"Human beings crave feelings of security and belonging, two attributes that happy homes offer, and the Danish term 'hygge' encapsulates this feeling of cosiness and contentment, which can only be achieved when we are fully at ease and feel warm and safe."
"Thankfully there are some really simple measures that we can all take to improve the sense of 'hygge' in our homes, from ensuring we lock our doors and windows, and getting involved with a neighbourhood watch scheme, through to reducing clutter, eliminating draughts and creating a 'shared' space where family members can get together for meals or film nights."
The survey was conducted by Everest to coincide with the recent launch of its advanced GrabLock window locks
Everest's Marketing Director, Martin Troughton, said: "The survey findings highlighted that although we tend to recognise the fundamental importance of feeling safe and secure in our homes, many of us are still being complacent when it comes to home security, taking unnecessary risks with our homes and our happiness."
"Everest has been helping British homeowners keep their homes secure and warm for more than 50 years and advanced technology such as GrabLock takes that security to a new level, providing virtually impenetrable locks that mean homeowners have the reassurance and peace of mind needed to be able to really make the most of their homes and their hygge."
Exclusive to Everest, GrabLock has three times more contact area along the locking mechanism than an average window lock. It has been rigorously tested for strength and security, and has achieved the Secured by Design seal of approval – a police initiative to 'design out crime' with physical security.