Homes with no security measures are five times more likely to be burgled
According to a recent survey carried out by a number of UK police forces, homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a difference.
Front Wooden Doors - Should be fitted with a British Standard 5-lever Mortice Lock located one third of the way up the door. A Deadlocking Night Latch should also be fitted one third of the way down the door.
Back Wooden Doors - Should be fitted with a British Standard 5-lever Mortice Sashlock and two Mortice Rack Bolts or Surface Mounted Press Bolts.
UPVC Doors - Should have a minimum of three locking points. Also make sure that you always lock the door with a key, as simply pushing the handle up does not prevent someone from entering.
Sliding Patio Doors - Require anti-lift devices to prevent them from being lifted from their runner.
14th July 2016 01:52pm
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