If you have ever taken out a home insurance policy, you will understand that your provider will expect a certain level of security measures to be met. Including locks on both interior and exterior doors and all windows. Why? They are the barriers of your home. Window and doors are easy access points for criminals; therefore, they need to be secure. However, research has suggested that 12% of people withhold information of having guessed what locks and security systems that have in their home. This isn’t acceptable. Consequently, windows and doors need to be fitted with the correct security features.
Ultimately everything is scrutinised. Therefore it crucial to have a door that actively protects you and your family. We don’t want your home to be broken into and then for your insurance to refuse to reimburse you.
So, enough about insurance! Let’s move onto how we can ensure your windows and doors are secure with our ‘secured by design’ approval.
“Secured by design’ is a police security initiative that provides a set of requirements for security specifications. Windows and doors that meet the security specification are endorsed by the initiative, providing the customer with the assurance that their new front door is secure and approved by the police.
It’s quite simple. Upgrade today. If you are in any doubt, remember the saying “it’s better to be safe than sorry!” Surely it makes sense to ensure your home is protected from criminal access with our secured by design?
We understand that home improvements are often pushed to the back of our minds. But security should never. By keeping your current, most likely out-dated windows and doors, you are causing a significant risk to your family.
Remember, even though we can supply you with the most secure window and doors on the market – there are also crucial steps which need to have been met. For example, never leave your key in plain sight, in a place where it can be reached. Entries like cat flaps are spaces where criminals can feel around for keys. Therefore, keys should never be left under mats.
Here at Elite Windows always come approved by ‘secured by design’, so you can rest assured that your home is under our protection guarantee. So, if you're interested in upgrading your windows and doors to a more secure model – get in touch with our team of specialists today. We are only one call away.
How Secure Is Your Home? Do Your Windows & Door Protect You Against Thieves?
Can you be 100% be sure your windows and doors are secure enough to protect your home against intruders? If not, we are here to help.
As the old saying goes, “it is better to be safe than sorry”. Security should never be ignored, by-passed or skipped over. Keeping your home protected against thieves is not only vital for your home, but also your family. Having a window or door that guarantees you and your family’s safety will provide you with peace of mind.
If you have even been unfortunate to be a victim of a burglary, you will understand the feeling that comes afterwards. We have talked to many customers who explain the sense of feeling your home is not safe and not your own after unlawful entry.
Therefore, we aim to help as many homes ensure they are protected against such attacks with our ‘secured by design’ guarantee. Our windows and doors will make sure you have the proper security measures in place so you won’t have to suffer from the effects of a break-in.
Are your current windows and doors compliant with your home insurance policy?
What is "secured by design"?
- Multi-Point Lock including hooks and deadbolts
- A lock with an anti-drill, snap, bump and pink cylinder including a cylinder guard.
- PAS 24-security performance tested. The test includes assessments of the door set for effectiveness in resisting forced entry
- Toughed safety glass
- Peace of mind that your home has been supplied and installed with a range of products have a level of security that is approved suggested by a local authority
What should I expect from “secured by design”?
What do I need to consider for my windows and doors now?
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