Summertime Security

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Carly Baker Marketing Manager at Yale Door and Window Solutions looks at how fabricators and installers can help homeowners to stay safe and secure this summer.

Summer brings with it holidays and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also a peak period for home and outdoor burglaries. According to Halifax Home Insurance, opportunistic thieves ramp up their activity during summer, resulting in a 10% increase in domestic burglaries and a 40% increase in outdoor thefts.

With this in mind, now is the prefect time for fabricators and installers to promote the security benefits presented by replacement doors and windows throughout a home, together with the positive aesthetic impact a new installation brings.

Door Security

Doors are the first line of defense against would-be intruders for any home and should always be taken into careful consideration, as opportunist burglars often rely on weaknesses in these obvious entry points to gain access.

The majority of offenders look for the path of least resistance when attempting to gain entry to a property and some ‘more professional’ thieves can even select a home by briefly glancing at its doors and windows. Encouraging homeowners to update their front and back doors will not only help to reduce this risk, by improving their security, but also enhance the aesthetics of their home.

To meet the latest standards, new PVCu and composite doors are fitted with locks and hardware conforming to the British Standard TS007 accreditation. However, if homeowners are not in a position to renew their existing PVCu or composite door, why not encourage them to upgrade the locks and handles to meet the new standard and provide peace of mind?

Yale Door and Window Solutions is able to supply an array of solutions for new and existing doors, from industry accredited multipoint locks through to door cylinders and door furniture.


Window Security

Windows are the next target for an attempted break-in. Alongside the security benefits, fabricators and installers will also be able to build on the summer months to encourage homeowners to review their windows so that new, more energy efficient options are installed prior to winter to keep more heat in the house.

The power of a good lock should not be underestimated. The best burglar deterrent is a quality window lock. This is a simple, affordable and highly effective way of giving additional security to a home.

Yale’s croppable Shootbolt window lock offers high security shootbolt performance with a minimum of components. With adjustable mushroom cams and with the proven performance that comes with the Yale name, the lock offer enhanced anti-separation performance, together with simple compression adjustment.

By encouraging homeowners to consider new doors and windows, fitted with proven security locking systems, homes become a less obvious target to would be intruders.


Yale Door and Window Solutions offer the very best and latest home security products to protect homeowners this summer.  All products undergo rigorous security testing to meet current security standards. These industry benchmarks, (including PAS24 and CE marking requirements), are instantly recognisable and act as respected badges of quality, safety and performance. 


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