Finding time to get your home security in check can seem like a mammoth task, especially with everyday life presenting so many distractions and pressures.

Seasonal shifts bring with them a number of home security dangers. Darker mornings and evenings unfortunately mean our homes are more at risk of burglary, as pesky thieves take advantage of homes being left unlocked in darkness. October is also a time when thousands of students across the country head to university, something criminals are well aware of, with many students taking hundreds or thousands of pounds’ worth of gadgets and equipment with them – yet we’d bet that security of these items isn’t top of a fresher’s to do list…

That’s where National Home Security Month comes in. The entire month of October has been allocated to helping people with their home security woes, offering advice and seasonal tips on how to protect the nation’s homes and most treasured possessions.

Each week there will be a focus on a different element of home security:

–       Week 1 – Introduction to NHSM with simple tips and advice

–       Week 2 – Total home security, focusing on entry points into the home

–       Week 3 – Smart security and connected devices

–       Week 4 – Darker nights and clocks go back

–       Week 5 – Seasonal advice in time for Halloween and Bonfire Night

Did you know that less than a quarter of people we surveyed last year have security alarms fitted on their homes? This shocking statistic, revealed in our 2015 research into the nation’s security habits, tells a story of a blasé attitude towards home security. That’s why we’re supporting National Home Security Month, encouraging the nation to think about their possessions beyond monetary worth – after all, it’s not just money you’d lose if you fell victim to a house burglary whether at home or while living away.

Follow us on Twitter @TalkWithSafe as we share security tips and advice for those looking to up their home security game, especially as winter is coming…

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