Home Hardware is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s National Home Security Month (NHSM) – an annual campaign from leading UK security specialist, Yale.

Taking place every October, the aim of NHSM 2019 is to raise awareness of home security and the importance of taking precautions to protect your home.

The campaign runs throughout the month and coincides with the start of the autumn when the nights start to draw in and the clocks go back an hour.

Last year, it was reported that seven homes in the UK were burgled every minute over the course of a year*, with burglaries more likely to involve forced entry into unoccupied houses during the autumn/winter months.** Yet, surprisingly, 28% of UK adults still admit to taking no security precautions at home, leaving their property and loved ones vulnerable**.

In response, NHSM 2019 will be serving up seasonal tips and advice, as well as highlighting a different element of home security each week of the campaign, to let homeowners know how they can reduce their risk of being targeted by burglars.

Everything from smart technology to the importance of having a secure front door and Neighbourhood Watch schemes will be covered.

As part of NHSM 2019 Home Hardware are running a facebook competition to win a Sterling KeyMinder key storage box, no more leaving keys under the doormat! You can enter this competition on your local Home Hardware shop’s facebook page! Also have a look at the checklist below on how you can secure your home this winter!

For advice and exclusive offers on home security solutions and more information on NHSM, please visit www.homesecuritymonth.com

For the latest campaign updates and top tips, search for National Home Security Month on Facebook and Twitter (#NHSM19)

*The Independent
**Co-op Insurance