There are so many ways to improve the security of your home and prevent criminals from causing damage and stealing your possessions. To help you do this, we’ve put together a list of tips and recommendations that will make a huge difference. 

Ask us about new doors 

We stock a wide range of new uPVC and composite doors that are designed as much for security as they are for kerb appeal. If your existing door is old, faulty, fitted with thin glass, made of wood or simply not up to the task anymore, get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll provide you with a wide range of options to suit your ideal budget. 

We recommend the 3 Star Plus Ultion Lock 

Ultion is a very fitting name, as it’s the ultimate lock for external domestic doors. Tested and approved by locksmiths and with a police-preferred specification thanks to its extremely strong molybdenum core, this king of locks also comes with a 60% thicker and more durable key. 
The “3 star” refers to the fact that this is a top-rated lock available to homeowners and landlords, as it’s designed to prevent lock picking, snapped keys and damage by criminals. Three star accreditation is very hard to achieve, so you gain the peace of mind that this door lock is the best on the market. If you’re interested in finding out more about the 3 Star Plus Ultion Lock, get in touch with our team on 01482 830428 or 07983 421567, or fill in our contact form

Additional tips for improving your home’s security 

Keep it bright: Outdoor lights, particularly those fitted with motion sensors, are a strong deterrent to would-be thieves. Though some more brazen burglars won’t be put off, the majority will reconsider attempting to break into a property that’s well lit. 
Always lock your doors: This may sound like an obvious tip, yet so many people leave their doors unlocked whilst they’re at home. All it takes is for an opportunist to try your door whilst you’re preoccupied and they could make off with valuables or, even worse, a set of keys. By keeping your doors locked even when people are in the house, you stop these have-a-go zeros from carrying out an easy steal. 
Protect your periphery: Many burglars get into gardens or around the side of a property due to fences, gates and outbuildings being easy to climb over or access. By creating a strong boundary around your home, you remove this risk from the equation (don’t forget to always lock your back gate and garage door too). 
Add some tech: Intruder alarms, indoor motion sensors, home security cameras and video doorbells are far more affordable than they were a few years ago. Systems such as Simplisafe and Ring are a great way to add a strong layer of protection to your home security, especially when it includes video footage that can be sent to the police if an incident occurs. 
Be careful with your keys: So many burglaries are committed simply due to a set of keys being dropped in the street or left on the bus. The closer to your home your keys are dropped, the more likely an opportunist will pick them up and try a few doors in the local area before getting into your home. First of all, make sure that your keys don’t give any kind of clue as to where you live (e.g. a photo keyring or a number written on the key). Just as importantly, keep them in a zipped pocket if possible and regularly check that they are where they should be when out and about. 

Protect your home in 2023 and beyond 

Interested in making your home more secure whilst improving its appearance? Get in touch through our contact form for free advice and top recommendations. 
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