With the clocks going back this Sunday, what will you do with your extra hour?
British Summer time is officially over. As the days get longer and the nights get darker, it’s a good time to ensure that your home security is ready for winter.
Research carried out by The Co-op Insurance shows that theft claims increase by 34% in the five months after the clocks go back.
Certain dates in the calendar, such as Halloween and Bonfire night, see a spike in criminal activity as people are spending time away from home, distracted by fireworks or attending festive events.
Darker nights make it harder to spot burglars and allow them to easily spot empty houses which are often filled with Christmas presents.
According to Co-Op Insurance data, thefts between November and March are more likely to be via forced and violent entry, with Friday being the day thefts are most likely to occur.
There are many simple and affordable home security upgrades available at Quality Locks to help keep your home safe this winter. Here are just a few:
What’s more, our BSI Kitemarked cylinders are Secured by Design approved by the association of Police Officers!
Your letterbox is a vulnerable point on your door. Burglars can peer through it to check if a home is empty, unwanted items can be pushed through and it can be used to ‘fish’ keys out of your property.
We offer a range of highly secure letterboxes that incorporate Anti-Vandal™ and anti-snap features, not found on standard letterboxes.
Anti-Vandal™ outward facing brushes not only act as a visual deterrent to vandals but stop draughts at the point of entry. Our anti-snap letterbox flaps can open to 180 degrees and have been tested to withstand thousands of openings – so criminals can’t snap them off to have more room to ‘fish’ for your keys.
Sash Jammers offer additional security for windows and doors at a low cost. Designed to combat the most common burglary techniques, Sash Jammers give resistance to deter forced entries into homes by preventing the levering of the window sash or door leaf.
Burglars can access uPVC windows and doors by using door spreaders (or similar) to prise open and lever the window to open and gain entry. With just a twist of a Sash Jammer handle, it is secured over the frame, offering resistance to deter forced entry.
We’re always on hand to answer any questions you may have about any of our products. Contact our team today by calling 0161 796 7268 or 0800 197 5625 or email email@example.com.