Helping to Keep Your Home Secure
The last year has been a whirlwind of uncertainty for everyone and you may be wondering how to keep your home secure. Statistically, uncertain times lead to a rise in crime. However, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused the UK to buck this trend, and crime has actually decreased. By April 2020, crime rates had fallen by a third, with much of this due to reduced burglaries and theft.
Whilst this is good news, these lower crime rates are likely to be a side effect of national lockdowns. As we move further into 2021, we may see these crime rates beginning to increase once again. With unemployment at an all-time high, the economic effects of lockdown could lead to soaring crime rates, forcing people to think long and hard about how they protect their home.
At Majestic Designs, our windows are not only built for optimum energy efficiency, but we are also proud to manufacture windows that put safety first. All of our windows are manufactured at our state-of-the-art factories in Cheddar and employed by our team of fully employed window installers so that you can leave your home with peace of mind.
Choosing the right windows for your home
According to the latest government figures, there are still 15% of houses in England without full double glazing. Ensuring that your windows are secure should be your priority to maintain safety in your home.
When replacing windows, it is essential to consider your safety. At Majestic Designs, all of our windows are manufactured with security in mind. Whether you choose Aluminium or uPVC, all windows from Majestic Designs are incredibly secure. Alongside strengthened double glazing, we use high-quality multi-point locking systems and stainless steel friction hinges, as well as internal beading to give you complete peace of mind in the security of your home.
When it comes to versatility, tilt and turn windows from Majestic Designs offer unparalleled safety. For windows on the ground floor, tilt and turn provide a secure locking function, allowing you to ventilate and lock your windows without leaving them wide open.
Remove valuable items from show
Even with the right windows, it is essential to take steps to ensure that your home isn’t attractive to burglars. When leaving home, ensure that valuables are not on show. Put away any laptops or money and keep curtains closed during the night or if you are planning to leave your home for a holiday.
Invest in security equipment
If you are concerned about the possibility of a break-in, make sure that you have invested in security equipment. Not only does the sight of alarms deter potential thieves, but it will also alert you or your neighbours should there be an attempted break-in.
It is now easier than ever to keep your home secure with high-quality security equipment. From smart doorbells with cameras to at home CCTV, sophisticated home security equipment can be affordable, and alerts are sent straight to your phone.
If you are looking to replace your front door, always choose a high performing composite door. All doors from Majestic Designs are designed with your home security in mind without compromising on style. Our composite doors come with an ATK 3 star diamond locking system, giving your home three-star security, which is the police preferred standard, without the need for any further locks or security handles.
When leaving your home, remember to lock your doors and windows. If you have invested in further security systems, activate these before leaving your home and before you go to bed at night. Whilst you might want to leave upstairs windows unlocked whilst you sleep; it is crucial to ensure that downstairs windows are locked and that your curtains are closed to prevent opportunists from trying their luck.
Choose Majestic Designs
With over 2,519 independent reviews on the Trustmark Fairtrades website and a finalist for the FENSA Installation of the Year award, Majestic Designs have helped people in the South West and beyond to keep their homes secure during uncertain times.
If you are concerned about the safety of your home and are considering replacing your windows and doors, contact Majestic Designs today. A member of our friendly customer service team will visit your house with a choice of windows and doors to keep your home secure.