This October, National Home Security Month (NHSM) is back for its fourth annual event. Taking place throughout the month, October 2018 will be all about keeping your home safe. Here’s what to expect and why it’s time to start thinking about how secure your home is.
What is National Home Security Month?
NHSM is a nationwide initiative that takes place every October. Sponsored by home security specialist Yale Door and Window Solutions, the next campaign begins on 1 October 2018. Its goal is to improve our country’s home security by helping homeowners identify their properties’ vulnerabilities – and doing something about them.
National Home Security Month is now in its fourth year. The 2018 event will be split into five weekly campaigns – instead of the usual four – each of which will focus on a different aspect of home security. Each of the weekly themes have been designed to increase awareness around home security and its importance across the country, and there’s something to help every homeowner.
National Home Security Month 2018
The five main topics covered by this year’s NHSM initiative are:
- Home alarms and how they can protect your property
- Security standards, including locks for windows and doors
- Outdoor security and how to use CCTV and lighting outside
- The future of home security, including the Smart Home and security gadgets
- How to secure your home during the darker nights
Altogether, these themes will address home security from all angles, meaning there will be something for every homeowner to take away.
Home security advice
This year’s campaign will be full of information and advice on securing a property both inside and out, so it’s a good time to think about your own home security. Whether it’s something you’ve thought about previously or not, it’s never too early to protect your home and everything inside it.
The National Home Security Month website has already published some great information for keeping your home secure. Under its advice section, you’ll find a useful home security checklist that you can work through at your own pace. Use it to double check your own security measures and look for anything you may have missed.
As well as the checklist, you’ll also find some common home security terms explained, as well as a complete guide to home security standards.
Even if you have home insurance, it’s always best to take precautions. One of the main goals of National Home Security Month is to push home security to the forefront of our minds and make us all a little more conscious of the steps we can be taking right now – rather than waiting until something goes wrong.
As the colder, darker months begin to approach – the time when you’re statistically most likely to suffer a break-in – there’s no better time to start thinking about the security of your home. Whether it’s something you’ve already thought about or are yet to turn your attention to, there will surely be something to learn and help your home during National Home Security Month.