Home and Lifestyle



Did you know that October is National Home Security Month (NHSM)?

NHSM is returning for it’s fourth consecutive year to bring you even more tips and advice on keeping your family and property safe this winter. The initiative is sponsored by security specialist Yale who want to raise awareness of the importance of home security to keep your family and possessions safe.

I was shocked to find out that a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK, and thefts surge by 38% following the clocks going back and the evenings becoming darker. I find those statistics staggering.

The good news is NHSM is here to help, and each week through October they will be highlighting different elements of home security so we can all brush up on our home security and keep our families and property safe.

Week one will be an introduction to NHSM and will provide simple tips and advice on how to protect your home and belongings this winter. Week two will cover total home security, exploring traditional security solutions on protecting the entry points to your home.

Whilst week three looks at the fast growing smart security industry, and provides advice on how connected devices can help keep you and your family home secure, all at the touch of a button. Week four will raise awareness of the darker nights to coincide with the clocks going back and will help raise awareness of the importance of ensuring your home and any outbuildings are fully secured.

And finally, week five provides seasonal advice to coincide with the increase in damages and thefts around Halloween and Bonfire night.

I like to think I know how to keep my family and property safe. However, I know there’s always room to learn, which is why I will be following NHSM to pick up any tips and advice that will help keep my family and home secure.

If you would like to join me and stay up to date with NHSM why not follow them over on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the campaign and how you can get involved, please visit www.homesecuritymonth.com.nhsm16-logo

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