Making Your Home Less Accessible to Burglars

9th May 2024

Did you know that most burglaries are not pre-planned but carried out by opportunistic criminals with standard tools? 80% of burglars gained access to a home through a door or window – 3% of which were open.

How can you reduce the risk of this happening to your house?

Making Your Home Less Accessible to Burglars

It may seem obvious but check that you have locked all your windows and doors. If your units cannot be locked, consider replacing them with lockable units.

Make sure that units you install are accredited by the UK Police Initiative ‘Secured by Design’ (SBD). This ensures that your glazing is designed to resist forced entry by burglars. Most intruders give up under 3 minutes if they cannot force their way into a property. Glazing that is approved by SBD has features that include at least one pane of strengthened laminated glass, beading only on the inside, multi point locking and lockable handles and restrictors.

Further, if your windows have external aluminium frames, they minimize potential damage done by a burglar’s standard tools – crowbars or screwdrivers.

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