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