First launched in 2013, National Home Security Month takes place every October and offers advice, information and support on how to secure your property.
Often overlooked due to the pressures of daily life, one of the aims of National Home Security Month is to highlight some of the measures you can put in place to improve your home security and protect your home, family and belongings.
Protect your home, now
According to a 2019 report from Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch, one in three UK adults have been a victim of neighbourhood crime, with 41% being broken into. And according to business data from the insurance provider, November is the month when most burglaries take place.
When gaining access to the property, the report found that 33% of burglars broke down a door, 23% smashed a window and 10% gained access via a window or door left open by accident.
With the night’s drawing in, and the clocks due to go back in a matter of weeks, if you haven’t already got home security measures in place, now is a good time to do so, so you’re well prepared for the winter months.
From setting your alarm to investing in CCTV, installing a security light to making sure your windows and doors are locked, there are many steps you can take to improve your home security, and being vigilant costs nothing.
Keep a look out for any out-of-place characters around your estate, and if you’re friendly with your neighbours, set up a WhatsApp group to report any suspicious activity and keep a lookout for each other. Or, you could consider our Home Response service.
Responding to alarms, performing home checks and scheduling random mobile patrols, our Home Response service is a visible deterrent to burglars, helping to keep your home and community safe.
For more information about our Home Response service, and for a free no-obligation quote, call us on 0800 783 1025.