou Campaign by Godrej LocksS

Godrej announced 15th November to be observed as ‘Home Safety Day’ in India. The campaign witnessed an informative panel discussion that covered all aspects of home security in detail. The expert panel involved Dr. Kaminidevi Bhoir, Honorary Psychiatric Counsellor for Mumbai Police, Vivek Agrawal, veteran crime journalist and author, Shyam Motwani, EVP and Head of Business – Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems, Prakash N. Borgaonkar, Western Region Head of HelpAge India and a victim of theft over the psyche of a robber.


The campaign involved unraveling the mind of a robber. Releasing videos of reformed robbers speaking on their modus operandi, it gave an insight on what deters a burglar from attacking a home.

Dr Kaminidevi Bhoir, highlighted on the fact that a robber has no conscience –

“A robber or a thief is somebody who has the urge to steal. This act of robbery is a disease and is called kleptomania. Kleptomania is associated with impulse control disorder, where you get an impulse to do a particular thing and you cannot stop it and you go ahead and commit the act, without thinking of its consequences.”


Mr. Prakash N. Borgaonkar, emphasized on the fact that most victims of robberies tend to be senior citizens. Since they are isolated by their family and they easily allow anyone to enter their house, they become a ‘soft target’.

Sharing his experience in crime journalism, Mr. Vivek Agarwal mentioned how for some thieves ‘killing’ is not a taboo and they can go to any extent to make a robbery successful.

Shyam Motwani, from Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems believes, “Preparedness is the key’. Robbers in today’s time are more skilled and prepared in their actions. And so it’s important for the citizens to be equally prepared and planned to tackle an unforeseen situation. He mentions-

“While the police and government have been trying their best to curtail crimes, it is equally the responsibility of the citizens to help police curb crime as well as take appropriate measures to prevent them. “


About Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems

Think about locks, and one brand that definitely strikes our mind is ‘Godrej’. Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems is synonymous with trust, protection and integrity. With changing times, their locks have constantly been updated in form and function. Their world-class smart locking solution is not just abreast with recent technology but also complex and challenging for a robber to crack. Their locks with 3KS technology are customized as per the requirement of the consumers.

Key Take-Aways From The Event

The event was supremely informative and threw light on the responsibility of a consumer. There is no doubt that Godrej has come up with the most innovative locking devices. However we, as responsible citizens, too need be more careful in our approach and take necessary prevention.

  1. Always buy the lock yourself. Invest in a good lock after understanding its technology.
  2. Don’t go by the weight of the lock. Check the strength of its shackle.
  3. Be more vigilant while getting a duplicate key made.
  4. Keep a watch on what’s happening outside your house.
  5. Never share your house keys or pins with strangers.
  6. Change your locks timely and keep your security measure updated.
  7. For locks with thumb printing, always wipe the portion before stamping your thumb.
  8. Raise your voice as a consumer and ask questions.

#HowSafeAreYou Campaign has been truly insightful and eye-opening, especially for moms like us who bear the responsibility of young kids at home and their safety.

The event made me realise that – safety comes before anything and our safety is completely our responsibility. We need to take our safety seriously and be more informed and wise in our choices. 

Did you find this post useful? Do share your views in the comments below.

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This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. thelyricalmomma

    Rightly said that home safety is overlooked aspects of our houses and it’s about time we work on it

  2. mayuraamarkant

    “Don’t go by the weight of the lock. Check the strength of its shackle.”
    My mom, grandmoms and my mother in law always take the lock in the hand and wiegh it. Never knew that the wieght of the lock is not as important as the shackles. Thank you for this insightful post.

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  3. MommyingBabyT

    It was a very informative session indeed. I liked the tips at the end. So important to keep them in mind

  4. Neha

    This looks like a really informative session! Loved the practical and simple tips that were shared.

  5. Varsh

    You summed it all quite well. Home safety is very important. Glad to have met you. ?

  6. such an informative post i am sure the event must have been a super informative event..with the rise in crime it is so important to check the safe measures lock being the most important and i agree robbers have no conscience and its the urge to steal more than necessity for them

  7. Sneha

    Home safety is the utmost need of the hour and very well written Charu

  8. alpanadeo

    Along with other pointers, being aware with our surroudings is very important.

  9. Farhat

    Home safety is indeed so crucial in today’s time. Thanks for sharing such great tips through your article.

  10. Dipika Singh

    Always get the lock with best technology and not by just the Looks of it. Loved this point. It was a great session indeed.

  11. thehappymumma

    Home safety is an issue in current days. It is a a great initiative by Godrej.

  12. anubhutisethmehn

    I really liked the fact the tried to understand the loop holes before making a perfect product for us..

  13. I had seen the video When your had shared it on FB earlier and it was so scary! Thanks for sharing your takeaways from the event.

  14. tuggu.n.mommy

    So true, preparedness is the key. Great initivite by Godrej. We have Godrej locks at our homes since ages. They are the best and safezt5

  15. beingmomtastic

    Truly! Prevention is better than cure! It’s our duty equally to be alert and keep an eye to what’s happening around! Great initiative by Godrej

  16. rohinijames

    We always feel our home safety is guaranteed due to the security in our complex or just because it we feel it just cannot happen to us. A good post and very informative.

  17. Tina Basu

    safety is an important issue, specially for women staying alone, and elderly people. Thanks for sharing this.

  18. Sejal Khanna

    So true! Safety first. Add like the reformed Robber said he will commit a robbery if he makes up his mind to.. it’s only our vigilance and measures like sturdy and reliable locks that can protect us.

  19. PrettyMummaSays

    I saw the video. Scary as hell!! We have Godrej lock installed in our homes. Fingers and toes crossed.

  20. Neha gupta

    Very informative post and so true in today’s world we need to be very careful as he incidents happening around are really scary. This is such a great initiative by Godrej. Loved all tips specially the one around not going by weight of lock. I have been gilt of making that mistake.

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