Celebrating Home Security Month
National Home Security Month has been created to raise awareness of home security. As many of us live busy lives, it’s essential to remember the importance of securing our homes to keep us safe. Every day, there are burglaries across the UK. Although this is a concern, there are many things you can do to help protect your home from potential thieves. Choosing the right products for your home is the first step in helping reduce risks to the security of your home.
Home is a place where you want to feel safe with your family and loved ones. National Home Security Month is a way to highlight the importance of preventative steps to protect your possessions and provide comfort knowing you are safe and secure. With the correct advice, information, and support, you can help secure your property and your loved ones.
Raising Awareness of National Home Security Month
Majestic Designs is proud to be celebrating National Home Security Month. October is the perfect month to raise awareness about home security, due to the darker evenings. Across the UK, break-ins happen daily, and burglaries often happen when a house is unoccupied. The best way forward is to educate ourselves about what steps we can take to protect our homes.
The Importance of Home Security
Due to daily break-ins across the UK, it is vital to implement home security steps so you can protect yourself. Modern life is busy, with many homeowners working away from home all day, this means homes are left unoccupied. By learning about home security and what you can do, this increased awareness leads to safer homes and neighbourhoods.
Window and Door Security Features
Multi-Point Locking System
Homeowners can improve the security of their homes by installing windows and doors that feature a multi-point locking system. At Majestic Designs, our uPVC A+14 windows and doors are all fitted with a high security multi-point locking system to minimise the risk of a break-in. Many burglars are looking for an easy way to break into a property, and a multi-point locking system will deter them even at attempt at entry.
Modern Double Glazing
Modern double glazing helps deter thieves as it has two panes of glass compared to one, making entry significantly more difficult.
Endurance Composite Doors
At Majestic Designs, we install Endurance composite doors, which are an excellent way to safeguard your home. These are heavy duty entrance doors with a solid timber core, using an advanced British standard 3-star diamond locking system, which is one of the most secure multi-lock mechanisms in the UK. Known for durability and accredited by Secured by Design, you can have peace of mind that your Endurance composite door will keep your family safe.
Home Security Tips
Check Your Front Door Security
It’s worth investing in high quality security for the front door of your property. If your door security isn’t updated, a burglar could easily break in or snap the cylinder and enter the home. A 3-star diamond locking system can give you one of the highest levels of protection. A great way to protect your home is to install an Endurance composite door, which features this locking system and is accredited by Secured by Design. With Majestic Designs, your door will be engineered to your specifications for a unique finish.
Check and Maintain Your Perimeters
A garden can provide a cover for burglars to move around your property without being seen. Trees, bushes, and shrubs create a camouflage for thieves to take their chance in the darkness. Keeping hedges and bushes trimmed back can help reduce this risk, and it signals that the property is lived in.
Setting up security cameras around your property can help you keep check of the external areas of your home. It’s also a visual deterrent to a burglar, showing you take your home security seriously.
Fit an Alarm
An alarm system in your home can protect it when you aren’t there. Setting your alarm when you’re out the house and at home, for example when you are in bed at night, ensures extra security protection.
Update the Front of Your Home
How the front of your home looks can signal to opportunists if your property is well maintained. A gravel drive is a deterrent, making noise so it’s harder for a burglar to be discreet.
Befriend Your Neighbours
Becoming friends with your neighbours means you can share information on any unusual activity in the area or keep an eye on each other’s homes whilst you’re away. This allows you to feel more confident about your home security.
Look out for Secured by Design Windows and Doors
When you choose a window or door, make sure you look out for the Secured by Design logo. It is the official police security initiative to help protect homes from burglaries. Majestic Designs is delighted to offer products which carry the Secured by Design logo and have been endorsed by this scheme.
Save Money on Your Insurance Premiums
Using a multi-point locking system for your doors and windows helps reduce the risk of a burglary and reduces your insurance premiums. Insurance companies recognise the security benefits and reduced risk of a break-in, providing homeowners with lower premiums.
Upgrade Your Windows and Doors with Majestic Designs
At Majestic Designs, we take home security extremely seriously. That is why we implement security features into our products at the manufacturing stage. You can feel confident that with Majestic Designs, your products will help keep your home safe. Becoming aware of National Home Security Month means you can make the right choices for your home and help protect your neighbourhood.
We manufacture our own windows and doors to high security standards, monitoring the quality control process from manufacture to installation. We use a multi-point locking system throughout all our products as standard. Our experienced teams of FENSA-accredited and MTC-registered lead installers complete our service to the highest standards. With over 20 years of experience manufacturing and installing windows, doors, and conservatories, you can have peace of mind that we know what we are doing.
If you’d like to speak to one of our expert team members, please contact us or book an appointment. We will be happy to help.