Rotherham Front Door Security

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Can I stop a Burglar from entering my home?

Most definitely!

House burglary has been a concern for many years, and Police forces have reduced burglary as a priority.

Secure by Design is a police accreditation chaired by Chief Constables. Other accreditations are “British Standard” and “Sold Secure” (Master Locksmith Association).

Locks are tested to establish how they perform when attacked, which is a fantastic tool in the ongoing fight against crime.

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Where are criminals gaining entry to homes?

Please bear in mind that we say “all external doors” as it is a mistake to leave any doors vulnerable to attack, e.g. the front door, due to the mindset of:

“The door is overlooked by neighbours.” or “It is too open for someone to attack.”

Criminals are proving now more than ever that they do not care about being seen as they cover their faces or place a hood over their head.

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How do Burglars gain entry through a locked door?

Through years of personal experience as Detectives for South Yorkshire Police, many of which in the specialised Burglary unit, we know how burglars are gaining entry, which is simple and highly effective.

The consequences of burlgary are what drove us to create Locksmith Rotherham to develop and make people aware of cost-effective locks and security products.

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Methods of Door Entry

Burglars use the following methods of entry more than any others:

  1. They first try the door handle to see if the door is locked - Please remember to lock your door! It is surprising how many people forget to lock the door.
  2. Glass smashing burglary
  3. Handle and lock snapping burglary

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Glass Smashing Burglary

Glass smashing is a lot louder than lock snapping but is still very popular amongst Burglars. Ensure you have installed BS EN 14449 laminated security glass panels to your doors where necessary especially french doors, patio doors or bifold doors.

Prevent Glass Smashing

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Lock Snapping Burglary

Burglars use this method of entry at any time of the day, whether the property is occupied or not, due to entry being quiet and scarily quick.

If committed whilst people are asleep in bed, they awake to discover that they have been burgled and heard nothing.

We attend lock snapping burglary scenes daily as homeowners are unaware of the dangers of having non accredited locks installed.

Lock Snapping Burglary

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Garage Door Security

Garage Front Door Security. There has been an increase in burglaries where garage doors are a point of entry. There are a few reasons as to why criminals are choosing garage doors as an alternative point of entry.

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Can burglary be prevented through the door?

Anyone who says “if they want to get in, they will!” is incorrect. We have published articles regarding the prevention of the methods mentioned above of entry used by burglars, and below are the direct links to those articles.

These are must-read articles if you want to make your home safe from Burglary.

Remember Burglary can 100% be prevented with the correct products installed by Locksmith Rotherham

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SheffLOCK Ltd
Magna Way
Rotherham. S60 1FE
Call: 01709 789 399
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Chris Hanson
26 Apr 2021

Updated: August 2023

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