News Staff September 20, 2018

Crime is on the rise and the nights are rapidly lengthening. But are we keeping our homes secure enough?

With National Home Security Month taking place throughout October, there’s no better time to think about the safety of our homes. This awareness-raising month was set up to battle break-ins across the UK and encourage year-round protection — however, October and November in particular are grim months for home security. According to the National Home Security Month website, burglaries and domestic damage increase by a shocking 160% during the Halloween period, with Bonfire Night being statistically the worst night of the year**.

As for the rest of the time, the results aren’t much better. Compared with the previous year, the number of police-recorded burglary offences increased by 6% in the year ending March 2018***. So, if you haven’t already, it’d be a wise move to up your game when it comes to home security.

Leading high street retailer Robert Dyas has a plethora of home security and smart home essentials, from security lights to safes and state-of-the-art alarms and CCTV systems.

“There’s nothing more important than keeping our homes and families safe, and with all the options in our range you can keep every area of your property fully secure, giving you ultimate peace of mind” says Robert Dyas’ Buying Manager, Andrew Georgiou. “Many of us make security mistakes that are so easy to avoid with the right equipment, so whether you live in a large detached house or a small flat, we’ve got something to suit every situation and budget.”