It is estimated that a burglary happens in the UK every 40 seconds, with 40% occurring when a house is empty.
According to a report released last week by the Office for National Statistics, the number of burglaries in England and Wales was up by six per cent in the 12 months up to June 2017!
With this month being National Home Security Month, it’s a good time to reflect on the measures you have in place to keep your house and your loved ones safe.
Making sure the exterior of your home is properly secured is very important – especially so with the clocks changing at the end of the month, the nights closing in, and visibility being reduced.
This is why we have a wide range of products that are ‘Secured by Design‘.
Secured by Design is a police-backed initiative, with products achieving the certification being adequately safe and strong enough while adhering to the principles of ‘designing out crime’.
We recommend taking half an hour to walk around your home, both inside and out, and really thinking about what improvements could be made to your security.
Think like a potential burglar – if you wanted to get in without a key, what could you do? How could you improve the architectural ironmongery?
If you want to discuss further with Window Wise your options in terms of Secured by Design doors and windows, get in touch.