National Home Security Month (NHSM) is back for 2015. Now in it’s third year, NHSM has been designed to create awareness around the importance of home security. It officially takes place during the month of October when clocks go back and evenings start getting darker earlier.
Crime statistics show that there is actually a 20% increase in burglaries during Autumn & Winter as criminals take advantage of the longer, darker nights with a reported surge in burglaries during early morning and early evening. October 25th is the date this year the clocks go back an hour so put it in your diary!
The NHSM website offers seasonal tips and home security advice throughout the year, helping to protect the nation’s homes, families and possessions.
Doors are an essential part of any home. They help to keep us protected from unwanted visitors such as burglars and also help to keep the warm air in and cold air out. Most entry doors (or exterior doors such as front or back doors) also have integrated security ranging from basic rim cylinder (‘night latch’) type locks to more secure multi point locking systems.
Some doors have a combination of these such as a rim cylinder and a mortice lock for ‘dead-bolting’ the door. Doors provide us with much needed security and it’s easy to take them for granted until something goes wrong and they need repairing.
Unfortunately door repairs are a common fact of life and at some point you may need to call in an expert to help you with yours. In the meantime, learn about the most common door faults, how you can help to prevent them from occurring and what to do when things go wrong.