A look back at the NHSM campaign 2016
October is over and therefore so is National Home Security Month for another year. Here is a round-up of everything that we did over the month:
Using the themes set by the national campaign, we created original blog posts for each of them. They were as follows:
- Week 1: NHSM is back
- Week 2: Safe as Houses
- Week 3: Smart Home Security
- Week 4: Dark Nights
- Week 5: Spooky Season
Daily Home Security Statistics
We compiled 31 home security statistics that we thought everybody should really be aware of. These included fairly commonly known things like ‘30% of burglaries happen via an unlocked door’ and ‘25% of burglaries use lock snapping’ to more shocking stats such as ‘on average, only 14% of burglaries in England result in arrest’, ‘33% of people will experience a burglary at some point in their lives’ and ‘87% of burglary victims fail to have a single item stolen returned to them’.
These stats were posted every day throughout October on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. You can see all 31 stats here.
We have provided guest blogs and we have featured them. Our blog about the dangers of sneak in thieves was featured on the national campaign’s guest blog section and we collaborated with a local company, Value Doors, to exchange blogs. We wrote one for them about door security and good ‘door etiquette’ and they kindly produced one for our website with an overview of different types of door and how they compare on security.
Thank you to Gen Hulley at Value Doors and to the national campaign organisers for their collaboration.
Throughout the month we have been keeping track of the keys that we’ve cut and pledged 40p for every key as a donation to Remedi UK, a Yorkshire charity specialising in restorative justice. Between keys cut and donations made by customers in the shop, we are donating a total of £250 to the charity. A representative will be coming in to collect their cheque next week.
You can see everything that we did for NHSM16 here. The campaign might be over but that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to share our expertise about home security. We will of course continue to use our blog, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed to maintain awareness of the issues and to share our tips and advice.