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Your Door versus a Stylish Steel Door Covered in Luxury Wood

24 Jan
January 24, 2014

A door is an important part of the house you cannot afford to ignore. The door is usually a gateway into your home and is therefore the pillar of your home security. Some people tend to over concentrate on the beauty of a door and forget crucial security fundamentals that should exist on any door. The cases of London burglary have gone high and therefore home owners need to pay more attention to the type of doors they are using for their homes. Recent cases have shown quite a number of London suburbs are experiencing burglaries even during the day, this brings into focus the need for home owners to choose the right types of doors.

Your house has important valuables you have spent a lot of money purchasing. Getting the right type of door that allows you to leave your home without having to worry about security issues is a wise decision. Wooden doors are very common but what many don’t know is they are very easy to break into. Quite a number of households have suffered from cases of burglary because of lack of strong doors that have enhanced security capabilities to keep thieves out of the house.

The good news is that it is possible to have both style and security incorporated into your door. As much as it is good to have stylish doors, you need to make sure that they come with extra security enforcement that makes it difficult for unauthorised access. With the high rate of home break-ins in London, several London burglary companies have been set up to offer help to clients and advice on the best way to keep a home safe.

Nowadays, steel doors have emerged as the clear favourites especially for countering cases of burglary. These doors come with enhanced security features such as steel bolts that make it very difficult for thieves to penetrate. If you have an ordinary door that you feel is not strong enough to provide adequate security, you need to find a company that deals with door replacement services. Here, you can either choose to have your door reinforced with advanced security features or have your door completely removed and replaced with a new one. You should know that wooden doors have limited security provisions and therefore make it quite simple for a burglary to take place.

Having a secure door does not mean you should opt for ugly looking doors. There are many stylish doors which come in various designs that clients can choose from. It’s time for those neighbourhoods experiencing burglaries to step up and acquire secure doors that allow one to have a peace of mind. With proper internet research, it is quite easy to find a variety of London burglary companies.

Once again you can clearly see how pathetic a wooden door is when it comes to a burglar, take the first step get a TITAN security door fitted ASAP, visit our website o see our burglary gallery–>  http://steelsecuritydoors.co.uk/category/burglary-gallery/burglaries-in-london/

Stay safe!

 

Think like A Burglar

14 Feb
February 14, 2013

Burglary is a very real threat in London. The sad truth is that burglaries happen every single day, sometimes in broad daylight, and we are all vulnerable to becoming a target. A burglary can be a very traumatic experience to have to go through, and it can often leave you with thousands of pounds of losses. However, there are certain things that you can do in order to minimise your chances of becoming a victim. To do this, you are going to need to think like a burglar. Here are some aspects to consider.

Are Your Windows And Doors Secure?

The first thing that will attract a burglar to your home or business is unsecure windows and doors. It can be very easy to forget to lock your front door, or shut your windows before you go out, but it is incredibly important that you do. Burglars will be drawn to your property if they notice that it is unsecure. In London, if it is unsecure, then it is very likely that you will become a target. To avoid this from happening to you, make sure that your doors remain locked when you are not in the property and that your windows are shut when you are not in.

Are Your Valuables Visible?

Again, this is another thing that will automatically attract burglars to your home. Think about where your valuables are located within your home. For example, do you have any jewellery lying around by any windows? If you do, then you are making yourself a target. More often than not, burglars will look through the glass of the windows in the properties that they have targeted, in order to see what they can take. It is a good idea to make sure that all of your valuables are out of view of any visible windows.

Can Your Locks Be Easily Broken?

If a burglar cannot get into your home through an open window or an unlocked door, then they will try to break the locks. Check to see how secure and robust the locks on your door actually are. If you don’t think that they are secure, or you suspect that they can be easily broken, then it is a good idea to get new locks fitted. By doing this, you can greatly minimise the chances of your house being broken into.

Although it is a worrying prospect, burglaries do happen every single day in the city, and nobody is without risk. However, by thinking like a burglar, you are able to make sure that the likelihood of your home being broken into is very slim. Burglars will be deterred from properties that look secure, and that don’t have any obvious valuables on display. Remember the points that have been mentioned above, as this will allow you to drastically decrease the chances of your home being broken into and your possessions being stolen.

How Do Your House Numbers Look?

08 Jan
January 8, 2013

You should always remember that you’re a unique individual and you should take advantage of every chance you get to personalize your space. And that’s exactly what we had in mind when we decided to give our clients freedom of choice when it comes to their front doors: we’re offering a wide range of finishes (wood or colour) and we’re also providing a pretty large selection of models, but we’re also perfectly able to deliver a totally custom model.

But there’s even more you can do with something that you may have not even considered before – your house numbers. And there’s more variety than you give them credit when you start thinking about where you can place them: front door, front of the house, mailbox or even in a very unconventional setting. And then there are aspects such as: size, colour, material, font and other design specifics. In general terms, they should be easy to read even from a distance and this depends on size, colour (good contrast) and font (for example, too many swirls can look nice, but if it’s affecting the clarity, it’s not good).

Of course, one of the most popular choices is bras. It really stands out on darker shades and even on whites and it’s the perfect touch when the door comes with a bras doorknob and maybe a bras door knocker.

Ceramic ones can be a lovely touch and there’s no limit to how creative the surrounding design can be, especially if you decide to take things into your own hands and apply a pattern yourself. However, make sure the slates are big enough (and the numbers on them too) and keep in mind that the artistic strokes on the background should be integrated harmoniously in the general landscape and they should also not affect others’ ability to read the numbers.

Or maybe you’d like a plaque, since this can also be an interesting game of contrast between the plaque itself and the numbers on top (regarding both colour and material). You can go for a vintage look with wood or stay on the modern side with shiny metals.

And last, but not least – a new trend and a bold choice – illuminated house numbers. Believe it or not, that speck of bright light can reduce the risk of a break-in. But other than that, they’re sure to pop up (especially if you’re on a street with poor lighting) and you don’t even have to waste precious electricity, because there are solar-powered versions.

So, what do your house numbers look like? Have we stimulated your appetite towards creativity in this area?

Door Symbolism

17 Dec
December 17, 2012

Ever since their invention, doors have been more than doors. Do you think we’re kidding? For now let’s just say that the ancient Romans actual had a God, Janus, that was the protector of doors.

Sure, if you’ll ask Wikipedia, you’ll get a standard, lifeless answer – “a door is a movable structure used to open and close an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or spins inside a space”. And even though this pretty much sums it up on a physical level, there’s more to doors than meets the eye.

Looking back in time and looking at different cultures, the door has always been first of all an entrance. On a very metaphorical level, it was an entrance into another world or dimension. And this makes sense even if we stay more grounded. Your door is the entrance to your own world. Going through your front door should be equivalent to focusing on yourself and letting out all the troubles at work and so on.

Then, the door has often been associated with new beginnings and again you’ll probably relate to this with great ease, since you know that your day can basically start all over again once you get home and surround yourself with your personal items and hobbies.

But there’s more to it than just the beginning. It’s also about the transition. That gentle buffer between the outside world and your own personal haven. The border between peace and harm, silence and noise, harmony and chaos.

Of course, just as the door can be a symbol of beginning, it’s also a symbol of the end. You’re probably experiencing this the most on Monday mornings when you know for a fact that locking that door and going to work means the week-end’s over. Or if you’ve ever experienced moving out of a place or leaving a job, you can surely remember that special feeling you had when you last closed that specific door. It was also the act of closing a chapter in your life, wasn’t it?

Last, but surely not least, your front door is a symbol of your home and it’s also saying something about you, too. The colour you chose, the design, the door knocker, the peep-hole and every element in its structure can say something about you. And if you decided to get a door from us, know that you’ll be more than able to express yourself, since our models can be very flexible.

For us, the symbolism of doors is first and foremost connected to the idea of your home’s security. With that thought comes great responsibility and that’s why we’re so committed to offering our clients the strongest alternatives available. Be sure you make a wise choice about your front door, or else some random burglar might show up some day and break down your entrance, shatter the border between your haven and the rest of the world and damage your personal space.

 

Famous Door Knockers in London

10 Dec
December 10, 2012

Modern people don’t care as much about door knockers as they used to. We have intercoms and electric buzzers so the classic door knockers aren’t really useful anymore. But in their golden years they were not only about utility. They could have been a pure form of art and actually London had quite a few famous door knockers.

Probably the most beautiful door knocker in London is Duke’s of Devonshire at No. 80, Piccadilly  It is said that it was made at his command and based on his own designs and many of his guests liked it so much that they wanted a duplicate. Although there’s no certainty towards the existence of these duplicates, the beautiful detailed face and the lovely border locked in a circle complete each other into one truly special piece of door knocker.

Although simpler in design, the door knocker at No. 17, Doughty Street is also a very well known one. It was the property of Charles Dickens and it was a symbol of his happy early years of marriage, because this was the place where he and his young bride moved from Furnival’s Inn. Naturally, it was also a witness of Charles Dickens the younger’s birth and it was also there during the times when the author made his first contacts with the great men of his time.

And since we’re talking about Charles Dickens, know that another famous door knocker is at No. 8, Craven Street. However, unlike most of the other well known objects in his category, this one is not famous because it was owned by a celebrity. No, not at all. Instead, this one is said to have inspired the famous character Scrooge in Christmas Carol.

But wait, there’s another one that’s somewhat related to Dickens. It’s actually one that was touched quite often by the author in his early years, when he was not yet famous and visited Thomas Carlyle a lot. The author of “Sartor Resartus” resided in Cheyne Row, Chelsea and lived there for five decades. Throughout all this time, the faithful lion head held the knocker and, at least for the first decade, it announced the visits of Forster, Serjeant Talfourd, Maclise, Macready, Landor, Leigh Hunt, and Thackeray.

Our door knockers are not as complex and the truth is that there is no special demand on the market for them today. Just as almost every other element in design, it tends towards minimalism. However, they’re a beautiful reminiscent of the past and deserve to be remembered as such. Of course, if you want to, we can put a door knocker on your custom design, but these days it’s easier to stand out through a great variety of door models and colors  combined with your own personal touches. And by the way, you can see our gallery here.

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, BALLS POND PLACE, ISLINGTON, LONDON, N1 14/01/2010 NOTHING CHANGES SO MANY BURGLARIES ALREADY IN 2010 BUT TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE

16 Jan
January 16, 2010

THIS STORY IS  POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING FOR A CHANGE. WE WERE CALLED IN  2008 TO REPLACE OUR CUSTOMERS DOOR AFTER A BURGLARY. WE FITTED OUR HIGH SECURITY DOOR  PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE  HTTP://WWW.ASLLOCKS.COM/WWW/DOORS_BURGLARY_REPAIRS.ASP   TO SEE OUR DOORNOW YOU MUST THINK LIKE A BURGLAR YOU HAVE  JUST WOKEN UP, YOU HAVE DECIDED TO GO OUT TO BURGLE, YOU REMEMBER 2008  HOW EASY IT WAS WHEN YOU WENT TO  BALLS POND PLACE, ISLINGTON, LONDON, N1

SO YOU DECIDE TO REVISIT WHICH IS QUITE NORMAL FOR BURGLARS,AS THEY ALREADY KNOW THE LAYOUT. SO NOW TO GOOD NEWS. THE PICTURES YOU’RE LOOKING AT IS THAT DOOR WE FITTED IN 2008  ALTHOUGH THEY REALLY REALLY TRIED  THEY COULD NOT EVEN OPEN ONE OF THE LOCKS, SO OUR CUSTOMER WAS SAVED.

THE DOWNSIDE OF THIS IS THE OTHER TWO APARTMENTS IN THE VICTORIAN HOUSE HAD THEIR DOORS SMASHED IN AND WERE BURGLARISED

I WILL TRY TO KEEP THIS BLOG UPDATED AS MUCH AS I CAN BUT THERE ARE SO MANY BURGLARIES

TAKE CARE OUT THERE,

AMANDA

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY ON AN ASL DOORATTEMPTED BURGLARY ON AN ASL DOOR

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY ON AN ASL DOOR

Our ASL HIGH Security Wooden Door comes with the following:

1 X SOLID CORE DOOR
3 X BUTT HINGES
1 X PAIRS OF HINGE BOLTS
2 X PAIR OF LOCK GUARDS
2 X CHUBB LOCK CASE
3 X DPS CYLINDERS
1 X RIM LOCK
2 X STEEL FRAME REINFORCEMENT STRIPS
(ALL LOCKS COMPLY WITH CURRENT FIRE REGULATIONS)

After fitting these doors for the last 12 years after or before burglariess, we have notice that if a burglar strikes where one of our doors have been fitted they normally break into somebody else in the building as our doors are just to strong and difficult for them to even try to break into.

BURGLARY, CAMBRIDGE STREET, LONDON, SW1V 17/04/09 No security whatsoever with a PVC door

23 Apr
April 23, 2009
Yet another London burglary. My only advice is to change your wooden door for a Titan security door

Yet another London burglary. My only advice is to change your wooden door for a Titan security door

 

As you can clearly see this door is a PVC door fitted with a multipoint locking system. I suspect the owner was very impressed with the locking system. But in fact a PVC door is extremely easy to break into, which is clearly shown on this actual burglary photograph. No the only thing that will keep them out is a steel door. Please give us a call now on 08440 04 04 04 and get the job done properly

If you would like to leave any comments regarding burglaries in London please do so

Take care out there

Amanda

 

Recession blamed as burglaries rise

23 Apr
April 23, 2009

Recession blamed as burglaries rise

Knife crime is down 12% but the number of domestic burglaries has increased by 4%

Latest crime figures have revealed rises in the number of burglaries, personal thefts and robberies at knifepoint as the recession takes hold.

Recorded crime figures from police forces in England and Wales showed a 4% rise in domestic burglaries between October and December, while the British Crime Survey showed a 25% rise in the number of thefts.

But there was a sharp fall in the number of killings involving knives, which fell by 12%, and total recorded crime was down by 4%.

Last year a leaked draft memo from Home Secretary Jacqui Smith revealed fears inside Government of sharp rises in crime linked to the economic downturn.

Earlier this month Ms Smith launched a scheme to help improve home security with money-off vouchers for door and window locks from DIY stores.

The 4% increase in domestic burglaries – to 75,600 – is a repeat of the rise in home break-ins recorded in the third quarter. It prompted fears of a “credit crunch crime wave” linked to the rise in unemployment.

The police figures also showed a 4% increase in burglaries at business and other premises. Overall property crime was down by 4% with falls in vehicle break-ins, other thefts and criminal damage.

Police minister Vernon Coaker acknowledged the “new challenges” of burglary and other so-called acquisitive crimes.

Burglary, Islandstone Lane, Hurst, Berkshire, RG10 17/03/09

20 Mar
March 20, 2009

 

Yet another door smashed through. These burglars are finding it very easy to break into homes, don’t let it happen to you install a TITAN steel door today. Call us on 08448 04 04 04 AND TAKE THE ADVANTAGE AWAY FROM THE BURGLAR

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Take Care

Amanda

Burglary prevention by ASL