What is national home security month?
Taking place in October, National Home Security Month is a nationwide campaign designed to raise
awareness around all aspects of home security by offering advice, information and support.
Did you know...
25% of Brits admit to having no home security and these homes are 5 times more likely to be
burgled than those with simple measures in place.
Burgled home owners face an average bill of £700-£3,00 to fix broken locks and £2,300
worth of stolen goods.
Play it safe
Burglars notice areas of weakness like open windows, poor quality door locks and vulnerable outbuildings. Don't get caught out, learn how to keep your home secure.
Keep commonly stolen items, like cash and jewellery, in a home safe
Check all windows are fitted with at least one key-operated lock
Only 9% of property taken during burglaries is recovered
70% of home owners revealed they don't have a burglar alarm.
Schooling in smart technology
From smart cameras to smart lighting, there's a wide range of smart products that can improve your home security.
Have you thought about...
55% of people like the idea of being able to control their home security through an app. Forgot to
turn the lights off? Not sure if you locked the door? Or just wondering what the dog is up to?
Want to see who's at the door? Smart technology gives you complete piece of mind and control
of your home, even if you're not there.
Shine a light on dark nights
Research shows that when the clocks go back, burglaries spike by 38%. Discourage any potential burglars by carefully securing your home and outdoor space - a home without a security system is 300% more likely to be burgled.
Top tipsAs the weather cools, lock ladders, tools and furniture away with a heavy-duty, weatherproof padlock.
Install security lighting to the front and back of your home to increase visibility and deter thieves.
Make sure your CCTV system has infrared LED night vision to keep an eye on your property around the clock.
Halloween and bonfire night are statistically the worst days for burglaries, with the number of break-ins skyrocketing by 160%. Beat the midnight monsters with these seasonal guidelines.
Top tipsInvest in a letterplate restrictor to stop thieves from accessing keys or the door lock.
Display a 'No Trick or Treaters' sign if you'd prefer to be left alone over Halloween.
Lock all windows and doors before you leave the house in the evening. 20% of us admit to leaving our front doors unlocked!