Raising Awareness of Crime Prevention
Recognizing the importance of contributing to the development of local communities, SECOM holds crime-prevention workshops and seminars that inform people how to protect themselves from a variety of dangers. Other activities include using our website and books to raise awareness about crime among children and women.
Conveying “safety and peace of mind” to children
The SECOM Safety Committee for Parents was formed in 2005 due mainly to the efforts of SECOM employees who have children. From the perspective of parents and safety professionals, the committee holds crime-prevention workshops, operates a website, publishes books, and conducts various other activities aimed at raising awareness on how children can avoid danger and protect themselves.
SECOM Child Safety Workshop
Since July 2006, we have held workshops for raising safety awareness among children by using unique educational materials created by SECOM.
These safety workshops are held in response to requests by guardians (parents), PTAs, schools, etc. Workshop venues include schools (ranging from kindergartens to high schools) and event halls. The workshops are attended by children, guardians, school officials, and other related parties. SECOM employees serve as instructors and explain important points on how children can avoid crime.
Number of workshops: 116
Number of participants: Approx. 15,000
SECOM Child Safety Workshop—raising awareness for child safety
Child Safety Blog
The Child Safety Blog is operated by researchers who also serve as security consultants and seminar instructors at SECOM’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory, which conducts research on basic technology.
In order to raise awareness of child crime prevention and make it a familiar issue, the blog introduces crime-prevention measures in an easy-to-understand format while introducing actual examples of incidents which occur in daily life. The blog was opened in 2006, and since then, it has been providing the latest information.
Frequency of blog updates: Biweekly
Child Safety Blog—a website introducing crime-prevention measures for children
Co-sponsored work experience theme park “Kandu”
In April 2019, we co-sponsored the Kandu work experience theme park, operated by AEON MALL KIDSDREAM, LLC. We opened the “SECOM Security Center” booth, where children can experience SECOM’s work.
The SECOM Security Center aims to provide activities that make full use of the latest security systems, and give children a sense of accomplishment and joy by delivering safety and peace of mind to society through work experience.
Work experience theme park Kandu
Conveying “safety and peace of mind” to women
The SECOM Safety Committee for Women was formed in 2007 mainly by female employees at SECOM. From the perspective of women and safety professionals, the committee conducts initiatives such as holding crime-prevention seminars for women, operating a website, and supervising publication of books on crime prevention.
Crime-prevention seminar for women
Since April 2008, we have held seminars for raising safety awareness among women, using unique educational materials created by SECOM.
These seminars are held in response to requests by schools, universities, corporations, etc. SECOM female employees serve as instructors and hold lectures on actual crime conditions, security, and disaster-prevention measures.
In the past, seminars were mainly held by female employees from the Public Relations Department. However, from September 2018, to respond to growing needs for crime-prevention seminars, we organized a system that enables female employees in every regional headquarters to hold seminars.
Number of seminars: 43
Total number of participants: 4,006
Female employees give lectures on crime-prevention measures, etc.
“Women's Secure Life Navi” website
Operated by the SECOM Safety Committee for Women, this website provides information on crime-prevention and disaster-prevention measures for women.
From a female perspective, the website provides information to support safety for women. Features include the “Crime-Prevention & Disaster-Prevention Column for Women,” written by committee members, information regarding trends/measures for crimes such as molestation, robbery, purse-snatching, and stalking, information on preparing for disasters, responses in the event of disasters, and introduction of crime-prevention/disaster-prevention items carefully selected by SECOM. The website celebrated its 10th anniversary in July 2018.
Frequency of column updates: Biweekly
“Women's Secure Life Navi” website provides information on crime-prevention and disaster-prevention measures for women
Conveying “safety and peace of mind” to the elderly
SECOM operates a website providing information that helps the elderly live with safety and peace of mind.
“Secure Club for Seniors” website
This website was opened in 2010 and conveys information useful for elderly people to live with safety and peace of mind.
The website supports the elderly by providing a wide range of information including crime-prevention and disaster-prevention measures and information on health for seniors.
Health worries consultation room: Quarterly
“Secure Club for Seniors” website supports an active life for the elderly
SECOM Nursing Care Support Blog
Since September 2016, this blog has transmitted information for achieving fulfilling and competent nursing care. It is aimed at people who are experiencing difficulty with nursing care or those preparing to start nursing care.
By utilizing the experience and expertise of SECOM Medical System Co., Ltd., a company conducting business in healthcare, nursing care, health, and preventive services, the blog transmits useful information for nursing care.
Frequency of blog updates: Weekly
SECOM Nursing Care Support Blog
“Safety and peace of mind” overseas
Initiatives for raising awareness overseas
Our overseas Group companies also conduct activities for raising crime-prevention awareness at subscribers, etc. For activities under a very different environment from that of Japan, we conduct safety seminars tailored to the characteristics of each country and region.
In addition, we hold SECOM child safety workshops for Japanese schools in various locations and cardiopulmonary resuscitation workshops using AEDs.
Taiwan Secom Co., Ltd. plans and holds a workshop on AED use in a mountain village (July 2020)
Transmitting information beneficial to society
SECOM Security Blog
As a safety professional, SECOM set up the SECOM Security Blog in 2013 as a convenient safety guide that ordinary citizens can trust. It introduces key points regarding new crime trends, tips on crime prevention, crime-prevention and disaster-prevention measures for the home, crime prevention for children, women, and the elderly, and disaster and accident prevention.
Frequency of blog updates: Monthly
SECOM Security Blog: Rely on SECOM for safety and peace of mind in your daily life
Publication of books
SECOM works to spread knowledge and raise awareness related to crime prevention by publishing books as those listed below.
- Picture books on crime prevention
“Suu the White Ghost”
“Hey Mommy! Watch Me”
“Safety Lessons for Parents and Children” series
- “Safety Manual for Protecting Your Children” (lessons from crime-prevention professionals)
- “Protecting Our Precious Children” (written by SECOM)
- “Children’s Safety Manual” (written by SECOM)
- “Protect yourself! Imminent danger”
- “Anshin book for crime and disaster prevention for persons living alone” (written by SECOM)
Crime-prevention books published by SECOM
Utilization of Social Networking Services (SNS)
SECOM utilizes SNS to transmit information on safety and peace of mind in daily life, utilizing SECOM’s many years of expertise related to crime and disaster prevention.
Through blogs and columns, this account provides updated information for safe living and the safety of children, the elderly, and women.
Number of followers: Approx. 690,000
Frequency of postings: Twice per week
Through blogs and columns, this account provides updated information for safe living and the safety of children and women, along with other information for raising crime-prevention and disaster-prevention awareness.
Number of followers: Approx. 680,000
Frequency of tweets: Twice per week