10 essential window and door security tips
It’s that time of year again. The nights start to draw in. The leaves begin to fall. And home security is at the forefront of many homeowner’s minds. You may not be aware but October is National Home Security Month. National Home Security Month is a UK initiative sponsored by lock specialists Yale which seeks to raise awareness of the importance of keeping your home safe and secure.
At Majestic Designs, we completely understand the importance of home security and fully endorse National Home Security Month. As such, we are offering our expert advice by giving you 10 essential window and door security tips to protect your home.
1. Multi-point locks
Multi-point locking systems are designed to repel even the most sustained attempts at forced entry. At Majestic Designs, our Yale locking systems provide some of the best levels of security available today. Fitted with an ATK 3 Star Diamond Cylinder; they are anti-drill, anti-bump, and anti-snap for excellent intruder resistance.
2. Modern double glazing
All our windows at Majestic Designs are A+14 rated for energy efficiency. Obviously, this helps to boost your home’s thermal performance. It is also a great way to improve your home’s security levels. The glass’ integral strength creates a secure barrier which provides excellent levels of resistance.
3. Internal window beading
When new windows are installed, internal beading is the most secure option. Many companies still manufacture externally glazed windows and doors. Removing a window pane is one of the most common methods of unlawful entry and also the quickest and quietest. At Majestic Designs, we internally bead all our window installations for increased homeowner protection.
4. Composite doors
Composite doors are now the UK’s entrance door of choice. This should perhaps come as no surprise. Their solid timber core and robust GRP outer layer combine to create an almost impenetrable barrier between your home and the outside world. At Majestic Designs, we install the Endurance composite door. Endurance doors are renowned for their strength and provide some of the best levels of security available today.
5. Secured by Design
Doors that achieve Secured by Design status are some of the most secure available today. Secured by Design is a Police initiative designed to improve home security. All Secured by Design doors have passed rigorous tests to ensure they are safe and secure. You can upgrade your composite door to achieve Secured by Design accreditation to maximise your home’s security levels.
6. Professional installation
Professionally installed doors and windows are a must have if you want a secure home. Fortunately, at Majestic Designs all our installers are fully employed by us, and are MTC registered and FENSA accredited; so, you’re certain of a high quality installation.
7. BBA testing
At Majestic Designs, all our products are BBA tested. The British Board of Agrément rigorously test products to some of the most exacting industry standards. With BBA accreditation, you’ll have peace of mind that your windows and doors are as secure and robust as possible.
8. Door viewers, chains, and limiters
Simple additions to your home can sometimes make the biggest difference. Restricting access when an unexpected visitor arrives can mean the difference between theft or fraud and keeping your home safe and secure.
9. Toughened glass
Take your home to another level by installing toughened glass. Strengthened glass will greatly increase the resistance of your windows to attempts at breaking and entering.
10. Window restrictors
Finally, fitting window restrictors isn’t just a way to avoid accidents. Window restrictors can add an extra layer of security to your home, protecting your possessions from attempted burglary.
If you want to find out more about securing your home ready for the winter contact Majestic Designs today. Call us on 01934 741 294 or send us a message online.