At this very moment, do you know who’s watching you and your home? It’s a scary question, but one that is useful to think about periodically so that you can improve the security of your property.
Home security: why it matters
Every year in the UK there are over a million burglaries which highlights the need for homeowners to be more vigilant than ever when it comes to making their property secure from unwanted intruders. Here are 5 easy and practical steps you can take to improve the security of your home:
5 ways to improve the security of your home
1. Composite doors
With a solid timber frame, incredibly durable high density foam and a touch GRP skin, composite doors represent a formidable obstacle to even the most experienced of intruders. When combined with a multipoint locking system, like the ones we supply here at Albany, composite doors are one of the most secure doors available. Investing in one can help to significantly improve the security of your property.
2. Double glazing or triple glazing
You may not think it, but upgrading your glazing can have a noticeable impact on the security of your property. Installing thicker, energy efficient glazing in your home can help to make it harder for intruders to force entry through windows. This is because 4mm Double glazing is naturally thicker and more durable than single glazing. 33mm Triple glazing is even thicker and offers exceptional security properties.
3. Multipoint locking
Multipoint locks are one of the most secure locking system that money can buy. Using a complex inner locking mechanism, multipoint locks can be easily fitted on door and windows, allowing you to maximise the protection of your home.
4. Use accredited installers
By only using home improvement companies with respected accreditations, you can ensure that the quality of your installation is as high as possible, and thus affords the highest levels of security. Accreditations are awarded by independent bodies that continually assess the standard of an installer’s work. This means they’re a useful way to tell the good installers from the bad. At Albany, we have accreditations from TrustMark, Which? and FENSA making us one of the good guys.
5. Choose ‘Secured by Design’ products
The ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation scheme is run by the police and puts home improvement products such as windows and doors through a rigorous series of security tests in order to prove that they offer exceptional security. Most of the products we supply here at Albany have been accredited ‘Secured by Design’. Choosing a ‘Secured by Design’ can significantly help to improve the security of your home.