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BURGLARY PREVENTION: Advice for Home and Property.

08 Mar
March 8, 2014

Burglary is commonly known as breaking and entering another person’s house with the sole purpose of committing a felony or a crime during a particular period of time of day. According to the definition, breaking and entering is just the first part of the offence as it often leads to more serious crimes. Home burglary is an increasing issue in recent years and it is no wonder many homeowners are looking into investing their money into buying safes, surveillance systems and Steel doors.

Theft is usually the most common reason why a person would burglarise, because burglars majorly target Valuable Assets. Asides theft, Sexual assault is another crime associated with burglary. Females are common victims of this atrocious act but there are also a handful of reported cases of male attacks.

Burglary is usually executed in the drape of darkness this is why the nighttime is the preferred hours of operation. They choose this time because there’s only a very slim chance that they might be seen due to the fact that most people are likely to be sound asleep. But there are times when burglars make their move during daytime when nobody is home.

The following are advisory measures that should be taken into strict considerations to prevent imminent burglaries.

  • Know Your Surroundings

Trees, Bushes and tall grasses in your surroundings are totally disadvantageous to you, especially in your backyard or close to your windows. This makes the burglar’s job easier and yours harder because they commonly use them for cover. It will be advantageous to you to cut down anything that blocks your view.

  • Think Like a Burglar

One of the most important strategies to defeating an opponent is to think like that opponent. Look for all possible weakness and security breach your home might possess before a burglar finds it. Effect immediate changes to all noticed Security breach and weaknesses your home possesses because “A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine”, so avoid Procrastination to this effect.

  • Create a Security Checklist

A security checklist contains all the necessary safety measures you are obligated to perform before leaving your home or going to bed. This list should include a reminder to lock all the doors, close all the windows, leave some lights on etc. A lot of people have loads of things going through their mind at certain intervals during the day and even at night, which is why they tend to forget most of these basic security measures.

 

Keep Your Valuables Strategically

More often than not, burglary is a crime of opportunity. This means thieves won’t think of robbing you if they can’t find something to rob so it is advisable to keep your valuables in a place where outsiders can’t see them. This is important in robbery and burglary prevention that you don’t attract these criminals because they are very good observers and they often approach houses in a variety of familiar disguise.

Keep an Extra Eye Out

It is advisable to always be on the look-out for strangers lurking around and about your neighborhood. They may be innocent people looking for relatives or friends but robbery and burglary prevention manuals say it’s better to err on the safe side. Call the appropriate authorities and report these strangers to them so their identities can be verified.

 

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

This is one of the oldest yet most logical quotes in life. The backwash of a burglary is known to possess so many negativisms that are capable of causing extensive medical and psychological damages to the once happy life of a victim. It is better to prevent a crime from happening by taking the necessary security measures against it than to face life through the aftermath of the crime.

People often make the mistake of thinking that their homes can’t be broken into or they can’t be stolen from. As unreasonable as this sound, it is strongly suggested that you take the time to look at affordable security steel doors on www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk and fortify your home today because if it has happened to one, it can happen to all.

Surprise your burglar with a Titan Steel Door

23 Sep
September 23, 2013

You are likely to have more important things on your mind than considering changing your front door entrance, after all it’s done its job for well over ten years, but unfortunately the times are changing as more and more households are experiencing burglaries.

The Facts

While the UK is still in the grip of a recession the number of crimes has increased to 85 homes being broken into each hour.  The British Crime Survey highlights these alarming figures and reported that over 745,000 properties were the target of crime in 2011.  It is also suggested that these figures will only get worse due to the police budget cuts.

These are certainly worrying statistics but you do not need to be a part of this?  You can do something about it today.

Your security

A burglar has lots of experience in breaking in; it’s their day job after all.  So no matter how many locks you have on your door and the quality of these locks may be the best, it can still be forced open as every standard wooden or PVC door has a weak point.

In the back of your mind you probably know that a wooden door and frame is no longer strong enough to withstand a forced entry.

ASL is very proud to offer its customers a solution as they take the security of their customers very seriously.  Our range of Titan steel doors means you can go on holiday, see friends and family and sleep at night with the peace of mind that your Titan steel door will do the job.

But who wants the look of a steel front door; after all it’s not very attractive and may give false opinions of you being over cautious.  This why all our steel doors are covered in a wood of your choice.  With a huge range of woods available including antique oak and mahogany you will have a front door that matches the rest of your exterior.  Plus the burglar would not even know it is a steel door until they try and break in!

A steel door with a wooden covering can prevent facing the aftermath of a burglary

Did you know that most burglaries happen between the hours of 11am and 4pm?  Yes that’s right, in the day rather than at night time when most people expect burglaries to happen.  A typical burglar will tend to knock the door to see if anyone answers and also likely to ask a random person if anyone is in.

If it is highly unlikely that no one is home they will look for the weak point in the door using a screwdriver or crowbar to enable them to pry the door open just enough that a good kick will force the door to give way.

Your burglar will be in for a surprise when they are welcomed by your steel door.  With its 18 hard steel bolts these doors provide optimum security and strength.

Raise your game and do not become a victim of a very personal crime that can leave you feeling vulnerable.

A Special Door Is Part of Any Good Luxury Design

24 Dec
December 24, 2012

 

When people think about home luxury designs, they’re usually thinking about architecture, open spaces, lights, expensive fabrics and unique finishing touches, from lamps to ornaments. But no house can be complete without a front door. And we dare add – a good front door.
Now, be honest, isn’t this the case for you? We bet you’re not thinking about the door as much as you should be when it comes to design and proof of this stand the results of a random inquiry on a search engine. What did we find?
Well, it seems that wallpaper is fashionable again, provided you don’t put it in every room and you opt for texture and patterns.
Blues and greens are the sure wins for the times ahead.
Applied moldings are more and more popular and enthusiasts believe that these things can totally transform a room by highlighting certain areas and definitely classing up the room.
Then there’s a fine balance you should reach between going Eco-friendly and turning your home into an automated machine.
And dear Lord, people are even thinking about kitchen counters when it comes to luxury design, and if you’re curious, know that granite is still a decent trend, but bolder patterns are preferable.
Since we’re talking about materials, keep in mind that mixing them up in your bathroom seems to be a must. And whatever you buy and however you combine, the SPA ambiance is a desired effect and the soaking bath tub can’t hurt.
As for the other rooms, dens and formal living rooms are loosing ground. They don’t seem to fit their purpose in our current modern lifestyle, so they’re turning into what specialists call “flex rooms”, basically spaces designed to satisfy different activities, whether they sometimes turn into an office, a hang out room and so on. Or you can take it to the next level and turn that dining room into a “multi-generational living space” – mini-flats built in a home, with a bathroom and tiny kitchen included.
As you can see, nobody’s thinking about the front door, and it’s quite a shame because your front door can make or break the overall look of your house. Lucky you, we’re thinking about front doors and we made sure we’ve got lots of models to choose from. Further more, we’re always open to make custom models and, since we found out that blues and greens are on the rise, we’re proud to say that we’ve got lots of shades that fit these 2 chromatic areas. And about that exotic novelty called “multi-generational living space”, if you’re considering the idea, why not make it a panic room and fit in a proper door?

Locksmiths Who Changed History

11 Dec
December 11, 2012

We are perfectly aware that no matter how strong a door’s structure is one of the most important security aspects is the locking mechanism. And it is this awareness that made us develop a sophisticated system with a special security cylinder, a special lock, a unique key registered system, the possibility to turn the key in the lock 3 times (thus managing to take our bolts inside the frame deeper than any other model) and the 18 hard-steel bolts around the edges of the steel doors which simultaneously engage into the solid steel door frame.

But these things didn’t happen overnight. The locking systems have been evolving for a couple of hundred years and we decided it’s important to look back and remember the great men who worked hard for our security today.

The pioneer of modern locking systems is considered by most to be one of our own Englishmen – Robert Barron. In 1778 he invented the double tumbler lock. His impressive skills that originated both in his mind and hands helped him achieve this major breakthrough – the first big step after the classic pin lock.

Only 6 years later, in 1784, Joseph Bramah, also an Englishman, invented the Bramah lock, which remained un-pickable for 67 years. In 1851, Alfred Charles Hobbs spent about 50 hours to break the Bramah lock and he succeeded. But as for every aspect of evolution, vulnerability meant an opportunity for progress.

So in 1848, Linus Yale Senior invented a pin-tumbler lock, and his son, Linus Yale Junior, kept improving the system, creating the basis of what we know today as pin-tumbler locks by using a small, flat key with serrated edges. This happened in 1861 and by 1862 he also invented the modern combination lock.

In 1857 James Sargent invented the first customizable lock, specifically the first key-changeable combination lock (well, at least the first successful one). And he kept perfecting his system and even managed to create a time lock mechanism in 1873.

In 1916 Samuel Segal invented the first locks that were crowbar-resistant, so he too played an important role in this story.

As time went by, systems became more and more complex, according to the new threats. And basically that’s how history goes – innovation, problem, solution. That’s the circle of evolution and in modern times this circle is closing and opening again faster and faster. The future is probably in bio metric security solutions, but we’re not quite there yet. And while great minds still work on perfecting that, right now we’re proud to be offering one of the most effective home security systems on the market today.

What Signals Are You Sending?

24 Nov
November 24, 2012

 

We’re proud to have helped so many people avoid getting robbed and we’re proud to tell anyone that it’s practically impossible to break down one of our doors thanks to: the 2 mm Galvanized frame, the 3 mm steel tube that composes the wing frame, the 1,5 mm of steel that compose the wing skeleton, the central lock cylinder that provides a 14 steel bolt locking system which acts in 3 directions, the drill proof barrel, the registered key system, the security mechanism on the frame that prevents any widening attempts and the steel hinges.

Unfortunately, the front door is not the only important aspect that you should consider when thinking about your home’s security. But we want you to be safe, and that’s why we’re sharing with you a couple of useful tips, based on the confessions of professional burglars.

First of all, it’s good to know your neighborhood and keep an eye out for any new suspicious faces. A burglar once said that he does his best to never look like a crook, so he can be walking around dressed like any other person or disguised as a handy man. It’s also likely that under his disguise he’ll knock at your door and if you’ll answer he’ll ask for directions or offer his services as a handy man for cover. And by the way, you should also choose wisely the handy men that actually enter your home, since a person who’s already seen the inside of your house has a better idea on your assets and exit/entry points.

Then, it’s very important to think about what you’re leaving around your yard. Regarding this, mail should be on the top of your list, even if you’re going away for a while. Cancel subscriptions or ask a neighbor to pick them up. Burglars might even leave a flyer in your mail just to see how long it takes for it to disappear. Next on this list should be toys left behind by your children – if there’s an abundance lying around, a burglar might get the impression that they have plenty of choices inside, including expensive electronic games, and furthermore it’s probably a sign that you’re not actually on a tight budget, so there are plenty of valuables inside.

As for other things that can be seen and shouldn’t  your alarm code – if your front door has an ornamental glass section, make sure your code is not visible through that section from the outside; your assets – make sure there’s not a lot that can be seen from the outside looking in and it’s always a good idea to draw your curtains as soon as it’s time to turn the lights on; any sign of recklessness – for example, if you’re leaving in a hurry and forget to lock your door, there’s a possibility that a burglar’s on the job and notices this.

So think about the signals you’re sending. We guarantee that our doors are burglar-proof, but if you make it worth their while, burglars will be very motivated to get in and they’ll find other ways – breaking a window is not hard at all, using the chimney is not uncommon and they keep getting more and more creative.

 

Choose a Door Colour that Fits Your Personality

24 Oct
October 24, 2012

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The front door is an important part of your house. Its design can improve your home’s overall appearance, or not. Of course, functionality is probably the key aspect of a front door, but our steel doors are covering that aspect without any flaws. All you have to do is choose a design, and a colour. And whether you’re willing to stand out or not, we’ve got plenty of options for you, so what fits your personality best?

Red is passion, enthusiasm and action. It’s the fire within you and it’s the perfect symbol for your active way of life. It’s stimulating, challenging and it’s a sure win if you want to stand out of the crowd. If this is who you are, we’ve got plenty of reds for you: Flame, RAL Signal, Carmine, Purple, Wine, Black, Oxide, Brown, Beige, Tomato, Coral, Rose, Strawberry, Traffic, Dark Salmon, Raspberry or Orient.

Yellow is about warmth and intimacy, but also about focus and communication. It’s specific to the active type, who’s inquisitive and has high aspirations. Is this you? Then maybe you’d like one of these shades of yellow: Sand, Signal, Dark Golden, Honey, Maize, Chrome, Lemon, Sulphur, Saffron, Zinc, Olive, Cadmium, Traffic, Ochre, Curry, Melon, Broom, Dahlia or Pastel.

Green is said to be calming, relaxing, the colour of meditation, balance and safety. If you tend to be more introspective and less active, green is the best choice for you, and we’ve got more than a dozen shades: Patina, Mid. Emerald, Leaf, Middle Olive, Blue, Light Moss, Grey Olive, Bottle, Brown, Fir, Middle Grass, Reseda, Black, Reed, Yellow Olive, Black Olive, Turquoise, May, Yellow, Pastel, Chrome, Pale, Brown Olive, Traffic, Bracken, Opal, Turkish, Pine Tree, Mint or Signal.

Blue is tranquillity, dreaming, inner focus and deepness. If you’re calm, deep and sensitive, let others know and go for one of these beautiful shades: Turquoise, Pale, Violet, Green, Ultramarine, Dark Sapphire, Black, Signal, Brilliant, Grey, Light Azure, Gentian, Steel, Light, Dark Cobalt, Pigeon, Middle Sky, Traffic, Turkish, Capri, Ocean, Water, Night, Fern or Pastel.

Grey is definitely about power and we’ve got plenty of options for you to show your strength: Dark Squirrel, Silver, Olive, Moss, Signal, Mouse, Beige, Khaki, Green, Tarpaulin, Iron, Basalt, Brown, Slate, Anthracite, Black, Umber, Concrete, Graphite, Granite, Stone, Blue, Cement, Yellow, Pale, Platinum, Dusty, Agate, Quartz, Window, Traffic, Silky or Telegrey.

Brown is also about power, but in the same time it stands for reliability and comfort. So if you’re sincere, mature and open, you could advertise your traits through one of these browns: Green, Gold, Signal, Clay, Copper, Fawn, Olive, Nut, Red, Sepia, Mahogany, Chocolate, Grey, Black, Orange, Beige, Pale or Earth.

You can visualize any of the shades above here, and you’ll also find a bold variety of violets and pinks. Of course, you can always choose whites or blacks, but don’t miss out on the chance to really express yourself!

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@LondonSteelDoor

 

Burglary Colinbourne road W12

16 Dec
December 16, 2010

Hello everybody,
Yet another family coming back home after an honest day’s work to find their apartment door smashed to pieces.

We have now secure the apartment door and our customer is seriously considering getting a Titan steel door fitted. My biggest fear for 2011 with the cut backs there could be many many more burglaries. Why not invest now in a door that is so strong, looks really good, and has proven to keep burglars out.

For more information on this remarkable door go to www.SteelSecuritydoors.co.uk.

And once again if you’re going away for Christmas make sure you lock up properly.

Take care,

Amanda

www.24hrlocksmiths.co.uk
London locksmiths, locksmith London 24 hour emergency locksmiths for London

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BURGLARY, Address withheld by owner

04 Mar
March 4, 2009

Remember a burglar does not need your key to open your wooden door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Should you have any comments, particularly if you’ve been burglarised  I will insert them in to this blog

BURGLARY BLOG FEBRUARY 2009 CONCLUSION 28/02/09 Burglaries in London are a Problem for us all.

28 Feb
February 28, 2009

Hello everybody,

I hope that it’s been a useful and informative February BLOG for you. I’ve tried my very best to let you know the situation regarding burglaries in London. Obviously this is just a small selection from ASL call outs, there are many many more burglaries in London. I think you would agree by installing one of our security doors, most or if not all of these burglaries in February would not have occurred.

If you would like to leave any comments for me please do so.

And remember to lock up properly

Take care

Amanda

Steelsecuritydoors.co.uk

BURGLARY, Mornington Terrace, Camden, London, NW1 27/02/09

28 Feb
February 28, 2009
 
Another distraught customer. The time 23:45 PM We just received a call out to the above address after the main entrance door to a Victorian house was forced open, and one of the apartment doors was in two pieces.The door and locks could not withstand the attack.

Day in and day out we are receiving calls for burglaries. The burglar has the upper hand, clearly something as to be done if you want to protect your home and belongings, and to avoid the tremendous trauma of a burglary.
Please visit our website, and make sure you don’t become a victim. www.steelsecuritydoors.co.uk
Remember take care and lock up properly
Amanda

What do you think. Please leave your comments, particularly if you have had the experience of a burglary, I will insert your comments into this blog,

Remember they burglar doesn't need a key to open your door

Remember a burglar doesn’t need a key to open your door