Neighbourhood Watch Australasia and Crimsafe have joined forces to develop the ‘Secure Score’ platform – a home security audit tool that rates the effectiveness of householders’ overall home security, taking into account current home features and security set up.
Australian households can complete the new free Secure Score calculator to uncover a security rating out of 100 for their home, and then access a tailored action plan highlighting the steps that can be taken to improve their score to better protect their home.
Crimsafe CEO Jim Sturgess says this is an opportunity for Australian families to take control of their home security at a time when our homes are more valued and important than ever. “The last reported quarter by ABS (December 2020) saw a 26% increase in unlawful entry with intent*,” said Mr Sturgess. “If there’s anything these last two years have taught us, it’s that our homes and the lives we lead inside them are the most valuable things we have.”
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia CEO Maria Bennett said “With our local community insights and connections, combined with Crimsafe’s home security expertise we’re aiming to make a real impact through increasing education around home security and ultimately reducing crime in local neighbourhoods.”
Click below to access the Secure Score tool – and take stock of your home’s security today.
From 1-31 March it’s Neighbourhood Watch Month! As well as completing the Secure Score Quiz, consider joining a NHW Group in your local area, and you can click below to download our Tiered Action Plan to help boost your home’s security.