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22nd January 2020 Issue no. 491
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The Master Locksmiths Association backs national home security month
This October, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) - the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession - is supporting National Home Security Month, which is now in its second year.
The national initiative aims to highlight ways in which the public can keep their homes and families safe, and provides advice through its website, www.homesecuritymonth.com, where users can also register for a newsletter providing security information.
Sponsored by security product manufacturer and MLA Affiliate Member, Yale, the scheme provides tips on securing doors and windows, protecting outbuildings and using safes to guard valuables, as well as advising householders on burglar alarms and hi-tech security measures.
Dr Steffan George, development director for the Master Locksmiths Association, said: "We are delighted to again be backing National Home Security Month, following a successful launch of the initiative in 2013. As an organisation deeply invested in home security we're keen to encourage the public to make this a priority all year round, but NHSM provides a great opportunity to reinforce this message and make everyone aware of the security risks that come with the clocks going back and the nights drawing in.
"Of course, we always recommend that homeowners, tenants and landlords use a local, third-party accredited locksmith, such as an MLA member, to undertake security reviews and upgrades. Members of the public can find their local MLA-licensed locksmith by visiting www.locksmiths.co.uk."
Each week will see National Home Security Month focus on a different aspect of home security:
* Week commencing 6th October focuses on securing doors and windows ready for the darker months, ensuring that door hardware meets British Standards * Week commencing 13th October is aimed at protecting valuables, informing consumers about the technologies and products available to better protect their most valuable possessions
* Week commencing 20th October concentrates on outdoor security and tips for securing sheds, garages and even motorhomes and caravans
* Week commencing 27th October rounds off NHSM with a focus on FutureHome security - modern methods of securing a property including CCTV that can be linked to smart phones and tablets, digital door viewers and digital door locks.
David Herbert, head of marketing for Yale, commented: "Now in its second year, National Home Security Month has once again attracted support from a number of big names including the Master Locksmiths Association, as well as industry bodies, locksmiths and the media. "Running throughout October and with a different aspect of home security being highlighted each week, we hope that NHSM will further raise awareness of security risks and ways of protecting your property, driving demand for locksmith services throughout the autumn and winter."
Organisations and businesses that sign up to support National Home Security Month will be given access to a secure part of www.homesecuritymonth.com, where they can view a range of promotional materials including posters, window stickers and social media content. For further information on the MLA or for further security advice, visit www.locksmiths.co.uk
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