Get smarter about security with advice from National Home Security Month

UK homeowners are being urged to get smarter about security as part of National Home Security Month (NHSM), a five-week campaign helping to protect the nation’s homes, families and property. 

The theme for Week Four of the annual initiative (w/c October 26) is ‘You call it home, we keep it smart’, designed to create awareness around the latest innovations in smart home security solutions.

As the digital revolution continues, smart security is something that’s moved from the stuff of science fiction to science fact. And it’s not just a trend; there are now more than 15 million ‘smart homes’ in Britain1.

Unfortunately, three quarters (75%) of non-owners are aware of smart home appliances but don’t know much about them2, despite the fact that 89% of ex-burglars say a connected home would deter thieves3.

In response, throughout week four, NHSM will focus on all aspects of smart home security, from doors you can lock from anywhere in the world to cameras that tell you when they spot an intruder.

We’ve also compiled a handy Jargon Buster to help explain some of the terms surrounding smart tech.

Launched in 2013 and backed by high-profile supporters, including lead sponsor Yale, NHSM provides advice and information on how UK residents can keep their homes, possessions and loved ones safe.

The theme for this year’s campaign, which runs throughout October, is ‘You call it home, we keep it secure’, encouraging homeowners to use trusted security products that meet the latest standards.

For the latest campaign updates and top tips, search for National Home Security Month on Facebook and Twitter (#NHSM20).


1 Smart Home Week 2019

2 YouGov: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/technology/articles-reports/2018/08/10/almost-quarter-britons-now-own-one-or-more-smart-h

3 Thisismoney: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-7596291/How-burglar-proof-home-winter-reveal-best-home-security-hacks.html