It is estimated that a burglary happens in the UK every 40 seconds, with 40% occurring when a house is empty.* Now we’re entering the summer months, it’s important that we don’t snub these statistics and awareness of home security is raised.
More than 200,000 burglaries took place last summer in the UK.** This is a result of larger numbers of us heading away on holiday leaving homes empty and unsecured.
We also start bringing out valuables, such as bicycles and garden tools, which creates an increase in opportunities for tempted criminals. And we are all guilty of leaving a window open during the day for a bit of fresh air. But did you know 30% of domestic burglaries in the summer occur via an unlocked front door and 26% via open windows?***
As a result, National Home Security Month will be providing homeowners with top tips on how to protect homes, family, and belongings, over the next few month, in order for you to enjoy a stress-free summer!
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