As daylight hours wane and darkness lingers, the risk of home burglaries tends to rise, with would-be intruders seizing this as an opportunity to enter homes undetected.
This heightened awareness is shared by a majority of British residents, with 76.5% of us expressing increasing concern about our home’s safety during the autumn months, according to a survey by security experts, ADT. Yet, even with this awareness, burglary rates remain dishearteningly high in various regions of the country.
To underscore the importance of taking proactive measures to safeguard your home, October is designated as National Home Security Month, an annual campaign that began in 2013. Utilise their postcode checker to check the safety of your neighbourhood, helping you to make informed decisions to protect your property.
It’s vital to understand that any indication of vulnerability in your home warrants immediate action, as failing to act can encourage criminal activity.