Homeowners are installing security systems at a record rate due to anxiety over the safety of their homes this Winter.
This time of year traditionally sees people more aware of the need to install house alarms, CCTV and security lighting as the darker nights draw in and burglary statistics traditionally rise in the run-up to the festive season.
But the coronavirus pandemic is said to have greatly inflamed people’s anxiety this year driving home security installations up by 150 per cent.
Rob Allsopp, Director of Birmingham-based home security firm Protect and Serve, said his sales team were facing “unprecedented demands for this time of year.”
He said: “We are hearing over and over how people are nervous this year more than ever. The world as we know it is changing and lockdowns, recession and the fact more and more people are thinking of their homes as a safe place to live and work means they are assessing their security requirements.
“Traditionally we always have more enquiries in October as the clocks go back but this year, we are seeing a rise of up to 150 per cent with homeowners saying they are worrying as winter approaches.
Nationally, alarm companies have said that the lockdown has had a negative effect on people and how they cope with day to day life.
Rob added: “People think of their home as a place of safety so they want to ensure their security is effective. More and more people are also working from home so they want to ensure their computers, products and equipment are safe.”
Among the most popular products being ordered are monitored alarm systems, doorbell cameras, lighting systems and CCTV.