Raising the alarm about home security

To mark the start of National Home Security Month, which launches on 1 October, security specialist Yale is urging homeowners to be vigilant about securing their properties and belongings.

With goods most commonly stolen in burglaries including cash, electrical goods, computers, jewellery and mobile phones there are a number of ways to keep homes and possessions safe.

These include keeping valuables out of sight, remembering to lock windows and doors and not leaving a spare key by the back door. In addition, police studies reveal people are far less likely to become victims of burglary if they have a correctly fitted and well-maintained burglar alarm.

In fact, statistics show up to 84% of burglars avoid homes with alarms and 60% of attempted burglaries carried out on properties fitted with them are unsuccessful, making alarms an excellent form of protection and a deterrent for prospective criminals.

Yale offers a range of alarms to suit any property, from flats to cottages and town houses, giving peace of mind and essential home security. Products range from Easy Fit Alarms that can be installed by homeowners - to the professionally fitted SmartHome Alarmsystem.

For more statistics on alarms have a look at our infographic below.

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