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NATIONAL HOME SECURITY MONTH

Little changes can make a big difference in protecting your home. Here's all you need to know to help keep your home secure.

Door lock being broken

Burgled home owners face an average bill of £700-£3,000 to fix broken locks. Discover how to secure your home.

Man looking at chaos in his room after burglary

Many break-ins are committed by burglars who live in the nearby area. Keep your home safe, wherever you are.

Person entering code on alarm keypad

Burglaries spike by a huge 38% when the clocks go back. Protect your home during darker nights.

Young Man Spraying Fire Extinguisher On Microwave Oven In The Kitchen

More household fires are caused by accidents in the kitchen than anywhere else. Explore fire safety tips.

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.

Checklist box with paper and a pen on wooden table

Home Security Checklist

Everything you need to keep your home safe and secure.

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Alarm sensor fitted to top corner of room

Alarm would-be thieves

The presence of an alarm system can help discourage potential criminals from targeting a property.

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Talking to delivery man through phone and video doorbell.

Knock, knock – who's there?

See, hear and speak to visitors from anywhere with a video doorbell. Get alerts and answer the door with your phone.

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Planning on going away?

Thieves strike when they know you're not home. With a few simple steps you can help secure your home, wherever you are.

House lights being switched on by phone

Lights on, no-one's home

Enjoy peace of mind while you're away. With smart lighting you can program your lights to turn on and off, so it looks like you're home.

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Wall safe being locked and secured

Play it safe

Protect important valuables or papers with a fire-proof safe. Fasten it to the floor or wall so an intruder can't easily walk off with it.

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Using phone to check cameras all around the home.

Keep on top of what's going on

It's easy to keep an eye on your home while you're away with smart cameras that connect straight to your phone.

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SHINE A LIGHT ON DARK NIGHTS

Research shows that when the clocks go back, burglaries spike by 38%. Carefully secure your home and outdoor space.

Security light fixed to outside wall

Light it up

Make sure your property is well lit, and that your garden is tidy, so burglars don't have anywhere to hide.

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Tools being secured in locked garden storage unit

Lock it up

Store garden tools and ladders securely in your shed or garage, as these can be used to help thieves break into your home.

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Green Slate Chippings

A touch of gravel

Putting in gravel paths around your house makes it harder for anyone to approach without you hearing them.

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FIRE SAFETY

36% of fire-related fatalities occur when there was no alarm present in the building. Equip your home so you're always protected.

Smoke detector with house and blueprints

Alarmed & ready

You are twice as likely to die in a house fire that has no smoke alarm than a house that does. A smoke alarm should be fitted to each level of your home.

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Fire blanket on wall

The best security blanket

More than half of accidental fires at home are started by cooking. Keep a fire blanket in the kitchen to quickly smother the fire and starve it of oxygen.

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Kettle plugged into a smart plug

Left something on?

An estimated 650,000 UK house fires were caused by a beauty appliance being left on. With a smart plug, you can turn any appliance off with your phone.

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