Era has joined with Neighbourhood Watch to promote its WIDE(N) burglary prevention initiative following research by the organisation showing that burglary is now one of the most feared crimes in the country.

The Crime and Community study, commissioned by Neighbourhood Watch found that after antisocial behaviour, burglary is one of the most feared crimes, with 52% of Brits noting it as a top concern.

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch, said: “The results from our latest survey found that burglary remains a significant concern for people across the UK. 

“This comes as no surprise, as it is thought that a burglary takes place every 106 seconds which is why prevention remains a primary focus for Neighbourhood Watch.”

The WIDE(N) burglary prevention initiative is made up of five steps for keeping homes protected:

W: WINDOWS: Keep your windows locked

I: INTERIOR: Put inside lights on a timer/smart bulb

D: DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors

E: EXTERIOR: Put outside lights on a sensor

(N): NEIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for your neighbours

Era product and customer support manager Sumier Foster-Shah said: “With over half of the Crime and Community survey’s 28,000+ respondents voicing concerns about burglary, door manufacturers and fabricators are well placed to share home security advice and guidance with their valued customers.” 

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