Burglary remains a top concern for Brits, research finds


A leader of the home security business ERA has encouraged window and door manufacturers to share home security advice with customers, citing research commissioned by Neighbourhood Watch, a voluntary crime prevention movement.

The results of the survey conducted last autumn show that burglary is still a high concern for UK residents: 95% of the 25,000+ respondents indicated that they were worried about the impact of the cost of living crisis on crime. The research also found that most (64%) respondents are worried about their homes being broken into, and just under half (46%) thought crime had increased in their local area.

“With continued concern about local crime, it’s timely for window and door manufacturers to share home security advice with their customers, and to recommend the latest certified solutions that will provide maximum protection for homes and families,” said Sumier Foster-Shah, product and customer support manager for ERA. “Smart home security devices – such as our new TouchKey solution, along with traditional hardware, including our 3* cylinders and multi-point door locks – are effective security solutions that window and door manufacturers can offer to homeowners that will help protect their property and provide peace of mind.”

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch, added: “The results from our latest National Crime and Community Survey show that burglary remains a key concern for people up and down the country.” Read the full survey report here.

The ERA team has worked with Neighbourhood Watch for seven years, to raise awareness among homeowners of the steps that they can take to secure their homes. For information about Neighbourhood Watch, visit the organisation’s webpage. For more information about ERA’s portfolio of security products, visit the security solution provider’s website, call one of the sales team on 01922 490 000 or email info@eraeverywhere.com.

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