The title of this blog is a statement that should be a given: Women Should Feel Safe in Their Homes. In fact, everyone should feel safe in their homes. However, in my experience as a woman living in a metropolitan city for the first time in her life, that is not always the case.
Crime seems to be inevitable: according to the FBI, there are over a million burglaries in the United States every year. While women are strong, powerful, and capable of anything, it’s not unrealistic for them to feel anxious and scared while living alone. So what can we do to stay safe and to avoid becoming a victim of burglary, especially those of us who would be unable to defend ourselves?
Typically, burglars or aggressors target those who do not have some sort of security system put into place. More so, if there’s a camera, they’re deterred further as they want to avoid their faces being caught on tape (especially if it is an unplanned attack and they are not prepared to hide their face).
I first applied to work for Whoo Intercom because of the safety issues they addressed that I’ve faced as a young, single woman living in the city. I felt drawn to the company because of those features they offered most importantly, along with the other benefits the intercom provides. The older I’ve gotten, the more I realize that there is nothing more important than feeling safe in your own home. If you don’t feel comfortable there, you’ll never be able to relax anywhere else.
It’s important to prioritize safety and be proactive in avoiding critical situations, such as a break in.
Whoo Intercom prioritizes safety by connecting to your smartphone and allowing you to control access to your building from anywhere in the world. Because Whoo Intercom has a one-way video call, residents can feel confident when answering calls/buzz ins that they will not be disclosing their location to the visitor or delivery driver.
I feel confident coming home when I know who has had access to my house during the day, and I think everyone should feel that way.