What is Home Security Risk Assessment and Why it Matters?

Risk assessment is the easiest way to identify security vulnerabilities in your home. Apart from determining your risk levels, it also helps you find the best security solutions that meet your specific requirements.

With so many home security products flooding the market, how do you determine which one’s the right fit for you?

This is where Risk Assessment comes into the picture.

To start off, let’s get the basics right!

What is Risk Assessment?

It’s a systematic procedure that identifies areas in your home or office, which are vulnerable to attacks by intruders, thieves, and other miscreants. The objective of a risk assessment is to determine the type of security system, which you need for your home.

Simply put, at the end of the risk assessment, you can quickly identify the security system that best suits your specific needs.

Here, take a look at the top benefits of a Home Security Risk Assessment

  • Prevent Security Breaches

Risk assessment is the best way to predict future security problems and prevent them from occurring. When homeowners carry out the risk assessment, they can identify all security risks at home and address them accordingly. This increases your chances of protecting the property from future security breaches.

  • Update your Existing Security System

Just because you have a security system in place, it doesn’t mean that your security game plan is top-notch. With a risk assessment, you can easily identify weak areas in your current security system and update it to improve protection further.

  • Identify the Exact Security System you need

The home security market is flooded with a dizzying array of gadgets. However, not all these security devices suit all types of homes. For instance, the security needs of a studio apartment are vastly different from an individual bungalow. What more, the security requirements depend on several other factors like the number of household members, their age, and so on.

Factors influencing Risk Levels

Here are a few key factors that affect the risk levels of your property.

  • Housing Types like individual bungalows, gated community, or apartment complexes. Larger houses generally mean more space and more areas that could be prone to break-in and other vulnerabilities. A Gated community or apartment complex generally has more controlled access and better vigilance.
  • Family Structures like a nuclear family, joint family, solo individuals/senior citizens, etc. A smaller family could mean that house could be unattended often.
  • Age of members in the household as senior member and young children are easy targets for crimes and break-ins.
  • The frequency of travel by household members and the number of hours in a day when the home is unoccupied
  • Number of domestic workers and number of earning members in the family. This also affects the vulnerability of the home as more the earning members, the lesser time they are likely to spend at home. Domestic workers could help in aiding security at home and reduce the risk of a break-in.
  • Distance from the nearest friend’s or relative’s house and the time taken by your neighbour to reach your house. This could help in providing support in case of a break-in or call for help.
  • Distance from the nearest local police station, fire station, and hospital. Being closer to such public facilities could reduce risks of break-in as such areas are under stricter vigilance.
  • Crime in the neighbourhood
  • The number of entry points to your home including doors, windows, and ventilators
  • Presence of intercom systems, professional security guards/watchmen, and guard dogs

Introducing the EuroVigil Risk Assessment Tool

It’s a unique online tool that helps you identify the risk levels of your property. Apart from identifying the security vulnerabilities of your home, it helps you in choosing the right solution to overcome the risks.

How to use it?

Click here to start the questionnaire. Answer the simple questions to find the right Eurovigil security products that best suit your specific needs and amp up your home security with the best products on the market.

Get started with a risk assessment today and reduce your risk levels!

Clare Louise Author