Hints On Home Security For National Home Security Month

Hints On Home Security For National Home Security Month

It’s in the autumn and winter that you most have to be on your guard with your home security as it’s when burglaries are most rife.

Information gathered by the ONS suggests that householders appear to be aware of this, discovering that 76.5% of homeowners are more conscious of the security of their properties in autumn. But that isn’t reflected in burglary rates for many parts of the country, which are far too high.

In an annual attempt to advise us of the need to strengthen home security where it’s needed, October spells the return of National Home Security Month – view the campaign’s website here and use its postcode checker to discover how secure, or not, your neighbourhood happens to be.

You may decide to review your home security off the back of the statistics it churns out, and if steps need to be taken to improve it, rely on our product range for lots of secure solutions.


The number one target for any break-in attempt is a door – 76% of domestic burglaries in England and Wales involve illicit access gained through a door (source: ONS).

Snapping the lock of a door to manipulate it open is what most thieves will attempt to do. Lock cylinders that will snap easiest are those that protrude more than the depth of a £1 coin, so do a check on them using one.

There will only be one winner if a thief has a go at getting the better of a Forté composite door, as this exclusive door collection has designs featuring high-security multi point locks and hinges with anti-crowbar technology.

A black composite door with a long silver handle


Also courtesy of the ONS, we can inform you that 30% of burglaries occur with a burglar gaining access indoors via a window.

They either tend to force out a glazed unit or lever a window open using a chisel, screwdriver or bar. Neither game plan will prevail if you have our Extreme UPVC windows fitted.

Not when they are internally glazed, have a 9-point locking system, herculean hinges with anti-crowbar technology, and are 3 times more secure than standard windows (yes, that’s not a misprint!). Those who prefer aluminium as a window material will be happy to know that our aluminium windows are just as dependable on a security front.

Grey casement windows

Living Spaces

If they don’t have luck with windows and doors elsewhere, the windows and doors on your extension could be where they go for next.

The conservatories and orangeries that we build for customers meet the highest safety standards and are secure locations to spend time in for 20 years or more.

Each window and door in them has the most advanced locking mechanisms and accessories to put a block on break-ins.

A solid roof extension with roof windows and bi-folding doors

We can’t end this blog without also mentioning that many of our products also meet the police-backed initiative, Secured by Design. Book in a design appointment so that we can discuss this in detail with you.


Our made-to-measure windows and doors have the potential to change your home not just on the outside, but the inside too. From the very latest energy saving windows in maintenance free UPVC to a host of replacement doors – all guaranteed to fit perfectly with your home.


Make your home warmer, quieter and more secure by fitting our very latest energy efficient replacement windows.



Our range of replacement doors offer all the advantages of low maintenance and high levels of security for total peace of mind.



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