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National Home Security Month – October 2014

September 24, 2014

It is that time of year again, when we say goodbye to summer and hello to Autumn, with shorter days with darker nights, it is also a time that sees an increase of break in and burglaries.

National Home Security Month is an imitative set up by Yale to highlight the problems of break-ins as the nights get darker, the scheme also offers useful information to help households protect themselves.  Each week throughout October has a different theme, all of which

Week 1 – Week commencing 29th September – National Home Security Month is Back

To kick the campaign off, the first week looks into the Yale Crime Watcher App, this simple to use smart phone app can be used to display the number of burglaries in a location.  The app can also be used to show which security products can be used to protect against intruders

Week 2 – Week Commencing 6 October – Securing Doors and Windows

The second week of Home Security Month gives specific on locks for Doors and Windows.  All types of doors and windows are covered during the week, secondary security devices for doors, such as spy holes and door chains are also covered.

Week 3 – Week Commencing 13 October – Protecting Valuables

During the third week of Home Security Month, the campaign turns to the protect of personal belongings and the best way to keep them safe.  The dangers of social media are highlighted, often a method that criminal use to find potential victims

Week 4 – Week Commencing 20 October – Outdoor Security

It is important not to forget outside security of garages and sheds, where high value items such as bikes, tools and garden equipment are stored.  Sheds that are hidden at the bottom of a garden are easy targets for thieves during the darker nights.

Week 5 – Week Commencing 27 October – Future Home Security

The final week of this campaign looks at future home security and new technologies that are helping to keep us safe and secure

Keep a close eye on our blog and facebook page throughout October, where we will be closely following the National Home Security Month, with extra tips and security advice and product information.

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