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Introduction:

 

As the dark winter nights persist and we await the return of brighter mornings and longer days, it’s crucial to address the increased security risks that accompany this season. January is notorious for being a prime time for burglaries and home break-ins due to the extended darkness. At G M Windows and Doors Ltd, we understand the importance of home security, and we’ve compiled a list of proactive measures you can take to protect your home during these challenging months.

 

Home Security Tips for Your Doors and Windows:

 

Upgrade to a Composite Door:

Consider investing in a composite door to enhance both the security and aesthetics of your home. Composite doors are made from robust materials, making them stronger than traditional timber and uPVC doors. When equipped with the right hardware and accessories, composite doors offer unparalleled security, providing peace of mind while you sleep.

 

Security Cameras Toward Entry Points:

Install security cameras around the exterior of your home to create a safer environment and act as a deterrent for potential burglars. Placing cameras strategically at entry points is crucial for monitoring and deterring unauthorised access. For a cost-effective solution, dummy cameras can also serve as a deterrent, resembling functional surveillance equipment.

 

Ensure Your Windows are Lockable:

All windows, especially those on the ground floor, should be fitted with key-operated locks. Many insurance policies may require locks on accessible windows, so be sure to check your policy. There are two main types of window locks – gearbox locks and full-length window locks – both providing added security for double-glazed windows.

 

Install Glass Break Sensors:

Enhance your home security system with glass break sensors. Serving as both a deterrent and an immediate alert system, these sensors can detect the sound or vibration of broken glass. Acoustic sensors, centrally located in a room, listen for glass breakage, while shock sensors attached directly to the glass detect vibrations.

Anti-Snap Locks for Door Security:

Guard against the common burglary technique of lock snapping by installing anti-snap locks, especially if your doors feature Euro Cylinder Locks. This method involves breaking the cylinder with just a hammer and pliers. Anti-snap locks feature a stronger and more resistant cylinder, protecting against picking, drilling, and bumping.

 

Conclusion:

As the dark winter nights continue, taking proactive steps to secure your home becomes paramount. By upgrading doors, installing security cameras, ensuring lockable windows, incorporating glass break sensors, and implementing anti-snap locks, you can significantly reduce the risk of burglaries and safeguard your home. G M Windows and Doors Ltd encourages homeowners to prioritise security during these challenging months, providing peace of mind and a sense of safety in the comfort of your own home.

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