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Secure Your Home

As burglaries occur at an estimated every 40 seconds in the UK, it’s a good idea for you to secure your home. Research from Home Security Store reveals that 34% of burglaries occur through a home’s main door. You may be thinking ‘How do I make my home more secure?’ – below we cover a few options to help prevent burglaries in your home.

Sound the Alarm

According to London’s Metropolitan Police and a Which? survey of ex-burglars, you’re less likely to become a victim of burglary if you have a well-fitted burglar alarm system. This can be in the form of motion sensors, door and window sensors and surveillance cameras. With smart home technology, modern alarm systems allow homeowners to be alerted through their smartphone when an intruder is detected. Many alarms also trigger a high-decibel noise which is loud enough for neighbours to hear. Putting burglars at risk of being caught and effectively warding them away from your premises.

If you have a burglar alarm system, making sure it is visible on your property is also a great way to deter potential burglars from attempting a break in. Ensuring alarm bell boxes and CCTV cameras are visible will help keep your home secure.

Lock Your Windows and Doors

Seems obvious but bad habits can leave your home vulnerable to burglar opportunists. Most burglaries take place during daylight hours (between 10am and 3pm) many times when occupants feel safe enough to leave their home unlocked or windows open. Simply double checking you’ve secured your home is a simple step in preventing theft.

Smart home technology, such as the Avia Secure Smart Lock has also granted us the ability to check the status of our doors with a smart lock and lock them from outside the home if needed. Removing any question on the status and security of your home.

Choosing Quality, High Security Door Locks

At UK Doors, our doors come with Ultion locks as standard. The Ultion provides double the sacrificial protection. When attacked, UIltion enters lockdown mode  – a hidden lock which activates when an attack is detected. Making any would-be intrusion practically impossible to penetrate without using heavy power-tools and causing a commotion. The average lock available on the market contains 5 or 6 pins. Ultion’s 11 pin design (including an all new anti-pick pin) delivers 294,970 key combinations and 20-point drill protection. With a self-cleaning keyway and Molybdenum hardware, which is 25% denser than iron, the Ultion ensures security and durability for years to come.

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Our doors also come with the Sweet Handle as standard, which carries multiple coatings of brass and nickel, ensuring durability against outside elements. The Sweet’s sleek curved design not only looks great it prevents burglary tools from gripping the handle frame to gain access to the lock. With supreme security features and a 10 year direct to homeowner anti corrosion guarantee, the Sweet Handle helps keep your property safe and stylish.

Upgrade your Glazing

23% of burglars enter through a first-floor window. Burglary attempts can therefore be prevented by upgrading your window and door glazing. Windows with double or triple glazing are much harder to break than standard, one glass layer windows.

The extra pane(s) of glass adds an additional barrier between your property and potential thieves. Moreover, trapped gas in between glazing acts as a shock absorber, further preventing burglars from breaking in successfully.

Choose Aluminium Doors

Aluminium’s balance of malleability and strength allows us to create bifolding doors to our customers’ needs while ensuring strength and security. By utilising Alutech’s BF73 system, our bifold doors incorporate dedicated shoot bolt intermediate locks. These are operated by low projection handles and a traditional lever 3-point deadlatch and hook lock.

Moreover, numerous bifold panels create a multiple locking system, which has gained security PAS 24 accreditation. Making our system secure to potential break-ins and establishing confidence in homeowners. Our aluminium entrance doors comply with the PAS24 Enhanced Security, tested in three key areas of security, weather resistance, and endurance.

For more information on how our range of aluminium bifolding and entrance doors can keep your home safe view our product range. Alternatively, our friendly sales team can assist you on 01924 929 600 or sales@ukdoorsonline.co.uk

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