National Home Security Month – Is Your Home Security Up To Scratch?

The nights are drawing in so quickly now, and with the clocks set to go back an hour in just over a week’s time, a blanket of darkness will hit us early in the day for the next few months.

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Thieves, and there are plenty of them out there, will welcome this as they will view it as a golden opportunity to target ill-protected residences, one of which may be yours!

It just so happens that October is officially National Home Security Month, an initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of home security to UK homeowners.

So that you’re not a thief’s next victim, be more conscious about security and take note of these three top home security tips:

  1. Commission a window and door upgrade

When scouting out your property, it will be your windows and doors that a thief tries to get the better of. Any minor flaws in your windows and doors will be capitalised on by someone who really knows what they’re doing.

Put your locked windows and doors to the test. If a frame feels flimsy or you notice a bit of give, you must upgrade to double or triple glazed windows and doors – products that both have super-resilient frames and sophisticated locking mechanisms.

  1. Refrain from telling the world you’re away on social media

It’s not always possible to have a trusted friend or neighbour live in your house or check on it when you’re on holiday somewhere. So when it’s empty, the last thing you should do is publicise your absence from home on Facebook, or any other social media platform, as you never know who will be viewing your profile.

Save posting those holiday pics until you return from your jollies, rather than give social media savvy thieves any incentive to pounce on the place.

  1. Fit an alarm system

Surely, most people have an alarm system at home? Shockingly, no!

Home security specialists, Yale, recently found that 70 per cent of Brits don’t have a burglar alarm in their home.

You’re almost asking for trouble by failing to fit an alarm, which makes little sense as it is a great audible deterrent.

Don’t fake it either! A dummy alarm will rarely deceive a streetwise thief.


This obviously isn’t a definitive list of secure measures, but it will hopefully make you more mindful of home security. Request a copy of our various window and door brochures to see some of our secure designs.


Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Gillingham Showroom in Kent, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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