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Advantages of installing steel doors in your home

06 Jun
June 6, 2014

Insecurity has of late been a concern when it comes to the safety of your home and your loved ones. You should ensure that your home is well protected so as to ensure the safety of your loved ones and this is only achieved when you invest in strong steel doors that are not easily compromised. Some people prefer wooden doors because of their elegant stature but this is not the safest option to take especially when your intent is to keep burglars out. Steel doors have been known to possess unique and multiple locking systems that are impossible to break. Advantages of installing steel doors in your home include;

They are durable; steel doors are known to withstand adverse weather condition together with the invasion of termites. They are known to last for long without actually diminishing their appearance.

They are secure; this is because of the high quality locks and bolts together with security grilles that are fitted which are practically indestructible. With this, burglars find it hard to crack and this is because they are not easily manipulated as other types of doors.

Maintenance; with steel doors, no maintenance is required so as to keep them in good condition. You tend to save a lot on maintenance issues when you embrace steel doors for your home.

Pricing; steel doors are usually reasonably priced and you will always find one that fits your budget. The security of your home should come at no price which is why you would rather spend a considerable amount of money on this type of door than to have burglars invading your home.

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.

The Emotional Rollercoaster after a Burglary

16 Jul
July 16, 2013

Many people understand the frustration of having items stolen however it’s only when you’ve actually experienced a burglary of your own home can you understand the emotional effects too.

Although it’s obviously upsetting to have precious items taken away in most cases these items are replaceable by the insurance within a few days. Unfortunately the impact on life, health and relationships is not as quickly dismissed as it can take time to go through the cycle of emotions and some never recover fully.

Here are the most common feelings you may experience after your home has been burgled.

Scared

It’s natural to feel scared as your safe haven is no longer safe. It’s been proven that it is penetrable and your items can be taken as easily as if they were laid out on a street. If the burglars struck while you were asleep you may worry about them returning and what they could do if you disturb them.

Violated

This is one of the most common emotions that people feel after being burgled. It’s a hard feeling to describe to those who haven’t been there. As adults we build a cocoon around us that’s full of all our private items and we only allow access to those we love and trust. Knowing a stranger has sifted through your personal items with absolutely no empathy for the impact it would have can leave many feeling violated, as if their special secrets have been exposed. The thought that a person has also watched your activity to choose the best time to burgle also plays a huge part in this feeling of violation.

Stupid

This is an emotion that is rarely talked about as few people want to admit it yet most feel at least an element of stupidity. This surrounds thoughts such as, “What if I’d just checked the burglar alarm”, “Why didn’t I fix that broken window lock?” even, “Why didn’t I invest in a more secure door when I had the chance”? It’s rare that people feel that they’d done absolutely everything to keep their home secure before a burglary, unfortunately it’s not until afterwards that they realise they could have done more which leads to…

Weak

Despite equality between men and women, men still torture themselves after a burglary thinking they should have done more to protect their family.

Angry

Anger is a natural emotion of course but this can put a strain on relationships as couples have no one to direct their anger to (unless the police find the culprit). Many want to scream and shout, to tell the burglars what they did was wrong to make them aware of the devastation they’ve caused through their greed, yet this has to stay bottled up which makes many silently seethe.

Unsafe

Whether you lived in your home for 6 months or 20 years you would have previously associated it with safety. It was your own little haven where you could close the curtains on the world after a bad day, recover from the flu in peace and fill with family on special events. Suddenly, the house no longer feels like a home, it feels like bricks and mortar that’s let you down. Overtime, these feelings can disappear, especially if extra security measures are made but some find they have to move on to start a fresh.

The Solutions

Most burglars enter through the front or back door as they either recognise a weak lock that’s easy to pick or see that the door is easy to break. See our gallery on how burglars have advanced their methods. Our steel doors ensure the ultimate security as no one but you can enter through them no matter what array of tools present.

The addition of steel doors is now common amongst many city homes, as it allows those that have been burgled a chance to reclaim their homes as their own while preventing it from happening for those that are passionate about protecting their family and property.

Along with this, you should also recognise that being burgled is a trauma that makes you a victim and because of this you do deserve victim support. The free service allows you to talk through all of these emotions so you can continue life the way you deserve.

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.

 

How Does a Steel Door Protect You?

22 Oct
October 22, 2012

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Burglary is for most people a common noun. It’s something that they can define as being a crime, an act of breaking an entry. It’s easy to assume that it’s not an enjoyable experience since it results in a financial loss and it’s basically an unwanted complication to anybody’s life.

Unfortunately, a burglary is much more than that. It’s an invasion of your private space. It’s a violation of your intimacy. And its consequences spread beyond the financial aspects. It’s not an easy thing to understand, and since true understanding comes with actual experience, it would actually be best if few to no people would find out what it’s all about.

But prevention is always better than the cure, so we’ll try to guide you through a mental exercise. Think about an object you cherish. It may be something you have inherited, or something that reminds you of someone/something or it may even be an object that you worked very hard to get. Let’s assume that you have insurance and regardless of how cheap or expensive that object might have been, your financial loss will be covered. But when that object gets broken or simply disappears, your emotional bond with whatever it stood for will also be hurt. And it surely won’t help that the one who broke it or took it away was far from being well intended. Then, think about your private possessions. How would you feel about a total stranger going through them? An unknown person violently ransacking through your pictures, clothes or diary…

The truth is that you can replace a TV set, and the same goes for the rest of your appliances, but your assets also include objects that cost more than money. And those objects deserve to be better protected. You deserve to be better protected! It’s no exaggeration that there are support lines out there for burglary victims, and it’s no exaggeration that some people go through therapy to get over the trauma. Maybe you didn’t consider these aspects until now, but you should start to.

So a titan steel door does much more than to protect you from a financial loss. It’s a strong barrier between your personal space and perpetrators. We can help you with a product that offers the highest level of security against forced entry. More than 1000 kg of force would be necessary to put down one of our doors, and that’s way more than any man can produce. And our doors’ resilience comes from more than one feature: it’s about structure, frame, its connection to the frame and the unique locking mechanism, which bolt shuts the door in 18 points.

Being protected is in your power and the solution is only one phone call away. We’ll be at your place in about 15 minutes and we’ll talk about the best options for your needs.

How to Keep Burglars Out – Use a Steel Front Door!

25 Aug
August 25, 2012

 In April 2012 an article in The Guardian analyzed London’s crime stats and showed that domestic burglaries occur at a rate of 7.8 per 1000 people. Police.uk shows that in June 2012 alone, 209 burglaries were reported and that only within a 1 mile radius from the center of London. Read more →

How to Choose The Best Security Doors?

25 Aug
August 25, 2012

Explore the best security doors offers on the market and install a high-class system to protect yourself and your family members from burglary attacks. Before taking a plunge into a deal, consider all your options and tips offered by professional locksmiths on how to choose the best security doors. It is also important to invest in products that match the existing UK standards. Read more →

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

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

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

Warning Burglary rise sparks fears of recession crimewave

26 Jan
January 26, 2009

Burglary rise sparks fears of recession crimewave
A home is burgled every two minutes, official figures show, with the rise in break-ins sparking fears of a recession crimewave.