NHSM is back to bust winter burglaries

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Statistics show there’s a 20%* increase in home burglaries during the darker months, and the average cost of a winter burglary weighing in at a hefty £1,746**.


With this in mind, October 1st marks the start of National Home Security Month (NHSM), supported by Yale, it runs throughout the month and is designed to create awareness around the importance of home security.

To combat the rise in burglary at this time of year, NHSM will feature a series of hints and tips to highlight the ways you can keep your homes and families safe during the dark nights.


The campaign will feature weekly themes, with each focusing on a different aspect of home security to get you security-savvy in time for winter.


The first week will focus on crime in your area, the second will shift to door and window security, followed by protecting valuables, outdoor security and the future of home security.


For more information visit www.homesecuritymonth.com or search for National Home Security Month on Facebook or  Twitter. 


*Aviva insurance
**Halifax Home Insurance