• Richard Hopkins

One-third Of Brits Improve Home Security In 2019

Homeowners are becoming increasingly conscious of their home security, with one in three having invested in products that are designed to keep their properties safe over the last 12 months.

This is according to the latest research by Duette Blinds, published in Real Homes, which revealed 89 per cents of Brits feel safer if they have security equipment fitted around their home.

Ashleigh Noon, a spokesperson for Duette Blinds, said: “It’s important that you feel safer in your own home.”

She added: “You don’t have to be a victim of crime to take the step and install some level of home security, it’s better to act before something like this happens in order to protect your home and your belongings.”

The most popular security purchase was an alarm, with 65 per cent choosing to purchase this to reduce the chance of their houses being broken into. Home alarms were followed by CCTV (32 per cent), smart doorbells (23 per cent), security doors and windows (18 per cent), and a smart home system to control lighting and blinds (ten per cent).

The survey found Brits spend an average of £495 on home security products, with Ms Noon stating: “You really can’t put a price on security and protecting your safe haven.”

Head of home insurance at Tom Vaughn also recently told readers of the Express to not let home security slip during the summer months.

He stated there were 102,415 burglaries in the UK from June to August last year, as many burglars find it easier to enter homes through open windows when the weather is warm.

It is also important to be vigilant and call a locksmith in Derby as soon as possible if you lose your house keys to ensure this does not increase the risk of a burglary.

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