How do thieves gain entry?
No matter how secure we assume that we are inside our own homes, there is there is usually a simple way for the opportunistic intruder to gain access, and a sophisticated variety of methods used by the determined burglar.
A relatively new way of gaining access to domestic housing is the Europrofile Locks Technique, where a pair of mole grips is placed around the lock barrel and turned, shattering the bolt in the door lock and gaining entry to a property in less than 30 seconds.
Another tool in the more sophisticated burglary kit is the Bump Key. This is a key that has been filed down to penetrate most of the pins inside any lock when whacked into place. The burglar then simply opens the door.
Many burglars still choose simply to use brute force to gain entry to your home – kicking or smashing the door down. Most modern UPVC doors are made with a steel core, but this offers little deterrent – the burglar simply breaks through the panel in the bottom of the door and then crawls through.
Happily, even the most basic of our specially developed security doors and windows are specifically designed to prevent such attacks. With steel frames bolted into the walls of your house, security locks, optional bulletproof glass, and galvanised steel construction, they offer the ultimate protection against even the most determined intruder, giving you total peace of mind, both at home and away.
Where do you keep your valuables?
Many of us love to post about what we’re doing on social media. It is a lovely way to share our experiences with family and friends. However, we could make a serious mistake by stating when we are going away, because our privacy settings could let this information get into entirely the wrong hands!
Even sharing details of your daily or weekly routines is not a good idea and it is definitely not advisable to take photographs of piles of birthday or Christmas presents and post them online (yes, more people do this than you would think).
Research tells us that people typically keep valuables in their sock drawer and this, therefore, is the first place that a burglar will look! Everyone has irreplaceable valuables of one sort or another, from the pearls that Granny bought for your daughter to wear when she grows up to your family passports – and the thought of an opportunist intruder taking them while you’re away is heart-breaking.
Secure House supply an impressive range of over 100 styles of safe deposit box
Happily, Secure House supply an impressive range of over 100 styles of safe deposit box, which can be wall mounted, anchored to the floor or cemented in place. Our safe deposit boxes stand out from other makes because they are dual-locked and integrate the simplicity of a key with keypad technology, meaning that they cannot be opened without both the key and the security code. Anyone in possession of the key who did not know the code could still not gain access to your valuables. Call us for a brochure for more details on our range of safe deposit boxes – you’ll be glad you did.
Windows are a popular point of entry for anyone wanting to break into your home. They are not as strong as doors, and a pane can simply be smashed quickly, allowing the would-be thief to climb through. And once thieves have gained entry to your home, they are 4 times as likely to make a return visit.
Most burglars are desperate, looking for a quick and easy way to pay for an addiction, delay reprisals from a loan shark or fund a criminal lifestyle
This means that they’ll want to gain access to your property quickly, quietly and without hassle. Installing some of our security products will immediately deter the opportunist intruder, because they won’t want a protracted, noisy entry.
As well as our top-quality security doors, Secure House manufacture security windows, using the same heavy duty framing technology as our security doors and optional bulletproof glass, so that while being extremely durable and resistance to attack, our security windows also remain beautiful and functional.
Because we are committed to protecting you from outside noise and the weather, as well as intruders, our security windows will improve the energy efficiency of your home as well as keeping out unwanted traffic sounds, etc. If you would like to find out more about or range of security windows, then please give us a call or visit our website, and don’t forget that we have a range of samples that we can bring right to your home so that you can look at and touch our products for yourself!