Isle of Wight residents are being urged to keep a close check on their homes and would-be thieves as part of National Home Security Month (NHSM), a five-week campaign helping to protect the nation’s homes, families and property. Lifeline have teamed up with National Home Security Month as official support partners.
With the pressures of day-to-day life, home security is often overlooked. National Home Security Month (NHSM) is here to raise awareness around the importance of home security so you can be safe in the knowledge that your home, family and belongings are protected. First launched in 2013, the campaign takes place every year in October and offers advice, information and support on how to secure your property as darker nights start to draw in. The theme for this year’s campaign, which runs throughout October, is ‘You call it home, we keep it secure’, encouraging homeowners to use trusted security products that meet the latest standards. Here are a few highlights and tips from NHSM October 2020 to help you be more secure at home.
Research shows that CCTV is the biggest deterrent for intruders. However, despite this, only 14 per cent of UK adults say that they have cameras installed at home. Also, according to a Which? survey of 100 ex-convicts, a huge 71% are put off by having a visual siren, such as the renowned polished silver Lifeline chrome bell box, on display. In response, throughout week three, NHSM will give the low down on how you can use alarms and CCTV to help keep an eye on your home – no matter where you are. For the latest campaign updates and top tips, search for National Home Security Month on Facebook and Twitter (#NHSM20).