1st October 2021
As October arrives, we also welcome the arrival of a brand-new season. From beautiful leaves garnishing the trees to cooler days and the night’s drawing in, the autumn months bring a whole host of changes - including the worry of the security of our homes.
As the clocks go back, you’re statistically more likely to be the target of burglary since thieves typically prefer to operate under the cover of darkness. In fact, recent statistics from Aviva Insurance revealed that 55% of burglaries occur when it’s dark1, making October the perfect month to prioritise protecting your home from this threat.
And, once again, leading UPVC home improvements provider, Eurocell Home, will be supporting National Home Security Month (NHSM), an awareness campaign designed to highlight the importance of protecting our homes as the clocks go back and nights start drawing in.
Running throughout October, the 2021 campaign surrounds the importance of protecting what matters most to you, whether that be your prized possessions, bicycles, cars, expensive electronics or, of course, your family.
And at Eurocell Home, we make it our mission to ensure all our products are designed to meet, if not exceed the recommended security standards, so our customers can feel safe and secure in their homes.
From door cylinders and hinges to window locks and handles, it’s essential that homeowners look to invest in high quality products that will secure their home against a range of burglary attack methods to help protect what matters most - the theme behind this year’s NHSM campaign.
At Eurocell Home, our range of composite doors, including the popular Dales door collection, have been designed to meet the highest security standards, including PAS24 accreditation, giving you peace of mind that your home is securely protected.
With figures from the Office of National Statistics suggesting that 76% of household burglaries in England and Wales occurred when the culprit accessed the home through a door2, these seals of approval provide reassurance for customers that their home will be securely protected if they should be the target of an opportunistic attack.
It’s also essential that a front door should be sturdy enough to halt a burglar’s plans in the unfortunate event of an attack. This in itself can be an effective way of stopping a thief gaining access to your home. And paired with a 3-Star Cylinder for your door lock, you can ensure you door has the maximum level of security, whilst protecting against a range of known cylinder attacks including anti-pick, anti-bump, anti-drill and anti-snap.
If you’re looking to upgrade your front door during the autumn, both composite and UPVC doors are high performing when it comes to securing homes, both offering a suitable level of protection for your property.
Homeowners can also consider adding obscure glass to their front door, not only as a beautiful design feature, but to offer safety and peace of mind knowing no opportunists can scope out the home from the doorstep.
And when it comes to windows, it’s essential that you opt for a window design that includes high security, durable and robust locking mechanisms that can provide significant protection for your home.
Eurocell Home’s Logik range of UPVC windows have locking handles as standard, to provide a heightened level of security, alongside being tested to PAS24 Enhanced Security and British Standard BS6375 for the ultimate security seal of approval.
What’s more, all Eurocell Home’s windows are internally beaded, which ensures that the glass cannot be remove from the outside by any intruders, allowing them to gain access to your home when you’re not around.
And it may seem like obvious advice, but Eurocell Home would recommend a simple tip to ensure your home is kept safe and secure this autumn - simply lock your windows. Whether you’re at home or not, you should keep your windows locked, particularly at night, as open windows offer easy access to your home. In fact, with an open window, an intruder can gain access to your home and get away with your prized possessions in no time at all, without a sound.
So, to help protect your home this National Home Security Month and beyond, Eurocell Home will be giving advice on door and window security across a range of platforms. From expert advice in blog posts, top tips on social media and even the opportunity to win a CCTV kit from the lead sponsors of the campaign, Yale, National Home Security Month will help to put home security at front of mind this month.
So, to find out more about Eurocell Home and this year’s National Home Security Month campaign, please visit www.eurocell-home.co.uk.
2Office of National Statistics, 2020