Rising crime rates and high unemployment results are a sign of the times, and home security is always on our mind. House breaking has always been a favoured way for the opportunist thief to make a living, and with so many homes to choose from, they soon find an opportunity. Doors and windows provide access, and any burglar would know that trying to force entry through a modern installation is both time consuming and pointless. There are two very positive things a homeowner gains when replacing their windows and doors with modern UPVC units, the first is the aesthetic transformation, and the second is the deterrent value for burglars.
Alarms and CCTV
Yes, you can install expensive video surveillance equipment, or motion detection infra-red, but changing your windows and doors is a far more effective solution, and the benefits are indeed many. The typical burglar of today is far removed from that stereotyped image of a man in a red and black striped T shirt wearing a mask. The modern thief looks like any other person, and spends most of their time casing properties, looking for that window of opportunity. Any home that has modern windows and doors is automatically deleted from their list, as it just isn’t worth the effort.
Security with style
Modern doors are made to withstand anything the British weather could conjure up, and they are also more than a match for any intruder. The range of styles means you can have something that blends in with the rest of the property, and with Georgian or leaded light designs, older properties will not lose their unique ambience. Companies like DG Solutions offer secure doors for the home, and with a full 10 year warranty, you can rest assured that the investment is a good one.
The rear of the home
This is the favoured location for the housebreaker, and patios or back doors provide an easy entry, while the criminal is shielded from view. Some patio doors can be easily lifted off their tracking, offering the thief instant access with no glass to break. Modern UPVC units are tested to police standards, and if they meet the law’s criteria, the homeowner can be sure they are secure. You might have a lovely timber set of French doors and don’t want to lose that elegant look, but modern materials can match any setting, so you can have both security and the aesthetic appeal.
The back door should be strong, as this is one entry point that the thief will focus on. A screwdriver and a wrench is usually enough to flip the latch, and without making a sound, the intruder has gained access, and within minutes, will be leaving with everything they can carry. Modern doors present a big problem, and with so many other properties, the thief will simply move on.
Protecting your valuable possessions is important, and with modern replacement doors and windows, the homeowner has an increased level of security, while adding considerable value to the home.