National Home Security Month (NHSM) returns in October for its sixth consecutive year, and will aim to make homeowners aware of the risks to their home security.
With figures revealing that domestic burglaries have risen by 8% across the UK, and with only 5% reportedly being resolved by police, homeowners are said to be becoming increasingly aware of the threat of home burglaries. Further statistics have also revealed that a quarter of homeowners admit to having no security measures in place.
This year’s campaign will follow the theme, ‘Make your home your castle’ and will launch on 1 October for five weeks, with each week providing its own dedicated theme in relation to all things security.
The first week will see the launch of the campaign, kicking-off with a focus on home alarm systems. From traditional to Smart alarms, NHSM will be exploring how alarms not only act as an excellent visual deterrent but can also provide remote protection for properties and outbuildings.
The second week will explore security standards, exploring window and door locks in particular with the following week examining outdoor security.
In week four, the focus will be on Smart security, taking a look at Smart Door Locks, Smart Home Alarms, CCTV kits and IP Cameras. The campaign will also aim to highlight how the rise in Smart technology is transforming how people secure their homes.
The final week will take place during the build-up to Halloween and Bonfire Night which is said to be statistically the worst time of year for burglaries.