Security Upgrades

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What you may not know is that most UPVC doors are only fitted with low security products. Meaning that if you don't add any additional security into your household your at huge risk of being broken into. There are a multitude of products on the market that will help to better secure your home allowing you to sleep peacefully at night knowing that your house is safe.

One security upgrade is 3* door cylinder. most doors come with standard cylinders (the part that you put your key in) which are very unsecure, in fact this is the reason most break-ins occur. What many people also don't know is that there are higher quality door cylinders on the market that offer much more substantial security to stop those pesky burglars from gaining unwanted access into your property.

There are also a multitude of other extra security options such as; sash jammers for both doors and windows, door chains and Patlocks for French doors.

3 Star Door Cylinders

Many people don't realise that the majority of UPVC doors are only supplied with standard cylinders (the part that you put your key in) which are very unsecured, in fact this is the reason most break-ins occur. There are in fact higher quality door cylinders on the market that offer much more substantial security to stop burglars gaining unwanted access into your property. They do this by implementing security features into their products including; anti snap, anti pick, anti bump and anti drill features. These deter burglars by denying the methods they would usually use to bypass your standard door cylinders.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is a security glass, offering a tough, robust structure that is very hard to break. We would use these in easily accessible windows such as a ground floor window at the front of your property where someone could break and get through, but due to the dexterity of laminated glass they would have no chance of getting through it.

Laminated glass is constructed of two plies of glass which are bonded together with interlayers to form a permanent bond. The interlayers make it so when the glass does break it holds the unit together meaning the integrity of the glass is still intact. so for example, a burglar could continuously hit the laminated glass with a crow bar but could not get in it wouldn't allow for an entry point into the property.

Laminated glass is very popular across the world, in fact it is used in countries where hurricanes or other natural disasters are a high risk. It is also used in places like display cabinets for valuables in jewelry stores,  Aquariums or animal enclosures.

Sash Jammers

Sash Jammers are an extra bit of security fitted inside onto both doors and windows. For inward openers they are fitted onto the frame and latch over the sash of either the door or window and the opposite for outward openers, fitting onto the sash and latching over the frame. This means that if the lock were to be bypassed, it acts as a barricade stopping the door or window from being opened. They are a cheap easy security method that adds that little extra peace of mind when sleeping at night.

As they can only be operated from the inside, they cannot be tampered with by burglars trying to get in. However this also means that on doors they cannot be used when exiting the property due to only being operational from inside. So they are effective all round on windows, but you should opt for something more versatile for your doors, although it wont hurt to cover all basis.

Patlock

Patlocks are a security feature for upvc french doors, known to some as patio doors or double doors. They work by sitting over both the levers of each handle on the inside of the doors and clipping together so you are unable to activate the handles. This is a big deterrent because when a burglar bypasses the door cylinder they then need to use the handle to deactivate the internal locking system to get through the door, so this product stops them from being able to do that.

It also comes with an included extra security method to stop this product from being bypassed. It comes with a locking spindle that you put through the internal locking system that stops the burglars from being able to remove the exterior handles and push the interior handles through to gain access.