Show thieves the door with security advice from National Home Security Month

UK homeowners are being urged to shut out would-be thieves 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 One of the annual initiative, which kicks off on October 5, is ‘You call it home, we keep it secure’, designed to create awareness around door security.

Whether you live in a house or a flat, your front door will give a thief a good idea of the levels of security in and around the whole of your property. Burglars are opportunists and notice areas of weakness. If your main point of entry looks secure, they’ll probably think twice about trying to break in.

There were more than 350,000 domestic burglaries in England and Wales in the year ending March 20201, with November being the most common month for home break-ins2. And, according to research, the majority of burglars (74%) gain access through a door3.

In response, throughout week one, NHSM will focus on all aspects of door security, whether it’s information on the latest security standards, or just useful tips and advice on the best products to help homeowners keep their homes safe from break-ins.

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), or visit www.homesecuritymonth.com


ONS: https://www.ons.gov.uk

Co-op Insurance: https://www.co-operative.coop/prime-time-for-burglaries-yet-a-fifth-of-victims-dont-call-the-police

3 Money Supermarket: https://www.moneysupermarket.com/home-insurance/maximum-home-security/