Take the test here to see how likely you are to be burglarized. The test uses some of the risk factors identified by police officers, security firms, crime stats, and security consultants to help gauge how your behaviors and current security system helps or hurts your chance of being robbed. It’s an interested test and even if you score quite high, there are always ways and places to improve your score. For example, the test notes that most people who score really well are apartment dwellers but also shows that there are several really key security factors – like, for example, a steel door.
What is your Security Risk?
There are some small steps you can take to help mitigate your risk without undergoing a full security analysis. For example, you should never leave mail with your address in your car. There is always the chance that a potential robber could discover your address and (knowing that you’re at work or out and about) tell his friends that your home is empty and primed for a robbery. Or, you should make an effort to get to know your neighbors – that way, if someone suspicious or untoward shows up at your doorstep with a ladder, your neighbors will be more likely to report the crime to the authorities. Or you should never leave doors to the outside of your home unlocked. Even while you’re in your home, you should get into the habit of always locking your doors. As we’ve said many times before, most home robbers are opportunistic — they will rob your home so long as it is easy. There really is nothing easier than unlocked doors.
We love these sorts of quizzes. While they seem quite simplistic, it’s nice to get a third party to evaluate our everyday behaviors.
Did you take the quiz? What did you learn? What sort of changes are you going to make to your home and security?