Installing security screens, doors, and windows to keep your home safe and secure is a high priority for a very large number of families across Australia. Theft and robbery crimes are on the rise all over the country, and people want to ensure they have the best possible safety measures.
Thankfully, the team over at Crimsafe has developed a free new online tool that allows you to check your current levels of protection against intruders – SecureScore. Using this tool, you can find out what areas of your home may need some attention to best prevent thieves from entering your home.
How Does SecureScore Work?
Crimsafe’s SecureScore is a home security online tool that asks you questions about your home security and will present you with a score out of 100, with a higher score indicating better security. You will also be presented with individual ratings related to your street, yard, and home security in more detail, including areas you can improve on to further boost security.
Since this is all done online without any professionals present to physically inspect your home, you will need to answer the questions as honestly as possible. You will also be presented with the option to find your nearest Neighbourhood Watch group and get your results emailed directly through to you.
Some examples of recommendations the tool can give include:
- Keep a clear view of your front yard so suspicious individuals can be seen.
- Install electronic security alarms and cameras.
- Put lights on timers when you’re away.
- Leave some old shoes at the door to trick thieves into thinking someone is at home.
- Improve security while maintaining good airflow with security screens and doors.
- Get a dog – dogs can alert homeowners to any intruders.
Is SecureScore Effective?
Many families are already turning to Crimsafe SecureScore to check their home security levels as the rate of breaks and enters continues to rise. While it can’t get too deep into specifics of your exact property features, having points of interest presented in this manner can help many people who wouldn’t know where to start.
Channel Nine’s ‘A Current Affair’ told the story of the Hassan family who had their home broken into and upwards of $12,000 worth of items stolen. It was an eye-opening experience for the Hassans, who now wish they had known SecureScore’s advice earlier.
Crimsafe CEO Jim Sturgess told A Current Affair that simple steps such as dog signs and CCTV can be good deterrents for burglars. And with an expected rise in burglaries as summer draws near, checking your SecureScore could further help you to protect your home.
Neighbourhood Watch CEO Maria Bennett highly recommends the tool, citing that their main goal – crime prevention – is what SecureScore aims to achieve.
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