Home security is a topic that many homeowners overlook, but they shouldn’t. With more than 1.4 million burglaries in the UK in 2018, it’s something that all homeowners should be taking more seriously.

National Home Security Month (NHSM)

This year, National Home Security Month (NHSM) will be holding its seventh annual event, raising awareness of home security issues.

The event, to be held throughout October, will offer homeowners tips, advice and information on how to keep their homes secure. It will span five weeks, each with a specific theme designed to raise awareness and help homeowners with practical, actionable support to keep their families safe.

Week 1: Myths & Misconceptions

NHSM kicks off in week one with a focus on myths and misconceptions associated with home security.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there that’s confusing homeowners and leading many of them to take unnecessary risks with their belongings and safety.

Data from the NHSM suggests that more than 28 per cent of adults in the UK don’t take any precautions to protect their property.

Week 2: Front Door Security

Week two is all about front door security. During this week, representatives from the NHSM will speak about how criminals use the front door as a means to breach home security.

It’s a sobering fact that more than one in twenty burglaries takes place because of an unlocked front door. The NHSM will provide recommendations on how to remember to lock your door and offer advice on security cameras to cover entry points.

Week 3: Outsmarting Techniques

Week three focuses on techniques that homeowners can use to outsmart today’s burglars. With a combination of deterrents, community and smart technology, savvy homeowners can usually repel even the most determined of burglars.

NHSM wants to enable people to get to the stage where they feel secure in their surroundings.

Week 4: New Digital Home Security

The fourth week will concentrate on the emergence of new digital home security technologies and how they’re helping to make people’s houses more secure.

The organisers will separate the gimmicks from the innovations that make a difference. Participants will learn about the power of smart doorbells and app-controlled locks and how these security features have come down in price considerably.

Week 5: Risk Of Winter Burglaries

Week five – the final week of National Home Security Month – will focus on the growing risks of burglaries as the days get shorter towards the winter.

Opportunistic burglars often take advantage of the nights drawing in to steal. The timing of the event, therefore, couldn’t be better. By the end of October, daylight saving will be well and truly in the rearview mirror and burglary season upon us.

Find Out More

If you’re worried about the security of your home, or even if you haven’t thought about it before, NHSM can be a real eye-opener. It teaches you about the kinds of threats that your home faces, the tactics that criminals use, and the ways that they can tell you’re an easy target.

The organisers of NHSM know that fighting criminality is a matter of educating the public. The better informed that homeowners are, the easier it is for them to combat the threat of burglary in their communities and homes. Will you take part in the NHSM?

For more information, visit their official website https://www.homesecuritymonth.com/.