Two thirds of UK homeowners have not upgraded their home security in the last two years and barely a quarter (27%) know what type of lock they need to prevent lock snapping despite rising burglary statistics, according to a survey by Yale to mark the tenth National Home Security Month.

Paul Atkinson, managing director at Yale Door and Window Solutions, said: ““Although we’ve been a part of the campaign for a decade, it’s fair to say the statistics collated in our recent survey show the continued importance for education on the topic of home security.

“With the heightened promotion of NHSM this year, the door and window industry should look to get behind the campaign and this increased interest and focus on home security.”

“This year, we once again have several big-name brands including B&Q, Screwfix and Amazon, supporting the NHSM campaign, all with the same aim of spreading the message of improved home security far and wide. And NHSM will be doing this through a national radio campaign, social media content and promotions in-stores and online.

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