Burglary Prevention Advice Rotherham

Burglary prevention at home


There are ten burglaries each day on average in Rotherham. As ex-police officers we have decades of experience we can pass onto the residents of South Yorkshire and beyond to prevent burglary from happening.

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Keep keys out of sight

Simple low cost security

A burglary is one of the worst crimes any family can face and our Locksmith Rotherham Team can provide you with a honest and sympathetic Full Security Check on your property.

Our advice and knowledge regarding criminal activity spans over 40 years so you can be confident we know what we are talking about.

Burglary Prevention at home


A victim of burglary will lose items of value, which are personal and irreplaceable. Burglary creates the emotional shock of having your property personally invaded and can be deeply upsetting.

If you are on your own and need some additional support you can contact the Victim Support group, who can help with filling out forms and deal with agencies like housing and the police.

Burglary advice

Common sense advice

Burglars usually look for an empty home. How can you protect your property from intruders? When are you most likely to be a victim of burglary?

  • Whenever you are away from home.
  • When you are home but busy or asleep.
  • After Christmas criminals know you have new and expensive items in the house.
  • During Summer when you leave doors and windows open
patio door locks snapped

Door locks

Over 70% of all burglaries are through our doors, with 40% of that total committed by the method of Lock Snapping.

Windows are easily broken and faulty handles or inadequate locking mechanisms contribute to your home being entered. Replace or Upgrade locks and think about Laminated Double Glazed Units to deter the burglar.

We can carry out Garage door security upgrades

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Make your home secure

Make your Home Secure

There are a number of ways you can make your home more secure:

  • Leave a radio or a light on if you go out
  • Check all doors and windows are locked
  • Secure any side gates
  • Close windows at night
  • Keep ladders out of sight
  • Break up electrical goods packaging
distraction burglary
What is the difference between a Distraction and Sneak-In burglary?

A Distraction Burglary is when the offenders trick the occupant or distract them to allow their accomplice to gain access to the property and commit burglary.

A Sneak-in Burglary is when the offenders enter your property through an insecure Door or Window.

Fitting a Police Approved Key Safe to your elderly relatives property can eliminate unwanted intruders.

Supra key safe
C500 Police Accredited KeySafe™

The Supra C500 Outdoor Key Safe is the best key safe in our opnion.

Key Safe Installation Rotherham

 This accreditation is recognised by Secured By Design's Police Preferred Specifications, as well as by leading home insurance companies.

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Glass types for the home

Laminated Glass has many advantages over standard toughened glass in windows and doors.

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Laminated Glass

If Laminated glass is broken, the laminate holds the panel in place so there is no hole left in the window for an intruder to get in through.

Toughened Glass

Toughened Glass

Toughened glass is five times stronger than ordinary glass so it is much harder to break. It is the same glass that you will find in bus stops and phone boxes.

Standard Annealed Glass
Standard Annealed Glass

The glass breaks into jagged pieces so burglars would not try to gain entry through this type of window so there is no need to change this type.

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Why are we informing you of this?

We have seen a rise in burglars gaining entry through French, Patio and back doors where toughened glass had been installed. Customers are advised to have Laminated glass fitted in areas where safety glass is needed.

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SheffLOCK Ltd
Magna Way
Rotherham. S60 1FE
Call: 01709 789 399
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Burglary Prevention
Chris Hanson
30 July 2018

Updated: August 2023

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