National Home Security Month
October is National Home Security Month which is an event created to raise awareness around the importance of home security.
According to a survey most burglaries occur during the week and between the hours of 6pm and 6am with the average burglar spending just 8-12 minutes inside a home. That small amount of time can cost from £700-£3,000 for homeowners to fix broken doors/locks with an average cost of £2,300 for items stolen.
Despite this 25% of Brits admit to having no home security at all and 70% don’t have a burglar alarm. Also there is a 25% spike in burglaries during the autumn and winter months with 1 in 10 taking place in November. Therefore now is the time to get prepared. Here is a handy checklist that you can download which may help
There are also benefits to increasing your security at home that you may not be aware of. Check out our recent blog on the subject here http://sykesbespokesteel.co.uk/3-benefits-extra-security-property/
Not only is it important to deter opportunist thieves with things like gates, wall top railings, high hedges but also to use simple products such as lighting timers. And of course a good alarm system is a great investment and another good deterrent. For commercial premises just a broken, open window allowing thieves in to grab goods can cost thousands. Decorative security grilles are a great way to help prevent windows getting broken whilst still being able to display products to your potential customers. Here are a few examples of ones we have installed:-
As ever if there is anything that you have seen here that we can help you with please get in touch. You can call us for a free no obligation quotation on 0161 303 7383 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you would just like some advice we are always on hand and happy to help where we can