“54% of respondents have home safety concerns at the back of their mind”: ‘Live Safe, Live Free’ research by Godrej Locks
Bangalore: As a part of their annual campaign ‘Har Ghar Surakshit’, Godrej Locks has been celebrating the 15th November as Home Safety Day. Ahead of it’s 7th year of celebration, the brand unveiled for the first time ever, ‘My Home Safety Quotient’ – a test wherein consumers can assess their own homes’ safety through a quick questionnaire.
As a part of their annual initiatives under ‘Har Ghar Surakshit’ – Godrej Locks had announced a programme last year called ‘Live Safe, Live Free Programme’ wherein free home safety assessments were conducted across 52 cities across India in 52 weeks. This programme reached over 17,500 households. Inspired from this programme, the brand felt the need to dive deep into the consumer behaviour and fears when it comes to home safety in 2023 and hence commissioned this research. One of the insights shared that more than half of respondents (54%) still have underlying concerns about home safety.
These kind of insights triggered the thought of introducing a new concept, i.e. The Home Safety Quotient. Introduced this year by the brand, ‘My Home Safety Quotient’ is a test that is accessible on a new microsite designed, wherein consumers can respond to a few easy to answer questions and be assessed via the system on how much risk their home is at. This preliminary assessment is just the beginning, once the Safety Quotient is revealed, consumers have an option of getting a home safety check up and in-depth analysis done by a team of safety experts – for free. The aim is to trigger thoughts for consumers and help encourage them to invest in good home safety and locking solutions.
“Some of the initial insights that we found from the ‘Live Safe, Live Free’ research was that individuals are experiencing hesitancy when it comes to embracing a carefree lifestyle, especially during the festive season – that is now upon us. This is why the ‘My Home Safety Quotient’ is important. As a brand we have always helped our consumers with home safety assessment and spread the word on the need of the right kind of locking solutions at home. This simple test will allow consumers to gauge this themselves. Understand what the Home Safety Quotient is, understand where your home needs those safety upgrades and then if required, you still have an option to call experts for an in-depth analysis.
The launch of the ‘Home Safety Quotient’ is backed by the findings from our research, that shed light on the significant impact of home safety concerns in the lives of many. About 44% of respondents have forgone dinners or social gatherings due to worries about thefts and break-ins during their absence. Moreover, 32% of those surveyed reveal that home safety is a constant thought on their minds. Also, for more than one in every five individuals (22%), safety becomes a prominent concern when planning to celebrate festivals away from home or when visiting relatives.
An uptick in crime rates during the festive season accentuates the paramount significance of giving top priority to home safety. Although the market presents an array of technological solutions, our study brings to light a substantial disparity in the awareness and implementation of these innovations. The core aim of our research and various initiatives that we run annually for consumers, to emphasize the necessity for enhancing safety and convenience to live safe and live free without any worry”, says Mr. Shyam Motwani, Business Head at Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems.
Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems (GLAFS) is a business of Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, is one of India’s most iconic brands and a leader who has been fostering a culture of home safety among consumers since it’s inception, Godrej Locks had conceived and introduced, ‘Home Safety Day’, a nationwide initiative dedicated to raising awareness regarding the essential need to upgrade to advanced home safety technology. This was introduced under a campaign that has been running for over 6 years – ‘Har Ghar Surakshit’.
This year marks the seventh anniversary of ‘Home Safety Day,’ a significant occasion that coincides with the festive season. Hence, with a core philosophy of home safety in mind, the brand encourages consumers to make home safety worry-free, and enjoy the social aspects of the festive season while simultaneously shielding themselves from the risks of thefts and break-ins.