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Police CPI supports National Home Security Month 2021

Police CPI is delighted to once again be supporting National Home Security Month 2021 (NHSM), the annual campaign from leading UK security specialist, Yale.

Taking place every October, the objective of NHSM 2021 is to raise awareness of home security and the importance of taking precautions to ensure your home and loved ones are protected. The campaign runs throughout the month, coinciding with the start of the autumn when the nights start to draw in and the clocks go back an hour.

Police CPI is a police-owned organisation working throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives. Police CPI acts as a catalyst to bring organisations together to reduce crime and the fear of crime to create safer communities. Police CPI initiatives include Secured by Design (SBD), the SBD Alarm standard for installers and the Police Digital Security Centre amongst others.


The 2020 Office for National Statistics Nature of Crime report revealed 76% of domestic burglaries in England and Wales were through a door and in fact 24% of cases where entry was gained, the door was unlocked. Statistics such as this reinforce the need for awareness around home security.

When the dark nights descend, it’s important to have home security measures in place, giving peace of mind that a home is protected against any unwanted visitors. To ensure homeowners are prepared for the winter months ahead, NHSM 2021 will be serving up seasonal tips and advice, to let homeowners know how they can reduce their risk of being targeted by burglars.

Everything from smart alarms, smart security cameras and smart door locks to the importance of having a secure front door and the latest security standards will be covered throughout the month.

To find out more on NHSM, please visit 

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Visit for crime prevention advice and details of security products which have achieved the ‘Police Preferred Specification’ standard.