As the summer comes to an end and the nights draw in, it’s natural to think more about the security of your home. What you may not be aware of though, is that a third of burglaries actually occur in broad daylight and more than half when someone is at home. This can be incredibly distressing and have a significant impact on homeowners’, from affecting their sleep to inducing anxiety.

On a positive note, according to the ONS (Office of National Statistics), domestic burglaries have decreased by 30% in the past year. This is largely due to the national lockdowns and people staying at home more. However, as things return to some kind of normality, including people returning to work at least part of the week, it’s important to ensure your home remains safe and secure.

This is something that is highlighted every October during National Home Security Month. Now in its ninth year, this event offers weekly themed advice and tips on keeping your home, family, and belongings secure.

National Home Security Month 2021

Every week throughout October, National Home Security Month focuses on a different area of home security, covering subjects from home alarms to the best types of locks and windows, as well as seasonal tips to keep your possessions and family safe.

The month is also sponsored yearly by Yale, who will also be offering their advice alongside some exclusive promotions.

Keep an eye on the National Home Security Month website for this year’s full schedule and in the meantime, check out their Home Security Checklist to get a head start on reviewing your home’s security, including:

  • Alarms
  • Entry and exit doors
  • Indoor and outdoor cameras

One aspect not to be overlooked is security when you’re away on holiday, including posting or ‘checking in’ away from home on social media. Burglars are clever and doing this gives them the green light that your home is empty. Asking a neighbour or friend to check on your home and leaving lights on a timer are just a few tips to give you peace of mind.

How Cosyhomes Windows Can Help

Once again, this year Cosyhomes Windows is proud to support and highlight National Home Security Month.

All of our windows have multi-point, espagnolette, or shoot-bolt locking handles. We reinforce our PVCu windows with steel and internally glaze them to make sure that the glass cannot be removed from the outside.

We can also fit fire escape hinges if needed, which helps to ensure that your home is secure but also maintains its safety for those inside.
All of our doors include multi-point locking systems to keep your home secure, reinforced with steel and fully welded, as well as internally glazed, just like our windows. We also use toughened glass to lower the risk of break-ins.

For support and advice on keeping your windows secure, don’t hesitate to contact us.