Clearview National October 2018 - Issue 203 - Page 38

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS HOW UNDERSTANDING THE PITFALLS OF EVERYDAY HOME SECURITY HELPS INDUSTRY INSIDERS While we must always keep security in mind in the industry, National Home Security Month (NHSM) taking place this month aims to raise awareness for homeowners and end users around the importance of this topic. » » IT IS TOO EASY FOR US TO ASSUME that the public are as clued-up as we are when it comes to safe windows and doors, but that is because we work in this industry every day. And so, with the demands of daily life often taking over, home security is easily overlooked, or thought to be ‘good enough’. To truly safeguard our home, family and belongings, not only is it increasingly important for consumers to seriously consider home security, but also for those in fenestration to be familiar with the issues that the public are facing so that everyone in the supply chain is doing their utmost to stay safe. Throughout October, NHSM will cover crucial security topics including home security measures – predominantly focusing on window and door locks as well as how to safe-guard valuables inside the home. Official supporters of NHSM 2018, Quickslide is an industry leader in high-quality windows and doors specialising in bespoke, design-led QUICKSLIDE’S TOP FIVE HOME SECURITY TIPS windows and doors fitted with pioneering security features. Quickslide has put together the following advice for NHSM to ensure people stay protected and have total confidence in the products that we as an industry fabricate and install… During the darker months, there’s a recorded 20% increase in home burglaries with a staggering 30% of all burglars gaining access through an open or unlocked window or door. Of course, this is easily remedied by introducing a basic home security routine of locking all windows and doors whenever you leave the house and especially at night but with domestic burglary on the rise by more than 30% - it’s vital to introduce additional security measures. Quickslide has put together the top five home security tips, which are easy to implement and should be considered alongside NHSM’s weekly focuses throughout October to protect your home and family. By implementing these simple, security measures in addition to NHSM’s key recommendations, you can vastly improve the security of your home and reduce the likelihood of a break-in – keeping both your home and family safe. 38 » OCT 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M 1. Change all locks and tumblers when you move into a new home or if you lose a set of keys. 2. Don’t leave spare keys in obvious places such as under a doormat or plant-pot – this will be the first place that an intruder will look. *Top Tip: Wrap y