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Secure your home in time for Summer!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

In short, National Home Security May Day encourages Brits to secure their homes in time for summer. The May bank holidays are the perfect time to tackle domestic DIY and renovation projects, and research has revealed that this spring bank holiday, more than two-thirds of Brits will do just that!*

But whether you’re thinking about wallpapering the living room, re-tiling the bathroom, or building a conservatory to create your ‘dream home’, it’s important to think about protecting your property too.

With this is mind, National Home Security May Day, sponsored by home security specialist Yale, will take place on spring bank holiday Monday (30th May), with a run-up throughout May. The campaign will provide numerous home security tips and advice so that we can all ensure our homes are protected in time for summer.

According to research from Halifax, domestic burglaries increase by as much as 10% in the spring and summer months, with a huge 40% increase in outdoor thefts. This is a result of more of us leaving windows and doors open while we’re out in the garden enjoying the sunshine and also leaving valuables, such as bicycles and garden furniture, unsecured outside making them easy pickings for opportunistic thieves on the prowl.

There is also a marked increase in burglaries during summer months due to larger numbers of people going on holiday and leaving their houses empty, unsecure and unguarded. Simple, low cost security options can make a huge difference, and many ‘smart’ security products are a lot easier to fit than you might think.

As part of the May Day campaign, National Home Security Month are offering one lucky person the chance to win £100 worth of Love2shop vouchers and a Yale Smart Home Alarm & View Kit. To get involved, check out the Facebook page by searching for 'National Home Security Month'.

This year, home electronics retailer Maplin is also getting involved and will be offering radio and social media competitions, as well as in-store and online promotions, so keep your eyes peeled.

For more information on National Home Security May Day, visit the National Home Security Month website.

For more information on Yale products and services visit www.yale.co.uk 

*source - The Mirror