October sees the return of National Home Security Month, and we are delighted to be supporting this nationwide initiative. Over the course of the month we'll be bringing you some top tips on keeping your home, possessions and family safe and secure, along with a closer look at some of the products that can help achieve that.
Each week has a different theme, starting off with a 'Top Tips' week. In this week we'll look at ensuring you're taking steps all year round to keep your home secure. Did you know that it is estimated that a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK? We'll be looking at some of the things you can do to reduce the likelihood of your home being targeted. You can read our 'Top Tips for your Home Security' post on the link below:
Week 2 is themed around the idea of "Safe as Houses". During this week we'll look at the range of 'traditional' security solutions you may be considering for your home. From British Standard rated locks, through to making sure you lock your doors when you go out (one in five people admit to not doing this!), we'll run through some top tips for you to help keep your home secure.
If 'smart' technology is your thing, then week 3 is the one for you, with the theme of Smart Home Security. With an ever increasing range of apps, gadgets and gizmos to choose from, controlling your home security from your smart phone or tablet, from wherever you are in the world, is easy to do. That said, it is important to ensure that you've got the right combination of products and systems, and we'll take a look at some of the latest additions to the market, and their features and benefits.
As the month draws to a close, week 4 has the theme of Dark Nights. During this week we'll consider how to improve the security around your premises, covering gardens, gates and sheds, and how best to keep them secure. Did you know that 37% of people admit to not having a lock to secure their garden? Make sure you’re not one of them!
The final week of National Home Security Month is themed around 'Spooky Season' and with Halloween and Bonfire Night featuring in the calendar, we'll offer some tips on how to avoid any unpleasant surprises from masked visitors or things that go bump in the night! With burglary and domestic damage increasing by 160% during the Halloween period, it’s good to get a head start on taking steps to reduce the chances of featuring in those statistics.
Stay tuned for our Q&A and Top Tips videos over the month too, and if you’ve got a question you’d like answered, get in touch!
Statistical information supplied by National Home Security Month.